Idaho International Dance and Music Festival



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Country and Region United StatesIdaho
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Rexburg and Burley, Idaho USA
Festival Contact Information

Idaho International Dance and Music Festival
c/o Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce
127 East Main Street
Rexburg, ID 83440 USA
Phone: (01) 208-356-5700
Fax: (01) 208-356-5799
Email: info@rexcc.com

Festival Description

The Idaho International Folk Dance Festival just finished celebrating its 24th Anniversary this summer. Tens of thousands of people will take part in activities during the last week of July and the first week of August. Hundreds of dancers from around the world will gather to share their culture and to promote world peace. Over the ten-day festival it is estimated that in excess of 60,000 people enjoy the various events. As you can probably tell, it has become a very integral part of the community’s activities. People in our community work and plan for this 10-day event for a year in advance, sometimes more. This is something fun that families can do together and at the same time have a very educational experience.

Festival Dates July 25 - August 4, 2012
Festival Links

http://www.idahofolkdance.com
http://www.rexcc.com

Festival Story:

Up to 300 dancers perform in a variety of venues. From the Opening Ceremonies with fireworks, through the Parade, the Street Festival, Youth Culture Classes, Adult Dance Classes, Performances, and other ceremonies it is not unusual to see dancing, singing, and laughter filling the streets. Classes are taught by individual teams throughout the week. The performances are first class and are filled with color, music, and rhythm. The goal of the festival was to have a cultural exchange between the community and countries of the world. It was felt from the beginning that the best way to achieve this result was to have the dancers stay in the homes of the people of the community. This bonding between the performers and the people has become the strength of the festival over the years.

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Practical Info:

Festival dates 2010:
  • July 28 - 30, 2010 — Burley Idaho
  • July 31 - August 7, 2010 Rexburg, Idaho

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