UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Department of Ballet, Senior Showcase, May 6, 6 p.m., Marriott Center for Dance, free.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, “Evening of Dance: Gifts from My Father,” BYU Young DanceMakers, directed by Kathleen B. Sheffield, May 8-9, 7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, $5 in advance, $6 day of the performance, 801-422-4322,

REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE, “Ring Around the Rose,” RDT’s Ring Around the Rose is a “wiggle-friendly” series of performances that introduces children to the arts: May 9, Hatch Magic and Music, enjoy an enchanting performance of magic accompanied by piano and violin, all shows begin at 11:00 a.m., at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, $5 (children 2 and under free), 801-355-2787,,

UTAH REGIONAL BALLET, Spring Performance, presented by Jacqueline’s School of Ballet, May 15-16, Ragan Theater, Utah Valley University, for tickets call 801-796-7323. 

MOUNTAIN WEST BALLET, “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Linda Fenton, Christy McQuaid and Masie Lancaster, artistic directors, May 15, 16, 18, 8 p.m., Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East, Sandy, $14 adults premium, $12 students and seniors premium, $10 children premium (4-12 years), $12 adult priority, $10 students/seniors priority, $8 children priority (4-12 years), 801-467-8499, 801-888-8499,,, or at the door.

BALLET WEST, “Innovations,” the program features works by up-and-coming choreographers and exploration into cutting-edge territory, Nicolo Fonte’s Presto, a specially commissioned work for the 50th anniversary gala, and a world premiere by Utah native and international dancer and choreographer Garrett Smith will be featured, May 15-16, 20-21, 22-23, 7:30 p.m., also a 2 p.m. matinee on May 23, Jeanné Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, $49.50 general, 801-355-2787,


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UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY, Ballroom Dance Company, “A Story,” Paul Winkelman, company director, spectacular dancing, swirling dresses, vibrant energy, and engaging melodies straight from the Broadway stage, April 23-25, 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee also on April 25,   Ragan Theatre, $12 general, $8 students, 801-863-7529, or box office located in Noorda Theatre, or Campus Connection,

REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE, “Reunion,” on the threshold of 50 years, the program features choreography from dancers who have brought us to this milestone, with choreography by RDT alumni Linda C. Smith, Kay Clark, Bill Evans, Lynne Wimmer, Angie Banchero-Kelleher, Brent Schneider, Francisco Gella and Nathan Shaw, April 23-25, 7:30 p.m., Jeanné Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, $30 general, 801-355-2787,

BALLET WEST II, presented by The Ogden Symphony Ballet Association, “Aladdin,” follow a poor youth and an entire cast of colorful characters as Aladdin strives to win the love of his beautiful princess and spoil the plans of the wicked sorcerer, April 25, 7 p.m., Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University, $8-$25, for more information and tickets,