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.
Registration opens August 1, 2017
Classes begin the week of September 11–15, 2017, and culminate the week of May 11–12, 2017
Information regarding holidays and performances will be distributed by teachers shortly after classes begin. You may also download and view the PDF calendar.
Grades preschool through 12 (3–18 years).
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
Melissa Ray Nix
Mikayla Ellison Phillips