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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

Fun Dances for the Family

Taught by Doug Smith


Day Time Location
Friday, August 2 4 p.m. Manwaring Center 220A
Doug Smith

Doug Smith


Doug Smith received his associate’s degree from Ricks College in 1969 and his bachelor’s degree in Recreation Education/Dance Minor from Brigham Young University in 1971.

Smith was a member of Ricks College Ballroom Team from 1968-1969 (Mexico tour); The 1970 BYU International Folkdancers Tour team (European tour through 16 countries); The 1971 BYU Ballroom Dance Formation Team (Amateur & World Formation Champions 1971-Blackpool, England and Germany). He also directed the Ricks College/BYU-Idaho Ballroom Dance programs for 18 years and has been the Activities Program director at BYU-Idaho for 12 years.

Smith is married to to his wife, Debra. They have 11 children and 25 grandchildren. Smith retired four years ago from BYU-Idaho. Doug and Debra own and manage Skyline Trailer Court in Rexburg, with Doug working at the main desk of the Rexburg Temple on Tuesdays. He is also a Cub Master for the Rexburg 10th Ward.

Class Outline

Members of this class will learn a variety of fun line, round, and square dances that will be useful for family home evenings, church activities and family reunions. (Dance partner not required for this class.)

List of dances for learning:

  • California Walk (Line Dance)
  • D.J.Cotton Eye Joe (Country Round Dance) danced in lines or with a partner
  • Uzika Karlama (Folk Round Dance)
  • The Chicken Dance (Group Dance)
  • Virginia Reel (Square Dance)

Note: Music for most of these dances can be purchased at iTunes.

Additional Materials