FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/24/11
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Ariel Young and Rendall Seely perform. Photo: Danelle Cheney/Benjamin Tyrrel
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: “DANCING WITH THE STARS”
WHAT: Star performers and dancers are paired up for a pulsating evening of movement when Southern Utah University’s Ballroom Dance Company presents Dancing with the Stars. The competitors perform a variety of styles including Rumba, Argentine Tango, Hustle, Quickstep, Salsa, Cha Cha, Viennese Waltz and Swing.
WHO: Southern Utah University’s Ballroom Dance Company
WHEN: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
WHERE: Centrum Arena, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: (435) 586-7872, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm, or www.suu.edu/arts.
PRICES: $7.00 for general adult admission and $5.00 for all students.
INFO: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts
SUU’S BALLROOM DANCE COMPANY
PRESENTS “DANCING WITH THE STARS”
MARCH 9, 2011
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: It’s an evening of dancing duos competing against one another in an exciting program of movement when Southern Utah University’s Ballroom Dance Company presents Dancing with the Stars on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in the Centrum Arena. The performance begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $7.00 for general adult admission and $5.00 for all students.
Seven talented couples, consisting of a “star” performer and one dancer, are paired up for a program that features a vast array of dance styles. Dancing with the Stars’ program includes such popular styles as the Rumba, Argentine Tango, Hustle, Quickstep, Salsa, Cha Cha, Viennese Waltz and Swing. The judges for the evening are Kay Andersen, Interim Chair of SUU’s Dance Department, Shannon Vance, SUU Guest Lecturer in Dance, and Georgia Beth Thompson.
The roster of “stars” includes Cody Alderson, Jenna DeGering, Sam Findley, Annette Murray, Paul Spruell, Nicole Wangsgard and Jared Wilken. They are paired, respectively, with Rebecca Gutierrez, Dustin Liechty, Carisa Elliot, Tim Jenkins, Rachel Hindle, Rendall Seely and Cindy Stephens.
The Southern Utah University Ballroom Dance Company is one of SUU's outstanding performing groups. The company consists of three performance ensembles with more than 70 student participants. The focus of the group is performing ballroom dances such as the electric American swing, the elegant waltz, the rhythmic samba of Brazil and many more. The SUU Ballroom Dance Company puts on several campus and community events annually including fall showcase, spring showcase, and, of course, Dancing with the Stars. In addition the company reaches out to the surrounding community frequently doing performances for local organizations. This energetic group will keep you tapping your feet as you are entertained by wonderful music, 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 typically reaches cities across the United States and internationally.
Be part of this truly exhilarating evening. Make your plans to attend Ballroom Dance Company’s Dancing with the Stars.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespearean Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at email@example.com.