American Expression of Dance
Draper, UT | Riverton, UT
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!
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.
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.
Basic dance steps and terminology through songs, stories, and play
Fundamentals of jazz, ballet, and tumbling
A fusion of funk, character, and broadway musical movement incorporated with technical elements
The core foundation of all other dance forms
Contemporary connects the mind and the body through fluid dance movements
Prepares dancers for high school, collegiate, and professional dance teams
Dance styles such as: street dancing, breaking, locking,
Turns & Progressions
Technique in pirouettes, leaps, jumps, battements,
feet strengthening, flexibility, extensions, etc.
Tumbling skills, flexibility, muscle control, balance and concentration
Basic tap steps set to fun upbeat music
Beginner Ballet for Ages 2 – 3
Turns & Progressions
Free Trial Dance Class
Contact Us for Your First Class!