Adult Ballroom Dance Camp
July 31–August 4, 2017

Registration opens February 15, 2017

2016 Information Packet 

NOTE: 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.


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!



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.

2017 Instructors & Dances 


2017 Instructors

  • Tomasz and Isabella Lewandowski — US Professional Latin finalists and Showdance champions
  • Tony Meredith - has been behind the scenes as well as made appearances in various films, TV shows, and Broadway. Cohosted seasons one and tow of the PBS series America's Ballroom Challenge and has appeared as a guest choreographer on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance.
  • 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.
  • Jonathan Roberts - Former US Smooth Champion and Dancing with the Stars celebrity
  • 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
  • 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.

2017 Dances to be Taught--UPDATED BELOW

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


Number of Levels

International Style Samba
(routine dance)*
5 hrs 5 skill levels for each
hour of instruction
American Style Waltz
(routine dance)*
5 hrs 5 skill levels for each
hour of instruction
American Style Swing 4 hrs 5 skill levels for each
hour of instruction
International Style Tango
One skill level will be on technique
3 hrs 5 skill levels for each
hour of instruction
International Style Rumba 3 hrs 5 skill levels for each
hour of instruction



West Coast Swing 8 hrs 3 skill levels
American Style Foxtrot 8 hrs 3 skill levels
Mambo 8 hrs 3 skill levels
International Style Quickstep 8 hrs 3 skill levels
International Style Paso Doble 7 hrs 3 skill levels
Bachata 4 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 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 (Registration Notes)  for more details.

2017 Registration Prices ($25 nonrefundable):

Choose One Section:

$530 - Regular Tuition
$605 - Tuition with BYU Credit

Optional Purchases:

$85 – Meal Card "COUGAR CASH"

$95 – SINGLE SHARED HOUSING (cafeteria meals not included)
(Check-in Sunday, July 30, 2017, & Check-out Saturday, August 5, 2017)

$190 – SINGLE PRIVATE HOUSING (cafeteria meals not included)
(Check-in Sunday, July 30, 2017, & Check-out Saturday, August 5, 2017)

$20 – SATURDAY CHECK-IN Single Shared Housing
(after 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017)

$40 – SATURDAY CHECK-IN Single Private Housing
(after 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017)

$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 instructor(s) 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 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.

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 if you would like to purchase it anytime during camp.

Registration Notes

  • 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 requirement 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.
    • MALES: Register online or by phone or as walk-ins. 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.
    • FEMALES: ​To register immediately with your male registrant, please call the Registration Office at 801-422-8925, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Please have information and payment ready for BOTH of you at the time you call.
    • FEMALE WAITING LIST: For those females 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 females on the list in the order in which they were placed on it. To be put on the Waiting List, please call Conferences and Workshops at (801-422-7589) or (801-422-8713), or email us at with your name, email address, and phone number.
  • A full refund (minus $25 nonrefundable) will be granted to all cancellations requested by 4:00 p.m. June 30, 2017. 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: No refunds will be made after camp begins. 
  • Before 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 30, 2017, 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

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Online Registration Closes: Jul 27, 2017

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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

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120 HCEB
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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, Shared $95 or Private $190

A limited number of spaces are available in Helamen Halls student dorms. 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 is no married-couple housing available. 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. 


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
Rate: $69.00/Night+Tax
Room Block: BYU Adult Ballroom
Room Block Closes: July 23, 2017

Days Inn

Days Inn

1675 North Freedom Blvd
Provo, UT 84604
Rate: $99 + tax 
Room Block: BYU
Room Block Closes: until no rooms availalbe

Courtyard by Marriott

Marriott Courtyard

1600 North Freedom Blvd.
Provo, Utah 84604
Rate: $92/Night+Tax
Room Block: BYU Ballroom Dance Camp
Room Block Closes: July 9, 2017
Book your group rate.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

SpringHill Suites

1580 North Freedom Blvd
Provo, UT 84606
Rate: $104/Night+tax
Room Block: BYU Adult Ballroom Dance Camp
Room Block Closes: July 10, 2017
Book your group rate.


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 30, 2017, at the BYU Conference Center patio.

Late Camp Check-In: Monday, July 31, 2017, 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, August 4, 2017

Housing Check-Out: by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017

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: 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:

Check-in will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 30, 2017. 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 30, you may park in the southwest parking lot of the Conference Center. Enter through the south doors (level one or level two). Go down the second floor hall to the lobby where Check-in will be held. 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

Dance camp parking will be within walking distance of the Wilkinson Center, available in the law building’s northeast parking lot (, 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.


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Adult Ballroom
BYU Dance Camps
169 HCEB
Provo, UT 84602