REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER!
WELCOME! 
WE ARE UTAH DANCE INSTITUTE.

Utah Dance Institute (UDI) offers high quality training in classical ballet along with the genres that complement ballet training.

Our modern, precise, creative and kind approach is simply unmatched.

Visit our GALLERY to see us in action.  Come dance with us!

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WHAT? ALMOST SUMMER? 

SUMMER: JOIN US FOR ONE, TWO OR FIVE WEEKS! 
Preschool - High School

PACKING UP AND MOVING TO OUR NEW LOCATION  ACROSS FROM HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL.
 
CALL US FOR A TOUR OR TO LEARN MORE

WE LOVE NEW STUDENTS!
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NO STRESS, TRY OUT A CLASS AND JUST GET TO KNOW US. 

UDI STUDENTS HAVE  PLACED AT ADC IBC, NYCDA, AND YAGP,  INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

 

ABOUT US

We believe that students are often given two choices for ballet training:  broad based schools which may move too quickly, never providing students with the necessary technical foundation to move forward successfully OR traditional ballet schools which provide technique in a heavy-handed, rigid and competitive manner. Neither approach does a great job of taking both the physical and mental growth of students into account. 

Our goals:

  • to give students unmatched training in an inclusive, supportive and kind environment where expectations are high, yet realistic for each individual.

  • to continually focus on the systemic foundations of dance in order to prepare students to advance safely and confidently.

  • to offer a clear progression and consistent curriculum so that students know what to expect in any class regardless of instructor.

  • to promote community, inclusion, and generous praise regardless of level or genre of dance

  • to be accessible in order to promote honesty and transparency with parents, faculty, and students.

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OUR CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

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PRE-DANCE DIVISION

Pre-ballet students will learn classroom etiquette, improve their motor skills, and develop discipline as they explore rhythm, shape, and vocabulary. They will explore creativity in a joyful setting all with a sense of play.  


                                      

Mom/Dad and Me (2-3yr old) 

45 minutes per week

MONDAY: 10:00-10:45am


Pre-Ballet (3yr and 4yr old)

45 minutes per week

MONDAY: 4:15-5pm

Petite (5yr old)

1 hour/per week

FRIDAY: 3-4pm

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FUNDAMENTAL DIVISION

Fundamental dance levels will develop a deeper awareness of social and spacial skills, basic ballet technique, and jazz movements; beginning with alignment, hip rotation, foot articulation, and strong straight legs. They will learn the foundation of body directions, lines, turns, and jumps. These levels will be introduced to ballet history, stories, and characters through creative movement.

     

Aspirant Level (6-7 yr old)

(2 hours ballet/1 hour jazz)

TUESDAY: Ballet 4-5 pm 

WEDNESDAY: Jazz 4-5 pm

WEDNESDAY: Ballet 5-6 pm

            

Trainee Level (7-8 yr old)

(2 hours ballet/1 hour jazz)

TUESDAY: Ballet 5-6 pm

THURSDAY: Jazz 4-5 pm

THURSDAY: Ballet 5-6 pm

            

Apprentice Level (8-9 old)

(2 hours ballet/1 hour jazz)

Schedule TBD

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INTERMEDIATE DIVISION

The intermediate dancer will continue their ballet training with the addition of pointe work while supplementing their training with classes in jazz and contemporary disciplines. They will learn to coordinate movements of the arms, legs and head, as well as execute quicker steps, and demonstrate body flexibility.  Summer study is vital in these levels.

Junior Level (9-11 year old)

(4.5 hours ballet/1 jazz/1 contemporary)

MONDAY: Ballet 7-8:30 pm

TUESDAY: Ballet 7-8:30 pm

THURSDAY: Contemporary 6-7 pm

FRIDAY: Ballet 4-5:30 pm

FRIDAY: Jazz 5:30-6:30 pm


Elite Level (11-13 year old)

(4.5 hours ballet/1 jazz/1 contemporary)

TUESDAY: Ballet 6-7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY: Jazz 6-7 pm

WEDNESDAY: Ballet 7-8:30 pm

THURSDAY: Contemporary 7-8 pm

FRIDAY: Pointe 4-5:30 pm

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PRE-PROFESSIONAL AND COMPANY DIVISION

The Advanced dancer will dedicate focused effort to their ballet training through daily classes during the school year and intensive summer programs. They will layer other dance modalities into their performance experiences. Training in partnering begins.  These dancers exhibit consistent clear placement and clean transitions. Dancers will strive for stamina, strength, and control while developing a sense of artistry.

