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, www.byuarts.com.
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, www.arttix.org, www.rdtutah.org.
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, www.Smithstix.com, www.mountainwestballet.org, 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, www.arttix.org.