2016 Spring Creative Dance 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 p.m.-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. There is no at-the-door registration available.

REGISTER  Registration opens April 1, 2016.

Year-Round Program
(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


Jennie Andersen
Mackenzie Arnold
Aubry Dalley
Lindsay Challis
Jana Clegg
Camilla Cook
Mikayla Ellison
Kaitlin Fayles
Debbie Gibbons
Annie Hughes
Rebecca Lewis
Sara Mann
Kathie McFarland
Stefani Mortensen
Chelsey McNeil
Kristi Newsome
Laurie Payne
Lisa Rivera
Jen Stemmons
Mia Wells
Jenny Ivey

Studio Locations

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

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, 2015. All classes are subject to change or cancellation.

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.

Cancellations and Refunds

All cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing or email (dancecamps@byu.edu) 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 14–18). 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.

2015–2016 Class Schedule

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

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

Beginning Classes

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

Age Day and Time Place Tuition by August 31 Tuition Septermber 1
3 Tuesday 11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. SCERA $320 $340
3 Wednesday 11:00 a.m.–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 4:00 p.m. EDGE $370 $390
5-6 Wednesday 4:30 p.m. PROV $370 $390
7-8 Tuesday 4:00 p.m. EDGE $370 $390
9-10 Wednesday 6:30 p.m. PROV $370 $390
11-14 Thursday 6:45 p.m. EDGE $370 $390

Intermediate Classes

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

Age Day and Time Place Tuition by August 31 Tuition 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 Tuesday 6:30 p.m. PROV $370 $390
9-10 Wednesday 6:30 p.m. PROV $370 $390
11-14 Tuesday 6:45 p.m. EDGE $370 $390

Boys' Classes

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

Age Day and Time Place Tuition by August 31 Tuition September 1
3 Tuesday 11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. SCERA $320 $340
3 Wednesday 11:00 am.–11:45 a.m. SCERA $320 $340
4 Tuesday 10:00 a.m. SCERA $370 $390
5-7 Monday 4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. HCEB $320 $340
8-10 Moday 4:45 p.m. HCEB $395 $415
11-18 Moday 5:30 p.m. HCEB $395 $415

*Note: A $25 performance fee has been added to the oldest two boys’ classes 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.

2016 Spring Creative Dance Registration

Here are the ways you can register:

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 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