Children's Creative Dance

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.

Dates

Registration begins August 1, 2019.

Classes begin the week of September 9–13, 2019, and culminate the week of May 5–9, 2020. Information regarding holidays and performances will be distributed by teachers shortly after classes begin. You may also check the calendar online.

Ages

Grades preschool through 12 (3–18 years).

Children's Yearly Calendar

Sep 9-13 First Week of Classes/ Parents Visiting Week
Oct 15-21 Fall Break Monday classes will be on the 14th but not the 21st
Oct 25 DanceWorks Showings 2260 BYU Conference Center 4:00-7:00 pm
Nov 8th DanceWorks Concerts 4:00 & 5:15 pm 169 RB
Nov 26-29 Thanksgiving Break, only Monday classes will be held this week on Nov. 25th
Dec 9-13 Parents Visiting Week
Dec 16-Jan 3 Christmas Break
Jan 6 Classes resume
Jan 20 Martin Luther King Holiday, No Monday classes
Feb 7 DanceWorks Showings 2260 BYU Conference Center 4:00-7:00 pm
Feb 20 DanceWorks Concert 7:30 pm 169 RB
Feb 17 Presidents Day, No Monday classes
Apr 6-10 Spring Break, No classes
Apr 17 No Friday classes BYU FINALS
Apr 25 Saturday Rehearsal for Young DanceMakers Eve of Dance RB
Apr 27-May 1 Parents Visiting Week Young DanceMaker classes
May 2 Saturday Rehearsal for Young DanceMakers Eve of Dance 2206 RB
May 2 Spacing Rehearsal Sharing Showcase classes 185/187 RB
May 4-7 Rehearsals for Young DanceMakers de Jong Concert Hall
May 4-8 Parents Visiting Week Sharing Showcase classes
May 8-9 Eve of Dance Performances Young DanceMakers de Jong Concert Hall
May 9 Sharing Showcase Performances 10:30, 12:00, 1:30 169 RB

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

Dr. Kathleen Sheffield, Director

Malisalee Gardner, Assistant Director

Faculty

Mackenzie Arnold
Jessica Behling
Janessa Berg
Jana Clegg
Jennie Eldredge
Malisalee Gardner
Audrey Higley
Jessica Hulka
Camilla Johnson
Debi Lee
Sara Mann
Kristi Newsome
Laurie Payne
Lisa Rivera
Kathleen Sheffield
Tiffiny Shepherd
Jen Stemmons
Julie Stoddard
Lindsay Taylor
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)

Registration

Registration will begin August 1, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. mountain time. Registration can be done online or over the phone with Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express by calling 801-422-8925. Please specify the age group and day and time of the class for which you are registering. Registrations can be done in person at 116 Harman Building (HCEB). 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, 2018. All classes are subject to change or cancellation.

Cancellations and Refunds

All cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing or email (dancecamps@byu.edu) to Creative Dance Refunds, 223 HCEB, 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 10–14). 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.

2019–2020 Class Schedule

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.

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

Classes

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

Beginning classes are for female students who have participated one year or less in the BYU Creative Dance Program.

Returning classes are for those who have completed two years in the BYU program.

Age

Day and Time

Place

Tuition by Aug. 31

Tuition by Sep. 1

3

Tues. 11:00–11:45 a.m.

SCERA

$335

$355

3

Wed. 11:00–11:45 a.m.

SCERA

$335

$355

4

Tues. 10:00 a.m.

SCERA

$385

$405

4

Wed. 10:00 a.m.

SCERA

$385

$405

Beginning 5–6

Wed. 4:30–5:30 p.m.

PROV

$385

$405

Beginning 5–6

Thur. 4:00–5:00 p.m.

EDGE

$385

$405

Beginning & Returning 5–6

Wed. 4:00–5:00 p.m.

EDGE

$385

$405

Returning only 5–6

Fri. 4:00–5:00 p.m.

158 RB

$385

$405

Beginning & Returning 7–9

Fri. 5:15–6:15 p.m.

164 RB

$385

$405

Beginning & Returning 9–11

Thur. 4:30–5:30 p.m.

PROV

$385

$405

Beginning & Returning 12–15

Thur. 6:30–7:30 p.m.

EDGE

$385

$405

Boys’ Classes

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

Age

Day and Time

Place

Tuition by Aug. 31

Tuition by Sep. 1

5–7

Mon. 4:00–4:45 p.m.*

HCEB Ballroom

$335

$355

8–18

Mon. 5:30–6:30 p.m.

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.

2019 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 17–June 14, 2019
Girls and Boys, ages 3–10
Beginners

Registrations begins Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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 10, 2019. No refund is available after this date. At-the-door registration is not available. 

Classes are one hour in lengthunless otherwise noted. All classes are held in the Richards Building on BYU campus. Classes are scheduled for May 17–June 14, 2019 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.