Date: Friday, July 17
Location: Madison High School – Performing Arts Center
Price: 6-16 – Public Invited – Free Event
Date: Tuesday, July 14th
Location: Rigby High School (3850 E 300 North, Rigby, ID 83442)
Price: Ages 6- 16 – Public Invited – Free Event
One of the most successful events of the Idaho International Summerfest is the opportunity given to the youth of the valley to meet with the dancers in an educational forum.
Free Youth Culture activities are provided to young people of this area, ages 6-16,with the opportunity for them to mingle with the dancers and learn dance steps, their music, the meaning of their costumes, and the cultures of various countries.
Festival passports provide space for each participant to obtain autographs from individual dancers. These young people can attend up to 35 different sections of dance class. To make sure the dancers and the young patrons have a great experience, classes are restricted to 40 people per session. Youth Culture is a free activity.
We asked some youth, “What do you like most about Youth Culture Days?” Here are their responses:
Sydney – age 5 – “I like learning my friends’ dances.“
Jacob – age 7 – “Doing Thai dances with the Thailand dancers because they stayed at our house.”
Nathan – age 7 – “I like to dance.”
Erik – age 11 – “Seeing the different cultures.”
Dana – age 15 – “Interacting with the team members from other countries.”
Jerusha – age 16 – “Seeing how the teams from other countries interact with USA children.“