American Expression of Dance

Draper, UT | Riverton, UT

About AED

American Expression of Dance (AED) was founded in January 1994 by Anne Weichers and now has over 500 students at two locations in the Salt Lake Valley. 

 

We offer competitive and non-competitive programs with classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, tumbling, hip hop, contemporary, and tap. Both programs are great options, depending on your time commitment and dance goals. AED is dedicated to building your dance technique, showmanship, and confidence, regardless of your age, abilities, and past experience.  

 

To ensure AED is the right fit for you and your dancer, we offer a free first dance class!

Competitive Program

Our competitive program prepares dancers for high school, collegiate, and professional dance teams. While we aim for first place trophies, our top priority is building a strong, technical dancer. 

 

Our competitive program is divided into Precompany, Company, and Academy, each with different expectations and time commitments. Dancers will participate in the following: 

Precompany: 2 competitions, 3 recitals

Company: 4 competitions, 3 recitals

Academy: 4 competitions, 1 convention, 3 recitals

Noncompetitive Program

Our non-competitive program allows dancers more time flexibility and lenience. We work to prepare dancers for our competitive program by improving technique and confidence. Dancers will participate in two recitals during the year – one in December and one in May. 

Pre-Ballet

Basic dance steps and terminology through songs, stories, and play

Combo Class

Fundamentals of jazz, ballet, and tumbling

Jazz

A fusion of funk, character, and broadway musical movement incorporated with technical elements

Ballet

 

The core foundation of all other dance forms

Contemporary

 

Contemporary connects the mind and the body through fluid dance movements

Competition Program

 

Prepares dancers for high school, collegiate, and professional dance teams

Hip-Hop

Dance styles such as: street dancing, breaking, locking,
and popping.

Turns & Progressions

Technique in pirouettes, leaps, jumps, battements,
feet strengthening, flexibility, extensions, etc.

Tumbling

 

Tumbling skills, flexibility, muscle control, balance and concentration

Tap

Basic tap steps set to fun upbeat music

Pre-Ballet

Beginner Ballet for Ages 2 – 3

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Combo Class

Jazz

Contemporary

Ballet

Competition Program

Hip-Hop

Turns & Progressions

Tumbling

Tap

Free Trial Dance Class

Contact Us for Your First Class!