Dance: Ballet West's gift, plus '198 Inches of Awesome' at Sugar Space, and U. dance concert

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Ballet West donation

The Barbara Barrington Jones family foundation, located in Lehi, has donated $100,000 to Ballet West's education and outreach programs. The company says the education programs have reached 101,724 students and educators throughout Utah during the 2011-2012 school year.

Dance workshops

Repertory Dance Theatre will hold two workshops for dancers ages 10-13 and 14-18, as well as a concert in Gunnison.

When • Workshops: Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 25-26, 3:30 p.m.

Concert • Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

Tickets • $10, $7 seniors/students

Where • Gunnison Valley High School, 35 E. 600 South, Gunnison

Info • Call Diana Spencer at 435-979-2798;

'198 Inches of Awesome'

Sugar Space's artist-in-residence program presents "198 Inches of Awesome."

When • Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 28-March 2, 8 p.m.

Where • Sugar Space Studio for the Arts, 616 E. Wilmington Ave., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; visit

U.'s Performing Dance Company

The University of Utah Modern Dance Department's company presents its spring concert, with work from faculty members and guests.

When • Thursday, Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Marriott Center for Dance, 330 S. 1500 East, University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $12; U. of U. faculty/staff: $8; visit

Info • or call 801-571-7100 for information.

Shimmy this way

Join the festivities at the 11th Annual Belly Dance Spring Fest, the largest belly dance festival in Utah.

When • Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where • Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7; children under five are free