After a stationary summer—during which the entire dance community seems to pick up and migrate to Jacob’s Pillow in western Massachusetts—we’re glad it’s finally autumn and companies galore are leaping and lunging back to NYC. For a decade now, the Fall for Dance Festival has marked the beginning of this great seasonal revival, bringing us a super-saturation of performances by top choreographers at one bargain ticket price. This year, the 10th anniversary season features 20 artists from around the world, including Martha Graham Dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, The Royal Ballet, and the good ol’ NYCB. Each set includes a free pre-performance panel discussion with the company, so arrive early. Also worth checking out is the roster of dance lessons, demonstrations, and dance-related activities in “Lounge FFD” before the show.

Mondays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 26. Continues through Oct. 5, 2013