2016–2017 Year-Round Program

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.

Dates

Registration opens August 1, 2016.

Classes begin the week of September 12–16, 2016, and culminate the week of May 7–13, 2017.

Information regarding holidays and performances will be distributed by teachers shortly after classes begin. You may also download and view the PDF calendar.

Ages

Grades preschool through 12 (3–18 years).

Performance Opportunities

The Creative Dance Program includes an optional performance opportunity for original choreography in the November and February “DanceWorks” performances. Class groups will be featured in a May performance “Sharing Showcase.” The Young DanceMakers (those in company classes that meet two or more hours per week) will perform in “An Evening of Dance,” also in May.

Parents' Visiting Weeks

There are three designated weeks during the year during which parents are encouraged to observe their child’s class. These include the first week of class, the last week before Christmas break, and the last week before the concert. Parents should not observe class at any other time in order to allow the teacher and students to work without interruption. 

Kathleen Sheffield, MA, Director
Malisalee Gardner, Assistant Director

Faculty

Jennie Andersen
Mackenzie Arnold
Julianna Bateman
Lindsay Challis
Lindsey Cieslewicz
Jana Clegg
Camilla Cook
Aubry Dalley
Mikayla Ellison
Kaitlin Fayles
Malisalee Gardner
Debbie Gibbons
Sara Mann
Stefani Mortensen
Kathie McFarland
Chelsey McNeil
Laurie Payne
Lisa Rivera
Kathleen Sheffield
Jen Stemmons

All classes are held for one hour unless noted otherwise. Age is calculated from the first day of class. This schedule is subject to change.

Company class enrollment is by invitation only. Students will be evaluated for correct placement during the first month of classes. You will be contacted about any recommended adjustments and, upon approval, will be notified if there is any change in cost. No late fee will apply for such transfers.

Experienced teen girls ages 14–18 may schedule a placement class by calling 801-422-6757.

Studio Locations

  • Edgemont Elementary (EDGE), 3600 North 500 East, Provo
  • Provost Elementary (PROV), 629 South 1000 East, Provo
  • BYU Conference Center (CONF), 730 E. University Parkway, Provo
  • SCERA, 745 S. State Street, Orem
  • BYU Richards Building (RB)

Beginning Classes

For female students who have participated one year or less in the BYU Creative Dance Program.

Age

Day and Time

Studio

Tuition by
August 31

Tuition from
September 1

3

Tuesday
11:00–11:45 p.m.

SCERA

$320

$340

3

Wednesday
11:00–11:45 a.m.

SCERA

$320

$340

4

Tuesday
10:00 a.m.

SCERA

$370

$390

4

Wednesday
10:00 a.m.

SCERA

$370

$390

4–5

Wednesday
4:30 p.m.

PROV

$370

$390

5–6

Tuesday
4:00 p.m.

EDGE

$370

$390

7–8

Friday
5:30–6:30 p.m.

164 RB

$370

$390

9–10

Wednesday
6:30 p.m.

PROV

$370

$390

11–15

Friday
5:30 p.m.

177 RB

$370

$390

Intermediate Classes

For female students who have completed two years or more in the BYU Creative Dance Program.

Age

Day and Time

Studio

Tuition by
August 31

Tuition from
September 1

5–6

Wednesday
5:30 p.m.

PROV

$370

$390

5–6

Friday
4:00 p.m.

158 RB

$370

$390

7–8

Wednesday
6:30 p.m.

EDGE

$370

$390

6–7

Wednesday
5:30 p.m.

PROV

$370

$390

8–9

Tuesday
6:30 p.m.

PROV

$370

$390

11–15

Friday
5:30 p.m.

177 RB

$370

$390

Boys’ Classes

For all male students participating in the BYU Creative Dance Program.

Age

Day and Time

Studio

Tuition by
August 31

Tuition from
September 1

3

Tuesday
11:00–11:45 a.m.

SCERA

$320

$340

3

Wednesday
11:00–11:45 a.m.

SCERA

$320

$340

4

Tuesday
10:00 a.m.

SCERA

$370

$390

5–7

Monday
4:00–4:45 p.m.

CONF

$320

$340

8–14

Monday
4:45 p.m.

CONF

$390

$410

*Note: A $25 performance fee has been added to the oldest boys’ classs to cover the costs of participating in the Evening of Dance concert in the de Jong Concert Hall on the BYU campus.

Students will be observed during the first few weeks of class, and any recommendation for placement in advanced and Young DanceMakers company classes will be made at that time. To place your child on the watch list or to ask questions regarding this procedure call Elaine Bridges at 801-422-6757.

Registration can be done online or over the phone with Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express by calling 801-422-8925. Please specify the age group and day and time of the class for which you are registering. Registrations can be done in person at 120 Harman Building (HCEB). Checks should be made payable to BYU.

Full tuition is due at the time of registration. (See class schedule for tuition amounts.) Please note that there is a $20 discount on all registrations received prior to September 1, 2016. All classes are subject to change or cancellation

Cancellations and Refunds

All cancellations and refund requests must be submitted via email dancecamps@byu.edu or in writing to Creative Dance Refunds, 147 HCEB, Provo, UT 84602, or faxed to 801-422-0730. A full refund less a $25 handling fee will be granted to all requesting cancellation prior to the child’s first class during the first week (September 13–17). During the first month of class, refunds will be approved on an individual basis. After the first month of class, No refunds will be given. Please plan accordingly.

1. Online:

BYU Children's and Teen's Creative Dance Program

Event Dates: Sep 12, 2016–May 17, 2017

Register Now

Online Registration Closes: Sep 30, 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

Children's Creative Dance Year-Round 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

2016 Spring Program

The spring program is a beginning dance session available to new students in the program and serves as an introduction to the fall/winter program.

Times, Dates, and Cost

Classes are one hour in length, unless otherwise noted. All classes are held in the Richards Building on BYU campus. Classes are scheduled for May 20–June 17, 2016, as follows:

  • 3-year-olds: Fridays, 4:00–4:45 p.m.
  • 4-year-olds: Fridays, 5:00 p.m.
  • 5–7-year-olds: Fridays, 4:00 p.m.
  • 8–10-year-olds: Fridays, 5:00 p.m.

The cost is $60 for 3-year-olds; $65 for all others.

Cancellations and Refunds

All classes are subject to change or cancellation. There is a $25 cancellation fee if we receive the request by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016. No refund is available after this date. At-the-door registration is not available.

1. Online:

Spring Children's Creative Dance

Registration Unavailable

Online Registration Closed: May 13, 2016

Manage My Continuing Education Account

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

Children's Creative Dance Spring 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