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By  Emily Abel
August 22, 2020 11:30 AM MDT
Kirstie Stevens of Queensland, Australia, had perhaps the best surprise of her life when her boyfriend, Jake Mangakahia, proposed to her on live national television. The couple had been separated because of coronavirus lockdowns, but Mangakahia wasn’t going to let that stop him from proposing to the woman he believes God led him to.
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By  LDS Living
August 21, 2019 12:02 PM MDT
Despite receiving glowing praise from the judges, both of the Sosa siblings found themselves in the bottom four of So You Think You Can Dance this week.
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August 06, 2019 03:41 PM MDT
In 16 seasons, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance has never had a pair of siblings crack the top 10 together. Until now.
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June 20, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
Stake youth dances are a great way to have fun and meet new people. How many of these personalities have you run across at a stake dance?
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April 09, 2019 12:30 PM MDT
Between Cosmo the Cougarand the Cougarettes, BYU groups can't seem to stay out of national headlines for their epic dance moves. After three days of competition at the 2019 NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships in Daytona Beach, Flordia, the BYU Cougarettes posted on Facebook, "This weekend was the stuff dreams are made of. DOUBLE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!"
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March 01, 2019 04:34 PM MST
Thanks to LDS Daily for making us aware of this video.
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February 25, 2019 04:06 PM MST
CNN, Time, Fox, MSN, POPSUGAR, Daily Mail. One Latter-day Saint toddler has been capturing headlines across the globe.
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September 13, 2018 02:42 PM MDT
So you think Latter-day Saints can't dance? It's a myth that has circulated pop culture and cultural halls, whether based on the lack of rhythm found at certain stake dances or this clip from Cheers, it's hard to tell:
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September 11, 2018 02:28 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint dancer Jensen Arnold placed second in last night’s finale episode of So You Think You Can Dance. Although she didn’t win the entire competition, Arnold is thrilled for first-place winner Hannahlei Cabanilla and is grateful for her time on the show.
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September 06, 2018 02:53 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint dancers Charity Anderson and Andres Peñate have made history yet again. Not only have they become the first dancers to earn a perfect score on World of Dance, they are also the first Latter-day Saints to win the junior division. But that almost didn't happen.
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August 28, 2018 02:49 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint dancer Jensen Arnold continues to wow judges and win votes on So You Think You Can Dance as she confirmed her spot in the final four in last night’s episode.
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By  LDS Living
August 21, 2018 01:52 PM MDT
Jensen Arnold has continued making waves on So You Think You Can Dance, dancing her way into the top six performers.
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August 14, 2018 05:49 PM MDT
“I have to say I was a liar. I said that your first number was the best performance of the night, but that number was definitely the best number of the night,” So You Think You Can Dance judge Mary Murphy said. “The attack was so amazing. You were just digging in, and you just ate it up. Both of you were just stars in that piece. You annihilated it.”
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August 13, 2018 11:00 AM MDT
Latter-day Saints Charity Anderson and Andres Peñate made World of Dance history by becoming the first couple to earn a perfect score on the show earlier this month. The duo has been dancing together since they were 8 years old and competing on World of Dance fulfills a dream of both dancers.
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August 10, 2018 03:26 PM MDT
An estimated 4.7 million people watched Jaxon Willard dance on NBC’s World of Dance Wednesday night. Through high-flying leaps and balletic turns, Jaxon Willard told a story of personal struggle, a struggle his mother Cindy Willard told LDS Living her son was still going through at the time of the episode’s filming.
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By  LDS Living
August 08, 2018 05:25 PM MDT
When you think of Steve Young, you probably picture him as a BYU football player. Or throwing an incredible touchdown pass in the NFL. Or as an ESPN commentator.
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July 17, 2018 04:38 PM MDT
"This final solo can determine the rest of my life,” LDS dancer Jensen Arnold said before her solo performance that on "So You Think You Can Dance." But even though her amazing routine got her through to the top 20 on the show, she still has some major hurdles to face.
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By  LDS Living
July 11, 2018 08:45 PM MDT
Thanks to Utah Valley 360 for making us aware of this story.
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By  LDS Living
April 12, 2018 01:26 PM MDT
On Facebook, BYU Cougarettes celebrated their amazing success at the 2018 National Dance Alliance College Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida, saying, "Celebrating the end of an incredible year and journey together as a team. We ended in 2nd place in both Jazz and Hip Hop by less than .05. We are grateful for the memories we’ve made."
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December 12, 2017 08:16 PM MST
Okay, in case you didn't know, BYU's mascot Cosmo the Cougar has some awesome dance moves. In fact, his performance at the BYU vs. Boise State halftime show earned the attention of Inside Edition, USA Today, and other major news outlets.
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November 27, 2017 07:24 PM MST
When it comes to Christmas traditions, the Orgills and their 4 million-plus YouTube views put other families to shame.
