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July 29-Aug. 2, 2019

Adults, ages 18+

Registration will open at 9:00 a.m., February 12, 2019


Adult Ballroom Dance Camp Info Packet 2018

PLEASE NOTE: This 2018 Info Packet will be similar to the 2019 Info Packet. The 2019 Info Packet will be posted here 2-3 weeks before the program begins.

Whether you’re just a beginner or a seasoned veteran in ballroom dancing, BYU’s Adult Ballroom Dance Camp has something to interest you. 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!

Come and make new friends, and enjoy dancing with some of the world‘s top professionals!


NEW 2019 DIRECTORS: Lee and Linda Wakefield started this camp in 1981, directing it for 37 years. Starting in 2019, it will be directed by David & Natalie Schulz.  (please check back for more information on these wonderful new directors!)

Directors (1981-2018)

Lee Wakefield    Linda Wakefield

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.


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Instructors/Dances -- 2019 TBA!

2018 Instructors

  • Danas Jaksevicius & Yuki Haraguchi – Yuki Haraguchi was born in Tokyo Japan and started music lessons at the age 3.  Later she started dancing ballroom and moved to England to further her education in ballroom dancing. She graduated from King's College London while she took lessons from world-class Latin and ballroom coaches.  She moved to USA in 2007 to train and compete in the American Style Rhythm. 
    Danas Jaksevicius is orginally from Lithuania and found success as an Amateur Competitor in that country in both the International Ballroom and Latin styles.  He came to America to further his professional career and partnered up with Yuki.  Together they have already become ranked as U.S. National Professional Rhythm finalists!!
  • 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.
  • David and Natalie Schulz – Dawid was the six-times undefeated regional Ten-dance Champion before coming to the United States.  Natalie was the four-times U.S. National Amateur Cabaret Champion.  Together Dawid and Natalie won the U.S. National Professional American Smooth Rising Star, have been World Professional American Smooth finalists.  Both of them are now adjunct faculty members for the Brigham Young University Ballroom Dance Program.
  • Eddie Simon – Former United States ballroom champion, world showdance and U.S. theatrical finalist. Received a North American Dance Award for the "Favorite Couple of the Year".  Co-owner of Dance New York, New York Dance Festival and the Empire State Dance Sport Championships
  • 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.

2018 Dances Taught

There will be a total of 109 hours of instruction offered during the camp.  Obviously, each participant cannot attend all 109 hours, but you can obtain all of the material taught during the entire camp by purchasing the Camp DVD for an additional cost of $200.00


Dances to be taught

Class hours

Number of levels

Total hours for this dance

The following three dances will be offered in four different skill levels for each hour of instruction (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced I, and Advanced II).  The American Style Cha Cha and Tango 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. Each routine will also be presented at the closing showcase by those camp participants who wish to perform. Those camp participants who are not interested in learning a "routine" will still benefit from the abundance of material presented in these classes

American Style Cha Cha

(routine dance)


4 skill levels for each hour of instruction


American Style Tango

(routine dance)


4 skill levels for each hour of instruction


International Style Waltz


4 skill levels for each hour of instruction


Instruction for the dances listed below will be offered in three skill levels (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced).  A variety of each of these dances will be offered for each hour of instruction, allowing the participants to pick which style and/or dances they wish to take class in.

