Dear Parents-



April 27-28th

Dare 2 Dance 



Taylorsville High School

5225 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville


This is for Company teams (and any Elite/ boy-girl teams that have been notified.)


Please be at the venue at least 1 hour before your first stage time with hair and makeup finished.  

Please wear your studio jacket, black leggings and black shirt/tank.  


Please find the Empower dressing room and be ready to change quickly into first costume and ready to warm up.

(*Please note: Space Jam is not performing)


Saturday performing dancer’s will get in for free with proof of costume or in team warm up.

Doors will open at 3:00 p.m. on Friday with the first soloists starting at 3:30 p.m  No one will be allowed to enter the building before 3pm.

Saturday doors will open at 6:30 a.m. with the first teams competing at 7:30 a.m. on the stage and 9:00 in the gym.

Empower Dance is assigned the cafeteria as their dressing room.  Other studios are also assigned this room so please be considerate of the other studios.  There are cameras in the cafeteria so please be aware and can plan accordingly. 

NO BOYS or MEN are allowed in any of the team changing areas.


Entrance cost is $7.00 per person (5 and under free)

2 Day pass is available for $10.00

No charge for parking.

Concessions will be available as a fundraiser by the Drill Team. Please no outside food or drink. There is also no food or drink allowed in the auditorium.  

Please follow the links below for the schedules for the competition. 

Stage Schedule - Team

Stage Schedule - Solo



Gym Schedule - Team

Gym Schedule - Solo



May 11 & 12th

Nuvo Dance Convention


Mountain America Exposition Center

9575 South State Street, Sandy


We should be receiving the workshop and competition schedule soon.  Feel free to check the Nuvo website linked above.  


Dancers may be dancing during the day Friday, May 11th.  Solos, duos, trios may be dancing Thursday evening. 


This may conflict with their school schedule.  We want to make parents aware of this conflict so that you can plan accordingly. 


Elite and Company dancers participating at Nuvo are required to turn in a workshop waiver to the front office by Monday, May 7th.  Please print out, fill out and return to the studio.  *Please see attachment included with this email.



May 18-19th

Gotta Move Competition

Schedule and more info TBA

Timpanogos High School

1450 North 200 East, Orem


This is a full studio competition.  We do not have a schedule yet and we typically receive it approximately 7-10 days before the competition.  Please check the website and your email for information as it becomes available.  


Entrance Fees:

$7...One day Teens and Adults

$5...One day Children age 3-12 yrs

$10...2 day pass Teens and Adults

$8...2 day pass Children age 3-12 yrs

$2...Printed Line-up Program



May 15-16th

Studio Pictures


Please see attachment for your dancer’s picture times.  We’ve scheduled pictures to coordinate with dancer’s regular dance days. Please note costumes and time for your dancers pictures.  

Pictures will be at the studio.

There are NO dance classes on these days.



Monday May 21st

Competitive Dance

Parent Meeting

If you have a dancer that is ready to make the jump to competition dance, or you currently have a dancer in our competitive program, please come to the MANDATORY parent meeting on Monday, May 21st.  

Agenda items that will be reviewed at the Parent Meeting will include: cost, commitment (attendance-competitions/conventions), classes/hours required, etc.  

We will also have information about a High School competitive team so we may continue to include dancers that participate on a drill team or in a high school dance company.  Please come to the 4-5pm meeting.


 12600 S. 2464 W., Riverton (Current Studio)


 4 PM – 5 PM 13+ years Elite

 5 PM – 6 PM 12 and under Elite

 6 PM – 7 PM 12 and under Company 

 7 PM – 8 PM  13+ years Company


* Please bring a friend and spread the word.*

(Please check website for more information)




Saturday, June 2nd



This year’s recital will be Saturday, June 2nd at Granger High School ( 3580 S 3600 W, West Valley City)

Recreational Recital will begin at 4pm.

Company and Elite Recital will begin after recreational recital finishes.  We are still finalizing details.   

*Please check email for more information to come.



Monday June 4th & Tuesday June 5th



Auditions/Try-outs will be at Empower’s New Studio location –

10435 S. 2200 W., South Jordan Utah 


Come dressed in all black with hair pulled up.  (No bra tops allowed.)


(Please check website for more information)


Monday, June 4th Audition Schedule

All dancers will participate in a jazz technique class during the first portion of their scheduled time.  After their jazz class, dancers will learn a combination that consists of jazz and ballet elements that they will perform for their audition the next day on June 5th.  Dancers will have time to ask questions and ask for a little bit of help if needed.  Please have your dancer arrive at the studio 15-30 minutes before their scheduled time.  Dancers please have hair pulled up and dressed in all black dance attire. (No bra tops allowed.)  Parents may video the last 5 minutes of each session. 


