Adult Ballroom Dance Camp
July 31–August 4, 2017

Registration opens February 15, 2017

2016 Information Packet 

The 2017 Information Packet will be available approximately two to four weeks before the camp. Info in the 2017 Info Packet will be similar to the 2016 Info Packet.

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 37th 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

  • 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.
  • Andrey Tarasov – United States representative on Amateur world Latin championship; Winner of many international competitions. Andrey Tarasov and Yulia Kuznetsova results: Multiple times United States national professional Latin finalists ( top 4).
  • David and Natalie Schulz – Professional Smooth Champions
  • Igor & Irina Suvorov – 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 champions
  • Jonathan Roberts - Former US Smooth Champion and Dancing with the Stars celebrity
  • Marcus Johnson – Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Latin Champion; 2x U.S. National Rising Star Latin Vice Champion; U.S. National Professional Open Latin Semi-Finalist; 3x  Asian Open Top 24; Asian Open Semi-Finalist; U.S. National Professional Open American Rhythm Finalist; World Professional Open American Rhythm Finalist; 3rd Place World Rhythm Show-Dance
  • Yulia Kuznetsova – Russian national Latin champion; World championship Latin finalist; Winner of many international competitions. Andrey Tarasov and Yulia Kuznetsova results: Multiple times United States national professional Latin finalists ( top 4).
  • 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

 

REGISTRATION

NOTE: The camp will be back at the Wilkinson Center this year! They will not replace the Ballroom this summer as originally planned. We will have to move the camp in the future, but not this year.

Registration Opens: February 15, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

Registration Announcement

To keep the gender enrollments equal for the Adult Ballroom Dance Camp, females must sign up with a male partner. Please see below for more details.

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)
Check-in Sunday, July 24, 2016, & Check-out Saturday, July 30, 2016

$190 – SINGLE PRIVATE HOUSING (cafeteria meals not included)
Check-in Sunday, July 24, 2016, & Check-out Saturday, July 30, 2016

$16 – EARLY CHECK-IN Single Shared Housing
(after 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016)

$32 – EARLY CHECK-IN Single Private Housing
(after 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016)

$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 Announcement

  • To keep the gender enrollments equal for the Adult Ballroom Dance Camp, we have closed registration to FEMALE participants who are not signing up with a male registrant. MALE participants may sign up as just themselves or with a FEMALE partner, but FEMALE participants must sign up with a MALE registrant. This does not mean both will be partners throughout the camp. Partners vary with classes and levels. This registration requirment is to help keep the numbers of males and females equal to ensure a better camp experience for the participants. If we reach a point where the number of males equals or outnumbers the females, we will open up single participant enrollment to females again.

    LADIES: Please have information for both yourself and your male registrant ready at the time of registration. If your male registrant drops from the camp, you will also be dropped.

    MALES: If you have a female registrant who would like to sign up with you, please have information for both yourself and your female registrant ready at the time of registration.

    FEMALE WAITING LIST: For those ladies who are not able to find a male registrant, we 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. To get on the Female Waiting List, please call 801-422-8713.

  • To register as couples, please call the Registration Office at 801-422-8925. 

  • 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 4:00 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.

1. Online:

Adult Ballroom Camp

Registration Unavailable

Online Registration Closed: Jul 29, 2016

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2. By Phone

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express payments are accepted. Call 877-221-6716 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. mountain time, excluding holidays.

3. By Mail

2016 National Student Steel Bridge Competition Registration
120 HCEB
Provo, UT 84602

4. In Person

Harman Continuing Education Building
730 E. University Parkway, Provo, Utah (map)
Weekdays 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. mountain time, excluding holidays

 

Housing 

NOTE: The camp will be back at the Wilkinson Center this year! They will not replace the Ballroom this summer as originally planned. We will have to move the camp in the future, but not this year.

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 information see here.

There is  early check-in available for on-campus housing. It will be available starting Saturday at 7:00 p.m. but you must pay the extra fee with registration. Please see the "Registration" page. 

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.

