2015 Calendar of Events
Announcing BYU 2015 Summer Dance Camp Dates; Mark your calendars now!
Youth Dancesport Summer
Youth Dancesport Season
August 2015-March 2016
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 Intensives July 6-17, 2015 July 20-31, 2015
Adult Ballroom July 27–July 31, 2015
Youth Ballroom August 3–6, 2015
Children's Creative Dance September 8, 2014–May 16, 2015
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY CHILDREN AND TEENS’ CREATIVE DANCE PROGRAM 2014–2015
2015 SPRING CREATIVE DANCE PROGRAM
The spring program is a beginning dance session available to new students in the program and serves as an introduction to the fall/winter program.
TIMES, DATES, AND COST
Classes are one hour in length, unless otherwise noted. All classes are held in the Richards Building on BYU campus. Classes are scheduled for May 22–June 19, 2015, as follows:
3–year–olds: Fridays, 4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
4–year–olds: Fridays, 5:00 p.m.
5–7–year–olds: Fridays, 4:00 p.m.
8–10–year–olds: Fridays, 5:00 p.m.
The cost is $60 for 3–year–olds; $65 for all others.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
All classes are subject to change or cancellation. There is a $25 cancellation fee if we receive the request by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015. No refund is available after this date. There is no at-the-door registration available.
TO REGISTER by phone, call 801–422–8925.
Children’s Dance Calendar
- 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.
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.
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.
Grades preschool through 12 (3 to 18 years).
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
- Jennie Andersen
- Mackenzie Arnold
- Timber Casey
- Lindsay Challis
- Jana Clegg
- Camilla Cook
- Mikayla Ellison
- Malisalee Gardner
- Debbie Gibbons
- Sara Mann
- Stefani Mortensen
- Kathie McFarland
- Chelsey McNeil
- Kristi Newsome
- Laurie Payne
- Lisa Rivera
- Kathleen Sheffield
- Jen Stemmons
- Mia Wells
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)