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International Folk Dance Ensemble

One of the most popular performing groups at Brigham Young University is the International Folk Dance Ensemble. Established in 1956 under the direction of Mary Bee Jensen, the Folk Dance Ensemble has performed to audiences around the world.

The International Folk Dance Ensemble performs in Belgium in 1968.

The Brigham Young University Archives is home to several collections that document the history of the International Folk Dance Ensemble. They include:

  • UA 1340 International Folk Dance Ensemble records, 1956-1981. This collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, tour information, correspondence, class inventories, budgets, videos, and programs documenting the ensemble’s activities.
  • UA 5579 Mary Bee Jensen scrapbook on the International Folk Dance Ensemble, 1951-1964. This collection contains a photocopy and two digital copies on compact disc of a scrapbook on the Brigham Young University International Folk Dancers, dating from between 1951 and 1964. The scrapbook was complied by Mary Bee Jensen’s father.
  • BX 8688 .A1 no.21 Folk dancers of the Brigham Young University
  • BX 8608 .A1a no.3528Brigham Young University International Folk Dancers

If you would like to learn more about the materials held by the University Archives that document the history of the International Folk Dance Ensemble, please contact the University Archivist at (801) 422-5821 or gordon_daines@byu.edu.

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