Our Dance Programs

At Just Dance Arts Academy we strive to help dancers find their own path.  We offer different programs that allow the dancer to find out what path fits them individually, whether it be Ballet, Competition, Modern/Contemporary, or just a class a week.

Ballet

The Just Dance Ballet program is run by Sara Mills, who has recently been teacher trained in the Vaganova-based Method of teaching classical Ballet. This pure method was created by the late Russian ballerina, Agrippina Vaganova and her syllabus is scientifically based and physiologically sound. Since implementing this methodical way of teaching classical ballet, Just Dance Academy has seen a skyrocket of growth from our students. We are the only studio in Utah County that has this specific type of training and can claim to have a true classical ballet syllabus.

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Contemporary

The Just Dance Contemporary Program, run by Lori Higbee, is a college-prep program designed for students 12 and up.  In the Contemporary Company, dancers will be taking modern technique, improvisation, choreography, and ballet, and will have the opportunity to work with local dance professionals from BYU, University of Utah, and Utah Valley University, as well as dancers from local professional dance companies such as Ririe Woodbury and RDT. Company members will learn choreography to perform at Utah Dance Festival, a Contemporary Concert, and Spring Recital.

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Performing

The Just Dance Competitive Companies run by Ellie Smith offer dedicated dancers the unique opportunity to master dance technique, artistic expressiveness, and performance ability at the finest levels by representing the academy both locally and nationally in high exposure performances and competitions. Through this highly intensive and positive experience, Company dancers strengthen their self-esteem while developing critical life skills of responsibility, self-discipline, dependability, good sportsmanship, and teamwork. Our Companies consistently receive awards and praise…

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Our Dance Curriculum

Ballet

The Ballet program at Just Dance is designed for dancers who have completed fundamental study in dance techniques and strive to improve their dance ability. The focus in the Ballet classes is on extension, flexibility, endurance, grace, terminology and technique. As dancers develop strength, they advance through all levels of Ballet prior to the Pointe Program

Modern

Modern is an art form of dance, which uses special techniques to develop the use of the entire body through movement, while expressing abstract ideas. This skill uses a wide range of techniques and other unlimited arrays of movements to help the body and mind develop. Movement is encouraged through combinations and improvisations.

Hip Hop

A fun, fast paced style of dance that incorporates the movement of music video, street style dancing and tricks. Hip Hop classes are structured to teach coordination, strength, quickness, agility and endurance. Only age appropriate movement and music will be used.

Lyrical

Enjoy the freedom of movement though music and physical interpretation of feelings. This art form allows you to experience your creativity on an advanced level by using your body and mind to think out of the box.

Jazz

Jazz training emphasizes flexibility and rhythmic movement. Dancers will focus on strength, musicality, terminology, and technique.

Instructors
Sara Mills

Sara first began her Classical Ballet study at age three under the direction of Jaqueline P. College. She was later admitted into Utah Regional Ballet’s professional track program.
After completing her studies as a Utah Regional Ballet apprentice she transferred to Jenny Creer-King’s Classical Ballet Academy.

Ellie Smith

Ellie Smith has been dancing since the age 3. She had been competing and traveling for dance since she was young. Ellie has been professionally trained in Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theatre and Latin Ballroom.

Hannah Stewart

Hannah has trained, competed and performed in jazz, tap, ballet, tumbling, pom, contemporary, lyrical and hip hop. She just finished her third year as a member of the 16-time National Champion BYU Cougarettes.

Lori Higbee

Growing up a competitive figure skater in Minnesota, Lori didn’t think very much of the dance classes she was taking until she was introduced to modern dance in 8th grade. From that time Lori has made dance part if her life. Lori danced in the dance program at Utah State University where she was a…

Chaz Bodily

Chaz has been training since his was just 2 years old. For the last 25 years (minus some for a mission) he has trained in Hip Hop, Ballroom, Contemporary, Ballet, etc. He has performed as a backup dancer for Leann Rimes. He has been on such TV shows as America’s Got Talent, Live To Dance, Switched,

Savannah Cosper

Savannah started dance at the age of 7 and hasn’t stopped dancing since. She trained in all forms of dance including Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Ballroom, hip hop, contemporary and modern. She trained with some of the best in the business, such as Mandy Moore, Justin Giles, Allison Holker and Natalie Reid. As a young…

Traci Irving

Traci has been teaching dance for over 10 years, including five years as a professional choreographer and performer. She has a strong background in ballet and modern, but has also trained in jazz, hip hop and African dance.

