Audience members can watch a variety of numbers choreographed by faculty in the Dance Faculty Showcase on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium.

Ashley Storm, the Associate Department Chair, is a faculty member involved in planning the showcase.

“The showcase will be different each year,” Storm said.

Storm explained that the dance faculty submitted proposals for dances they would like to choreograph. Roughly 12 of those proposals have been picked for the showcase.

Dancers rehearsing an 80's-style number for the Dance Faculty Showcase

Dancers rehearsing an 80's-style number for the Dance Faculty Showcase. Photo credit: Kimber Pearce

Storm explains that attendees can expect different types of dance.

“We have footwork, world dance and 80’s musical style,” Storm said. “This time, there will also be contemporary and jazz.”

The dancers, who will perform this wide variety of dance, have been rehearsing since the semester started.

Dancers prepare for Dance Faculty Showcase

Dancers prepare for Dance Faculty Showcase Photo credit: Kimber Pearce

The long-time show “Extravadance” teaches each dance for only 2 or 3 days before getting on stage.

In contrast, the showcase emphasizes choreography and mastery of technique.

“It fixes an educational gap that we saw for the students,” Storm said.

The ballroom dancers rehearse a synchronized dip for their performance at the Dance Faculty Showcase

The ballroom dancers rehearse a synchronized dip for their performance at the Dance Faculty Showcase Photo credit: Kimber Pearce

Students majoring in Dance are studying performing arts.

“Without an audience and that performance, we can’t complete their educational experience,” Storm said.

Dancers stand in formation for 80's musical-style dance number

Dancers stand in formation for 80's musical-style dance number. Photo credit: Kimber Pearce

BYU-I students and faculty can buy tickets with an I-Card for $5 through the campus ticketing service. Tickets cost $8 for community members.