the Ballroom Dance Company took its show Swing ‘n’ Sway to Washington and Idaho this past fall. Many of the dancers grew up in Washington and got their start dancing with Pacific Ballroom Dance, a studio in Auburn that sends dozens of students to BYU’s program each year. “We were able to go back to their roots and teach about ballroom dance,” says BYU technician Emma Frost.
In Everett, the group took some of their costumes and dances to Denny Juvenile justice Center, where they did an outreach event for the residents and staff. “the kids were super receptive, one of the most receptive audiences we’ve had,” says Frost.
Other Washington cites the group performed in were Walla Walla, Olympia, Bremerton, Auburn, and Vancouver, with an additional stop in Caldwell, Idaho.