Empowerment Begins Here.
It is the mission of Utah Dance & Fitness to create the most friendly and welcoming environment with the most talented and engaging instructors. With our love of fitness, dance and tumbling we hope to inspire people of all ages to come and work hard, play, and learn! In our inclusive and uplifting atmosphere, we aim that each student leaves class a happier and more fulfilled person.
Owner of Utah Dance and Fitness: Camille Neilsen has had a love of dance and fitness her entire life. She has had extensive training in hip hop, ballet, tap, contemporary and ballroom dance. She attended Utah Valley University and graduated with a degree in dance. With a love of teaching she has over 15 years of experience teaching ages 1 – 82! In addition six years ago she began teaching adult fitness starting with Zumba, Hip Hop Dance Fitness, High Fitness, and Bootcamp classes. She loves teaching all abilities and believes in an inclusive environment where everyone can learn at any level. Camille believes one of the best things a person can do to better their life is move their body to exercise, use their mind to learn, engage with others and grow with movement and the art of dance.
Elise Neilsen has an incredible passion for health, fitness, and overall wellness of mind and body! She has been active her entire life dancing, playing tennis, and growing up cheerleading. Her first group fitness class she fell in love with was kickboxing, years ago. She loves endurance training and has run 13 half marathons! One of Elise’s fav quotes is “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” -Jim Rohn. Elise believes in the power of strength and endurance training alongside aerobic because it supports your muscles, bones, balance, and brain.
Daniella Cullimore has had a passion for fitness for many years. She has a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and has a strong belief that physical fitness positively affects every aspect of life. She is an amazing mother to 4 adorable kiddos and has still found time to exercise and push herself as well as running 5 marathons and 9 half marathons!
Abbie Dwiggins is our new tumbling instructor! Abbie loves to tumble and teach! Her motto is “Basics Build Champions!” and “Through proper form and basics tumblers can truly reach their full potential and experience the joy of tumbling!”. She was a competitor in gymnastics for 8 years and competed up to level 8! She lived at the gym and at age 16 she began teaching. That was the beginning of a busy and prosperous teaching career where she has taught at many studios as well as created a custom program for lesson planning from beginning levels all the way to advanced!
McKinley Squire has been dancing nearly her entire life. She competed with Local Motion Dance Studio until she advanced to her High School Drill Team where she was a choreographer and head captain her senior year. After High School she coached a Jr. High Cheer Team, and then continued her education at Utah Valley University. She has also been a guest choreographer for Prizm Dance Studio located in North Dakota. McKinley is passionate about good health and hard work. She is excited to be a part of the Utah Dance & Fitness instructor team!
**Registration Fee $5 per new student**
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CHILDRENS CLASSES! CALL or Text NOW! #801-787-1491
Adult Fitness classes run every week throughout the year check schedule for any canceled classes. Drop in rate is $5 and a 10 class pass is $35 and a MONTHLY UNLIMITED CLASS MEMBERSHIP is only $25!!!
**Friday Night Fitness Party! August 28th 7:30pm!
**Fam Jams! One Friday of Every Month! ** (Welcome to parents/aunts/uncles/grandparetns etc. and children ages 5 and up.
Dance & Tumble (ages 2 – 4)
A popular class for children, they will explore dance movement activities learning ballet and jazz technique as well as creative movement! In the tumbling portion of class children will progress through a variety of skills beginning with forward rolls, cartwheels, handstands, back walkovers and then move on to work on more difficult skills and tricks! A variety of useful props, musical instruments and an obstacle course add to the playful environment and learning!
*Attire- comfortable, moveable clothing, bare feet.
Hip Hop & Tumble(ages 5+)
This beginner Hip Hop & Tumble class students learn a series of fun, energetic steps set to age-appropriate music and movement. Teaching rhythm and coordination, enjoying the art of freestyle dance, and playing team building games students will be challenged to think on their feet while enjoying a dance class popular with both boys and girls!
In the tumbling portion of class children will progress through a variety of skills beginning with forward rolls, cartwheels, handstands, back walkovers and then move on to work on more difficult skills and tricks.
Beginning Levels (ages 5-8) & (9+) of tumbling are taught by Abbie Dwiggins. This hour-long class will help children progress their tumbling with a variety of skills such as forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, backbends from standing, backbend kick overs, cartwheels, and more challenging skills as students progress.
Instructor Camille will give you the intense dance workout you are looking for! You will be motivated to jump, squat, flip your hair, learn awesome new dance moves, and even freestyle to great music! Camille is constantly choreographing new routines and studying new forms of dance and fitness to up her game all the time! In “Dance Fitness” classes we feature pop/hip hop/dancehall and Top 40 music. These hour long classes you will help you burn between 400-1000 calories and leave you feeling sassy, happy, confident, and empowered!
Dance Fitness & Weights – Similar format as above but we add hand weights to the second half of class and incorporate them in our fitness routines.
