AW Picnic In The Park

FREE BBQAcademy West is throwing a FREE picnic for YOU!

 We want to THANK all of our Academy West Parents, students and new friends that want to join!
This is an open event for anyone who likes to eat hamburgers, hot dogs, and chips, playing games with our fun coaches, and have good conversations with the Academy West Staff!

We will be RAFFLING off a ton of great items like: private lessons, fitness passes, leotards, AW swag, and more!!

For those of you that have been to this fun event before let everyone know how much fun you had by sharing this post with all your friends!

*swimming suit (for splash pad and games)
*sun screen
*shade! Be aware that the pavilion is small so feel free to bring your own canopies, umbrellas, etc
*Chairs or blankets!

Ron Wood Splash Pad on July 30th, 11:00am-2:00pm

Hiring Dance Instructors

Academy West is looking to hire dance instructors to join the AWDance family!

Looking for applicants that are positive, willing to learn, experienced, and love the art of dance!

The student ages range from 3yrs to 18yrs

Experience in these styles are prefered (training available to the right applicant): Jazz, Ballet, and contemporary with an option to cross train in Acro 🙂

If you or someone you know is looking for a few extra hours a week and love dance, download an application from (click under the forms tab) or email your resume to Amy (Dance Director) at !

AWDance Tryouts and Precision Dance Camp

THIS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY!!! (June 22nd and 23rd)

Tryouts: June 22nd and 23rd

Wednesday June 22nd: Precision Dance Camp with the 1st Place National Champs the BYU Cougarettes! only $50 for 6 hours of training! Beg-Adv dancers

@ Academy West from 2:00-8:00pm

Thursday June 23rd: AWDance tryouts!! Routines learned at the dance camp will be done at the tryouts.
3:00-5:00pm: Advanced tryouts
5:00-7:00pm: Beginning tryouts
7:00-9:00pm: Intermediate tryouts
results will be given out via email or phone call

**PARENT MEETING for all 2016-2017 AWDance team members Friday June 24th 7:00pm

There are a TON of dance studios out there and choosing one might be hard. This is what Academy West has to offer:
3 Levels of Hip Hop
5 Levels of Jazz
6 Levels of Ballet
9 Levels of Acrobatic Arts
Combo classes
*Certified Instructors who continue their education year round
*All Staff is CPR certified
*LOTS of equipment to help each student learn dance and acro skills safely
*Skill sheets for every class your student is in. You can see the progress all year!

*Academy West Comp Dance teams are also statewide and National Champs!

Throughout the competitive seasons, AWDance has received first places in every routine (including solos, duets, and trios). They also received Best Costuming, Best Sportsmanship, Over High Point Champs, Best Precision, and overall mini Elite Technique just to name a few!!!

check us out @

Professional photos by Utah Team Photography and Kaycee McCleve!

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AW Summer Camps


Summer Camps are fun in addition to your regular classes!   (Regular classes go through the summer.)         

Ages: 5 – 12 years old 

Camps are offered twice a week – on Mon and Wed – starting on June 13,  except for July 5 instead of  July 4, and July 26 instead of July 25

Time:  10:00 am – Noon      Pricing:  $25 for both Mon & Wed of the same week, $15 for one day

Camp days vary, but overall will include gymnastics, tumbling, trampoline, crafts, snacks & tons of fun with the coaches and your friends!

Camp pricing is per person; no family discounts on camps.

Academy West Dance Team TRYOUTS June 23rd

AW Dance Team Tryouts on June 23rd  

Times:           Advanced dancers 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Beginner dancers 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Intermediate dancers 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Arrive 15 minutes early to get your audition number and picture taken.

These are closed auditions.  Results will be given via email or phone call Friday, June 24th

Wear dance clothes, bring water, be ready to dance.  Auditions will include routines taught at the Precision Dance Camp.

Mandatory parent meeting for all 2016 – 2017 dance members: June 24th at 7:00 pm at Academy West


PRECISION DANCE CAMP – taught by BYU Cougarettes Choreographers!

Precision Dance Camp

BYU Cougarette choreographers will be teaching this camp!

BYU Cougarettes are renowned for their excellence!!

They are the 2016 National Champions & have won 16 national championships since 1997.

Routines learned at this camp will be used for AW Dance Team tryouts.  See below.

Wed, June 21 from 2:00 – 8:00 pm.

$50 per dancer and pay in the office or call 801-282-1330.

Sign up early; Space is limited.

Bring water and a snack.



academywest-logo-0214-largeAcademy West Preschool is now enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year!!

The Preschool program incorporates letters, numbers, science, reading, singing, field trips, Gymnastics and so much more!!

If you sign up before June 1st you will receive FREE registration!

(does not include the materials fee)

sign up online @ or call the Preschool Director, Kristie Bird @ (801) 282-1330


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Conversations heard at preschool!

Trump or Duck

A conversation heard between 2 of our preschoolers the other day:

Preschooler 1: “Which do you pick, Donald Trump or Donald Duck?”

Preschooler 2: “Ah, I don’t know, is Donald Trump a good guy?”

Preschooler 1: “Well kind of. Some say he is going to catch us all on fire and put us into war!”

Preschooler 2: “I think Donald Duck.”



Academy West Preschool went to Harmons to learn about dairy, meat, produce, the deli & the bakery!

The tour guide (Abby) was very informative and the kids had a blast!!

Thank you to the preschool teachers for educating the preschoolers on so much more that just numbers and letters and thank you Jasmine Anderson for setting up the field trip!

Academy West-Champions For Life!!

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Tumbling Clinic November 12


Tumbling clinic at Academy West


Saturday, November 12

Noon – 2:00 pm * $20

Ages 5 – 18 yrs – All levels

Non students must have signed waiver

Sign up early; space is limited