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October 30, 2017 04:52 PM MDT
Thanks to KSL for making us aware of these videos.
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October 17, 2017 05:27 PM MDT
“The essence of what the song is about is that your dreams can come true and I remember when I was a struggling artist and when I was being told that I would never succeed, I was inspired by the Walt Disney story. You know, everyone told him he was a failure and yet, he didn’t give up. So I didn’t either,” Stirling said.
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September 19, 2017 04:36 PM MDT
Lindsey Stirling's smashing premiere performance on Dancing with the Stars last night earned her high praise from the judges, with Len Goodman calling it "the dance of the night."
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August 28, 2017 02:26 PM MDT
“The road to becoming a professional ballerina has been a wonderful but challenging one," Rebekah Petty, a principal ballerina in Australia toldMormon Newsroom. "I'm grateful for a family who raised me with strong gospel principles and a knowledge of eternal perspective. Putting the Lord first has helped me find real joy and a great many successes in my life, both personal and professional!”
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By  LDS Living
August 15, 2017 02:49 PM MDT
When Cpl. Greg Kerr responded to a noise complaint in Shaker Heights, Ohio, he should have brought his dancing shoes.
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By  LDS Living
July 22, 2017 01:15 PM MDT
Despite being confined to a wheelchair and only able to communicate through sign language, Emmalene has always wanted to be a ballerina. BYUtv's Random Acts helped make that dream come true when they surprised Emmalene's family with a day at the ballet and a backstage tour. But they had more in store for Emmalene than just watching the ballet. She was going to be the main event, getting to dance on stage in full costume with the other ballerinas. In the video, Emmalene's father captures her excitement, saying, "She just can't believe all this is for her."
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By  LDS Living
June 22, 2017 08:38 PM MDT
Latter-day Saints Jensen Arnold and Tristan Sosa tore up the dance floor with an incredible ballroom routine they performed for the season 14 auditions of So You Think You Can Dance.
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October 30, 2016 10:44 PM MDT
The daddy-daughter dance—it's one of the culminations of the wedding day, something girls dream about for years. And it's something this daddy-daughter duo have been practicing for weeks.
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October 04, 2016 05:31 PM MDT
Inspired by an article by Mormon Newsroom, featuring Jake Mangakahia for World Ballet Day on October 4, 2016.
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By  LDS Living
September 19, 2016 06:06 PM MDT
As seen in plenty of stake dances, some of us are endowed with amazing dancing abilities and some of us prefer the deacon shuffle. But Studio C shows us what happens when we take our dancing abilities (or the lack thereof!) too seriously, in this hilarious dance battle sketch.
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June 11, 2016 04:20 PM MDT
The BYU Ballroom Dance Team have dominated the British Open Ballroom Dance Championships in Blackpool, England for years now. And recently, they just won the Ballroom category of the competition for the 24th time.
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April 13, 2016 01:59 PM MDT
It's official. As of last week, the BYU Cougarettes are the national collegiate dance champions once again. This will mark their 16th national championship title, just in time for 2016.
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March 03, 2016 08:00 PM MST
After dancing for seven to eight hours a day and securing a spot with the prestigious Australian Ballet, Latter-day Saint Jake Mangakahia put everything on hold and even jeopardized his career to serve a mission. That's something his fellow dancers and the media have come to respect and even admire.
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January 23, 2016 01:30 PM MST
The latest "I'm a Mormon" video released by the Mormon Channel adds a fun new kick--Zumba! Alejandra Vidal, a spirited Zumba instructor, shows Church members an exciting new way to serve and enjoy life as she uses dance to uplift others, including those in a psychiatric hospital.
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December 04, 2015 02:52 PM MST
The Orgill family has a unique and fun family tradition. Every year, each of the eight siblings helps create an epic family Christmas dance video. This year, the family even created a human pyramid that reached all the way to the ceiling! Posted December 1, this video quickly went viral on Facebook and has well over 5,000 shares and nearly 400,000 views. Check it out!
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November 25, 2015 05:15 PM MST
The BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble just released their debut video, one that tells a love story in true Bollywood fashion –with lots of dancing, energy, color, and flair.
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January 14, 2014 03:15 PM MST
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March 29, 2012 03:03 PM MDT
Members of the Diamond Dance Company have a hard time pinning down exactly what they love most about their group. They love being able to use the talent they spent their youth developing. They love being able to inspire other women, and they love the strength they gain from each other and their audience.
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January 18, 2012 04:36 PM MST
Hindu dance will reportedly be held at Mormon Tabernacle on historic Temple Square in Salt Lake City (Utah, USA), which houses the world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). This Interfaith Musical Tribute, titled “Many Faiths One Family”, on February 26 will also include Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Jewish, Presbyterian, LDS, Unitarian, Gospel, Celtic, earth-based, etc., music/dance/blessings/readings. Free tickets are available at www.lds.org.
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