Dance Camps

2014 Calendar of Events

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

Youth Dancesport Summer
Summer 2014

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

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY CHILDREN AND TEENS’ CREATIVE DANCE PROGRAM 2014–2015

Children’s Dance Calendar
2014–2015

  • Sep 8-12 First Week of Classes/ Parents Visiting Week
  • Oct 14-20 Fall Break Monday classes will be on the 13th but not the 20th
  • Nov. 4 DanceWorks Showings 2260 BYU Conference Center
  • Nov 21 DanceWorks Concerts 4:00 & 5:15 pm 169 RB
  • Nov 25-28 Thanksgiving break, only Monday classes will be held this week on Nov. 24
  • Dec 8-12 Parents Visiting Week
  • Dec 15- Jan 2 Christmas Break
  • Jan 5 Classes Resume
  • Jan 19 Martin Luther King Holiday, No Monday Classes
  • Feb 6 DanceWorks Showings 2260 BYU Conference Center
  • Feb 10 NO CLASSES AT EDGEMONT
  • Feb 16 Presidents Day, No Monday Classes
  • Feb 20 DanceWorks Concert 7:30 pm 169 RB
  • April 6-10 Spring Break, No Classes
  • April 17 No Friday Classes BYU FINALS
  • April 25 Sat. Rehearsal for Young DanceMakers Eve of Dance 185/187 RB
  • April 27-May 1 Parents Visiting Week Young DanceMaker Classes
  • May 2 Sat. Rehearsal for Young DanceMakers Eve of Dance 185/187 RB
  • May 4-7 Rehearsals for Young DanceMakers de Jong Concert Hall
  • May 8-9 Eve of Dance performances Young DanceMakers de Jong Concert Hall
  • May 9 Spacing Rehearsal Sharing Showcase Classes 185/187 RB
  • May 11-15 Parents Visiting Week Sharing Showcase Classes
  • May 16 Sharing Showcase Performances 10:30, 12:00, 1:30 166 RB

*Parents are invited to visit and observe their child’s class on three different days throughout the year. The dates are listed above. By limiting the observation days to those listed students enrolled in our program are allowed uninterrupted class time to work with peers and teachers. We would ask that on observation days parents remain attentive and leave younger children that might disrupt the class in the care of others. We feel that adhering to these guidelines will optimize the experience for all. Parents who observe on non designated days often cause confusion as other children wonder why their mother or father is not present. We appreciate your willingness to cooperate in this matter.

*Children should be dropped off no earlier than 5 minutes before class and picked up no later than 5 minutes after class ends. Dancers arriving before their class has begun should not disrupt the previous class. Children’s Dance Faculty can not be responsible for attending to children before and after class has finished.

*Children should wear appropriate dance attire. Leotards or body suits are recommended. Straps should be 1 inch or wider. All students enrolled in the Creative Dance Program should plan on dancing bare foot. We would also ask that children wear appropriate outer clothing and footwear to and from class and rehearsal.

DESCRIPTION

Participants in the BYU Children and Teens' Creative Dance Program will receive training in dance technique which develops flexibility, coordination, strength, physical awareness, and body control. Students will learn through movement the basics of rhythm, participate in problem solving, create innovative compositions, and develop excellent performance skills.

DATES

Registration will begin August 11, 2014
Classes begin the week of September 8-12, 2014, and culminate the week of May 11-15, 2015. Information regarding holidays and performances will be distributed by teachers shortly after classes begin. You may also check the calendar online.

AGES

Grades preschool through 12 (3–18 years).

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

The Creative Dance Program includes an optional performance opportunity for original choreography in the November and February “DanceWorks” performances. Class groups will be featured in a May performance “Sharing Showcase.” The Young DanceMakers (those in company classes that meet two or more hours per week) will perform in “An Evening of Dance,” also in May.

PARENTS’ VISITING WEEKS

There are three designated weeks during the year during which parents are encouraged to observe their child’s class. These include the first week of class, the last week before Christmas break, and the last week before the concert. Parents should not observe class at any other time in order to allow the teacher and students to work without interruption.

