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REXBURG, Idaho ­­­- The Ririe Woodbury Dance Company from Salt Lake City will perform Thursday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kirkham Auditorium at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg.

The contemporary dance company was founded in 1964 by two Utah women, Joan Woodbury and Shirley Ririe, who were both professors of dance at the University of Utah. Their passion for dance not only included performing, choreographing and teaching - it was accompanied by a deep commitment to the value of dance for everybody and its necessity in the education of youth.

Over the years, the company has grown from its beginning as a local entity into an internationally renowned dance company, having performed in every state in the United States, as well as throughout Europe, South Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the British Isles.

Located in downtown Salt Lake City, the company performs four different shows annually in the Capitol Theatre and Jeanne Wagner Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets for the Center Stage concert are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. Tickets can be purchased at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, by calling 496-3170 or online at tickets.byui.edu.