Dance Camps

(Registration opens February 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.)

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2015 Calendar of Events

Announcing BYU 2015 Summer Dance Camps Dates, Mark your calendars now!

Youth Dancesport Summer
Summer 2015

Youth Dancesport Season
August 2014-March 2015

International Folk Dance June 15–17, 2015

Clogging, Tap, and Step Dance June 18–20, 2015

Contemporary Dance Intensive June 22–July 3, 2015

Ballet Intensive Auditions February 7, 2015

Adult Ballroom July 27–July 31, 2015

Youth Ballroom August 3–6, 2015

Children's Creative Dance September 8, 2014–May 16, 2015

Full Calendar

Adult Ballroom Dance Camp

Registration opens February 11, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

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*The 2015 Information Packet will be available approximately 4–6 weeks before the Workshop. Info in the 2015 Packet will be similar to the 2014 Info Packet.

July 27–July 31, 2015


Whether you’re just a beginner or a seasoned veteran in dancing, BYU’s Adult Ballroom Dance Camp has something to interest you. In its 33rd year, this exciting camp offers the best in both International and American styles of ballroom dancing. Each day of camp provides up to seven hours of dance instruction with world–renowned professional instructors. This memorable weeklong camp also includes a banquet, awards ceremony, camp dance, and closing showcase in which each participant performs what he/she has learned!

During free time, enjoy exploring the beautiful BYU campus. Come make new friends and enjoy dancing with some of the world’s top professionals!


Lee Wakefield Linda Wakefield

Lee and Linda Wakefield, artistic directors of the BYU Ballroom Dance Company, head the BYU Adult Ballroom Dance Camp. They are 23–time winners of the British Formation championships and are 2–time United States Professional Theatre Arts champions. Lee and Linda have directed the camp since 1981. Their experience lets them give participants the maximum opportunity to learn and enjoy ballroom dancing during the five–day workshop.


2015 Instructors TBA

2014 Instructors:

  • Pierre Allaire and Mireille Veilleux – Canadian 10 Dance Champions; world-class adjudicators
  • Tomasz and Isabella Lewandowski – US Professional Latin finalists and Showdance champions
  • Tony Meredith – has been behind the scenes as well as made appearances in various films, TV shows, and Broadway. Co-hosted seasons 1 & 2 of the PBS series “America's Ballroom Challenge” and has appeared as a guest choreographer on FOX's “So You Think You Can Dance.”
  • Jonathan Roberts – Former US Smooth Champion and Dancing with the Stars Celebrity
  • David & Natalie Schulz – Professional Smooth Champions
  • Igor & Irina Suvorov – Former Russian Amateur Latin, Ballroom and 10-Dance Champions; U.S. National Professional Ballroom Runners-up; U.S. Representative to the World Professional Ballroom Championships; British Open Professional Rising Star Standard champion

2015 Dances to be Taught Instructors TBA

Dances Taught in 2014

Classes will be offered in five skill levels (beginning, intermediate I, intermediate II, advanced I, and advanced II) for most hours of instruction.

Here is a listing of the dances taught, the number of hours spent on each dance, and the number of skill levels offered for each dance.

Dances to Be Taught Hours Scheduled Number of Levels
International Samba
(routine dance)*
5 hrs 5 skill levels for each
hour of instruction
American Tango
(routine dance)*
5 hrs 5 skill levels for each
hour of instruction
American Swing 4 hrs 5 skill levels for each
hour of instruction
International Waltz —
one skill level will be on technique
3 hrs 5 skill levels for each
hour of instruction
International Cha Cha 3 hrs 5 skill levels for each
hour of instruction
Your Pick
West Coast Swing 7 hrs 3 skill levels
American Foxtrot 7 hrs 3 skill levels
American Rumba 7 hrs 3 skill levels
International Foxtrot 7 hrs 3 skill levels
Salsa 7 hrs 3 skill levels
Hustle 6 hrs 3 skill levels

*These two dances will be taught in a sequence or "routine" form. The purpose of presenting material in this manner is to assist those camp participants who need to gather material for routines of their own. These routines will also be performed at the Closing Showcase by camp participants. Those camp participants who are not interested in learning a "routine" will still benefit from the abundance of material presented in these classes.

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2015 Registration Prices ($25 nonrefundable):

  • $499 – Regular Tuition
  • $574 – Tuition with BYU Credit
  • $85 – Meal Card "COUGAR CASH"
  • $95 – Single Shared Housing (cafeteria meals not included)
  • $190 – Single Private Housing (cafeteria meals not included)
  • $35 – Extra Wednesday Buffet Ticket
  • $35 – Extra Friday Banquet Ticket
  • $110 – Private Lessons
  • $200 – Instructional DVD

Tuition covers approximately 30 hours of dance instruction, midweek banquet, camp novelty item, and dinner at the closing showcase on Friday night.

Optional BYU Credit, $75

One semester hour of Dance 500R college credit is offered. In addition to attending classes, those registered for credit must submit an essay on a topic to be announced. The program directors will provide information for 500R requirements on the first day of camp at the orientation meeting.

