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Yearly Calendar of Special Events

Listing of Utah’s Yearly Special Events

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January

New Year’s Eve Holiday Events

Sundance Film Festival

Bluff Balloon Festival

Lagoon Entertainment Auditions

Utah Chili Open and Golf Classic

Utah Jazz NBA Basketball Games

Utah Grizzlies Ice Hockey Games

Sundance Film Festival

Timpanogos Midwinter Storytelling Festival

Winterfest

Homeshow  2nd Week of January

International Auto Show – 3rd Week of January

February

Valentine’s Day Holiday Events

South Jordan Daddy Daughter Dance

Thanksgiving Point’s Annual Valentine Dinner & Dance

Wood Carvers Annual Exhibit

Utah Jazz NBA Basketball Games

Utah Grizzlies Ice Hockey Games

Boatshow (2nd Week in January)

March

St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Events

Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous

Celtic Celebration

Festival of Colors

Great Salt Lake Woodcarvers Show

Real Soccer Games

Relief Society Celebration

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Tattoo Convention

The Salt Lake Tribune Spring Home & Garden Festival

Thanksgiving Point Wedding Expo

Wood Carvers Annual Exhibit

Utah Jazz NBA Basketball Games

Utah Grizzlies Ice Hockey Games

April

Easter Holiday Events

Easter Jeep Safari

Run For Kids

Salt Lake Bees Baseball

Tartan Ball

Tulip Festival

Utah Valley Home & Garden Expo

Utah Valley Women’s Expo

May

Mother’s Day Holiday Events

Memorial Day Holiday Events

Cinco de Mayo Holiday Events

Fly with the Flock 5K

Hill Air Force Base Air Show

Lunch Brunch Concert Series

Miss South Jordan Pageant

Mother’s Day Garden Fair

Pony Express Days

Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series

Utah Renaissance Festival and Fantasy Faire

UVU Auto Expo & Swap Meet

June

Father’s Day Holiday Events

Brewfest

Brigham Young Historic Park Concerts

Farmers’ Markets

Groovefest American Music Festival

Heber Valley Pow-Wow

Homestead Concert Series

Mountain Man Rendezvous

Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music Festival

Park Silly Sunday Market

Pony Express Days

Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series

Riverton Arts Festival

Scottish Festival & Highland Games

South Jordan Country Festival

Utah Arts Festival

Utah Shakespearean Festival

Utah State Instrument Championships

Wendover Air Show

Westfest

July

Independence Day  4th of July Holiday Events

Pioneer Day Holiday Events

Brigham Young Historic Park Concerts

The Canyons Resort Summer Concert Series

Days of 47 Pioneer Parade

Hidden Hollow Concert Series

Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series

Sugar House Art & Street Festival

Utah Shakespearean Festival

August

Acoustic All Stars Music Festival

Brigham Young Historic Park Concerts

Burning Man Festival

The Canyons Resort Summer Concert Series

Celtic Festival & Highland Games

Craft Lake City Festival

Davis County Fair

Hidden Hollow Concert Series

Park City Kimball Arts Festival

Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series

Salt Lake County Fair

Spring City Bluegrass Festival

Utah Shakespearean Festival

Western Legends Roundup

Women’s Red Rock Music Festival

September

Labor Day Holiday Events

Brigham City Peach Days

Burning Man Festival

Hidden Hollow Concert Series

Midway Swiss Days

Moab Music Festival

Hurricane Utah Peach Days

Pirate Festival & Renaissance Faire

Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series

Salt Lake Greek Festival

St. Joseph’s Irish Folk Festival

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Timpanogos Summer Storytelling Festival

Utah State Fair

Utah Shakespearean Festival

October

Halloween Holiday Events

Bluff Arts Festival

Little Haunt

Utah Shakespearean Festival

November

Thanksgiving Holiday Events

December

Candlelight Christmas

Christmas Holiday Events

Salsa Dance Lessons & Shows

DF Salsa Socials are held every other Friday at DF Dance Studio and are a treat if you are looking for some Authentic Latin Dancing in Salt Lake City.

Salsa Dance Lessons, Dancing & Shows at DF Dance Studio, Salt Lake City, Utah, Latin Dancing, Singles, Couples, Dating IdeasThere is always a beginner salsa or bachata class to start off the night & Dance Shows & Competitions during the night. But the real secret of these parties lies in the ATMOSPHERE of the studio & people who attend it.

BYOP (bring your own partner) rule doesn’t apply here! Everyone dances with everyone. If you live in SLC and haven’t been to these socials – you are missing out! Come take a class, & dance with us.
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Everyone is welcome, so come take a class with us and bring your friends!

Salsa, Bachata and Reggaeton dancing  on two dance floors with Dance Performances throughout the night to 1:30am!  We also provide a roaming photographer so look your best!

Beginning Salsa Class  9:15 pm

$8 per person (Alcohol available for purchase)

Check out Pics from previous DF salsa socials & get Facebook invites on our “Salsa Socials on Fridays at DF Dance Studio” Facebook group!

Salsa and Ballroom Dance Lessons at DF Dance Studio all year round!

