A record 10,990 people attended three performances of "A Time to Dance," a dance festival at which 4,000 youths and adults from some 30 area stakes performed.
The dancers, who each spent about 48 hours in preparation, performed folk, ballroom, pop, Charleston and original dances. The event was staged in the Memorial Coliseum June 30-July 1. Administrative director of the festival, which has been held every third year since 1973, was Kerrie Dickman, and the production director was Susie Bousha.In conjunction with the event, Elder Robert B. Harbertson of the Second Quorum of the Seventy and counselor in the area presidency spoke at two firesides held simultaneously. He addressed the first at the festival's beginning, and the second toward the end.