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Come experience captivating performances at Extravadance: Home

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Extravadance: Home will debut in the Eliza R. Snow Performing Arts Drama Theater. The show will run until Nov. 19 and will feature some of the best of the BYU-Idaho Department of Dance.

The dance numbers will vary in style from hip-hop and contemporary, to ballet and jazz. For the first time in Extravadance history, the show will be choreographed, run and directed exclusively by students.

“The first day we had rehearsal I would just cry because I could already tell that this was an amazing show,” said Hannah Perkes, a junior studying marriage and family and minoring in dance. “It’s really inspiring. I recommend going earlier in the week because you’ll probably want to go twice.”

The theme of the show is “Home” and what that means to all of the performers and choreographers.

“At Extravadance this year, there are 20 pieces full of energy and heartfelt connections to home,” said student director Austyn Bass, a senior studying dance pedagogy. “I know I have found a connection to my own home life in each and every piece, and my hope is that each viewer will find their own connections as well.”

The students in the Department of Dance eagerly anticipate sharing their hard work with audiences. More than exhibiting their talents with attendees, they look forward to sharing pieces of their hearts through their performances.

“I hope that everyone who comes to the show can have a great experience,” said Clarissa Jack, a senior studying dance. “Whether it be a connection to a piece of choreography or just a night of entertainment, there is always something exciting about live shows. We work hard for months to put together a show that the audience will be able to connect with and enjoy so we hope to see everyone there!”

To experience these performances, be sure to purchase tickets at the BYU-I Ticket Office.

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