BYU Youth Dancesport 2017–2018

To participate in this program, you must first audition and be cleared by the director. Auditions were held May 6, 2017, for the 2017-2018 season.

This program is by audition only.

To participate in this program you must be accepted at the time of auditions or cleared by the director first.

BYU Youth Dancesport Director

Betsy Denney

Betsy Denney, Director
BYU Youth Dancesport Program

Betsy Denney has a BA in Dance from Brigham Young University. She is certified with the ISTD in licentiate ballroom and Latin and is adjunct faculty at BYU. She started ballroom dancing on a formation team at the age of 12 and then came to BYU where she had the privilege of touring with the Ballroom Dance Company for five years and she also received the top BYU Student Dance Instructor. During that time, she was able to compete with the team in Blackpool, England two times. Betsy was a US Youth 10-Dance Champion, US Youth Standard Champion, and a two-time US Amateur Smooth Champion. She and her husband Karson also competed professionally in the American Smooth style. Betsy started teaching in the BYU Youth program in 2002 and has loved every moment since!

Program Benefits

  • 60 to 100+ hours of instruction from expert team instructors
  • Compete in local and regional ballroom dance competitions
  • Perform in a Winter Showcase
  • Learn current ballroom dance choreography
  • Improve your technical skills
  • Enhance social skills through a team-building experience
  • Team rehearsals two or more times per week during the fall and winter

Fall/Winter Tuition and Rehearsal Schedule
August 2017–March 2018

PRETEEN Teams (grades 3–6)
Tuition: Fall $300, Winter $300
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Times: 4:15–5:45 p.m.
Location: Canyon Crest Elementary School, Provo

JUNIOR 7th, 8th, and 9th Teams (grades 7–9)
Tuition: Fall $375, Winter $375
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Times: 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Location: Wasatch Elementary School, Provo

YOUTH Teams (grades 10–12)
Tuition: Fall $400, Winter $400
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times: 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Location: Wasatch Elementary School, Provo

*Youth Teams: Starting in January, youth teams will also be required to attend three-hour Saturday morning rehearsals. These will be in addition to the Tuesday and Thursday rehearsals.


Registration opens May 23, 2017

Fall Tuition DUE by Monday, August 28, 2017

$15 Late Fee starts August 29, 2017

Winter Tuition DUE by Monday, January 8, 2018

$15 Late Fee starts January 9, 2018

2017–2018 Calendar

​See Team Website at

Team classifications are based on the student's year in school during the
2017–2018 academic school year.

Questions? Contact:

Betsy Denney, Director
BYU Youth Dancesport Program

Acceptance Fee

If you have been accepted on the Team you will need to pay a $25 Acceptance Fee. The $25 Acceptance Fee is part of your Fall 2017 tuition. The $25 Acceptance Fee is non-refundable. 



1. Online:

Youth Dancesport Fall 2017 - Winter 2018

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Online Registration Closes: Apr 30, 2018

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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