*Hotels below provide shuttle service

Baymont Inn & Suites

Baymont Inn & Suites

2230 N University Pkwy.
Provo, UT 84604
801-921-5071
Rate: $69.00/Night+Tax
Room Block Name: BYU Adult Ballroom
Room Block Closes: July 3, 2016
www.baymontinns.com

Days Inn

Days Inn

1675 North Freedom Blvd
Provo, UT 84604
801-375-8600
$79.99
Room Block Name: BYU Ballroom Dance Camp
Room Block Closes: July 3, 2016

www.daysinn.com

Courtyard by Marriott

Marriott Courtyard

1600 North Freedom Blvd.
Provo, Utah 84604
801-373-2222
$92/Night+Tax
Room Block Name: "BBP" BYU Ballroom Participants
Room Block Closes: July 5, 2016
www.marriott.com

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

SpringHill Suites

1580 North Freedom Blvd
Provo, UT 84606
801-373-0073
Rate: $99.00/Night+tax
Room Block Name: "BBP" BYU Ballroom Participants
Room Block Closes: July 5, 2016
www.marriott.com

 

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 Times
Main Camp Check-In: 4:00–6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 24 at the BYU Conference Center patio.

Late Camp Check-In: Monday, July 25, starting at 7:30 a.m., and anytime thereafter, in the Wilkinson Student Center (WSC) main ballroom.
Camp Ends: 11:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29

Housing Check-Out: by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday

 

Where to Come for Check-in

Check-in will be held outside on the BYU Conference Center patio that is located on the east side of the building (see BYU map: map.byu.edu). The Conference Center is currently under construction. Please see the conference center website for updated parking and entrance information, a map, and specific driving directions: conferencecenter.ce.byu.edu/driving_directions.

Check-in will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 24. Registration packets and camp novelties will be distributed to all participants, as well as housing cards and Cougar Cash to those who purchased them. You may also purchase Cougar Cash at check-in if you would like. If you are going to stay in BYU on-campus housing you will go to the Cannon Center after you check in to pick up your room assignment and dorm key. If you arrive after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, you can check in to your dorm room by going to the Cannon Center in Helaman Halls to pick up your key. It is open until midnight. You may call the Cannon Center anytime before midnight at (801) 422-2034. They have an on-call phone number on the door if you arrive after midnight. You will receive your camp packet and novelties Monday morning. We will be checking-in participants beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday in the Wilkinson Student Center (WSC) main ballroom, and anytime thereafter.

Check-in Parking and Shuttles

On Sunday, July 24, you may park in the southwest parking lot of the conference center and enter through the south doors (level one or level two), go down the second floor hall, and go outside to the east patio. Check-in is held on the east patio outside the building. Continuous shuttle service will be provided during check-in, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., between the conference center and Cannon Center (at Helaman Halls, BYU’s on-campus housing). BYU shuttle services will NOT be offered to and from any hotels since BYU has discontinued its shuttle services. The hotels mentioned on the "Housing / Hotels" link above provide shuttle services. 

Parking / Shuttle Service — DURING CAMP

NOTE: The camp will be back at the Wilkinson Center this year! They will not replace the Ballroom this summer as originally planned. We will have to move the camp in the future, but not this year.

Dance camp parking will be within walking distance of the Wilkinson Center, available in the law building’s northeast parking lot (map.byu.edu/, see Lot 26G by choosing “Parking,” then clicking on the colored parking lots). This lot is just east of the Wilkinson Center where the dance classes are 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. Please remember that timed stalls are enforced for the time posted. 

PLEASE NOTE: BYU shuttle service will only be offered during lunchtime. If you are staying in a hotel and will need shuttle service, we encourage you to choose a hotel that provides a shuttle service. BYU shuttle service will be offered during lunchtime between the Wilkinson Center and the Cannon Center cafeteria. BYU shuttle services will not be available at hotels.

 

Contact Us

Telephone number:


801-422-8713

 

Email address:


dancecamps@byu.edu

 

Mailing address


Adult Ballroom
BYU Dance Camps
169 HCEB
Provo, UT 84602