Are Vail International Dance Festival ticket sales a good sign for summer? |

Are Vail International Dance Festival ticket sales a good sign for summer?

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado

Based on the first two months of ticket sales for the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival, the Vail Valley will see a significant number of visitors from around the nation during the July 27-Aug. 11 festival season.

As of April 13, the Dance Festival is strongly outpacing sales from last year’s record season. Reports also show ticket purchasers from 27 different states.

Colorado tops the list in terms of tickets sold, with a strong majority of those buyers coming from the Front Range. Other states with significant purchases include Florida, Texas, California and New York.

The 2008 season sold out almost every performance, and the Vail Valley Foundation, organizers of the Festival, is cautiously optimistic based on the early sales that this year will build on the prior year’s success.

The 2009 Vail International Dance Festival will be highlighted by the return of tap superstar Savion Glover, and the third annual residency of Christopher Wheeldon and Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. The season will also include favorites including the International Evenings of Dance featuring stars from around the world, Ballroom’s Best, and the sophomore season of the popularly priced Dance for $20.09 performance.

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Tickets for the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival are priced from $9 to $85 and are available at or by phone at either 970-845-8497 or 888-920-2787. For more information about the Vail Valley Foundation, go to

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