2014 Calendar of Events
Announcing BYU 2014 Summer Dance Camps Dates, Mark your calendars now!
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
BYU Youth Dancesport 2014–2015
To participate in this program, you must first audition and be cleared by the director.
BYU Youth Dancesport Director
BYU Youth Dancesport Program
Sharon received her BA in dance, and her MA in dance pedagogy from Brigham Young University. She has been on the BYU faculty for 20 years, in the Ballroom Dance Division, and director of the BYU Youth Dancesport Program for the past 12 years. Sharon and her husband Curt are former professional Latin competitors, as well as Professional Theatre Arts, and Cabaret United States finalists. They were invited twice to compete Professional Cabaret in Blackpool, England for the Open British Championships, as well as the Open to the World Professional Cabaret Championships in Slagharen, Holland. She is certified with the ISTD, and a licentiate in both Latin and Ballroom styles. Sharon loves her association with the amazing kids in our youth program and considers it a privilege to work with them!
- 60 to 100+ hours of instruction from expert team instructors
- Compete in local and regional ballroom dance competitions
- Perform in a Winter Showcase
- Learn current ballroom dance choreography
- Improve your technical skills
- Enhance social skills through a team–building experience
- Team rehearsals two or more times per week during the fall and winter
Open Auditions for 2014-2015
|WHEN:||Saturday, May 3, 2014|
|WHERE:||BYU Richards Building, Room 270 (see BYU map)|
Pre-Registration Required for Auditions (no fee required)Register Now for Auditions
Youth (10th–12th grade) 7:30 a.m.
Junior (7th–9th grade) 10:00 a.m.
Preteen (4th–6th grade) 12:00 noon
Team classifications are based upon the student’s year in school during the 2014-2015 academic school year.
Students should be prepared to dance a syllabus Cha Cha, and Waltz or Foxtrot.
Those auditioning for the Youth category will also participate in a choreographic workshop as part of their audition in the morning, and some may be asked to return later in the day for a call back audition.
Each participant is responsible to bring their own partner to audition with. Auditions go much better for the participant if they have a partner they have practiced with beforehand and are comfortable dancing with. Only those auditioning for the program need to pre-register.
Syllabus attire is required
Girls: black skirt & white top
Boys: black pants, white dress shirt & black tie
Sharon Holman, Director
BYU Youth Dancesport Program
Fall/Winter Tuition and Rehearsal Schedule
August 2014–March 2015
|Canyon Crest Elementary
|Junior 7th, 8th, & 9th
*Youth Teams: Starting in January you will also be required to attend 3hr Saturday morning rehearsals. These will be in addition to the Tuesday and Thursday rehearsals.
|Parent Meeting||May 2014|
|Summer Dancesport Program||Summer 2014|
|Dancesport Team Kick-Off||August, 2014 (date TBA)|
|Winter Showcase (All Teams)||December 2014|
|California Open Competition (Youth A and B Teams)||February 2015 (date TBA)|
|National Dancesport Competition (All Teams)||March 2015 (date TBA)|