Events for Theater & Dance

Ririe-Woodbury Summer Intensives PROFESSIONAL Workshop

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company's Summer Intensives are a fun and engaging way to refine your skills in multiple forms, broaden your dance vocabulary, and explore the latest in contemporary movement through choreography by top artists in the field. Professional Workshop July 25 - August 4, 2017 Designed for the intermediate to advanced dancer, the goal of this intensive is to develop and hone the skills necessary to be a technically proficient, creatively motivated, and artistically expressive professional dancing artist. Areas explored include Contemporary Technique, Company Repertory, Improvisation + Choreography, Shared-Axis Partnering, and Bodywork Practice. Studio time and mentorship are available for dancers to explore their own choreography as well as professional development seminars that support various aspects of a career in dance. The workshop culminates in a performance offering an opportunity to apply the skills explored throughout the Move-It Intensive. Guest faculty include members of Kate Weare Company, Mollly Heller, and Tom Welsh.


Saturday's Voyeur- The SH*T Show

Utah’s favorite summer celebration, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2017 by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht will close out Salt Lake Acting Company's season with a bang. Written new each year, this annual musical satire connects SLAC to the community like nothing else. You bring the picnic, we’ll bring the party! Performs Wed-Sun from June 21st- August 27th. For more information contact the box office at: 801-363-7522 info@saltlakeactingcompany.org To purchase tickets: tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org


Saturday's Voyeur- The SH*T Show

Utah’s favorite summer celebration, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2017 by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht will close out Salt Lake Acting Company's season with a bang. Written new each year, this annual musical satire connects SLAC to the community like nothing else. You bring the picnic, we’ll bring the party! Performs Wed-Sun from June 21st- August 27th. For more information contact the box office at: 801-363-7522 info@saltlakeactingcompany.org To purchase tickets: tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org


A Night at the Imperial

How long has it been since you’ve been able to see the style of a classic comedy of the 1930’s? Well, wait no longer, because the Off Broadway Theatre will resurrect these brilliant madcap clowns in Cody Carlson’s original A Night at the Imperial. A quick-witted con-man is freeloading off an older woman, owner of the failing Imperial Hotel. He and his zany cohorts hire a famous chef to work at the hotel to bolster business. Will they succeed? Make a reservation to find out, and come see this hilarious comedy. A perfect family night out! Performances on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays June 23 - July 29.  Call us at 801-355-4628 or visit www.theobt.org and make your reservations now.


Saturday's Voyeur- The SH*T Show

Utah’s favorite summer celebration, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2017 by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht will close out Salt Lake Acting Company's season with a bang. Written new each year, this annual musical satire connects SLAC to the community like nothing else. You bring the picnic, we’ll bring the party! Performs Wed-Sun from June 21st- August 27th. For more information contact the box office at: 801-363-7522 info@saltlakeactingcompany.org To purchase tickets: tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org


5th Annual Tap Festival

This year’s Tap Festival will be on August 5th at the Sugar Space Arts Warehouse.  SLC Tap, Debby Robertson and Wendi Isaacson have collaborated to produce the fifth annual Tap Fest, a tap-dance intensive workshop, stimulating the art of tap and pushing the form to greater heights.  Here’s an exciting opportunity for tap students and teachers to learn from professional guest artists, improve technical skills and add flair to their artistry, all while making valuable local connections and expanding Utah’s tap community.

Highlighting this unique one-day festival will be classes of every variety, including two “musical theater” tap classes, “How to Survive your next Tap Audition,” the historic “Coles Stroll” (originated by Honi Coles and the Copasetics), and a class especially for youngsters, “Tap’s Next Generation.” 

 Utah Tap Fest offers a full day of classes, including beginner through advanced level. All ages are welcome, and some previous tap experience is necessary. Students in beginner classes should already know the basics. “Footworkin” is our featured beginner level class for tappers of all ages. New this year is our “Tap’s Next Generation” class, specifically designed for children ages 5-10, who have little or no tap experience.

Sign up in advance for individual classes including:

  Coles Stroll, with Debby Robertson

  Surviving Your Next Tap Audition, with Jann LeVitre

 Call and Response, with Carly Anderson

 Step by Step, with Michelle Butterfield

Advanced Technique, with Colleen West,

And so much more!

Multi-Class Packages are available. Single classes are $25

Pre-Registration is necessary; space is limited.

 TO REGISTER NOW, go towww.slctap.com, click on the “Utah Tap Fest” link and click "Register Here"


5th Annual Tap Festival

This year’s Tap Festival will be on August 5th at the Sugar Space Arts Warehouse.  SLC Tap, Debby Robertson and Wendi Isaacson have collaborated to produce the fifth annual Tap Fest, a tap-dance intensive workshop, stimulating the art of tap and pushing the form to greater heights.  Here’s an exciting opportunity for tap students and teachers to learn from professional guest artists, improve technical skills and add flair to their artistry, all while making valuable local connections and expanding Utah’s tap community.

Highlighting this unique one-day festival will be classes of every variety, including two “musical theater” tap classes, “How to Survive your next Tap Audition,” the historic “Coles Stroll” (originated by Honi Coles and the Copasetics), and a class especially for youngsters, “Tap’s Next Generation.” 

