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Fall into dance this September.

During New York City Center's wildly popular, annual Fall for Dance Festival, 20 companies will perform over the course of 10 days - and tickets are only $10. Yes, in New York City, a night of dance is more affordable than a night at the movies.

From tap, hip hop and ballet to contemporary and Indian, the festival offers a wide range of styles for a sampling of the best the companies have to offer.

Highlights include the New York premiere of "XOVER" on Sept. 28 and 29 by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, with music by John Cage and scenery by Robert Rauschenberg and the U.S. premiere of Emanuel Gat Dance's "My Favorite Things," a solo danced to music by John Coltrane, on Oct. 2 and 3. There are also free, open-to-the-public talks throughout the 10-day festival.

Unfortunately, this isn't New York City's best kept secret, and the absurdly affordable tickets go notoriously fast for this thing. They go on sale Sept. 12 at 11 am, and in the past, Fall for Dance diehards have lined up for tickets beginning as early as at 4 am, with the line wrapping around the studio.

Unfortunately, sucking it up and getting in line before the sun rises is the best way to get them. If you don't have the time to wait in line for hours because you have, say, a job, tickets can be bought online, or, if you can't get your hands on any, there is a stand-by line the day of each show. But if you're eager to fall into dance this month, we know where you'll be on Sept. 12.
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Why? Dance has never been this appealing - or affordable
When: Sep. 28-Oct. 9
Where: New York City Center, 130 W. 56th St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues
Cost: $10 for each performance
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