Roy and June Mavor

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Ballroom Dance Company

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Overview

Roy and June Mavor are internationally renowned ballroom dancers.

Career at BYU

Australians Roy and June Mavor became the directors of the Ballroom Dance Team in Fall of 1967. Roy and June were experienced professional competitive dancers with a distinguished career, having won the British Professional Exhibition Championship, as well as the prestigious Duel of the Giants at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Their world-wide prominence brought an increased amount of visibility to the Ballroom Dance Program at BYU. During the time that the Mavors directed the Ballroom Dance Team they introduced a rigorous international style technique program that developed the individual dancer and prepared them for proficiency, or “Medal” examinations, that were conducted using top examiners from Europe.

In May of 1971, Roy and June took the first Ballroom Dance Team from BYU to compete in the British Formation Championships. They quite literally took the ballroom dance world by surprise as they became the first American team to ever win at Blackpool. This landmark achievement has been heralded as the moment when the world of DanceSport recognized and embraced the excellence of the BYU Ballroom Dance Program.

Family Life

Roy and June have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. Roy passed away in July 1988. June currently resides in Houston, Texas. In 2010, June returned to BYU for the BYU Ballroom Dance Company's golden anniversary concert, "Encore."

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