Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival

The University of Wyoming’s Theatre and Dance Department hosts the 17th annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival this month.

This year’s professional resident companies include Oregon Ballet Theatre of Portland and Chicago’s Jump Rhythm Jazz Project. In addition to master classes, festival activities include seminars, student performances, lectures and two evenings of discussion with teaching faculty.

Students will participate in 11 days of intensive study with distinguished faculty from around the country. Modern, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and specialty classes will be taught by Vincent Brosseau, Susan Israel Massey, Yoav Kaddar, Kaye Richards, Keith Saunders, Tony Waag and Maurice Watson.

Public performances include:

n Student Showcase: 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY in the UW College of Arts and Sciences Auditorium. It is free.

n Gala Concert: 4 p.m. JULY 30 in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. It showcases works created by guest faculty and features student dancers, as well as performances by members of the Oregon Ballet Theatre and Jump Rhythm Jazz project.

For concert ticket information, call 307-766-6666.

n Info: Call Krina Turner at 307-766-6122, email or visit the website at

Contact Features Editor Kristy Gray at 307-266-0586 or


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