June 24–July 5, 2019

Boys and Girls, ages 13–18

Intermediate and Advanced

*PLEASE NOTE AGE CHANGE: starting the summer of 2020, this intensive will only accept students 14 years to 18 years old.

2018 Contemporary Dance Intensive Info Packet

PLEASE NOTE: this 2018 Info Packet is similar to the 2019 Info Packet. The 2019 Info Packet will be posted here 2-3 weeks before the program begins.

Experience quality professional instruction in Contemporary dance, jazz and ballet technique, composition, improvisation, repertory, and choreography from BYU’s nationally recognized dance faculty and guest instructors. 

Each day will include six intense hours of dance training in some of the finest facilities available. Classes are kept small so each participant will receive personal attention and beneficial feedback. Dancers will grasp new dimensions in dance as they view films and attend lectures on injury prevention, dance philosophy, and dance as art. Master classes will include Folk, Hip–Hop, Musical Theatre, and Ballet. Gain experiences in Composition and Improvisation, where dancers will be encouraged to create individual original movement. In Repertory, dancers will work with experienced choreographers, learning and performing choreography.

Dancers will have an opportunity to showcase their learned skills and artistry in a closing demonstration performance.

During free time, on–campus participants can relax and enjoy recreation provided by our friendly recreation counselors. Weekend activities include a day at a Waterpark and a day in Salt Lake City. Other activities include swimming, bowling, dances, games, movies, contests, and skits. There will be some free time to explore the beautiful campus, shop at the BYU Store, or visit museums on campus.


  • Enjoy well–known faculty and staff conducting lectures and classes in choreography, composition, and repertory.
  • Receive personal attention in small classes from top instructors.
  • Have fun under the supervision of a trained summer staff of residence hall and activity counselors.
  • Gain performance experience.
  • Receive 60 hours of classroom instruction.

Special Features

  • Professional faculty
  • Performance and creativity
  • Strong technical training in Contemporary dance and jazz
  • Training in choreography, composition, and repertory
  • Supplemental training in ballet and MDT
  • Possible additional master classes could include: Costuming, Tap, Clog, Hip–Hop, African, Capoeira, Folk and Laban Movement Analysis
  • Lectures, films, and demonstrations
  • Individual ability levels
  • Closing banquet
  • Closing performance
  • Great campus recreation

BYU Department of Dance Acceptable Studio and Rehearsal Attire


Kori Wakamatsu
Kori Wakamatsu

Kori Wakamatsu, MA, is an assistant professor at Brigham Young University in the Contemporary Dance area. Before entering higher education, she taught junior high and high school in the Utah public school system. She is an advocate for dance in the public schools. She received her MA in dance from California State University, Long Beach; a theatre endorsement from the University of Utah; and a BA in dance education from Brigham Young University. She has worked on collaborative projects such as the “Thought of You” animation, The Nightingale play, and Provo Sites mobile dance series. She is honored to be the new director of the Contemporary Dance Intensive.

2019 Tuition

$660 Intensive - NO Housing (lunch provided)
$1175 Intensive - 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 Notes

  • Full tuition is due at the time of registration. No deposits will be accepted.
  • Updated Information packets with updated check–in times will be available on our website two to three weeks before the workshop begins.
  • A full refund (minus $25 nonrefundable) will be granted to all cancellations requested at least one month before the workshop begins. No food/housing refunds are available after this time, though partial refunds for the workshop may be available on a case-by-case basis.
  • To request a refund, please call the Registration Office 801-422-8925, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. mountain time, excluding holidays.