International Folk Dance Camp 2017

June 19–21, 2017
Boys and Girls, Ages 9–18
All Skill Levels

Registration Opens: February 15, 2017

 International Folk Dance 2016 Info Packet

NOTE: The 2017 packet will be posted 2-4 weeks before the camp begins. It will have much of the same info as th 2016 packet included here, but will have updated dates, check-in info etc.

This summer, “travel the world” with the magic and music of international folk dancing! Enjoy three days of vigorous dancing, beautiful music, and imaginative instruction! Learn dances from a variety of world cultures. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just eager to perform some of the world’s most exciting dances, you’ll learn skills at this camp that will enhance every aspect of your life! The fun, lively movements of folk dancing will increase your balance, agility, strength, and coordination while improving your awareness of the cultures in current world events.

Broaden your dance experience socially, culturally, and technically by performing dances that reach through the ages. Whether you have been to a BYU dance camp in the past or this is your first year, you will enjoy this truly unique and memorable experience.

Special Features

  • Instruction from BYU dance faculty and former members of the world-famous BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble
  • Special guest instructors
  • Dances from many nations and areas of the world
  • Instruction for all skill levels
  • Small-group attention
  • A variety of dance techniques
  • International dance party
  • Evening at local Seven Peaks Water Park

Apply to be a counselor!

Counselor Application

Directors

Jeanette GeslisonJeanette Geslison

Jeanette is Assistant Professor of Dance at Brigham Young University and serves as Artistic Director of the International Folk Dance Ensemble. Jeanette is a native of Odense, Denmark where she grew up training in classical ballet at the Ballet Academy in Odense. Her pursuit of dance brought her to Brigham Young University in 1987 where, as a dance major, she studied ballet, modern, world dance, and performed with the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble.

She graduated from BYU with her BA in dance in 1991 and an MA in 1995 with an emphasis in world dance pedagogy and research. The following two decades included teaching, esearching, and professional development as adjunct faculty in the world dance area at BYU, with an emphasis in Hungarian, Scandinavian, and Irish dance techniques. She subsequently received her MFA in Performing Arts Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May 2016, and presented her choreographic thesis entitled: “Hungarian Dance Works.” Cultural representation—its preservation, adaptation and modification—lies at the heart of her academic research and choreographic interest. Together with her husband Mark, and their three children, they play music as a hobby and conduct recreational dance events.

Becki LoveBecki Love

Becki Love received her BA in dance education from BYU and taught dance in the public schools before returning to BYU as the codirector of the International Folk Dance Camp. While a student at BYU, Becki performed and toured extensively with the International Folk Dance Ensemble. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Dance at BYU.

2017 Instructors and Dances to be Taught

Jeanette Geslison (Hungarian)
Emily Hatch (Indonesia)
Amy Jex (Indian)
Becki Love (Italy)

2017 Tuition

$325 Camp - NO Housing (lunch provided)
$475 Camp - WITH Housing and Meals

NOTE: Early Check-In for BYU Housing is no longer available. BYU Housing will be available the day each camp / workshop / intensive starts, but not before. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration Opens: February 15, 2017

1. Online:

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Online Registration Closes: Jun 16, 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. 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

Registration Notes

  • A full refund (minus $25 nonrefundable) will be granted to all cancellations requested by 4:00 p.m. May 19, 2017 (one month before the workshop begins). No food/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: dancecamps@byu.edu
  • 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 workshop begins.