Tag Archives: Folk Dancing

Salt Lake Greek Festival

Greek Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dancing, Music, Food, Family, EntertainmentCome experience authentic foods, and exciting entertainment at Salt Lake City’s annual Greek Festival. The lively event often attracts up to 50,000 attendees and also features art displays and both 5K and 10K runs.

OPA!! Welcome to the Greek Festival. Here you will witness a variety of traditional Greek folk dances performed by our dance groups. The suite of dances will consist of Pan-Hellenic dances (danced throughout Greece with regional variances) and dances from the mainland and islands.

The most popular form of the Greek folk dance is the open circle, with regular handhold position, moving counter-clockwise. Next is the straight line with arms on shoulders of adjacent dancers. The third form is the curved-line dance with the basket-weave hold.

St. Joseph’s Irish Folk Festival

Irish Festival, St. Joseph, West Jordan, Utah, Irish Folk Festival, Music, Games, Beer Garden, Family, Fun

Friday – Sept. 9 (Raffle tickets for sale all day)
5:30 pm-Finish – 3K & 5K Runs – Register in the office
6:30 pm-8:00 pm – 66 & Main Band – Dancing (Tent) With Cindy (Archuleta) Blanchard
7:00 pm-9:00 pm – Diamond Jim and the Period Players/Balloon Tying (Field)
6:00 pm-9:30 pm – EXTREME PAINTBALL (50 balls for 5.00) (Baseball Diamond)
7:00 pm-10:00 pm – Black Jack (Black Jack Tent)
8:00 pm-9:45 pm – Frayed Knot String Band (In the Beer Garden Tent)
8:00 pm-9:45 pm – Arienette with Katie Ainge (In the New Church Courtyard)
8:00 pm-9:45 pm – Bingo (Tent)
9:45 pm-9:55 pm – Fireworks

Saturday – Sept. 10 (Raffle tickets for sale all day)
8:00 am-Finish – Golf Tournament – Register in the office
8:00 am-10:00 am – Car Show Registration
10:00 am-3:00 pm – Car Show on Northeast end of Father Carley Field/2:00 pm – Car Show Awards
11:00 am-10:00 pm – EXTREME PAINTBALL (50 balls for 5.00) (Baseball Diamond)
11:00 am-8:00 pm – Craft Fair on the Field
11:30 am-12:30 pm – Therapy 4.0 (Tent)
1:00 pm-2:00 pm – Crawford School of Irish Dance (Tent)
2:00 pm-3:30 pm – Golf Awards (Pavilion)
2:00 pm-3:00 pm – Yom al had Belly Dancers (Tent)
1:30 pm-Finish – Horseshoe Tournament – Mixed Singles – 5.00 Entrance Fee
3:00 pm-4:00 pm – 4 on the Floor (Tent)
4:00 pm-10:00 pm – Carley Field Music Festival (Pavilion) Music Organized by Ken Ainge/Stone Vista
4:00 pm-6:00 pm – Shaun Dee the Hypno Hick (Tent)
6:00 pm-8:00 pm – Pro-Wrestling (Southeast Side of Field)
6:00 pm-8:00 pm – Bingo (Tent)
6:00 pm-10:00 pm – Black Jack (Black Jack Tent)
7:00 pm-9:00 pm – Lefty and the Outlaw Entertainers (Field)
8:00 pm-10:00 pm – Grupo Illu’sion – Dancing (Tent)
After Dark – S’mores on the field, around a gas fire

Sunday – Sept. 11 (Raffle tickets for sale until 4:30)
9:00 am-10:00 am – Mass (Tent)
10:30 am-11:30 am – Brunch (Tent)
10:00 am-10:30 am – Michael Gibbs – bagpipe music – in the field
10:30 am-11:30 pm – Higher Ground (Tent)
12:00 pm-1:00 pm – Bunga (Tent) With John Allen
12:00 pm-4:30 pm – EXTREME PAINTBALL (50 balls for 5.00) (Baseball Diamond)
1:00 pm-5:00 pm – Black Jack (2:00-4:00 – Blackjack Tournament
12:00 pm-4:00 pm – Scottish Highland Games
3:00 pm-5:00 pm – Free Kid’s Games and Blow-ups
1:30 pm-2:30 pm – Talent Show (Tent)
3:00 pm-5:00 pm – Swagger the Band – Dancing (Tent)
5:00 pm-Finish – Raffle winners announced (Tent) Barrel of Booze Raffle

Riverdance

RIVERDANCE RETURNS TO KINGSBURY HALL IN SALT LAKE CITY, UT!

