(September 2015 to May 2016)
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 observation days to those listed, students enrolled in our program are allowed uninterrupted class time to work with peers and teachers. We ask that on observation days parents remain attentive and leave younger children who 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 five minutes before class and picked up no later than five minutes after class ends. Dancers arriving before their class has begun should not disrupt the previous class. Children’s dance faculty cannot be responsible for attending to children before and after class.
Children should wear appropriate dance attire. Leotards or body suits are recommended. Straps should be one inch or wider. All students enrolled in the Creative Dance Program should plan on dancing barefoot. We 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.
Parents' Visiting Weeks
There are three designated weeks during the year during which parents are encouraged to observe their child’s class. To allow the teacher and students to work without interruption, parents should not observe class at any other time.
Kathleen Sheffield, MA, director
Malisalee Gardner, assistant director
Edgemont Elementary (EDGE), 3600 North 500 East, Provo
Provost Elementary (PROV), 629 South 1000 East, Provo
BYU Harman Continuing Education Building (HCEB), Provo
SCERA, 745 S. State Street, Orem
BYU Richards Building (RB), Provo