What: This ballroom dance production, presented by the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, will feature the smooth sounds of the waltz and foxtrot, and the rhythmic percussion of the Latin dances, as Captain Quickstep and his fellow superheroes defend the innocent from the villainous Dr. Tango and his motley crew.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 3

Where: Sottile Theater, 44 George St., Charleston

Price: $40 adult; $20 child

More Info: 769-0440, www.fredastaire.com

What: Ballet Evolution's season opener will feature an evening of original choreography and a jazz ensemble to transport the audience to a vintage European jazz lounge. Experience the plight of an emerging lounge performer and see how a twist of fate can make or break a star on the rise.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10

Where: Sottile Theater, 44 George St., Charleston

Price: $13-$39

More Info: 864-4809, www.balletevolution.org

What: Embracing the departmental theme of female-driven works, the dance program will open its season with “Her Story,” a collection of works choreographed by College of Charleston dance faculty and guest artists, from their own personal, historical and influential perspec- tives.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14-18

Where: Simons Center, Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 Saint Philip St., downtown Charleston

Price: $20 general; $12 CofC student; $15 senior/CofC employee/non-CofC student

More Info: 805-5507, theatre.cofc.edu/ productions

What: Baila ConmiGA, a boutique Latin dance company, will present “Spirits and Salsa,” an evening of dancing and drinking, featuring a craft liquor tasting, free introductory Salsa lesson, open social dancing, professional per- formances from Baila ConmiGA, Buen Ache Afro-Latino Dance Company and Daft Concept, as well as live music from the Gino Castillo Quartet.

When: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 15

Where: Striped Pig Distillery, 2225-A Old School Drive, North Charleston

Price: $20, advance, $25 at the door

More Info: (251) 622-5542, www.bailaconmiga.com