UVU Ballroom Dance Company To Present Tribute To Broadway April 24-26
March 28, 2014
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton
The internationally acclaimed UVU Ballroom Dance Company will pay tribute to Broadway as it presents its spring concert, “Hello, Broadway!” in the Ragan Theater April 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee April 26 at 2 p.m.
Directed by Paul Winkelman, the Ballroom Dance Company comprises the Tour Team, Back-up Tour team and two other emerging teams. “More than 100 dancers will come together to showcase the best of Broadway,” Winkelman said. “We are thrilled to be using the innovations of multimedia to add to the creativity of our choreography. The show will feature the tradition of ballroom dance with the entertainment of a Broadway production.”
The UVU Ballroom Dance Company recently represented the United States at the 9th China International Folk Art Festival in Yichang and Beijing, China. Only 15 countries were invited to perform for more than 1.3 billion viewers in China and abroad. “Many of the numbers performed in this Broadway concert will be from that international performance,” Winkelman said.
The spring concert will feature an original Paso Doble to “Eye Of The Tiger” from the new musical “Rocky,” a new Latin routine to “Circle of Life” from “Lion King,” and a new Viennese Waltz danced to “Storybook” from “The Scarlet Pimpernel.”
Over the last several years, the UVU Ballroom Dance Company has grown into a premier performance company. The team captured the nation’s attention when it stormed onto the set of the popular ABC competitive dance show, “Dancing with the Stars.” After wowing the judges and wooing the nation’s voting audience, UVU ran away with the coveted Mirror Ball trophy as the champions of the show’s first-ever collegiate competition.
The UVU Ballroom Dance Company has won four world titles at the Open British Championships held in Blackpool, England, putting UVU in an elite category for collegiate dance teams.
Tickets are available at uvu.edu/arts or by calling 801-863-PLAY (7529).