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Directors
Tiffany Enger

Is the founder and Directress of Just Dance Academy and has over 30 years of combined experience as a dancer and instructor. She has studied at the world-renowned New York institutions of Steps, Joffreys, The Broadway Dance Center, and Dance New Amsterdam (DNA). She has danced locally with Ririe Woodbury and Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) in…

Lori Higbee

Growing up a competitive figure skater in Minnesota, Lori didn’t think very much of the dance classes she was taking until she was introduced to modern dance in 8th grade. From that time Lori has made dance part if her life. Lori danced in the dance program at Utah State University where she was a…

Sara Mills

Sara first began her Classical Ballet study at age three under the direction of Jaqueline P. College. She was later admitted into Utah Regional Ballet’s professional track program.
After completing her studies as a Utah Regional Ballet apprentice she transferred to Jenny Creer-King’s Classical Ballet Academy.

Pricing

*Based on 5 weeks- 6th week is free. No pro-rating, or weekly payment.
No registration fee for summer!

1 hour $58
2 hours $110
3 hours $150
4 hours $180
5 hours $205
6 hours $240
7 hours $260
8 hours $280

*each additional hour is $20/month
• Level 3, 4, Teen and Seniors- Divinity week (1st week of June)- extra $25

Summer Schedule 2018

Classes run from June 18-July 27. Pricing is for 5 weeks- 6th week is free!

Ages 3-4
Monday 12:00-1:00 Ballet/Jazz Combo
Friday 10:00-11:00 Creative Combo
Ages 4-6
Monday 9:00-10:00 Ballet/Jazz Combo
Thursday 12:00-1:00- Ballet/Jazz Combo
Friday 11:00-12:00- Creative Combo

Level 1- Ages 5-7

Monday
10:00-11:00 Ballet
11:00-12:00 Jazz/Hip-Hop Combo
Thursday
9:00-10:00 Creative Combo
10:00-11:00 Ballet
11:00-12:00 Jazz Technique

Level 1 –Ages 9-12

Thursday
10:00-11:00 Jazz Technique
11:00-12:00 Hip-Hop Combo

Level 2- Ages 6-9

Tuesday
9:00-10:00 Ballet
10:00-11:00 Modern/Creative
11:00-12:00 Technique
Wednesday
9:00-10:00 Ballet
10:00-11:00 Hip-Hop
11:00-12:00 Technique

Level 3- Ages 8-11

Tuesday
9:00-10:00 Technique
10:00-11:00 Ballet
11:00-12:00 Creative/Modern
12:00-1:00 Yoga/Conditioning

Level 3- Ages 8-11 (continue)

Wednesday
9:00-10:00 Technique
10:00-11:00 Ballet
11:00-12:00 Stretch/Turns/Leaps
12:00-1:00 Hip-Hop

Teen

Tuesday
9:00-10:00 Modern
10:00-11:00 Technique
11:00-12:00 Ballet
12:00-1:00 Pre-Pointe/Conditioning
Wednesday
9:00-10:00 Hip-Hop
10:00-11:00 Technique
11:00-12:00 Ballet
12:00-1:00 Pre-Pointe/Pilates

Senior

Monday
9:00-10:00 Technique
10:00-11:00 Hip-Hop
11:00-1:00 Ballet/Pointe/Pilates
Thursday
9:00-10:00 Technique
10:00-11:30 Ballet/Pointe
11:30-1:00 Modern

Open Classes

Friday
10-11 Pilates 12:15-1:15 Adv Tumbling
11-12 Pilates 1:15-2:15 Beg Tumbling

Ballet Intensives

July 30-August 2- Level 3 & 4 | August 6-August 9- Teen & Senior | Cost: $120/week

Monday:
9:30-10:30 | Pilates fitness
10:30-12:00 | Ballet Technique (flat)
12:00-12:45 | Pre-Pointe
12:50-1:30 | Yoga and flexibility
Tuesday:
9:30-10:30 | Pilates fitness
10:30-12:00 | Ballet Technique (pointe)
12:00-12:45 | Variations (*note: this class is super to help dancers get to know the different variations from various ballets)
12:50-1:30 |Yoga and flexibility
Wednesday:
9:30-10:30 | Pilates fitness
10:30-12:00 | Ballet Technique (flat)
12:00-12:45 | Pointe
12:50-1:30 | Yoga and flexibility
Thursday:
9:30-10:30 | Pilates fitness
10:30-12:00 | Ballet Technique (pointe)
12:00-12:45 | Variations
12:50-1:30 | Yoga and flexibility

Company Choreography Weeks- August 20-August 31
**Fall Schedule starts Tuesday, September 4th**

Contact

801-492-3936

info@justdanceutah.com

Mon-Thur 4:00 - 9:30

3300 N Running Creek Way Lehi, Utah 84043

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