Children's Creative Dance

Participants in the BYU Children and Teens' Creative Dance Program receive training in dance technique which develops flexibility, coordination, strength, physical awareness, and body control.  Students learn through movement the basics of rhythm, participate in problem solving, create innovative compositions, and develop excellent performance skills.

2018–2019 Year-Round Program

Classes begin the week of September 10–14, 2018, and culminate the week of May 6–10, 2019.

Information regarding holidays and performances will be distributed by teachers shortly after classes begin. You may also check the calendar online.

Children's Creative Dance Calendar 2018–2019

Grades preschool through 12 (3–18 years).
Beginners

Registration begins August 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. mountain time.

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.

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. All classes are subject to change or cancellation.

Cancellations and Refunds

All cancellations and refund requests must be submitted via email dancecamps@byu.edu or in writing to Creative Dance Refunds, 169 HCEB, 770 E. University Pkwy. Provo, UT 84602. 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 11–15). 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.

Performance Opportunities

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. 

Directors

Kathleen Sheffield, MA, Director

Malisalee Gardner, Assistant Director

Faculty

Jennie Eldredge                     
Mackenzie Arnold
Lindsay Taylor                       
Jana Clegg
Camilla Cook
Malisalee Gardner
Audrey Higley
Jessica Hulka
Alyssa Jones
Debi Lee
Sara Mann
Kristi Newsome
Laurie Payne
Lisa Rivera
Kathleen Sheffield
Tiffiny Shepherd
Jen Stemmons
Kaitlin Thompson

Studio Locations

Edgemont Elementary (EDGE), 3600 North 500 East, Provo

Provost Elementary (PROV), 629 South 1000 East, Provo

HCEB (BYU Conference Center)

SCERA, 745 S. State Street, Orem

BYU Richards Building (RB)

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.

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

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.

Beginning Classes

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

Boys ages 3 and 4 may register for the Tuesday and Wednesday am classes at SCERA

Age

Day and Time

Place

Tuition by August 31

Tuition September 1

3

Tuesday 11:00–11:45 pm

SCERA

$335

$355

3

Wednesday 11:00–11:45 am

SCERA

$335

$355

4

Tuesday 10:00 am

SCERA

$385

$405

4

Wednesday 10:00 am

SCERA

$385

$405

5-6

Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm

PROV

$385

$405

5-6

Wednesday 4:00- 5:00 pm

EDGE

$385

$405

7-9

Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm

EDGE

$385

$405

9-11

Friday 5:15-6:15 pm

164 RB

$385

$405

12-15

Friday 5:00-6:15 pm*

177 RB

$425*

$445*

*class is 15 minutes longer each week

Intermediate Classes

For female students who have completed one year or more in the BYU Creative Dance Program.

Age

Day and Time

Place

Tuition by August 31

Tuition September 1

5-6

Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm

EDGE

$385

$405

5-6

Wednesday 4:00-5:00 pm

EDGE

$385

$405

7-9

Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm

EDGE

$385

$405

9-11

Friday 5:15-6:15 pm

164 RB

$385

$405

12-15

Friday 5:00-6:15 pm*

177 RB

$425*

$445*

*class is 15 minutes longer each week

Boys’ Classes

For all male students ages 5-14 participating in the BYU Creative Dance Program.

Age

Day and Time

Place

Tuition by August 31

Tuition September 1

5–7

Monday 4:00–4:45 pm*

HCEB Ballroom

$335

$355

8-18

Monday 5:15-6:15 pm

HCEB Ballroom

$385

 $405

*Note: 5-7 Boys class is 45 minutes, not an hour.

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.

2018 Spring 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. May 18–June 15, 2018

Girls and Boys, ages 3–10
Beginners

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 11, 2018. No refund is available after this date. At-the-door registration is not available.

Times, Date, and Cost

Classes are one hour in lengthunless otherwise noted. All classes are held in the Richards Building on BYU campus. Classes are scheduled for May 18–June 15, 2018, as follows:

3-year-olds: Fridays, 4:00–4:45 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.