Dance notes: Ballet West's annual Gala features a dance competition

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Ghost Town Dance

DF Dance Studio will premiere its "Ghost Town" Halloween dance production, which combines salsa, ballroom, Argentine tango, hip-hop and jazz.

When • Friday, Oct. 26, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Where • DF Dance Studio, 2978 S. State, South Salt Lake

Tickets • $10; visit

Ballet West Gala

The fundraiser offers a preview of the company's season. This year's event features a Dancing for Our Stars competition. Visit to vote for a favorite dance couple; each vote costs $10.

When • Saturday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.

Where • Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $75, at; no babes in arms.

Old Time Square and Contra Dance

Old Time Square and Contra Dance with Loose Shoes will perform; musicians are invited to sit in.

When • Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.

Where • First Unitarian Church, 569 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5 donation