The Utah Arts Festival starts today, and tonight the dance acts begin.

Thursday - Saturday of the festival from 3:00-3:30 pm SLC Ballet Youth Company performs. 

California based Bandaloop performs Thursday-Sunday of the festival at 6pm and 8pm on the Glass Wall of the Library. They dub this vertical dance and will utilize the curving glass facade of the Library as the stage for their art which is part dance, part climbing in a perspective-bending performance.

Friday night the dance is in full swing as Ririe Woodbury Dance company takes the Festival Stage at 6pm. This will be the first performance under the leadership of the new artistic director Daniel Charon.

Saturday June 22 at 1:15 pm utilizing a lot of skill, a little luck, and suggestions from the audience, Movement Forum will transform an ordinary dance event into a true one-of-a-kind experience on the Park Stage. They will be joined by musical guests, Salt Lake Whalefishers.

The dance continues on Saturday at 4:30pm at the Festival Stage with Children's Dance Theatre.

CDT, with Children 8-18, Presents The Snow Queen.

A magic mirror that magnifies everything evil shatters into millions of pieces, two of which lodge in the eye and heart of a boy named Kai, transforming his vision and heart completely. Can Gerda, Kai's devoted friend, survive the perilous quest to break the Snow Queen's enchantment and rescue her beloved Kai?

Sunday the Festival closes with Utah's Repertory Dance Theatre. RDT offers a unique Festival Performance—EXCURSIONS—featuring works showcasing innovation, athleticism and beauty. They present an exciting program featuring a variety of dances filled with high energy, humor and drama. Includes a special performance of "Eight Seconds of Fame", choreographed by RDT dancers, and based on movement phrases contributed by over 70 community members during last summer's Utah Arts Festival.