Encore Spring 2019

Ballroom Dance Company

Honoring Ira A. Fulton

BYU Ballroom Dance Company members Carli Ralph and Ben Ralph pose with Ira Fulton (center) at his home.

For their midsemester tour in October, the BYU Ballroom Dance Company took to the road to Southern Utah and Arizona. While touring, the company visited with philanthropist Ira A. Fulton, who has given and continues to give charitable donations to colleges throughout Arizona and Utah. “We are so grateful for Mr. Fulton. His generosity truly allows us to reach for the stars and make our dreams come true,” says Curt Holman, director of the Ballroom Dance Company.

The company honored Fulton’s legacy by performing numbers from their show Come Alive at Fulton’s home in Chandler, Arizona. The 20-minute performance for Fulton and his family and friends was followed by lunch and a tour of his house. “It’s really a privilege and honor to have you here today,” Fulton told the Ballroom Dance Company. “I just think so much of you and want you to know that I love you.”

On tour the company also performed in St. George, Utah, and in the Arizona cities of Holbrook, Show Low, Tucson, Queen Creek, Mesa, and Surprise, where they mingled with audience members, BYU alumni, and hosts.