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Dancing in Boise

Idaho Salsa Fest, LED, Project Flux


You can (Salsa Idaho Festival). You can also catch an innovative dance company (LED) and read our review of another (Project Flux).

With the 2015 debut of This Side of Paradise, LED brought brilliant dance, live music and video to the Morrison Center, Egyptian Theatre and Treefort Music Fest. The performing art collaborative is set to do it again on yet another stage with a glimpse of This Way to the Egress, a multimedia work inspired by a runaway primate. On Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10, at Visual Arts Collective, see Chapter 1 of This Way, along with performances from past LED works. Shows start at 8 p.m. and tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door, available through More at

If you want to try your hand—and feet—at tripping the light fantastic, head to the 10th Annual Salsa Idaho Festival on Saturday, June 11, at the Knitting Factory. Beginner dance lessons start at 9 p.m. and once California based Edgardo y Candela starts playing its intoxicating sound, you won't care who's watching. Tickets are $20 (18 and over), and more information is available at

In dance review news, Boise Weekly Staff Writer Harrison Berry beat feet to the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Center on June 3 to catch the Project Flux 2016 performance. Read his full review here.