Get your tickets for Riverdance, when the Irish dance sensation returns to Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City, UT, March 31 – April 3, 2011 as a special to the Broadway in Utah 2010-2011 Season. Broadway in Utah subscribers can purchase tickets, through the Kingsbury Hall box office, before they go on sale to the general public!

Riverdance, Irish Music, Dance Company, Celtic Music“A Phenomenon of Historic Proportions!” raves the Washington Post.” An explosion of sight and sound that simply takes your breath away,” cheers the Chicago Tribune. “A family evening unlike anything else!” exclaims The London Times. Discover why nothing in the world compares to The Original International Phenomenon! Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, you won’t want to miss Riverdance!

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Festival of Colors

Holi Festival of Colors Celebration the coming of Spring, Krishna Temple, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah County Valley, Music, Feast, Indian, DancingHoli is the Festival of Colors, a traditional Indian holiday celebrated in our own innovative fashion. By far our biggest festival of the year, during Holi 2010 thousands of revelers flooded the temple and grounds for a day of brightly colored powder, mantra, music and a bit of “holi” mayhem.

There will be musical interludes, the lighting of a bonfire, burning of an effigy, and the throwing of dry colors on friend and foe alike.

This year, realizing that Holi has developed a national following especially among college festival-goers, we are preparing more parking and more colors (by far) than ever before. The music, the dance, the worship, the facilities — everything is being upgraded for Holi 2011.

The Tradition

In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colorful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver). People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other.

Holi 2011 Color Throwings will be March 26th every 2 hours from 10 am – 8 pm & Sunday March 27 from Noon – 4 pm *** Admission is Free! ***

Saturday Schedule

On the main stage (subject to change):

10 am – 11:00 am will be Prem Mayi & Band

11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Namrock with TK & Nirantara with Jai Krishna Das & Govinda Dhatta, including Curt Gordon (lead guitar), Troy Peery (bass) Josh Francis (Trumpet), Dan Nelson (Saxaphone) & Shaun Thomas (drums).

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm, C.C. White

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Larisa Stow & the Shakti Tribe

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Govinda Dhatta, Jai Krishna Das, Namrock, & Nirantara

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm C.C. White

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm, Larisa Stow & the Shakti Tribe

7:15 pm – 8:30 pm All Star Finale: C.C. White, Larisa Stow, Prem Mayi, TK, Govinda Dhatta.

In the Temple Room

10 am – Noon, Temple Bhajan Band, Noon – 2:00 pm, Prem Mayi & Band, 12:00 pm – 2 pm, Kirtaniyas, 2 pm – 4:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Temple Bhajan Band, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Kirtaniyas,

Sunday TBA

  • Krishna Temple
    8628 S State Rd Spanish Fork, UT 84660-9227 (801) 798-3559

Kilt Night Swagger with Heathen Highlanders

Piper Down Irish Pub presents Kilt Night Swagger with Heathen Highlanders and the Crawford School of Irish Dancing February 12th, 2011 at 9pm. 2/12/2011

Heathen Highlanders with Crawford Irish Dancers, Bagpipes, Irish Music, Celtic Dancing, Highland Dancing, Piper Down Pub, Salt Lake City, UtahIt all started one late October night in 2005; Mike, Ian and Dave met together on the Piper Down stage to show the crowd what they had. They struck in, and the bar went wild. From that moment on, the idea that was to become the Heathen Highlanders was born. Time passed, and the group has grown to be eleven members strong. They perform at bar shows, conventions, weddings, funerals, bar mitzvahs, and any other events imaginable. No job is too odd.

This rag tag bunch of miscreants are dedicated to blaring loud Scottish and Irish bagpipe music, emptying barrels of punch, wooing lonely women and having a lot of fun. They are easily recognized by their lack of uniformity and complete disregard for the rules of traditional piping. If you happen to run into one of these guys around Salt Lake City, don’t worry; everyone but Steve has received their rabies shots. Just drop a dollar in the jug and enjoy.

The Crawford School of Irish Dance can trace its roots back to 1983 when it began in Utah as the McTeggart School of Irish Dance, under the direction of Maureen McTeggart Hall A.D.C.R.G.  It is the oldest Irish dance school in the state of Utah and has been under the direction of Jill Polkinghorne Crawford, TCRG since 2002.