The dance department had a great end to their season! We have some great pictures of NATIONALS where the Allusions Dance Team took ALL 1st in their team routines and took some HIGH POINT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS! Our soloists were incredible too and Jordan Rokus won a NATIONAL GRAND CHAMP jacket for getting the highest points in the entire competition!


Too top of a wonderful competition season the ALLUSIONS and the rest of the dance department had their recital on Saturday June 14th and just rocked the stage.


Academy West is excited for the new season and hope that everyone enjoys the new dance schedule and theme weeks!


GALS turns 1!

GALS, the Academy West adult fitness program Get Active Live Strong, is celebrating its one year anniversary by offering a FREE workout on May 31st from 9 – 11 am.  There will be sample classes so you can try all of our various GALS classes.  It’s great fun and a great workout. Come join us at Academy West & celebrate GALS turning 1!GALS

Sandy Benefit Party Night Was A Huge Success!



The Sandy Bywater Benefit Party Night was a complete success! We had so many students show up in support and also quite few parents participated. It all started off with an adult fitness class to help raise health awareness, thanks for participating parents! The kidos played some games and then were able to do a super fun Easter Egg Hunt!

When we all came together we had a very nice dinner thanks to the following very generous food outlets: Chick-fil-a, Dominos Pizza, Little Ceasars Pizza, Subway, and Frito Lay. Thank you for your donations!

Luckily Sandy was feeling very well and was able to attend. She had a wonderful idea on how everyone can get involved in helping fighting cancer. Go out and find the people you know that have this terrible affliction and just hang out with them. You don’t need to talk about the disease, just be there. Listen, talk and be friends, your care helps more than anything else!

After dinner the auction and raffle winners were announced. Once again thank you all for your very generous donations, the Easter baskets were all amazing. After it was all said and done the figures were all added up. With party night sign ups, raffle tickets, auctions and donations we were able to raise $1960! Academy West is so thankful and in awe of your generous contributions that we added $1000 for a grand total of $2960 raised during the benefit!

Thank you Amy for organizing the entire benefit! Once again, thank you all for participating! I know Sandy appreciates it more than you know!

And Sandy, keep fighting! You are brave and strong, we know you can beat this! Thanks for all you do and know that we all love you!


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Congratulations Tonya!

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This is a little late, but Congratulations to the happy couple!

One of our favorite coaches, Tonya, was married to Landon Groesbeck on Friday, March 28th in the Draper Temple! What a great picture, we wish you happiness forever!

Silent Auction For The Sandy Bywater Party Night Benefit

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We are so excited about the Benefit Party Night for Sandy Bywater on April 12th! We have already had so much response and support from Academy West students, parents and employees! We have some amazing baskets that have been donated to be raffled off. We also are going to auction off a few of the really great baskets that have been created. This will be a Silent Auction and will start on April 7th. The auction will last all through the week and the winners will be announced around 7:00 pm on April 12th during the benefit party night!

Please sign up in the office for the Benefit Party Night, continue to buy raffle tickets, guessing jar tickets or just cash donations. 100% of the proceeds will go to Sandy Bywater to help her with her fight to overcome this terrible disease!

Thanks again for all your love and support!

Academy West

Sandy Bywater


Sandy Bywater, one of our favorite staff members, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She is an amazing employee who has been working in the Academy West office for years.  Sandy is married and has two beautiful daughters.  Sandy has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments in preparing for her upcoming surgery.  We are asking you to join together with the Academy West staff to help in her fight and beat this cancer.  There are donation jars and raffle items in the office.  Please plan to attend the Party Night/Benefit in her honor on April 12th at Academy West! Please see the upcoming events post on our website and Facebook for more details. All our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sandy!

Optionals in Nashville!


Congratulations to our Optional gymnasts at their competition in Nashville!  Many of our athletes placed – Marissa 4th on bars and beam, Shaylynn 4th on bars, Kalli 3rd on floor and vault, Jayda 5th on bars, Gabby 5th on bars and beam, Shelby 1st on vault and 3rd on beam, and Madi took 3rd on vault and 5th on bars!  Our Level 8’s took 5th place team!  State is in 2 weeks – Keep up the hard work!

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Optionals Take First On Home Territory!!!


The Optionals (Level 6-10) have reached the half way mark of their season!  They have improved each and every meet.  Both the Level 6 and 7’s placed third as a team at the last competition and the Level 8’s and 9’s placed first!  Individually, at the last competition, we had 15 first place event or all-around finishes!  We have 3 competitions left, including Nashville, TN and State Meet and then Regional Championships in Tucson, AZ and Anaheim, CA!  Good luck on the rest of season!