ISU Summer Dance Festival

The College of Arts and Letters will host the first annual ISU Summer Dance Festival on June 26-30, 2017. 

The inaugural camp is designed for dancers age 13 and up. Students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop taught by renowned ISU dance faulty and community professionals. The festival will also coincide with ISU’s Conservatory Theatre Camp, and students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops in theatre. 

Each morning, dancers will participate in ballet and modern technique classes. Morning technique classes are open on a week basis or by drop in. To buy a pass to attend all of the morning technique courses it is $100, or $15 a class to drop in. 

Early bird registration is $275, and regular is $325. For students who need to stay overnight, early bird registration is $450, and regular is $500. For each sibling that is registers, there will be a $25 discount. Early registration ends May 20. Tuition covers lunch every day.

For more information on housing opportunities, contact Molly Jorgensen at


Frequently Asked Questions

The camp runs Monday-Friday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm daily with a Friday evening performance. Kids can be dropped off for the day and picked up at the end, we will take care of the rest! Throughout the week the students will participate in workshops, technique classes, and performances. They will also interact with ISU professors, community professionals, and other dancers in the area. 

What dance workshops will we participate in?

  • Ballet
  • Modern
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Hip-hop
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Dance repertory 



June 26-30

Drop-in Technique Class

Guest Artist 8:30-9:50am

Aaron Wood 10-11:20am

$15 per class at door or $100 for week

June 26

Artist Talk-meet Guest Artist



June 27

Pizza Night/Outdoor/Bowling/etc.



June 28

Improv Jam w/live music!

6:30-8pm/$5 at the door


June 29

Artists’ Showing



June 30

Festival Showing


To purchase tuition and register, follow the Registration and Tuition Form

If you need different arrangements, contact Molly Jorgensen at

Registration prices:
Early Bird: $275
Regular: $325
Overnight Early Bird: $450
Overnight: $500
Sibling Rate: $25 discount for each sibling enrolled
Morning Technique Classes: $100 for the week, or $15 to drop in. 

Early registration ends May 20. 


We have an overnight program that is available to both local and out of town students. The overnight registration price is $500 ($450 early bird). This includes the camp tuition, housing, 24/7 chaperone, and all meals. The students will stay on campus in designated dorms. 

If there are less than 10 students, we will place the students with local host families.

All participants must abide by the policies listed at the end of the official festival Packet. Participants under 18 years-old must provide a completed Parental Waiver.

Guest Artist Sara Pickett

Sara Pickett is a passionate teacher who believes in the pure joy of moving by connecting to groove and kinesthetic exploration. Pickett’s teaching history covers a wide range of subjects including all levels of modern, contemporary, jazz and hip hop techniques, dance history, choreography, improvisation, teaching methods, history of hip hop and dance appreciation.

Pickett danced professionally with Rick Robinson’s Total Control, and was a core member of Millennium, a hip hop company in Denver with Kenny Jimenez.  She has co-produced and presented work in BRINE in Salt Lake City, now in its third season. Her choreography has been performed at the University of Utah, Weber State University, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, Sugarspace and the American College Dance Association, among others.

Sara received her MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah as a recipient of a University Teaching Award, and her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Weber State University where she was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including the Lindquist Creative Arts Fellowship. Pickett also worked as Public Relations Associate for the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah from 2007-2013.

Sara Pickett




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