Saturday  May 12, 2018  7pm

World Renowned British and U.S. Champions!


Tickets Available at the Door (Box Office), 10am to Showtime



Introduction by Vai Sikahema, NBC 10 News Anchor and BYU Alum!

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Performance Overview

Brigham Young University’s Ballroom Dance Company (BDC) is one of the most distinctive and unique university dance companies in the world. Based in Provo, Utah, this company consists of 32 dancers, all of whom are full-time students at BYU. Their current show, Swing ‘n’ Sway, delights spectators with compelling and creative choreography that seamlessly segues from romantic waltzes to rhythmical sambas and other unexpected surprises. Colorful costumes and innovative, theatrical design give traditional ballroom dances a refreshing and relevant flare that engages the audiences of today. A hallmark of their show includes the performance of their award-winning and internationally acclaimed Ballroom and Latin competition medleys.




Venue:

Investors Bank Performing Arts Center





BYU’s Ballroom Dance Company is recognized both nationally and internationally as a treasured and unique university dance ensemble. Their production, Swing ‘n’ Sway, is a spectacular show that presents ballroom dance in a theatrical environment with a contemporary point of view. Its innovative choreography is compelling, engaging and just plain fun! Audiences will be fascinated as couples dance a romantic waltz and will feel the energy as the company moves to the infectious rhythms of Latin America. Additional surprises throughout the performance makes Swing ‘n’ Sway a family-friendly show that should not be missed. Ballroom Dance Company is the current United States Ballroom Dance Formation Champion and is a frequent winner of the British formation Championships. Since its inception in 1970, Ballroom Dance Company has performed for millions of people in over 35 countries, including a command performance for the Queen of Thailand. The company is under the direction of Professor Curt Holman and his wife Sharon. Their distinctive style and artistic vision keep BYU’s ballroom program at the forefront of ballroom dance in America. This has led the President of the National Dance Council of America, Brian McDonald, to call the BYU Ballroom Dance Company “one of the Ballroom world’s greatest treasures”.

Awards and Acclaim

In 1972, the BYU Ballroom Dance Company burst onto the world’s stage competing at the famed British Championships in Blackpool, England. Crowned as the British Champions, they became the first American formation team to ever win this coveted title. Since then, competitive ballroom dance has become an integral part of the BYU program. The Ballroom Dance Company regularly returns to England to compete for the prestigious British crown and annually defends their U.S. championship title in the States. This focus on competition dance drives and inspires the students to reach for higher levels of artistry and technical prowess. Most recently, the BYU Ballroom Dance Company won the 2017 United States and 2016 British Championships with their unforgettable Ballroom Medley, “Ode to Joy” and Latin Medley, “Ritmo del Corazon.”

Performance Tours

Since its inception in 1970, BYU’s Ballroom Dance Company has performed for millions of people in over 35 countries. Highlights include extensive travel throughout China, Europe and Russia and a command performance for the Royal Princess of Thailand. Recently, they returned from a rigorous performance tour throughout Chile and Argentina and have recently toured to California, Nevada, England, Scotland, and Wales.

International and National Press

“They excel not just in formation maneuvers but in unison step-work that’s smooth as honey. Their partnering is seamless for swings and lifts.” - George Jackson, Washington Post

“Bravo BYU Ballroom Dance Company! This show is a visual artistic masterpiece! Stunning costumes, moving music and exquisite choreography leave you feeling divinely inspired. At the conclusion of the performance I was compelled to leap to my feet!” - Bill Moir, Deputy Mayor of Durham , England

“It was a joy watching them from the audience. These American dancers are so professional and involved in their dancing. They bring such nuance to ballroom and also popular dance moves. As someone in the field, I find this most en- joyable and respectable.” - Chi Anh, Vietnam Dance Sport Champion, Vietnam

“As president of the St. Petersburg Humanities University, I have traveled around the world—to London, Tokyo, Paris—and have never seen a production of your high artistic standard and spirit. You are welcome again and again.”

I just wanted to thank the BYU Ballroom Dance Company for coming to L’viv. It was truly an amazing event, and without question it was the finest show that has ever come to L’viv... The bar has truly been raised as far as entertainment is concerned.” - David Gleason, L’viv, Ukraine

Artistic Director

Professor Curt Holman directs and produces the Ballroom Dance Company’s showcase, Swing ‘n’ Sway. As a professional dancer, he and his wife, Sharon, were twice honored with an invitation to dance as soloists at the prestigious British Championships in Blackpool, England and the World Cabaret Championships in Holland. A seasoned artist, his choreographic expertise is now sought by top level professional and amateur ballroom dance couples who regularly present his choreography at prestigious ballroom dance competitions throughout the world. His distinctive style, artistic vision and intuitive approach results in a fast paced show that is both entertaining and artistically engaging. Holman holds a Master’s degree in dance is a dual licentiate with the ISTD and is the Chair of the Departmentof Dance at BYU.

Contributing Choreographers

In addition to his own choreography, Holman regularly collaborates with top ballroom dance experts in creating new works for the company. Guest choreographers include: World Latin Champions Eugene Katsevman and Maria Manusova, Andre and Natalie Paramonov, and World Class Ballroom Dancers Marat Gimaev and Alina Baysuk, to name a few. These collaborations result in choreography that is forward thinking, relevant and fresh.

Ballroom Dance at BYU

The ballroom dance program at BYU is the largest of its kind in the world. With over 60 different courses taught each semester, nearly 4000 students take some type of ballroom dance class each year. It is also the home to the largest Amateur Dancesport competition in the United States. The President of the National Dance Council of America, Brian McDonald, calls BYU’s Ballroom Dance Company “one of the Ballroom world’s greatest treasures”.

The Ballroom Dance Company resides in the Department of Dance of the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. BYU is one of the nation’s largest private universities with an enrollment of more than 30,000 full-time students from throughout the United States and 100 foreign countries.

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  • Rose Circle - $10
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  • Wheelchair Accessible



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519 Hurffville-Cross Keys Rd. Sewell, NJ 08080
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Show Information

  • Great stage view throughout the house
    • Floor seats – Seats are pitched and staggered for view from every seat; rear sections are elevated
    • Balcony seats – Seats are fully banked for view from every seat
  • Doors open at 6:15 pm.
  • Curtain time is 7:00 pm.
  • Running time is approximately 90 minutes.

Questions? Contact us at GreaterPhillyAlumni@byu.net


Thank you!   Enjoy the Show!




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519 Hurffville-Cross Keys Rd. Sewell, NJ 08080
Free Parking


General Travel Times

From Pennsylvania locations:

  • From Central Philadelphia, PA - 30 minutes
  • From Broomall, PA - 45 minutes
  • From King of Prussia, PA - 50 minutes
  • From Downingtown, PA - 1 hour
  • From Allentown, PA - 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • From Reading, PA - 1 hour and 30 minutes

From New Jersey locations:

  • From Princeton, NJ - 1 hour
  • From Barnegat, NJ - 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • From New Brunswick, NJ - 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • From Bridgewater, NJ - 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • From Point Pleasant, NJ - 1 hour and 30 minutes

From Delaware and Mayland locations:

  • From Wilmington, DE - 50 minutes
  • From Elkton, MD - 1 hour
  • From Dover, DE - 1 hour and 30 minutes

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