  • Beginning Salsa – Mondays @ 7pm & Saturdays @ 2pm
  • Beginning Salsa for Couples only – Tuesdays @ 7pm
  • Beginning Bachata – Wednesdays @ 8pm
  • Beginning Salsa Casino Rueda – Wednesdays @ 7pm
  • Beginning Social Ballroom – Thursdays @ 7pm
  • Beginning Swing – Thursdays @ 8:30pm

All classes are $60/6 week session. No partner is required & Lots of fun guaranteed!

Tattoo Convention

Tattoo Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Palace, Art, Fashion, Drawing, Illustration, Children's Activities, Belly dancing, Gypsy, Workshops

The Salt Lake City Tattoo Convention continues to feature a select group of world-class artists showcasing a variety of styles and techniques.

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2013 March 22-24
Exhibit Hall 5

2011 February
Salt Palace Convention Center 100 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (801) 534-4777

Hayes Christensen Theatre

Hayes Christensen Theatre - University of Utah Marriott Center of Dance, Salt Lake City, Utah, Modern Dance Venue, Performance, Ballet, Concert HallThe formal performance space in the Marriott Center for Dance, The Hayes Christensen Theatre, was named in honor of Elizabeth R. Hayes and William Christensen, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to dance and the University of Utah.

The 333-seat professional theatre, shared by the Departments of Modern Dance and Ballet, has 14 rows of seating steeply raked to permit all audience members an excellent view. On stage left is a quick change room, restroom, and a ballet barre with an electric-radiant panel to warm dancers’ legs and feet.

Our versatile yet intimate theatre can accommodate a wide-variety of live and unique performances. There’s not a bad seat in the house.

The Hayes Christensen Theatre has hosted lectures, conventions, lunch meetings, auditions, rehearsals, concerts, and live events to name a few. In addition to the Theatre, The Marriott Center for Dance has space and studios to accommodate every activity.

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Driving directions to the Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah: Enter Campus at 500 S and Guardsman Way (1580 E). Follow the round-about on S. Campus Drive west to the stop light at 1500 E. Turn right on 1500 E. The road will dead end in to the visitors pay parking lot. The Marriott Center for Dance building is on the west side of the parking lot.

Kingsbury Hall Ticket office Phone 801-581-7100 Hours 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Saturday

Flamenco

Flamenco is a style of music and dance which is native to several regions of southern Spain.

Flamenco Dancing, Dancers, Spain, Latin Dancing, Dance Lessons, Learn to Dance, Ballroom Along with its Romani origins, Spanish, Byzantine, Sephardic and Moorish elements have often been cited as influences in the development of flamenco. It has frequently been asserted that these influences coalesced near the end of the reconquista, in the 15th century. The origins of the word flamenco are unclear. It was not recorded until the late 18th century.

Flamenco is popularly depicted as being the music of Andulusian gitanos (gypsies) but historically its roots are in mainstream Andalusian society, in the latter half of the 18th century. Other regions, notably Extremadura and Murcia, have also contributed to the development of flamenco, and many flamenco artists have been born outside the gitano community. Latin American and especially Cuban influences have also contributed, as evidenced in the dances of “Ida y Vuelta”.

On November 16, 2010, UNESCO declared Flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Flamenco Today

Traditional flamenco artists never received any formal training: they learned by listening and watching relatives, friends and neighbors. Some artists are still self-taught, but nowadays, it is more usual for dancers and guitarists (and sometimes even singers) to be professionally trained. Some guitarists can even read music and study others styles like classical guitar or jazz, and many dancers take courses in contemporary dance or ballet as well as flamenco.

Flamenco occurs in three settings – the traditional juerga, in small-scale cabaret or concert venues and in the theatre.

The juerga is an informal, spontaneous gitano gathering (rather like a jazz “jam session”). This can include dancing, singing, palmas (hand clapping), or simply pounding in rhythm on an old orange crate or a table. Flamenco, in this context, is organic and dynamic: it adapts to the local talent, instrumentation, and mood of the audience. This context invites comparison with that other creation of a dispossessed class, the blues. Flamenco has been referred to as The Gypsy Blues, or even the European Blues as a means of providing a frame of reference to those new to the genre.

One tradition remains firmly in place: the cantaores(singers) are the heart and soul of the performance. A Peña Flamenca is a meeting place or grouping of Flamenco musicians or artists. There are also “tablaos”, establishments that developed during the 1960s throughout Spain replacing the “café cantante”. The tablaos may have their own company of performers for each show. Many internationally renowned artists have started their careers in “tablaos flamencos”, like the famous singer Miguel Poveda who began in El Cordobés, Barcelona.

The professional concert is more formal. A traditional singing performance has only a singer and one guitar, while a dance concert usually includes two or three guitars, one or more singers (singing in turns, as flamenco cantaors sing solo), and one or more dancers. One of the singers may play the cajon if there is no dedicated cajon player, and all performers will play palmas even if there are dedicated palmeros. The so-called Nuevo Flamenco New flamenco may include flutes or saxophones, piano or other keyboards, or even the bass guitar and the electric guitar. Camarón de la Isla was one artist who popularized this style. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License – Wikipedia

Finally there is the theatrical presentation of flamenco, which uses flamenco technique and music but is closer in presentation to a ballet performance.

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