American Style Bolero


3 skill levels (Beg, Int, Adv) - 2 or 3 hours of each skill level offered


American Style Viennese Waltz


3 skill levels (Beg, Int, Adv) - 2 or 3 hours of each skill level offered


International Style Rumba


3 skill levels (Beg, Int, Adv) - 2 or 3 hours of each skill level offered


International Style Jive


3 skill levels (Beg, Int, Adv) - 2 or 3 hours of each skill level offered


International Style Foxtrot


3 skill levels (Beg, Int, Adv) - 2 or 3 hours of each skill level offered


West Coast Swing


3 skill levels (Beg, Int, Adv) - 1 or 2 hours of each skill level offered




3 skill levels (Beg, Int, Adv) - 1 or 2 hours of each skill level offered




3 skill levels (Beg, Int, Adv) - 1 or 2 hours of each skill level offered


Lecture on International Style Foxtrot by Igor & Irina Suvorov


Fun Dance Group Class with Lee & Linda Wakefield


Q&A Seminar with Eddie Simon, Yuki Haraguchi, and Natalie Paramonov



Registration 2019

Registration will open at 9:00 a.m., February 12, 2019

There is no need to sign up with a partner currently. To keep the gender enrollments equal for the Adult Ballroom Dance Camp, females will need to sign up with a male partner once we have a ratio of 2:1 females to males registered. 

Choose One Section:

$545 - Regular Tuition
$625 - Tuition with BYU Credit

Regular Tuition covers approximately 30 hours of dance instruction, a midweek banquet, a camp novelty item, and dinner at the closing showcase on Friday night. 

Tuition with BYU Credit includes regular tuition mentioned above, plus one semester hour of Dance 500R college credit. To receive BYU Credit, one must attend classes and write a summary of what was learned at the camp in one of the technique lectures OR one of the dances that were taught, indicating how this will help one's own personal dancing.

Optional Purchases:

$35 – EXTRA Wednesday Buffet Ticket

$35 – EXTRA Friday Banquet Ticket

$110 – Private Lessons

$200 – Instructional DVD

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, females will need to sign up with a male partner once we have a ratio of 2:1 females to males registered. 
  • A full refund (minus $25 nonrefundable) will be granted to all cancellations requested at least one month before the workshop begins. No food/housing refunds are available after this time, though partial refunds for the workshop may be available on a case-by-case basis.
  • No refunds will be made after camp begins.
  • The simplest way to cancel a camp registration, at least one month before the camp begins, 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 three weeks before the camp begins.


1. Online:

Adult Ballroom Camp

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Online Registration Closed: Jul 20, 2018

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2. By Phone

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express payments are accepted. Call 877-221-6716 or 801-422-8925 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. mountain time, excluding holidays.

3. By Mail

Women's Conference Registration
229 HCEB
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 84602

4. In Person

116 HCEB
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 84602 (directions)
Weekdays 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. mountain time, excluding holidays

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BYU Housing MAY be available this year. Please check back.


We will reserve rooms at special BYU conference rates with some local hotels listed below. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATED INFO. 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 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

Please check back for 2019 rates.

2230 N University Pkwy
Provo, UT 84604
Call to Reserve:  801-373-7044
Room Rate:   $79.99 /night + taxes & fees
Room Block:   specify you are attending the "BYU Adult Ballroom Dance Camp"
Room Block Closes:   July 14, 2018
Baymont Inn & Suites website


1675 North Freedom Blvd
Provo, UT 84604
Room Rate:   TBA
Room Block:   TBA
Room Block Closes:   TBA
Days Inn website


101 West 100 North
Provo, UT, 84601
Call to Reserve:  1-800-228-9290 or 801-377-4700
Reserve Online: Marriott Hotel website
Room Rate:   $121.00 USD  - $131.00 USD  per night
Room Block:   identify self as part of the BYU Adult Ballroom group staying at the Provo Marriott Hotel
Room Block Closes:   June 25, 2018


1580 North Freedom Blvd
Provo, UT 84606
Call to Reserve:   801-373-0073
Room Rate:   $104 /night night + taxes & fees
Room Block:   specify you are attending the "BYU Ballroom Dance Camp" (code: BDCO)
Room Block Closes:   June 22, 2018
Springhill Suites website



Public shuttle services are available for transportation from the airport to the participant’s destination.

  • Express Shuttle (1-800-397-0773)
  • Connexions Shuttle (801-921-9124)

There are also taxi options, Uber, and FrontRunner

Check-in Times

Camp Check-In: TBA
Orientation: begins Monday at 8:45 a.m.
Location: BYU Wilkinson Center Ballrooms
Registration packets and camp novelties will be distributed to all participants when they check-in. 

Camp Ends: 11:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019