BYU Ballroom Dance Company to perform in BYU-Idaho

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REXBURG, Idaho – The BYU Ballroom Dance Company will perform on Friday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kirkham Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.

Tickets for the Center Stage Performing Arts Series event cost $ 6 for BYU-Idaho students and $ 12 for the general public. Tickets can be ordered by calling (208) 496-3170 or online at www.byui.edu/tickets.

The Ballroom Dance Company is one of the most distinctive and unique college dance companies in the world. Based in Provo, Utah, this company is made up of 32 dancers, all full-time students at BYU.

Their current show, “Come Alive,” delights viewers with a fascinating and creative choreography that seamlessly transitions from romantic waltzes to rhythmic sambas and other unexpected surprises. Colorful costumes and innovative theatrical design give traditional ballroom dances a refreshing and relevant touch that engages today’s audiences. A feature of their show includes the performance of their award-winning and internationally renowned ballroom medleys and Latin competition.

In 1972, the BYU Ballroom Dance Company burst onto the world stage by participating in the famous British Championships in Blackpool, England. Crowned British champions, they became the first American training team to win the coveted title.

Since then, competitive ballroom dancing has become an integral part of the BYU program. The Ballroom Dance Company regularly returns to England to compete for the prestigious British crown and annually defends its United States Championship title in the United States. This focus on competitive dance pushes and inspires students to achieve higher levels of artistry and technical prowess.

Most recently, BYU Ballroom Dance Company won the 2017 US and UK Championships with their unforgettable Ballroom Medley, “Ode to Joy” and Latin Medley, “Ritmo del Corazon”.

Since its inception in 1970, BYU’s Ballroom Dance Company has performed in front of millions of people in more than 35 countries. Highlights include numerous trips across China, Europe and Russia and a command performance for the Princess Royal of Thailand.

The ballroom dance company originated from the dance department of BYU’s College of Health and Human Performance.


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