The BYU Ballroom Dance Company performed in the Kirkham Auditorium March 22.
“Widely regarded as one of the premiere collegiate dance teams in the United States, the BYU Dance Company presents an exciting evening of color, sound, and movement,” according to the show’s official program. “As current United States National Formation Dance champions, the team displays an imaginative style sure to captivate audiences of all ages.”
The gro performed 17 numbers including the foxtrot, samba, waltz and rumba.
“It was wonderful,” said Rachelle Tolman, a senior studying elementary education. “It was awe-inspiring. It really swept me away. I could honestly not pick a favorite dance.”
One of the numbers performed was a tribute to the musical “Hairspray.” The dancers’ costumes represented the style of the ‘60s and the girls wore wigs.
“I’m a ballroom dancer too,” said Nathan Black, a freshman studying business management. “They give a vision for what [ballroom] dance really can be. They were very good at telling a story. That’s something that I aspire to do.”
Another number was to a song called “Come Home Soon” and was in honor of those who serve in the armed forces, and to their families. The men who danced in this number wore the uniforms of the different branches in the military.
“[The performers] were awesome. I can’t describe it,” said Rachel Ryan, a senior studying vocal performance. “They’re talented and they came down to talk to us afterwards. They’re not divas.”
Ashley Nixon, a senior studying finance, and a performer, said being a part of the gro was an opportunity of a lifetime.