After performing on “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Dancing With The Stars,” and CBS’ “Live to Dance,” the dance company The Vibe has produced some of America’s favorite dancers. The dance group, which includes Tadd Gadduang, top four finalist of SYTYCD, and top six finalist Caitlynn Lawson, said they are proud to bring their talent to Provo in the show “Move!”
Michelle Brockbank, co-owner of The Vibe, spoke about the different styles of dance in the upcoming show.
“It’s a diverse, high-energy show,” Brockbank said. “There’s a variety from hip-hop, to jazz, to contemporary, to ballroom. We will be performing a lot of dance numbers that have been on TV, some aired and some not.”
The group’s recent popularity and TV performances have helped the dancers progress both individually and as a group.
“As individuals go on shows like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and dance in professional dance companies, they fulfill the dreams that they have,” Brockbank said. “This is an incredibly talented group. As they have embarked on different adventures in the dance world, they’ve grown as a whole.”
Rick Robinson, choreographer and another co-owner of The Vibe, described the eclectic combination of performances in “Move!”
“The show is The Vibe reliving it’s great moments, especially from live TV,” he said. “We will be performing different numbers we have done over the years, from ‘Dancing With The Stars’ to ‘Live to Dance.’ Some from the audition process, one from the finale.”
Robinson said The Vibe produces original and versatile dance numbers that entertain the audience from start to finish.
“We’ve taken these numbers and expanded them to show the versatility of the group,” Robinson said. “The audience will experience contemporary, jazz, ballroom, hip-hop, tumbling, lifts, live props. It’s a good mixture and a good way for people to see The Vibe.”
Lindsay Arnold, 18, a Provo native, has been dancing since the age of 5. Although this is hardly her first performance, she said she is anticipating the exciting new show.
“We’ve been doing these kinds of shows for about three years and I’ve been involved in every one,” she said. “But this show is big for us.”
Although she has performed in many shows, Arnold is excited to perform and improve as a dancer and as a group.
“I feel like in this show, we’re improving upon what we had in past years,” she said. “It’s exciting to make each show unique and something the audience hasn’t seen before.”
The group has evolved as it has gained popularity and publicity in recent years.
“Ever since we’ve done the TV shows and had these amazing experiences, we’ve become so much more professional and learned how to become better performers,” Arnold said. “We definitely know how to entertain an audience.”
Tickets for “Move!” are available for purchase online at coveycenter.org, or through their box office, located at 425 W. Center St. in downtown Provo.
Show performances are Friday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for balcony and $18 for main floor.
The Vibe is offering special student discounts for the Saturday matinee performance; with student ID, tickets are only $5 at the door.