Optional Meal Card "COUGAR CASH", $85

A pocket–size meal card will be issued to those who wish to have quick access to meals on campus. The meal card may be used at ALL BYU Dining locations, vending machines, and Bookstore (not Twilight Zone or concessions). The balance on the meal card decreases by the amount of purchase. No refunds will be given on any remaining balances.

Optional Private Lessons, $110

Participants may request private lessons from the professional instructors of their choice. You must have a partner to assist you with your lesson or make arrangements with Linda Wakefield for a partner. Lessons are coordinated through Linda Wakefield at Please contact Linda only after you have received a confirmed spot in the camp. Slots are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to make arrangements early. The cost for private lessons is $110 per lesson per couple, which is nonrefundable after camp begins. Please do not include private lesson payments with your camp tuition. You will pay for the private lessons after you have scheduled the lessons with Linda. Please make payment to BYU by calling 801-422-8925 after your appointment has been scheduled with Linda and at least two weeks before camp begins.

Optional Instructional DVD, $200

A DVD containing instruction by the professionals will be available to camp participants only. The material contained in the DVD is the same as the material taught in the classes throughout the week. The final student showcase will be included on the DVD without music, due to copyright issues. Please note that these DVDs are copy protected with macrovision and cannot be duplicated. Order forms will be available at the camp.


There are 3 convenient ways to register:

1. Online:

Adult Ballroom Camp

Event Dates: 27 Jul 2015–31 Jul 2015

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Online Registration Closes: 23 Jul 2015

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2. By Phone

Call 877-221-6716 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

3. In Person

Harman Continuing Education Building
770 E. University Pkwy
Provo, UT 84602 See Map
Weekdays 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, excluding holidays

Registration Notes

  • A full refund (minus $25 nonrefundable) will be granted to all cancellations requested by 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2015. After this date, a $100 cancellation fee will be assessed. No refunds will be made after camp begins. Email your requests after June 29, 2015, to
  • Before Monday, June 29, 2015, the simplest way to cancel a camp registration is to log in to your account online and process the withdrawal yourself. You can also call (801) 422–8925 to cancel a camp registration. A $25 processing fee will be withheld.
  • Full tuition is due at the time of registration. No deposits will be accepted.
  • Information packets with updated check–in times will be available on our web site four to six weeks before the camp begins.


Housing, Shared $95 or Private $190

We have a limited number of spaces available in Heritage Halls housing units, both shared and private, available Sunday through Friday night. Heritage Halls is on-campus housing located northeast of the Wilkinson Center where classes will be held. This housing is apartment-style. Each 'apartment' has 3 bedrooms and two shared bathrooms. Roommate preference will be honored where requested at time of registration. Private rooms are in a shared room format, with no roommate. There will not be any ‘family housing’ units available for married couples.

Rooms are equipped with twin–size beds, pullout drawers, closets, and desks. For more information about the Heritage Halls housing units and rooms, including apartment layout, please see

Note: Apartments will not include kitchens or refrigerators.

If housing is needed before Sunday, there will be an additional fee. Arrangements for EARLY ARRIVAL should be made with the BYU Housing Services Office by calling (801) 422-5671.


For those who would prefer to stay in a local hotel, we will arrange with some local hotels for rooms to be reserved at a special BYU rate. Please check back.

Travel / Shuttles / Parking

Airport–to–Campus Transportation

Brigham Young University is located in Provo, Utah, approximately 50 miles south of the Salt Lake International Airport. BYU can be reached from the north or south via Interstate 15, taking exit #269 (University Parkway). A shuttle service is available for transportation from the airport to the participant’s destination. For details on this service, please contact Express Shuttle at 1–800–397–0773.

Parking / Shuttle Service — DURING CHECK–IN

On Sunday, July 26, you may park in the west parking lot of the Conference Center (CONF). See BYU Campus Map here

Check–in is on the east patio outside the building. You can walk through the building from the main west stairs to the east patio. Continuous shuttle service will be provided during check–in from 4:00–6:30 p.m., to the Conference Center, the Cannon Center Cafeteria, Heritage Halls (BYU on–campus housing) and some local hotels.

Parking / Shuttle Service — DURING CAMP

Please view map for Parking / Shuttles / Housing / Meals. Dance Camp parking this year will be within walking distance to the Wilkinson Center, available in the Law Building northeast parking lot. This lot is just east of the Wilkinson Center where the dance classes are held. PLEASE NOTE: The shuttle service will be limited this year due to BYU permanently closing their shuttle service. If you are staying in a hotel and will need shuttle service, it is encouraged to choose a hotel which provides a shuttle service. Limited shuttles will be running among the following locations:

  • Wilkinson Center
  • Heritage Halls–BYU Housing
  • The Cannon Center Cafeteria
  • Select Provo area hotels TBA on Website

Information regarding shuttle routes and times will be available at camp check–in.

Contact Us

Telephone number:
(801) 422-4851
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Camp information - press option #2
E-mail address:
Mailing address:
BYU Conferences and Workshops
169 Harman Continuing Education Building
Provo, UT 84602