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Department Of Dance

Enter a New World: BYU's "World of Dance"

BYU’s First Dance Performance of the School Year Will Also Be a Farewell to the de Jong

World of Dance 2022

Brigham Young University’s Department of Dance is proud to present this year’s performance of “World of Dance,” a BYU tradition that goes back 54 years. The tradition will continue as this event will be the last dance performance in the Harris Fine Arts Center’s de Jong Concert Hall.

This one-of-a-kind show offers a variety of dance numbers from each of the university’s premier dance companies, including BYU’s Ballroom Dance Company, Contemporary Dance Theatre, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Living Legends, Theatre Ballet and Young Ambassadors.

The show celebrates not just the heritage and traditions of the dancers involved, but also the discipline and hard work of the performers in one of the most diverse university dance departments in the country.

Pieces performed will include “Iko Iko” by the Ballroom Dance Company, “Rubies Aren’t Red” by Contemporary Dance Theatre, the traditional Ukrainian dance Hopak performed by the International Folk Dance Ensemble, “Iroquois: Smoke” by Living Legends, “Tutti” by Theatre Ballet, “Lullaby of Broadway” by Young ambassadors and much more.

“Tutti” will be set to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Jamie Kalama Wood choreographed the dance for “Iroquois: Smoke” with Bill Crouse, who also performed the music for this number.

“Students who are members of our premier performing companies have returned early to campus to prepare for this one-of-a-kind concert,” said department chair Curt Holman. “Thank you for sharing this moment with us — get ready for a great show!”

Tickets and Show Details

Performance Dates and Times: 

  • Thursday Sept. 15, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 | 2:00 p.m.

Location: de Jong Concert Hall
Price: $7–15
Tickets: Available in person at the BYU HFAC Ticket Office, by phone at (801) 422-2981 or online.