Jason Olson, Deseret Morning News
Rick Robinson in "Evolutions of Dance." This year's performance is at Covey Center for the Arts.

PROVO — Rick Robinson's "Evolutions of Dance" 2008 has moved to the Covey Center for the Arts.

It's the third year Robinson has put on the show, filled with some 35 local dancers from Salt Lake and Utah counties. The two previous shows were held at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.

A preview of the show is scheduled for Robinson's own black-box theater at his new Vibe Studio for the Performing Arts, 806 N. 2800 West, Lindon. The studio teaches contemporary and ballroom dance, hip-hop, jazz, tap and ballet.

"It's mostly a dress rehearsal for us," he said.

The tiny theater seats up to 50 people, Robinson said.

"Evolutions of Dance" takes audiences from early tribal dances, moving through the Renaissance and into the 20th century with dances from the 1920s, '30s, '40s and into the '90s and then the future of dance. It combines such dance forms as hip-hop, jazz and ballroom, all in one show, Robinson said.

"That's the beauty of it," he said.

Audiences will likely see a dance style they especially like. Additionally, special guest dancers from Springville High, Mountain View High in Orem, Alta High and Jordan High in Sandy and Juan Diego High in Draper are scheduled to perform a 1960s dance.

Robinson's 12,500-square-foot facility holds five dance studios, including a large studio that converts to the black-box theater. A live television feed broadcasts performances to hallway television monitors.

Other television sets throughout the building tout dance schedules and upcoming events. A cafe offers health food, while dancers may purchase dance clothing and shoes in an in-house store. Meanwhile, wireless Internet is available for parents to work or Web surf while waiting for their children during class, Robinson said.

If you go . . .

What: "Evolutions of Dance"

Where: Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo

When: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 25-Feb. 1

Cost: $18/$14 children 12-under

Web: www.coveycenter.org

E-mail: [email protected]