BYU Youth Dancesport Fall 2018–Winter 2019

Boys and Girls
Grades 3–12
By Audition Only

To participate in this program, you must audition and be cleared by the director. Auditions were held May 5, 2018, for the 2018-2019 season. To participate in this program you must be accepted at the time of auditions or cleared by the director first.



Betsy Denney
Betsy Denney, Director

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

**Please Note:  If tuition is not paid in full, your child cannot dance in practice, competitions, or concerts.

Fall/Winter Tuition and Rehearsal Schedule
August 2018–March 2019

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 9, 2018

Fall Tuition DUE by Tuesday, August 14, 2018
$15 Late Fee starts August 15, 2018

Winter Tuition DUE by Friday, December 21, 2018
$15 Late Fee starts December 22, 2018


2018–2019 Calendar

​See Team Website at

Team classifications are based on the student's year in school during the
2018–2019 academic school year.

Questions? Contact:

Betsy Denney, Director
BYU Youth Dancesport Program


No refunds will be given after the progam beings. 



1. Online:

Youth Dancesport Fall 2018 - Winter 2019

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Online Registration Closes: Apr 30, 2019

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2. By Phone

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express payments are accepted.
Call 801-422-8925 or 877-221-6716 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. mountain time, excluding holidays.

3. In Person

116 HCEB
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 84602 (directions)
Weekdays 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. mountain time, excluding holidays