Contemporary Dance Intensive

June 25-July 5, 2018

(NOTE: this Intensive will end on Thursday, July 5th)

Boys and Girls, Ages 13-18

Registration Opens: February 15, 2018
9:00 a.m.

 Contemporary Dance Intensive Info Packet 2017
NOTE: The 2018 Information Packets will be available approximately two to four weeks before each intensive. Info in the 2018 Packets will be similar to the 2017 Info Packets.

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. Participants will experience valuable enrichment as they progress at their own individual pace, beginning to advanced.

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 Seven Peaks 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 WakamatsuKori 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.

2018 Tuition

$640 Intensive - NO Housing (lunch provided)
$1140 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 Opens: February 15, 2018

1. Online:

Contemporary Dance Intensive

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Online Registration Closed: Jun 23, 2017

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2. By Phone

Call 877-221-6716 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

3. In Person

Harman Continuing Education Building
770 E. University Pkwy
Provo, UT 84602 (See Map)
Weekdays 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, excluding holidays

Registration Notes

  • 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.
  • A full refund (minus $25 nonrefundable) will be granted to all cancellations requested by 4:00 p.m. May 25, 2018 (one month before the workshop begins). No housing refunds are available after this date, 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.