We believe that the Arts benefit a child's development immeasurably

Wasatch Arts Center is a professional school of dance and music providing an environment rich in artistic expression and talent. We have provided quality education in both dance and music for the past decade. We emphasize the importance of learning proper technique in a wholesome, family friendly atmosphere without the pressures of competitions or immodest dress or movement. Each child excels through learning and growing in the performing arts. Give your child the opportunity to grow in our nurturing and wholesome environment!

  • "The director and dance teachers at Wasatch Arts Center are professional, knowledgeable and concerned about training students correctly."
    Amy, West Jordan
  • "I am very impressed with how much my two daughters have learned in a short amount of time. My girls have danced at a few other studios, and WAC is by far their favorite. "
    Nikole, Riverton
  • "I trust Wasatch Arts! I appreciate their dedication to providing my daughter quality dance instruction, in an uplifting and positive dance environment. Their studio is welcoming and feels like a family."
    Jodi, Riverton
  • "We appreciate the modest costumes, professional staff, and recitals that are on par with any top ballet company.  We are especially pleased that Wasatch Arts Center does not encourage competition among dancers, but allows each child, regardless of skill level, to flourish."
    The Dale Family, Draper


The joy of dance

We believe all can experience the joy of dance and the benefits of disciplining the mind and body that this art form requires. Our primary mission is for the development of our dancer’s technique and to provide a positive atmosphere which builds self-esteem and the love of this cherished art form.

With Family Values at our core, dancers are free to enjoy dance without inappropriate costumes, movement or music. We believe that performances, rather than competitions, provide the best benefit for young dancers. Stage experience is available at our December Showcase and Year-end June Recital, enabling them to develop confidence, poise and stage manners. View our FAQ here.



The benefits of Music Study

Music provides much more than aesthetic benefits. Many studies have demonstrated a link between active music making and increased academic success. One of the best ways to benefit from music is through private lessons. as they help teach your student the proper theory and technique in their chosen instrument. We believe that finding the right teacher can make all the difference with your student's progress. We offer private instruction in violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, and tuba. All lessons are 30, 45, or 60 minutes long and are available for students ranging in ability from beginning to late intermediate. Our starting ages vary between instruments.



Our Fine Arts Preschool

Each preschool day is a fun exploration in creativity with daily opportunities to learn, play, move, and create! We learn about artists, composers, music, letters, phonics, numbers, counting, seasons, reading skills, writing, art, and so much more! There is something for every child and every learning style in our preschool program!

The Teacher

Our excellent Preschool teacher, Amber Rich, has been teaching here, at Wasatch Arts Center, since 2004. Amber attended Snow College and graduated in 1999. She has worked in the child care field for eight years, during which she earned a Child Development Associates Preschool Certification. In 2008 Amber was able to help start up Wasatch Arts Center's preschool program and has been thrilled to be here exclusively ever since! She has taught creative movement, ballet, tap, and jazz. She loves being able to share her love of dance, art, and, music with even the littlest learners!

Class Details

Our classroom is a charming room within Wasatch Arts Center. Students move throughout the space during their class time. We use the dance studio for our large motor activities and the music rooms provide experiences with instruments and music theory.

Class Fees

MATERIAL FEES

Non-refundable Material Fees are due with registration to save your child's place in class. They cover our child's classroom supplies for the school year.
3 YEAR OLDS - $65; 4 YEAR OLDS - $85

MONTHLY TUITION (Due at the first of each month, August through June)

3 year olds (2 days per week) $75 per month
4 year olds (3 days per week) $95 per month
Junior Kindergarten (4 days per week) $115 per month

For any additional questions please contact our helpful staff at 801-253-6323

Schedule & Fees

Riverton Location Schedule  (Map)

Annual Registration Fee

$30 per student, $50 per family

Tuition Fees

Tuition is based on a 10 month session, not on a per class basis. Tuition payment options include 1) Annual (payment in full at the beginning of the year); 2) Biannual (divided across two semesters); 3) Monthly (divided across 10 months). Please note: Full monthly tuition is required in December and June.

Monthly Tutition Rates (Per Class Length)

45 Minutes........$38
1 Hour..............$43
1.5 Hours..........$60
2 Hours.............$78

Multiple Class/Family Discount: We offer an $8.00 discount, per class, for siblings and/or when adding additional classes.

Recital Fees

We have a December and June Recital. The participation fee is $30 per student per recital and is due November 1st and May 1st. Recital Fees are non-refundable even if the student drops. Recital fee pays for recital hall rental, custodial services, lighting and sound technicians, and other production costs. It does not pay for regular tuition. Each recital fee includes 2 complimentary tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased. Recital DVDs can be ordered for $20 each.

Costume Fee

Costume fees range from $65 - $100, depending on class, and are due October 1st. Costume Fees are non-refundable. The same costume is used for the December AND June Recital. (Costume fees are due at time of registration for those registering after the Christmas recital.)

For any additional questions please contact our helpful staff by phone at 801-253-6323



Calendar

AUGUST 2014

August 21 - 22 – Open House 6 to 8 pm

SEPTEMBER 2014

September 2nd, Dance Classes Begin

September 3rd, Preschool Begins

September 15 - 19th, Bring a Friend Week

OCTOBER 2014

October 16 – 17, Fall Recess, no classes

October 24, Studio Halloween Party, 6 to 8 pm

NOVEMBER 2014

November 3 – 7, Parent’s Observation Week

November 26 – 29, Thanksgiving Break – no classes

DECEMBER 2014

December 3, Festival of Trees, Details TBA

December 5 & 6, Christmas Recital, South Hills Middle School

December 19 – 20, Nutcracker, Oquirrh Mountain Ballet

December 15 – January 2, Christmas Break- no classes

JANUARY 2015

January 19, Martin Luther King Day, no classes

FEBRUARY 2015

February 2 - 6, Bring a Friend Week

February 16, President’s Day, no classes

APRIL 2015

April 2 - 6, Spring Break, no classes

April, Picture Day, TBA

April 13 – 17, Parent’s Observation Week

MAY 2015

May, Dance Company Auditions, TBA

May 25, Memorial Day, no classes

JUNE 2015

June 9 - 11, Year End Recital, Details TBA

June 13 -14 Riverton Arts Festival, TBA

JULY 2015

July 6 – August 14 Summer Session


We have a team of truly talented artists. You'll love 'em!

Meet our Faculty and Administrative Staff