 5 to 6-year-olds – 4 PM to 6 PM  

 One hour jazz technique class

 One hour audition combo with jazz and ballet 


 7 to 8-year-olds – 4 PM to 6:30 PM 

 One and a half hour jazz technique class 

 One hour audition combo with jazz and ballet 


 9–10-year-olds 5 PM to 7:30 PM 

 One and a half hour jazz technique class 

 One hour audition combo with jazz and ballet 


 11 to 12-year-old – 6:30 PM to 9 PM 

 One and a half hour jazz technique class 

 One hour audition combination with jazz and ballet 


 13+ years old and high school team  7:00 PM to 9:30 PM 

 One and a half hour jazz technique class 

 One hour audition combination with jazz and ballet 



Tuesday, June 5th Audition Schedule

Please have your dancer at the studio ready for their audition at the scheduled time.  Please do no arrive any more than 5 mins before the start time.  Please come dressed in all black with hair pulled up.  (No bra tops allowed.)


Dancers will perform the jazz/ballet combination they learned on Monday.  


5-6 year-olds - 4 PM to 5:30 PM 


7-8 year-olds – 5 PM  to 6:30 PM 


9-10 year-olds – 6 PM to 7:30 PM 


11 -12 year-olds –  7 PM to 8:30 PM 


13+ and high school team - 8 PM -9:30 PM


Fee’s and Money due at audition:

$20 Audition Fee 

$120 Deposit that will be credited towards summer intensive punch card

 $25 Individual Registration fee or $35 for family 

 Bring a friend to audition and receive a $10 discount 

 *Cash, credit, check all accepted*



Summer Intensives Dates

June, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th             9am-3pm

July 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 30th Aug 1st   9am-3pm


*More information at Parent Meeting May 21st


Summer intensives are required for ALL competitive students that will be auditioning June 4th & 5th.  Competitive dancers will be required to attend 12 total hours of summer intensive classes.  For example: If a dancers attends 2 days of intensives for all 6 hours, they will only need to attend 2 days.  If dancers would like to attend more than 12 hours, punch cards will be available to purchase. 

*Please attend Parent meeting May 21st for more information about required summer hours.


Summer Intensive classes are also open to dancers interested in taking classes at Empower during the summer that participate in activities outside of the studio or that take classes at other studios.  There will be a punch card available for purchase after May 21st.  Please see the front desk for details and availability after May 21st.




July 18th-25th

Pioneer Pageant

Please read through attached email.

Cost is $35 for costume, etc.  

 This opportunity is for anyone that is interested.  This opportunity is open to anyone within the studio and outside of the studio.  You are welcome to invite friends and dancers from other studios to participate with your dancer.  

The pageant directors  are looking for chaperone/adults to accompany dancers to St George during the week.  If you are interested to have your dancer participate in the Pageant and are willing to chaperone, please contact: if you are interested or have

questions please contact Karen Carter 801-571-1830.





Dates Looking Ahead

Monday, May 21st- Parent Meeting for current and interested Competitive Students- at studio *see email for schedules times

Monday, May 28th- Memorial Day- No Classes

Thursday, May 31st- Last Day of Classes

Saturday, June 2nd- Empower Dance Open House- New Location

                9am-12pm       *10am-11am Free Masters Class

Saturday, June 2nd- Recital- Granger High School- times TBA *check email and website for more info to come

Monday & Tuesday, June 4-5th- Audition/Tryouts- New Studio Location

June 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th, July 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 30th, Aug 1st- Summer Intensive Dates- 12 total combined summer hours mandatory for Competitive Dancers

June 29th & 30th- Pioneer Pageant Practice for dancers participating in the St George Pioneer Pageant *see this email for attachment with details or contact Karen Carter with questions 801-571-1830.

July 27 & 28th- Fusion Camp- Mandatory for Competitive Dancers

August 10 & 11th- Precision Camp- Mandatory for Competitive Company Dancers

August 13-16th- Mandatory Choreography Competitive Elite Teams- times TBA

August 18th- Mandatory Hip Hop Audition- 9am-12pm

August 24 & 25th- Precision Camp- Mandatory for Competitive Elite Dancers

August 27-30th- Mandatory Choreography Competitive Company Teams- times TBA

Sept 4th- Fall Classes Begin

Sept 15th- Studio Pictures- time TBA

Sept 25th- Spirit Wear Orders Due for dancers needing new Empower Apparel- jackets, backpacks, etc

*See website for more information after May 21st

Thank you


Empower Dance Studio

Picture Schedule