T.J. Spaur remembers playing with a Hula-Hoop in his grandmother's backyard as a child — tossing it; climbing in and out of it; and skipping through it, jump-rope-style, while running along. via Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company: Hoop-de-do: Play comes full circle – Salt Lake Tribune.

“What I found out is that LDS parents like their children to be involved in culture, and so they’re willing to pay for that opportunity,” Beck said. “And so you get a lot of children who get involved in the arts. I always tell my clients, ‘What’s a better baby-sitter than dance? Children are off [...]

I didn't accept the assignment to cover the first-ever BYU Dance Symposium with any serious enthusiasm. At best, I expected to be entertained for a couple of hours by some talented but relatively unremarkable performers. via MormonTimes – Spirit of dance was a welcome, sweet reminder .

Troy Sorensen loves dancing and wants his sons to be part of that world if they choose. But he recognizes that the world of dance is not overly populated with family-centered, Mormon male dancers. via MormonTimes

The first married couple ever in the finals of the Fox show expressed gratitude for making it all the way to the final episode — with each other. via MormonTimes

Choreography and music go together like chocolate and peanut butter. So, it goes without saying that a performance featuring live music and modern dance would be a magical combination. via Salt Lake Tribune.

SPANISH FORK, Utah — The first time the Spirit told Karen Campbell to teach children in her ward to dance for free, she brushed off the notion. via MormonTimes

Going where no Osmond has gone before, Donny Osmond claimed the mirror-ball trophy and the "Dancing With the Stars" championship on Tuesday night. via Deseret News

“Initially the script came to me, and the script was much edgier then what Olivia (Newton-John) came up with. But I was at a place in my life where I wanted to have children and I didn’t like the fact that the girl had to turn bad to get the guy. I think the guy [...]

This season, two ballroom dancers dove into Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” competition with fire and flavor, going where no BYU graduate has gone before. via Universe.byu.edu.

Despite a distracting strip of partner Kym Johnson's dress coming loose, despite posting the lowest total score for the week, and despite the fact that he hasn't seen multiple 10s since week five's Argentine tango, Donny Osmond is going to shake it in the "Dancing with the Stars" finals. via MormonTimes

These Mormon women are dancing for their God and for themselves, because they have a talent that demands to be shared. via MormonTimes

Orem dancers Ryan and Ashleigh Di Lello are both sleeping with the enemy. They're the first married couple to compete against one another on the new season of Fox's hit show, "So You Think You Can Dance." via Salt Lake Tribune.

Circling the wagons is the Western equivalent of regrouping — a strategy Ballet West has chosen in these tough economic times to yield a bountiful season opener ripe with some of Utah's most beloved home-grown talent. via Salt Lake Tribune.

SPOKANE – The brother of Dancing with the Star's dancer Chelsie Hightower lives in Eastern Washington, knows his sister on TV, but has never been able to see her perform. via KXLY.com

Brigham Young sent a fiddler with each wagon train for that very purpose—so the travelers could dance, turn their hearts toward each other, and strengthen the social fabric of which they were part. via Meridian Magazine

A group of dancing sisters from Morgan, Utah, now known as the "Fab Five Sisters," will appear in the finals of "America's Got Talent," to air Monday, Sept. 14 on NBC. via LDS Church News

The Whitear sisters are impressing audiences across America not only because of their fancy footwork, but because the Mormon sisters — better known as the "Fab Five" — are all wives and mothers with 17 children collectively. via MormonTimes

NEW YORK – Entertainer Donny Osmond will join 15 celebrities from the worlds of entertainment and sports in kicking up their heels on the new season of "Dancing With the Stars. via 'Daily Herald'.

When Lynn Thompson, producer and creator of the “Pioneer Legacy” pageant, first saw the stone tears on the statue of a pioneer woman she felt something change inside herself. via Universe.byu.edu.

"We are on the Lord's errand. We have a responsibility to use our talent to touch others," she said. via MormonTimes

“Anybody who is interested in art would find this interesting,” Debenham said. “It’s for anybody who wants to understand more about how their testimony and their faith can be expressed through an artistic medium.” via Universe.byu.edu.

“We have been working on the Stadium of Fire since February, but intensely for about a week preparing for the show,” said Brad Fletcher, production assistant for the event, from Lehi. “It’s a lot more work than people think and a lot is involved, especially what goes on back stage with crew people.” via Universe.byu.edu.

Back when the church was first organized, many pious Christians believed that dancing was wicked. It excited the passions and led men and women to have inappropriate thoughts about each other. via MormonTimes

OK, you Halloweeners, rejoice! Odyssey Dance Theatre's beloved dance macabre "Thriller" is back from beyond the grave. More…

Dance is something innately human. Down through the ages, practically every culture has come up with ways to dance — and with ways to make those dances their own. More…

When Odyssey Dance Theatre's Thayne Jasperson talked with the Deseret News a few hours before he took the stage with 11 others for the "So You Think You Can Dance" tour, he said he hoped the show was going to be everything he wanted it to be. More…

Perhaps these words of advice are too late. Perhaps all you high school students are settled into the semester and the time for changing your schedule is over. Or, perhaps you're so completely booked in other after-school activities you can hardly think about taking on another. But, if it's not too late … Get in [...]

Murray Louis remembers what it was like to work with the late choreographer/artist Alwin Nikolais on "Tower." "First of all, it wasn't called 'Tower,"' said Louis during a rehearsal break at the Rose Wagner Center a couple of weeks ago. "Nik developed the work as we went along." The work utilized scaffolding and the construction [...]

Dancer Gev Manoukian got into the moves when he was in elementary school. "I just saw my friends doing some break dancing," said the Centerville resident in an interview with the Deseret News. "I loved what they were doing, and I wanted to be a part of it. So I tried it out." Recently, Manoukian [...]

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