 

Senior Level 

   (5 hours ballet & rep/1 jazz/1 contemporary)  

TUESDAY: Ballet 7:30-9pm

WEDNESDAY: Contemporary 7-8 pm

WEDNESDAY: Rep/Pointe 8-9:30 pm  

SATURDAY: Ballet 11 am-12:30 pm

SATURDAY: Rep/Pointe 12:30-1:30 pm                 

            

UDI/BBT 2 Company

(7.5 hours ballet/3 rep.*/1.5 jazz/1.5 contemporary)

MONDAY: Ballet 5:30-7pm

MONDAY: Rep/Pointe 7-8:30pm

TUESDAY: Ballet 5:30-7pm

WEDNESDAY: Jazz 4-5:30pm

WEDNESDAY: Ballet 5:30-7pm

THURSDAY: Contemporary 4-5:30pm 

THURSDAY: Ballet 5:30-7pm

SATURDAY: Ballet 9:30-11am

SATURDAY: Rep/Pointe 11am-12:30pm

            

UDI/BBT Company

7.5 hours ballet/3 rep.*/1.5 jazz/1.5 contemporary)

MONDAY: Ballet 4-5:30pm

MONDAY: Rep/Pointe 5:30-7pm

TUESDAY: Ballet 4-5:30pm

WEDNESDAY: Jazz 4-5:30pm

WEDNESDAY: Ballet 5:30-7pm

THURSDAY: Contemporary 4-5:30pm 

THURSDAY: Ballet 5:30-7pm

SATURDAY: Ballet 9:30-11am

SATURDAY: Rep/Pointe 11am-12:30pm

Supplemental Technique/Rep Classes

M-TH: 2-3:30pAdvanced students may choose to take supplemental classes

2x or 4x times a week in addition to their regular schedule. 

LATEST NEWS & UPDATES

 
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Our hardworking guys laying the Marley in one the five studios.
BONUS: All three are dancers!

OUR NEW STUDIO AND UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS

At the end of April, UDI presented Cinderella at the Mid Valley Performing Arts Studio. All levels danced in the show from preschool through high school. We were lucky to have borrowed some male dancers from the University of Utah to provide additional pas de deux experience.   It has been a busy spring with getting ready for three shows and finishing our studio space. In the next month we will focus on placing new students for spring and summer...and of course we will be ready to be in our new studio for all summer programs!~ 

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OUR FACULTY

Our faculty is made up of accomplished dancers/teachers who are well-trained in ​the most current techniques with inclusive approaches that take the whole person into consideration. While all of our instructors had very successful dancing careers, our principal faculty also all have advanced degrees in ballet pedagogy and teaching methods. Our instructors truly understand what it takes to create dancers who are happy, mentally and physically strong. We want our dancers to feel successful and to love what they are doing!  

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CATI SNARR

Owner and Artistic Director

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HEATHER FRYXELL

Core Ballet Faculty

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MAGGIE WRIGHT TESCH

Core Ballet Faculty

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CHRISTOPHER ALLOWAYS RAMSEY

Core Ballet Faculty

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ABBIE SMITH

Ballet Faculty

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JAMIE LYNN ZOLLINGER

Ballet Faculty

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ELIZABETH WELDON

Ballet Faculty

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MARY CLAIRE HUNTSMAN

Ballet Faculty

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SAWYER PLAYER

Contemporary and Jazz Faculty

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ISMAEL ARRIETA

Contemporary and Jazz Faculty

 

CONTACT US

7301 S 900 E Suite 15

Midvale, Utah

385-302-2240

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