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To provide an opportunity for dancers to come together in a quality facility, dance and be critiqued by true professionals in the art of dance, and become better dancers and better people for the experience.

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UTAH DANCE FEST 2020

 

Covid-19 Update:

Our Dear Utah Dance Fest Friends,

We are happy to announce that UTAH DANCE FEST IS ON for June 10-12 at Logan High School!  Below is a letter we recently sent to all studios explaining what's happening and how we will be doing things.  On a sadder note, after much deliberating we have made the difficult decision to CANCEL The Battle of the Best this year.  But we are excitedly preparing for the ALL NEW BATTLE WEEKEND on April 15-17, 2021.

 

Dear Dance Studios,

Although things are looking better and better as some dance studios are being allowed to resume classes, we have made the difficult decision to cancel The Battle for this year.  With many things still uncertain, we wouldn’t have the time we need to prepare for The Battle without 100% confidence that we can have The Battle in the way that it is meant to happen.  The Final Battles are the most exciting part of the event and that’s not a very “socially distant” activity.  So for those reasons we have had to postpone until next year.

But on the much brighter side... after a couple of reschedules, we are excited to announce that we are optimistic that Utah Dance Fest will happen on June 10-12 at Logan High.  Most of the studios who were planning to attend back in March are still planning to dance with us.  But a few have decided to end their seasons and move on so we have willingly issued full refunds to them.  Which leaves us with the possibility of accommodating a couple more studios if you weren’t planning to attend before and would like to now.  So below is our action plan for how we plan to do things.  Let us know ASAP if you are interested in joining us.

We have met with our local Health Department and our Logan School Superintendent.  They are both very helpful and willing to help us make this happen if at all possible while staying within state guidelines.  Their main concern isn’t the audience but rather the dancers on stage.  Right now the requirement is 10’ between dancers which as you understand would make team performances difficult.  They do expect this to change between now and mid-June though, so we are monitoring that daily and will keep you updated - although I’m sure you are all following this closely as well.

As most of you know, the Utah governor is expected to change the state recovery stage from orange to yellow probably this week.  From what we understand, this raises the group gathering size but doesn’t necessarily change the distancing of dancers.  But either way, the solo/duo/trio competition could happen pretty easily.  The audience size is smaller so social distancing in the theatre shouldn’t be too hard and with only 1-3 dancers on a very large stage, I think we can meet all restrictions easily.  So...

We will plan on the Utah Dance Fest SOLO/DUO/TRIO COMPETITION for Wednesday June 10.

We will also plan on the Utah Dance Fest TEAM COMPETITION for Thursday and likely also Friday June 11-12.

At this point for the Team Competition, we will plan to run it studio by studio, having only 1-3 studios in the building at a time.  Each studio will have their own dressing room in order to minimize contact and germs.  We will be sure to have only one team on the stage and in the wings at a time and other teams in waiting areas in the hallway before performing. We will pause between numbers as needed to minimize contact in the wings.  And following each studios performances, there will be an awards ceremony for your studio (dancers will sit in the audience with their families), announcing and presenting adjudicated awards at that time.  At the end of the all team competitions, we will live stream the final awards ceremony and announce all judges, style, overall and Grand Champion awards.  There will be no Best of Show Battle this year but Best of Show will be determined by scores instead.

We will also be very careful to remind all participants of wise safety precautions like frequent hand washing and sanitizing and have the theatre and backstage areas cleaned and disinfected as much as possible.  We are very eager to make Utah Dance Fest the family friendly, safe & healthy and positive experience you have come to love.  I know we are all eager to dance together again and we want to lead the way in finding smart and safe ways to do that as soon as possible.

We love you all and hope you are finding joyful moments in all of this - we have a list of “Corona Blessings” on a white board in our home to remind us of all the good things that can be found in the rubble.

Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, intentions and questions soon - let’s talk through this and make it work for everyone.

See you soon at Utah Dance Fest!

Angi & Keith & The Utah Dance Fest Family

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Welcome to the Utah Dance Fest difference!  Utah Dance Fest has a 20 year tradition of quality and expertise in the dance competition business - and we don’t take that reputation lightly.  We do everything we can every year to host the best competitions in the state.  We attend to every detail and make every effort to make your experience at Utah Dance Fest your best one of the competition season.  Our beautiful dancer figurine trophies at Utah Dance Fest are a favorite all over the region and our brand new Battle of the Best is the most electric and exciting event you may ever attend.  We invite you to join us in 2019 - we promise you will be glad you did!

We are excited to announce our 2020 UDF SEASON. Utah Dance Fest will be held March 13-14, 2020 at the beautifully renovated Logan High School auditorium, and The Battle of the Best will be held April 25, 2020 at the Val Browning Center at Weber State.  If you are planning to attend Utah Dance Fest, email us right away so we can put you on our list - registration space is limited but we would love to have you.  The Battle is a by-invitation-only event but you can request to be invited by clicking on the REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE button on this page.  Invitations to our 10 BEST STUDIOS will be hand delivered in October.

We can’t wait to LIGHT UP THE STAGE with the best talent in the state in Logan this year with dancers & studios like you - Come dance with the BEST at Utah Dance Fest in 2020!

Much love and respect

~ Angi

BATTLE OF THE BEST HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

  • High quality dance competitions for private studios
  • Team and solo/duo/trio competitions ~ all styles of dance
  • Outstanding facilities
  • Professional dance judges
  • Unique figurine trophies
  • Organized, friendly and efficient
  • Our competitions are highly respected throughout the region

2019 STAGE COMPETITION HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

NEWS FLASH

From Utah Dance Fest

  • NEW IN 2020 at both UDF Events: Every Studio Director and every dancer will receive a FREE PROFESSIONAL VIDEO of all your routines! HUGE VALUE! You don't need to pay expensive fees at other competitions to buy your videos and preserve your memories.
  • GET A 10% DISCOUNT to Utah Dance Fest Stage Competition when you pay a $750 deposit by December 1!
  • NEW AT THE BATTLE: Two separate team battles this year - Junior & Senior.  Each studio may bring 10 of each.  Senior Battle in the morning/early afternoon; Junior Battle in the late afternoon/evening.
  • Remember to fill out the REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE form on the Battle page here on our website to let us know your studio is interested in being invited to the Battle of the Best - invitations will be personally delivered by the end of October.
  • More information was sent to studios in the mail and via email with dates and information about our upcoming season - email us if we missed you and we will add you to our mailing lists.

UDF Director | Angi Larsen - 435-752-4013 - 102 South Winding Way, Logan, Utah 84321 ~ angi@utahdancefest.com

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UDF Director | Angi Larsen

435-752-4013 - 102 | angi@utahdancefest.com

South Winding Way, Logan, Utah 84321

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UTAH DANCE FEST | LOGAN, UTAH