BYU Youth Dancesport 2015–2016

To participate in this program, you must first audition and be cleared by the director.

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BYU Youth Dancesport Director

Betsy Denney, Director
BYU Youth Dancesport Program
byuyouthdancesport@gmail.com
801-787-0097

Betsy Denney has a BA in Dance from Brigham Young University. She is certified with the ISTD in licentiate ballroom and Latin and is adjunct faculty at BYU. She started ballroom dancing on a formation team at the age of 12 and then came to BYU where she had the privilege of touring with the Ballroom Dance Company for 5 years and she also received the top BYU Student Dance Instructor. During that time, she was able to compete with the team in Blackpool, England 2 times. Betsy was a US Youth 10–Dance Champion, US Youth Standard Champion, and a 2–time US Amateur Smooth Champion. She and her husband Karson also competed professionally in the American Smooth style. Betsy started teaching in the BYU Youth program in 2002 and has loved every moment since!

Program Benefits

  • 60 to 100+ hours of instruction from expert team instructors
  • Compete in local and regional ballroom dance competitions
  • Perform in a Winter Showcase
  • Learn current ballroom dance choreography
  • Improve your technical skills
  • Enhance social skills through a team-building experience
  • Team rehearsals two or more times per week during the fall and winter

Fall/Winter Tuition and Rehearsal Schedule
August 2015–March 2016

TEAM

TUITION DAYS TIMES LOCATION

Preteen Team
(Grades 3-6)

Fall: $300
Winter: $300

Monday
Wednesday

4:15 p.m.
to 5:45 p.m.

Canyon Crest
Elementary
Provo

Junior 7th, 8th,
and 9th Teams
(Grades 7-9)

Fall: $375
Winter: $375

Monday
Wednesday

4:00 p.m.
to 6:00 p.m.

Wasatch
Elementary
Provo

Youth Teams
(Grades 10-12)

Fall: $400
Winter: $400

Tuesday
Thursday

4:00 p.m.
to 6:00 p.m.

Wasatch
Elementary
Provo

*Youth Teams: Starting in January, it will also be required to attend three-hour Saturday morning rehearsals. These will be in addition to the Tuesday and Thursday rehearsals.

FALL/ WINTER Tuition

Registration opens May 20, 2015

Fall Tuition DUE by Friday, August 28, 2015

$15 Late Fee starts August 29 (Kickoff) - Fall

Winter Tuition DUE by Friday, January 1, 2016

$15 Late Fee starts January 4 - Winter

2015–2016 Calendar

  • March 30–April 29, 2015: Audition Prep Class
  • May 2, 2015: Auditions for 2015-2016 Program
  • May 19, 2015: Parent Meeting for all 2015-2016 parents at 7:00 pm in the BYU Harman Building
  • June 30–August 6, 2015: Syllabus Summer Technique Class (Tuesday/ Thursday 9-10 am)
  • July 28–30, 2015: Open Competitors Ballroom/ Smooth Technique Intensive
  • August 3–5, 2015: Open Competitors Latin Technique Intensive
  • August 29, 2015: Kick Off
  • August 31, 2015: Pre-Teen and Junior Practice starts (Monday/ Wednesday)
  • September 1, 2015: Youth Practice starts (Tuesday/ Thursday)
  • September 7, 2015: Labor Day (No Pre-Teen/ Junior Practices)
  • October 15, 2015: Fall Break (No Youth Practices)
  • October 19, 2015: Fall Break (No Pre-Teen/ Junior Practices)
  • November 13-14, 2015: BYU Dancesport Championships (individual competitors, no team competition)
  • November 25, 26, 2015: Thanksgiving Break (No Practices)
  • December 5, 2015: Youth Winter Showcase
  • December 9, 2015: Last 2015 Monday/ Wednesday Practice for Pre-Teen/ Junior
  • December 13, 2015: Saturday Youth Teams Practice, time TBA
  • December 17, 2015: Last 2015 Tuesday/ Thursday Practice for Youth
  • December 19, 2015: Saturday Youth Teams Practice, time TBA
  • January 4, 5, 2016: Practices Resume
  • January 9–March 5, 2016: Youth Teams Saturday Morning Practices
  • January 18, 2016: Martin Luther King Day, No Pre-Teen/ Junior Practices, Youth Teams WILL practice
  • February 10–14, 2016: California Open Competition Trip, All Youth Teams
  • February 15, 2016: Presidents Day, No Pre-Teen/ Junior Practices, Youth Teams WILL practice
  • February 2016 (DATE TBA): UVU Competition; MANDATORY Pre-Teen, Junior, Youth B1 & B2
  • March 8, 2016: Floor Practice Time at Marriott Center, MANDATORY, Time TBA
  • March 9–12, 2016: United States National Amateur Dancesport Championships, MANDATORY
  • March 14, 2016: Pre-Teen/ Junior Year End Party

Questions? Contact:

Betsy Denney, Director
BYU Youth Dancesport Program
byuyouthdancesport@gmail.com
801-787-0997

REGISTRATION:

  • Winter Tuition 2016

  • Open Competitors Class (Thursdays, 6:15–7:15 p.m.)

Here are the ways you can register:

1. Online:

Youth Dancesport -- Winter 2016


Register Now

Online Registration Closes: Apr 30, 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. 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

Registration Notes:

  • Your $25 deposit will go towards your Fall Tuition.
  • No Refunds will be issued for the $25 deposit.
  • A full refund (minus $25 non-refundable) will be granted to all cancellations requested by 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 28, 2015. No refunds will be given after this deadline.