June 13-14, 2014
Goals and Purpose of the Youth Dance Festival
-Foster unity and personal growth
-Build a sense of belonging and mutual support
-Develop talents and appreciation for cultural arts
-Strengthen confidence in church membership
-Build a wider circle of friends
-Create opportunities to meet future temple marriage companions
"The world around you is not equipped to provide the help you need to make it through this often-treacherous journey. So many in our society today seem to have slipped from the moorings of safety and drifted from the harbor of peace.
Permissiveness, immorality, pornography, drugs, the power of peer pressure—all these and more—cause many to be tossed about on a sea of sin and crushed on the jagged reefs of lost opportunities, forfeited blessings, and shattered dreams.
Is there a way to safety? Is there an escape from threatened destruction? The answer is a resounding yes! I counsel you to look to the lighthouse of the Lord. I have said it before; I will say it again: there is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what the lighthouse of the Lord can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. It calls, “This way to safety. This way to home.” It sends forth signals of light easily seen and never failing. If followed, those signals will guide you back to your heavenly home."
President Thomas S. Monson (‘Believe, Obey,Endure’, April 2012 General Conference)
Watch highlights from the 2006 Dance Festival
Beaverton Oregon West Stake
Cedar Mill Stake
Forest Grove Stake
Miniumum age: Must be turning 12 during the 2013-2014 school year.
Maximum age: Must be a 2014 high school graduate or younger.
Beehive dance: 6th and 7th grade girls
Deacon dance: 6th and 7th grade boys
Teacher/Mia Maid dances: 8th and 9th grade boys & girls
Priest/Laurel dances: 10th, 11th and 12th grade boys & girls
Note: a school year begins in September and ends in August.