Religion: Dancingest Denomination

"Dancing has a tendency to invigorate the spirit and promote health," said the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith of Palmyra, N.Y. Last week at Salt Lake City's University of Utah Stadium, 8,000 young Mormons in blue skirts and white blouses. Spanish costumes, tangerine and black jumpers or pastel formals romped and whirled through a two-night program of waltzes, fox trots, folk dances, tangos, rumbas and square and round dances and even some "toned-down" jitterbug steps.

It was the climax of an annual four-day festival. While other faiths may frown, the Mormons encourage dancing between...

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