SUU’s Ballroom Dance Company
Presents “Dancing with the Stars”
March 18, 2014
Photo credit: SUU Ballroom Dance Company members Brian Kunzler and Chandler Hall in performance. Courtesy of SUU Ballroom Dance Company
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Fresh from their triumph at a regional competition in California, Southern Utah University’s Ballroom Dance Company returns to Cedar City to dazzle audiences with their annual spectacular -- Dancing with the Stars. Scheduled for Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in the Centrum Arena on the SUU campus, this immensely popular event at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $6 for all students. Tickets may be purchased by calling (435) 865-8375 or from an SUU Ballroom Dance Company member, or at the door of the event. For more information, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/arts/ballroom.
Partnerships each made up of a “star” from the local or campus community and a ballroom dancer from SUU’s Ballroom Dance Company are teamed together for a sizzling display of talent and fun. Dancing with the Stars features popular dances such as the Lindy Hop, Tango, Foxtrot, Hustle, Samba, Viennese Waltz, Salsa and Quickstep.
This year’s “stars” feature Whitney Baum, Cynthia Boss, Rick Brown, Tina Calamity, Madi Day, Bill Heyborne, Spencer Magleby, Taylor Page, Toanui Tawa and Jamie Wysong. These performers will be partnered with SUU Ballroom Dance Company members such as Chandler Hall, Tom Hanratty, Tim Jenkins, Brian Kunzler, Yoli Lara, Dustin Liechty, Andy Nufer, Beth Snarr, Jordan Spidle and Ryann Woodbury.
The judges slated for this evening are Kay Andersen, Associate Professor of Dance, Chair of Theatre Arts & Dance; Jimmy Lea, SUU Ballroom Dance Alumni and Business Owner; and Georgia Beth Thompson, Director of the Women and Families’ Center at SUU.
The Southern Utah University Ballroom Dance Company is one of SUU's outstanding performance groups. The company consists of three performing ensembles with more than seventy participating students. This outstanding group exhibits social and competitive ballroom dances that have developed and evolved both nationally and internationally. The SUU Ballroom Dance Company puts on several annual campus and community events including fall showcase, spring showcase, and this event, Dancing with the Stars. This dance company reaches out to the surrounding community offering frequent performances to local organizations. This energetic group will keep you tapping your feet and clapping your hands as you are entertained by wonderful rhythms, beautiful costumes, and amazing formation ballroom dancing.
The SUU Ballroom Dance Company has toured throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Latin America receiving numerous accolades for their performances. The Ballroom Dance Company has quickly grown to become one of the premier performing groups on the Southern Utah University campus. The company maintains a touring program that reaches cities across the United States and internationally.
Experience this thrilling exhibition of rhythm, connection, and tempo as SUU’s Ballroom Dance Company presents Dancing with the Stars.