The BYU Folk Dance Ensemble departed July 17 on a month-long tour of Italy and France. There, the group participated in several folk festivals: The Castiglione del Lago Festival, The Festival della Collina (Cori), and The Confolens Festival. This year they were given the prestigious invitation to be part of the 50 anniversary celebration in Confolens.
The Folk Dancers did some sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Paris, and in many other points of interest along the way. The dancers last visited France in 2004 and Italy in 1982. Mary Bee Jensen joined the group during the Confolens festival. (Click images below for larger picture.)