Adult Ballroom Dance Camp
July 25–29, 2016

Registration opens February 10, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

2015 Information Packet 

The 2016 Information Packets will be available approximately two to four weeks before the camp. Info in the 2016 Packets will be similar to the 2015 Info Packets.

NOTE: The camp will be held in the Richards Building on BYU campus due to the Wilkinson Student Center main ballroom floor being replaced in the summer.

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 34th 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 or she has learned!

During free time, enjoy exploring the beautiful BYU campus. Come and make new friends, and enjoy dancing with some of the world‘s top professionals!

Directors

    

Lee and Linda Wakefield, retired artistic directors of the BYU Ballroom Dance Company, heading the BYU Adult Ballroom Dance Camp. They are 23–time winners of the British Formation championships and are two–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

2016 Instructors

  • Tomasz and Isabella Lewandowski - US Professional Latin finalists and Showdance champions
  • Tony Meredith - has been behind the scenes as well as made appearances in various films, TV shows, and Broadway. Cohosted seasons one and two of the PBS series America's Ballroom Challenge and has appeared as a guest choreographer on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance.
  • Andre and Natalie Paramonov - World Professional South American Show Dance Champions; five times undefeated Canadian National Professional Latin American Champions; Asia–Pacific Professional Latin American Champions.
  • Jonathan Roberts - Former US Smooth Champion and Dancing with the Stars celebrity.
  • David and Natalie Schulz - Former Russian Amateur Latin, Ballroom and 10-Dance Champions; US National Professional Ballroom runners–up; US representative to the World Professional Ballroom Championships; British Open Professional Rising Star Standard Champion.
  • Lee and Linda Wakefield - Former directors BYU Ballroom Dance Company and BYU Adult Ballroom Dance Camp; 23–time winners British Formation Championships; two–time US Professional Theatre Arts Champions.

 

2016 Dances to be Taught

Dance Instruction Classes will be offered in up to five skill levels (beginning, intermediate I, intermediate II, advanced I, and advanced II).

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 Style Jive

(routine dance)*

5 hrs

5 skill levels for each 

hour of instruction

American Style Foxtrot

(routine dance)*

5 hrs

5 skill levels for each 

hour of instruction

American Style Cha Cha

4 hrs

5 skill levels for each 

hour of instruction

International Style Waltz —

one skill level will be on technique

3 hrs

5 skill levels for each 

hour of instruction

International Style Samba

3 hrs

5 skill levels for each 

hour of instruction

Your Pick

West Coast Swing

8 hrs

3 skill levels

American Style Tango

8 hrs

3 skill levels

American Style Salsa

8 hrs

3 skill levels

Viennese Waltz

(Both American & International)

8 hrs

3 skill levels

Nite Club Two Step

4 hrs

3 skill levels

Hustle

7 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

 

 

NOTE: The camp will be held in the Richards Building on BYU Campus due to the Wilkinson Student Center main ballroom floor being replaced in the summer.

 

Registration Opens

February 10, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.

 

Registration Announcement

To keep the gender enrollments equal for the Adult Ballroom Dance Camp, once we have more females registered than males, we will only allow females to register with a male partner. Registration is open to males and females without partners currently. 

Once we close registration to single females, for those ladies who are not able to find a male registrant, we will 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.

2016 Registration Prices ($25 nonrefundable):

Choose One Section:

$499 - Regular Tuition
$574 - Tuition with BYU Credit

Optional Purchases:

$85 - Meal Card "COUGAR CASH"
$95 – Single Shared Housing (cafeteria meals not included)
$190 – Single Private Housing (cafeteria meals not included)
$35 – Extra Wednesday Buffet Ticket
$35 – Extra Friday Banquet Ticket
$110 – Private Lessons
$200 – Instructional DVD

Tuition covers approximately 30 hours of dance instruction, a midweek banquet, a camp novelty item, and dinner at the closing showcase on Friday night.

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 “COUGAR CASH,” $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 the BYU Store (not Twilight Zone or concessions). The balance on the meal card decreases by the amount of purchase. No refund will be given on any remaining balance.

