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Come celebrate dance with great music, food, and entertainment at the Viridian!
Desert Journey School of Dance and Salt City Studio will host the third annual Utah Summer
Dance Festival at the Viridian Event Center (8030 S. 1825 W. West Jordan) on Saturday,
August 20th, from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. This event is FREEand open to the public. Doors will
open at noon. Show, food trucks, and vendors open at 11:30 AM.
Summer Dance Festival will feature
some of Utah’s top professional belly dancers including Shahravar, Shah Sitara, Dragomi,
Amina, as well as featured artists Aziz, who brought belly dance to Utah over thirty years ago, and dance and movement therapist Melissa Walker. Both Aziz and Walker will teach workshops the weekend of the Festival (see website for more info).
As the name of this year’s festival implies, we are working to make our show as international as possible, for this year and moving forward. All varieties of dance are welcome to perform in the show (see below for application information). Thus far, we have nearly two dozen nations represented, and featured artists will include Samba Fogo, Divya School of Dance, KUD Rastko, Grupo Folklorico Raices. Keep an eye on our website for a full listing of artists.
Live music will include Kairo By Night and Tabla Arabia. In addition to the many performances, this event will also feature mini classes and demos for kids and adults, an assortment of vendors including food trucks, dance and yoga wear, jewelry, and work by local artists.