SUU’s Ballroom Dance Company Presents Revolt

Published: November 12, 2021 | Author: Zina Johnstun | Read Time: 3 minutes

SUU Ballroom Dance StudentsSouthern Utah University’s Ballroom Dance Company is pleased to present their Fall Showcase titled Revolt. The company is made up of three ensembles that perform with more than 50 students. They focus on ballroom dance styles such as the elegant waltz, electric American swing, rhythmic samba of Brazil, and many more. Performances will be on November 19 and 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the SUU Auditorium Theater. Tickets can be purchased from a company member for $5 or at the door for $7. 

Chandler Guzzle, the Ballroom Company Director, shares about the company's back concert, “The positive difference is getting that green light to finally perform live again. We’ve been waiting for that for a very long time. For this show, we are really excited to show what we’ve been working on over the last year and a half. Last semester, we were able to do a virtual show that was pre-recorded and a really great experience, but getting to perform in front of an actual audience is what we live for. Not having that cheering section for our virtual concert was kind of strange. All of the dancers have worked extra hard this semester to make sure this show is a big comeback.” 

Samantha Adams, senior at SUU and Vice President of the Company, says, “I grew up a ‘normal’ dancer so this is a whole different environment for me, but I found that I love ballroom dance so much. The people in this company are amazing so it is fun and are all very excited to be back on stage. We would love to have as many people as we can be there!” 

Gage Kevern, a junior Mechanical Engineering major, the President of the Ballroom Dance Company, as well as the coach for the intermediate company, shares, “This show is a big deal for us because it’s our first show back from a long time of not being able to do any kind of live performance. For me, it is actually only my second live performance on the SUU Ballroom team.” 

Come see these performers perform for a live audience for the first time in a year and a half. Tickets are $7 at the door and $5 from a company member beforehand. The company will have a booth set up across from Chick-fil-A in the SUU student center to purchase tickets.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 900 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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