About Us

Sparks & Spice Studio was founded by Laurel Jensen who took social dance classes while at BYU-Idaho, and taught social dance classes for Utah State University. She started a family and quickly became a busy mom of three beautiful children. Despite the demands of motherhood, her love of dance never wavered.

She saw that there was a need for dance in Cache Valley, Utah and started putting together classes for couples. She aims to bring people together in a fun, loving, and learning environment to spread the joy that social dance brings. It is her mission to help Spark Love and Spice Life through the services she offers.

Laurel McIntire is an instructor for Sparks & Spice Studio. She started ballroom dancing when she was 14 years old, and attended Brigham Young University. While there, she progressed onto the world renowned Ballroom Dance Touring Company where she performed and competed across the United States and Europe winning 1st place in the Latin Formation Event at the Blackpool Dance Festival in England, one of the world's most prestigious ballroom dance competitions. She is a two-time Utah State Youth Championship Ballroom champion, two-time National Prechampionship Ballroom finalist, and National Amateur Ballroom semifinalist.

She instructed beginning social and international latin dance at BYU where she realized her passion for creating lasting relationships through ballroom dancing. It is her mission to help couples reunite and experience an increase in love, compassion, and communication through the gift of dance.

BYU British Latin Formation Champions at Blackpool Dance FestivalLaurel dancing cabaret "Bring Him Home" with BYU Ballroom Dance Touring company in "Come Alive"

Prechampionship Ballroom finalists Laurel with partner Richard dancing the TangoEthan and Laurel Prechampionship Ballroom Finalists Dancing the waltz