Optional Private Lessons, $110

Participants may request private lessons from the professional instructors of their choice. You must have a partner to out 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 Notes

  • A full refund (minus $25 nonrefundable) will be granted to all cancellations requested by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016. No housing refunds are available after this date, though partial refunds for the workshop may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please send an email regarding your situation to: dancecamps@byu.edu. No refunds will be made after camp begins. 
  • Before 5:00 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2016, the simplest way to cancel a camp registration is to log into 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 website two to four weeks before the camp begins.

Here are the ways you can register:

1. Online:

Adult Ballroom Camp


Register Now

Online Registration Closes: Jul 21, 2016

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. By Mail

Harman Continuing Education Building
770 E. University Pkwy
Provo, UT 84602

4. 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

 

Housing 

NOTE: The camp will be held in the Richards Building on BYU Campus due to the Wilkinson Student Center main ballroom floor being replaced in the summer.

Housing, Shared $95 or Private $190

A limited number of spaces are available in Helaman Halls student dorms, which is a different location than in years past. Both shared and private rooms are available Sunday through Friday night. Helaman Halls is the on-campus housing located north of the Richards Building. This housing is "hotel" style with rooms connected to a main hallway. Rooms are equipped with two twin-size beds, pullout drawers, closets, desks, one mini fridge, a sink and a large mirror. Bathrooms are accessed from the hallway and shared with the whole floor. Roommate preference will be honored when requested at the time of registration. Private rooms are in a shared room format, with no roommate. There will be no “family housing” units available for married couples. Parking is available at these dorms, but please do not park in special permit stalls.

For more housing informaiton see: http://www.byu.edu/oncampushousing/helaman_halls.shtml

There is no early check-in available for on-campus housing. It will be available starting Sunday at 4:00 p.m. 

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, BYU 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 $ TBA TBA TBA (801) 373-7044 TBA
Provo Marriott Hotel $ TBA TBA TBA (801) 377-4700 TBA
Courtyard by Marriott Provo $ TBA TBA TBA (801) 373-2222 TBA
SpringHill by Marriott Provo $ TBA TBA TBA (801) 373-0073 TBA

 

 

Travel / Shuttles / Parking / Check-in

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.

CHECK–IN

On Sunday, July 24, you may park in the west parking lot of the BYU Conference Center (CONF). See BYU Campus Map here http://map.byu.edu/.

Check–in is on the east patio outside the building. You can walk through the building from the main west stairs to the east patio. Continuous shuttle service will be provided during check–in from 4:00–6:30 p.m., from the Conference Center to the Cannon Center Cafeteria / Helaman Halls (BYU on–campus housing). BYU shuttle services will NOT be offered to and from any hotels. The hotels with room blocks for this camp provide shuttle services. You may make arrangements with them.

Parking / Shuttle Service — DURING CAMP

NOTE: The camp will be held in the Richards Building on BYU Campus due to the Wilkinson Student Center main ballroom floor being replaced in the summer.

A map will be provided at check-in showing Parking / Shuttles / Housing / Meals. Dance Camp parking this year will be just west of, and within walking distance, of the Richards Building, where classes will be held. Please remember that disability stalls, dean and official stalls, service stalls, red curbs, etc., require special permits. Parking in any of these stalls without the proper permit will result in a parking citation. Also timed stalls are enforced for the time posted.

There will be shuttle services during lunch-time to the Wilkinson Center Food Court, the MOA Cafe, and Cannon Center / Helaman Halls. If you are staying in a hotel and will need shuttle service, it is encouraged to choose a hotel which provides a shuttle service.

Shuttles will be offered during lunch-time among the following locations:

  • Wilkinson Center & MOA Cafe
  • Helaman Halls / Cannon Center Cafeteria
  • BYU Shuttle Services will not be available for any hotel locations

 

Contact Us

Telephone number:


801-422-8713

 

Email address:


dancecamps@byu.edu

 

Mailing address


Adult Ballroom
BYU Dance Camps
169 HCEB
Provo, UT 84602