Legacy began in 2001 with three primary objectives: support education, promote cultural diversity and build partnerships with the community.
Legacy, a Polynesian dance team, was formed because the Polynesian community was growing exponentially in Utah. Island natives who came to Utah for the educational opportunities and the excellent value-based community were struck by the vast difference between Utah Valley and the exotic islands. Legacy provides a bit of home for these students.
Members of the dance team represent all six of the main Polynesian Islands. Although predominantly Polynesian, people of many nationalities dance in Legacy, and the team invites all those interested to perform with them. The dancers choose majors as diverse as their cultures; some are in trades or business, while others focus on biology or mathematics.
Legacy performed at various venues at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and on a promotional tour in Las Vegas, Nev. The team performs extensively in the summer and expects to travel the United States in the future. The team members are looking forward to sharing their culture with all walks of life.
Legacy operates under the Multicultural Center, with director Gwen Anderson, Shad Sorensen and Michelle Taylor as administrators.