Idaho International Dance and Music Festival

Idaho International Dance and Music Festival

Midsummer
Every summer Brigham Young University-Idaho, located in Rexburg, invites dancers from different continents to perform folk dance and music. For community leaders and for the university's arts enthusiasts, the Idaho International Dance & Music Festival is a great opportunity to promote tourism and participate in meaningful cultural exchange.
The university dance directors who founded the festival drew their inspiration from a folk dance tour of Europe they completed in 1983. They envisioned an opportunity to hold a dance event in Rexburg that would attract performers from all over the world. The inaugural festival took place in 1986, and since then the diversity of the team rosters has been notable. Between 1986 and 2006, 172 teams performed from over 55 countries. In recent years, the nearby town of Hurley has become a second site of the festival; its version takes place within a week or two of the Rexburg festival.
Opening Ceremonies kick off the festival. Over the course of a week about 10 teams representing different countries perform. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from the visiting dance teams in classes covering various cultures and styles of dance.
CONTACTS:
Rexburg Chamber of Commerce
420 W. 4th S.
Rexburg, ID 83440
208-356-5700 or 208-356-5799
www.rexcc.com
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