Dance: Culturally diverse dance groups to perform at the Leo and Salaam festival

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Beyond Belly Dance

The Leonardo will host 30 performers showcasing the evolution of dance from Africa to the Middle East.

When • Friday, Aug. 31, at 8:30 p.m.

Where • The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15; day of $20;

Salaam Festival

The family-oriented festival will feature Central Asian dances, plus the fire-dancing Samba Fogo troupe and Rinceoiri Don Spraoi Irish Dancers.

When • Saturday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where • Pioneer Park, 350 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; information at or contact Ghulam Hasnain at 801-671-6709

The Rose Exposed

Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, SBDance and other resident arts organizations of the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center will perform.

When • Saturday, Sept. 1, from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., and 7 and 9 p.m.

Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10;

Rocky Mountain Choreography fest

Imagine Ballet Theatre, along with Weber State University dance faculty, and the Utah Dance Education Organization will sponsor the Second Annual Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival. Entrees must not exceed 10 minutes. The application materials can be downloaded at

When • Application deadline is Saturday, Sept. 1

Where • Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • $75 per piece;