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

2014 Calendar of Events

Announcing BYU 2014 Summer Dance Camps Dates, Mark your calendars now!

Youth Dancesport Summer
TBA

Youth Dancesport Season
August 2014-March 2015

International Folk Dance June 16–18, 2014

Cougar Clogging Classic June 19–21, 2014

Contemporary Dance Intensive
(formerly Modern Dance
and Jazz)
June 23–July 3, 2014

Intermediate Ballet July 7–18, 2014

Dance Medley July 9–11, 2014

Advanced Ballet July 21–August 1, 2014

Adult Ballroom July 28–August 1, 2014

Youth Ballroom August 4–7, 2014

Children's Creative Dance September 9, 2013–May 17, 2014

Full Calendar

Adult Ballroom Dance Camp


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

2013 Information Packet

*The 2014 information packet will be available approximately 4-6 weeks before camp.

July 28–August 1, 2014

Beginning–Advanced

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!

Directors

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.

Instructors/Dances

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
  • Ron Montez – seven-time US Professional Latin Champion; world class adjudicator
  • Jonathon Roberts – Former US Smooth Champion and Dancing with the Stars Celebrity
  • Natalie & David 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

Dances to be 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.

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

Registration Announcement

To keep the gender enrollments equal for the Adult Ballroom Dance Camp, we are now requiring all FEMALE participants to sign up with a male registration (one female with one male). This does not mean both will be partners throughout the camp. Partners vary with classes and levels. It is strictly to help keep the numbers equal to ensure a better camp experience for the participants. MALE participants can still register as single participants. If we reach a point where the number of males outnumbers the females, we will open up single participant enrollment to females again.

LADIES: Please have information on both yourself and your male registrant ready at the time of registration. If your male registrant drops from the camp, you will also be dropped.

For those ladies who are not able to find a male registrant, we have a waiting list. As openings become available in the camp, we will call those ladies on the list in the order in which they were placed on it.

To register with your male registrant, please call the Registration Office at 801-422-8925. To get on the waiting list, please call 801-422-7589 or come into 169 Harman Continuing Education Building (please see below for more details and available registration times).

2014 Registration Prices ($25 nonrefundable):

  • $499 – Regular Tuition
  • $574 – Tuition with BYU Credit
  • $85 – Meal Card
  • $95 – Single Shared Housing (cafeteria meals not included)
  • $190 – Single Private Housing (cafeteria meals not included)
  • $35 – Extra mid-week 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.

T-shirt Sizing Charts
Ladies T-shirt Sizing Chart - Click Here
Mens T-shirt Sizing Chart - Click Here

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, $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 linda_wakefield@byu.edu. 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.


Registration

There are 3 convenient ways to register:

1. Online:

Adult Ballroom

Event Dates: 28 Jul 2014–01 Aug 2014

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Online Registration Closes: 25 Jul 2014

Manage My Continuing Education Account

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

  • GENTLEMEN: Register online or by phone or walk-in
  • LADIES: To register immediately with your male registrant, please call the Registration Office at 801-422-8925 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Please have information and payment ready for BOTH of you at the time you call. If you do not have a male registrant and would like to be placed on the Waiting List, please call Conferences & Workshops at 801-422-7589.
  • A full refund (minus $25 nonrefundable) will be granted to all cancellations requested by 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014. After this date, a $100 cancellation fee will be assessed. No refunds will be made after camp begins. Email your requests after June 30, 2014, to dancecamps@byu.edu.
  • Before Monday, June 30, 2014, 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

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 www.byu.edu/oncampushousing/heritage_halls.shtml.

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.

Hotels

For those who would prefer to stay in a local hotel, we have arranged with some local hotels for rooms to be reserved at a special conference rate. Below is a table of hotels, rates, and a link to their Web sites. When calling to make reservations, please let them know that you are with the BYU Adult Ballroom Dance Camp and they will give you this conference rate as long as they have rooms available. Please note that one month prior to the camp, most hotels will release the un–booked rooms from the reservation block and open them to the general public. They will still honor the BYU rates if rooms are available after this time, but to assure the rate and availability, make sure to book at least one month in advance of the camp.

Hotel BYU Rate per Night Block Name of BYU Rate Room Block Hotel Ph# Website Link
Baymont Inn & Suites $69 Ask for room in BYU ADULT BALLROOM CAMP room block Until July 20, 2014 (801)
373–7044
Click Here
Days Inn $69 Ask for room in BYU ADULT BALLROOM CAMP room block Until May 31, 2014 (801)
375–8600
Click Here
Courtyard by Marriott Provo $89 Ask for room in BYU ADULT BALLROOM PARTICIPANTS room block Until July 6, 2014 (801)
373–2222
Click Here
SpringHill by Marriott Provo $97 Ask for room in BYU ADULT BALLROOM PARTICIPANTS room block Until July 6, 2014 (801)
373–0073
Click Here

Travel

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

Brigham Young University is undergoing a major campus renovation project for next two summers (2014-2015) closing Campus Drive, which goes through campus along the east side of the Wilkinson Center to the south side of the Marriott Center. This will reorient the campus to be more pedestrian friendly. Approximately 170 additional parking spaces near the Harris Fine Arts Center and Museum of Art, as well as drop-off access, will be added to the area. See BYU Construction

Dance Camp parking details will become available as we approach the camp. We are working with the Campus Police to make parking and travel as smooth as possible, but please know there will be changes from past years with parking and shuttles, and possible unforeseen inconveniences, including a little more walking, which we apologize for.

BYU Campus Map

Shuttle Service

Shuttle services will be provided. This service will be running between select area hotels (Best Western Cotton Tree Inn Provo, Days Inn Provo, and the Courtyard by Marriott in Provo) and on campus. Information regarding shuttle routes and times will be available at a later date.

For those staying at one of the designated hotels, who do not have transportation, we will be providing continuous shuttle service between the Conference Center and the hotel during check-in on Sunday (4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.). Please wait outside the hotel main entrance for the shuttle. We will also have a shuttle from the Conference Center to the on-campus dorms during check-in.

Contact Us

Telephone number:
(801) 422-4851
Registration - press option #1
Camp information - press option #2
E-mail address:
Mailing address:
BYU Conferences and Workshops
169 Harman Continuing Education Building
Provo, UT 84602