 Utah Tap Fest offers a full day of classes, including beginner through advanced level. All ages are welcome, and some previous tap experience is necessary. Students in beginner classes should already know the basics. “Footworkin” is our featured beginner level class for tappers of all ages. New this year is our “Tap’s Next Generation” class, specifically designed for children ages 5-10, who have little or no tap experience.

Sign up in advance for individual classes including:

  Coles Stroll, with Debby Robertson

  Surviving Your Next Tap Audition, with Jann LeVitre

 Call and Response, with Carly Anderson

 Step by Step, with Michelle Butterfield

Advanced Technique, with Colleen West,

And so much more!

Multi-Class Packages are available. Single classes are $25

Pre-Registration is necessary; space is limited.

 TO REGISTER NOW, go towww.slctap.com, click on the “Utah Tap Fest” link and click "Register Here"


Saturday's Voyeur- The SH*T Show

Utah’s favorite summer celebration, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2017 by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht will close out Salt Lake Acting Company's season with a bang. Written new each year, this annual musical satire connects SLAC to the community like nothing else. You bring the picnic, we’ll bring the party! Performs Wed-Sun from June 21st- August 27th. For more information contact the box office at: 801-363-7522 info@saltlakeactingcompany.org To purchase tickets: tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org


Saturday's Voyeur- The SH*T Show

Utah’s favorite summer celebration, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2017 by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht will close out Salt Lake Acting Company's season with a bang. Written new each year, this annual musical satire connects SLAC to the community like nothing else. You bring the picnic, we’ll bring the party! Performs Wed-Sun from June 21st- August 27th. For more information contact the box office at: 801-363-7522 info@saltlakeactingcompany.org To purchase tickets: tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org


5th Annual Utah Summer Dance Festival

Desert Journey School of Dance, Salt City Studio, and Shahravar present: “Summer Dance Festival: Beat the Heat” Come celebrate dance with great music, food, and entertainment at the Viridian! Desert Journey School of Dance and Salt City Studio will host the fifth annual Utah Summer Dance Festival at the Viridian Event Center (8030 S. 1825 W. West Jordan) on Saturday, August 19th, from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. The Summer Dance Festival will take place at the beautiful Viridian Event Center and will feature some of Utah’s top professional belly dancers including Shahravar, Fvorboda, Amina, Shah Sitara, and Salt City Tribal as well as featured artists such as Katie Sheen Abbott of Flamenco del Lago, Aziz, and Kairo By Night, Utah’s premier performers and composers of Middle Eastern and North African music. In addition to the many performances, this event will also feature an assortment of vendors including food trucks, dance and yoga wear, jewelry, and work by local artists. Now in its fifth year, the festival has featured a wide spectrum of dance from all over the world, from the samba of Carnivale to the step dance of Ireland. While the festival highlights Utah’s belly dance community, all varieties of dance are welcome to perform (see below for application information). Keep an eye on our website for a full listing of artists. WORKSHOPS Workshops with musicians from the iconic Middle Eastern band Helm will be offered at Salt City Studio prior to the Festival on August 12th & 13th and flamenco workshops with Katie Sheen Abbott will be offered following the festival on Sunday, August 20th at Desert Journey Dance Studio. Please visit www.utahsummerdancefestival.com for more information on workshops. From original compositions that have become classics in the worlds of Tribal and Belly Dance to traditional music from throughout the Mediterranean, Helm has continually expanded their repertoire since the band’s beginning in the early 1990s. Based in Marin County, CA, Helm has been touring internationally with recent performances in London, Rome, Lima, Istanbul, and the island of La Reunion. In addition to their 8 plus albums, Helm has provided sound tracks for both film and television productions. Flamenco del Lago is a nonprofit organization dedicated to flamenco instruction and performance in Salt Lake City, under the direction of Katie Sheen Abbott. While growing up in Utah Abbott studied jazz, ballet, tap and hip-hop. After moving to Maryland for graduate school she fell in love with Flamenco after taking her first Sevillanas class. Since then, she has studied with Solange Gomes for several years in Salt Lake City at RDT and most recently she lived in Seville, Spain where she studied with many flamenco maestros, including Luisa Palacio, Angel Atienza, Isabel Bayon and Javier Baron. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT OR TO REGISTER FOR THE FESTIVAL OR THE WORKSHOPS, VISIT: www.UtahSummerDanceFestival.com Desert Journey School of Dance, under the direction of Fvorboda, is known for a high standard of dance instruction celebrating all forms of Middle Eastern dance and Fusion dance, providing a wide variety of classes teaching all about belly dancing movements, different styles, and the history of Middle Eastern dance. Desert Journey dancers perform at festivals and functions throughout the west, including Fusion Fest in Idaho, the Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive, and Utah's very own Springfest. Shahravar has studied and performed Middle-Eastern dance styles since 1991. Her background includes Egyptian Cabaret, Turkish, American Tribal, words and veils. As an ACE certified group fitness instructor with a mind/body certification, Shahravar is an acclaimed performer and instructor who has taught workshops and performed around the country. She and her husband own Salt City Studio in Millcreek. Salt City features belly dance, yoga, Zumba, Hula, and much more. This event is made possible with the support of The Viridian Event Center, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, and SLUG Magazine.