Kathleen Sheffield, MA, Director

Malisalee Gardner, Asst. Director

FACULTY

STUDIO LOCATIONS

Edgemont Elementary (EDGE), 3600 North 500 East, Provo
Provost Elementary (PROV), 629 South 1000 East, Provo
HCEB (BYU Conference Center)
SCERA, 745 S. State Street, Orem
BYU Richards Building (RB)

REGISTRATION

Registration will begin August 11, 2014 at 8:00 am (MDT).

BYU Children and Teens' Creative Dance Program

Registration Unavailable

Online Registration Closed: 27 Sep 2013

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Registration can be done online at http://ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/creative.cfm or over the phone with VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express by calling (801) 422–8925. Please specify the age group and day and time of the class for which you are registering. Registrations can be done in person at 120 Harman Building (HCEB). Checks should be made payable to BYU.

Full tuition is due at the time of registration. (See class schedule for tuition amounts.) Please note that there is a $20 discount on all registrations received prior to September 1, 2014. All classes are subject to change or cancellation.

Company class enrollment is by invitation only. Students will be evaluated for correct placement during the first month of classes. You will be contacted about any recommended adjustments and, upon approval, will be notified if there is any change in cost. No late fee will apply for such transfers.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

All cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing or email (dancecamps@byu.edu) to Creative Dance Refunds, 147 HCEB, Provo, UT 84602, or faxed to (801) 422–0730. A full refund less a $25 handling fee will be granted to all requesting cancellation prior to the child's first class during the first week (September 13–17). During the first month of class, refunds will be approved on an individual basis. After the first month of class, No refunds will be given. Please plan accordingly.

2013–2014 CLASS SCHEDULE

All classes are held for one hour unless noted otherwise. Age is calculated from the first day of class. This schedule is subject to change

Experienced Teen girls ages 14–18 may schedule a placement class by calling 801–422–6757.

BEGINNING CLASSES

For female students who have participated one year or less in the BYU Creative Dance Program.

Age Day and Time Place Tuition by September 31 Tuition September 1
3 Tuesday 11:00–11:45 pm SCERA $315 $335
3 Wednesday 11:00–11:45 am SCERA $315 $335
4 Tuesday 10:00 am SCERA $365 $385
4 Wednesday 10:00 am SCERA $365 $385
4 Wednesday 4:30 pm PROV $365 $385
5 Wednesday 4:00 pm EDGE $365 $385
6 Wednesday 6:00 pm EDGE $365 $385
7–9 Tuesday 6:15 pm EDGE $365 $385
10–13 Thursday 5:00 pm EDGE $365 $385

INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

For female students who have completed two years or more in the BYU Creative Dance Program.

Age Day and Time Place Tuition by
August 31
Tuition September 1
5 Wednesday 5:00 pm EDGE $365 $385
5 Thursday 4:00 pm EDGE $365 $385
6 Friday 4:00 pm RB $365 $385
6–7 Wednesday 5:30 pm PROV $365 $385
8–9 Tuesday 6:30 pm PROV $365 $385
10–13 Thursday 5:00 pm EDGE $365 $385

BOYS’ CLASSES

For all male students participating in the BYU Creative Dance Program.

Age Day and Time Place Tuition by
August 31
Tuition September 1
3 Tuesday 11:00–11:45 am SCERA $315 $335
3 Wednesday 11:00–11:45 am SCERA $315 $335
4 Tuesday 10:00 am SCERA $365 $385
5–7 Monday 4:00–4:45 pm HCEB $315 $335
8–10 Monday 4:45 pm HCEB $390 $410
11–18 Monday 5:30 pm HCEB $390 $410

*Note: A $25 performance fee has been added to the oldest two boys’ classes to cover the costs of participating in the Evening of Dance Concert in the de Jong Concert Hall on the BYU campus.

*Note: 5-7 Boys class is 45 minutes, not an hour.

Students will be observed during the first few weeks of class, and any recommendation for placement in advanced and Young DanceMakers company classes will be made at that time. To place your child on the watch list or to ask questions regarding this procedure call Elaine Bridges at 422–6757.