HIGH transforms old school aerobics into a highly addictive new fitness experience that combines simple, modern fitness techniques (i.e. HIIT, plyometrics, etc.) with music you know and love. This results in a high energy, INTENSE and crazy fun workout that leaves participants feeling HIGH and wanting more! Our formula alternates between cardio peaks and toning tracks that will take your heart rate to the sky and strength to the next level. Our instructors Brie and Stephanie will ensure you have a blast and blast those calories!
These group class sessions, focus on high-intensity interval training exercises and functional movements like push-ups, squats, sprints, and sit-ups and provide a killer workout. Training (HIIT) uses short bursts of activity to spike the metabolism and keep it running at an accelerated rate for up to 36 hours after the workout. That means the body burns extra calories even during sleep! Our instructor Elise will keep every boot camp workout dynamic and engaging the whole way through. Those 60 minutes will fly by even faster than you think because your mind and body are constantly stimulated by something new.
HIIT: High-Intensity Interval Training
Short bursts of high-intensity exercise with active rest throughout, our HIIT class is a fun and challenging way to reap the benefits of an hour of cardio and an hour of strength training (two hours total) in JUST 45 MINUTES! Based on scientific studies such as The Tabata Protocol, HIIT is proven to increase aerobic and anaerobic capacity, as well as increase muscular strength and fat loss! Bring a yoga mat and get ready to SWEAT in this intense bodyweight class!
Friday Night Dance Fitness Parties!
One FRIDAY of every month will be a night out for fun! Join UDF founder Camille and Instructors Stephanie and Brie for a pop up 75 minute *Dance Fitness Party* event! Dance fitness class is a follow along class featuring pop, hip hop, and Top 40 music. Think Zumba but a little less cha cha cha and more drop it like it’s HOT! Sassy, funky, sweaty FUN! All teens and adults are welcome! We LOVE first timers!!
Fam Jam Glow Parties!
Have a kiddo that loves to dance or try new things? Bring them and start your weekend off with exercise, fun music, and blacklights (Wear white or neon)! Camille of UDF will lead the dancing and the party! The night will include some simple and FUN follow-along dance fitness routines, dance games, and enjoying some freestyle glow party dancing! Fun and fitness for a parent/child date or bring the whole family! Ages 5 and up!
Utah Dance & Fitness Apparel
UDF Racerback Tank – $15
UDF High Neck Tank – $15
UDF V-Neck Tee – $15
ZYIA Leggings – Range from $45-$89 (Inquire with Camille for Discount)
ZYIA Apparel – Inquire with Camille or shop at – myzyia.com19095
- Dance & Tumble- $42 Monthly for a weekly 60-minute class
-Hip Hop & Tumble – $42 Monthly for a weekly 60-minute class
-Jazz & Tumble – $42 Monthly for a weekly 60-minute class
-Tumbling (Intensive)- $42 Monthly for a weekly 60-minute class
-Dance Fitness and High Fitness classes: $5 Drop-In Rate. $35 for 10 Class Pass Card. $25 for Unlimited Monthly Class Pass.
-Friday Night Dance Fitness Party! $5 (or use 10 class pass).
Venmo to: Camille_UDF
Check made out to: Camille Neilsen
Paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Page: Utah Dance and Fitness
Address: 1491 N. 2950 W. Lehi, Utah 84043
*Classes held in a large studio near my home*
Reviews and Recommendations:
Daniella R. : Camille is a fantastic teacher. My kids told me they were nervous going into class. They had no trouble diving in and participating. So fun!
Kristy C. : Camille is hands down one of the best dance fitness instructors around. Her classes are always fun. You will definitely get one heck of an amazing workout with her.
Heygly G. : It is a very nice place, and the attention of its owners is wonderful, you also have a lot of fun, I love it.
Darla H. : Camille is so fun and energetic! She is also great with kids!
Tamara L. : I have worked with Camille both as an adult, beginning dancer and at my public, elementary school as a Hip Hop Kids instructor. The first thing you need to know about Camille is that she is one of the kindest, most accepting women I’ve ever met. She is so cool that I was shy to talk to her at first. I just kind of snuck in and out of her Hip Hop Boot Camp and Zumba classes, but she made sure that she knew that I knew she saw me. She learned my name. She called me up to the front. She helped me build my confidence as a dancer. That’s the thing: Camille can make a personal connection with a wall. While she’s dancing with you, she’s making eye contact, feeling the room, smiling at you and making everyone feel included, young old, fat, thin, in shape or out: she wants you to love dancing as much as she does! Then, when Hip Hop Kids came to my school, Oak Heights Elementary, I found out the teacher was Camille! SCORE for Oak Heights! From day one, every kid felt her swagger and wanted to dance just like her. She leads with clarity and confidence. She encourages creativity and identity. She is cool, kind, inclusive and compassionate, wanting every kid to feel important, seen and involved. My arc with Camille goes back five years, first as a random dancing teacher lady in a group fitness class and eventually to one of the best people, colleagues and friends I claim to know. Take her class. You will love dancing with Camille and Utah Dance and Fitness!!