Dance Camps

2015 Calendar of Events

Announcing BYU 2015 Summer Dance Camp Dates; Mark your calendars now!

Youth Dancesport Summer
Summer 2015

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

Full Calendar

BYU Youth Dancesport 2015–2016

To participate in this program, you must first audition and be cleared by the director.

BYU Youth Dancesport Director

Betsy Denney

Betsy Denney, Director
BYU Youth Dancesport Program

Betsy Denney has a BA in Dance from Brigham Young University. She is certified with the ISTD in licentiate ballroom and latin and is adjunct faculty at BYU. She started ballroom dancing on a formation team at the age of 12 and then came to BYU where she had the privilege of touring with the Ballroom Dance Company for 5 years and she also received the top BYU Student Dance Instructor. During that time, she was able to compete with the team in Blackpool, England 2 times. Betsy was a US Youth 10–Dance Champion, US Youth Standard Champion, and a 2–time US Amateur Smooth Champion. She and her husband Karson also competed professionally in the American Smooth style. Betsy started teaching in the BYU Youth program in 2002 and has loved every moment since!

Program Benefits

Fall/Winter Tuition and Rehearsal Schedule
August 2015–March 2016

Preteen Team
(Grades 3-6)
Fall: $300
Winter: $300
4:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
Canyon Crest Elementary
Junior 7th, 8th, and 9th
(Grades 7-9)
Fall: $375
Winter: $375
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Wasatch Elementary
Youth Teams
(Grades 10-12)
Fall: $400
Winter: $400
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Wasatch Elementary

*Youth Teams: Starting in January, it will also be required to attend three–hour Saturday morning rehearsals. These will be in addition to the Tuesday and Thursday rehearsals.

Registration opens May 20, 2015

Fall Tuition DUE by Friday, August 28, 2015
$15 Late Fee starts August 29 (Kickoff)—Fall

Winter Tuition DUE by Friday, January 1, 2016
$15 Late Fee starts January 4—Winter

Mandatory Events:

  • Parent Meeting: May 19, 2015, 7:00 p.m. (BYU Conference Center, Room 2254 CONF)
  • Summer Dancesport Program: Summer 2015
  • Dancesport Team Kickoff: August 29, 2015
  • Rehearsals Start: August 31, 2015
  • Winter Showcase (All Teams): December 2015
    California Open Competition (Youth A and B teams): February 2016
  • National Dancesport Competition (all teams): March 2016

OPEN AUDITIONS (2015 – 2016 Season)

  • NEW THIS YEAR: open to 3rd graders
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 2, 2015
  • WHERE: BYU Richards Building, room 270 (see BYU map)
  • REGISTER: You must preregister AT NO COST to audition for the program

Register Now for Auditions (no cost)

Audition Times:

Youth (grades 10–12), 7:30 a.m.
Junior (grades 7–9), 10:00 a.m.
Preteen (grades 3–6), noon
Team classifications are based on the student’s year in school during the 2015 – 2016 academic school year.

Audition Dances:

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. Some may be asked to return later in the day for a callback audition.

Audition Partner:

Each participant is responsible to bring a partner. Auditions go much better for participants if they have a partner with whom they have practiced and are comfortable dancing. Only those auditioning for the program need to preregister.

Audition Attire:

Syllabus attire is required
Girls: black skirt and white top
Boys: black pants, white dress shirt and tie

Questions? Contact:

Betsy Denney, Director
BYU Youth Dancesport Program



There are 3 convenient ways to register:

1. Online:

Youth Dancesport - Fall 2014/Winter 2015

Event Dates: 07 May 2014–30 Apr 2015

Register Now

Online Registration Closes: 30 Apr 2015

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: