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Dance, A.S.

Requirements

Students interested in pursuing a degree in dance can choose from the following degree paths: AS Pre-Major in Dance, BFA in Dance with an emphasis in Ballet or Modern Dance, BS in Dance with an emphasis in Ballroom Dance, and BS in Dance Education. In addition to career training, the Department of Dance provides opportunities for all interested students to explore the many forms of dance as elective and/or general education credit. The study of dance offers personal and cultural enrichment for majors and non-majors alike and allows students to augment their physical and theoretical skill as they study dance in relationship to the self, society, and other arts and disciplines.

Total Program Credits: 62

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (3.0)  
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social Science majors) (3.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) (4.0)  
  MATH 1090  College Algebra for Business (recommended for Business majors) (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology ( BIOL 1010 recommended) 3
  Physical Science  3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science ( ZOOL 2010 recommended)  3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 23 Credits
  DANC 1160 Music for Dancers 1
  DANC 127R Ballet Technique I (2 semesters) 6
  DANC 1330 Studio Workshop--Creative Process in Dance 1
  DANC 143R Modern Dance Technique and Theory I 3
  DANC 144R Modern Dance Technique and Theory I 3
  DANC 1510 Intermediate Jazz Dance 1
  DANC 1610 Dance Conditioning 1
  DANC 2330 Improvisation 1
  DANC 2340 Composition 2
  DANC 265R Fundamentals of Movement 2
  DANC 2670 Introduction to Laban Studies 2
Elective Requirements: 4 Credits
 Complete 4 credits from the following: 4
  DANC 1520 Folk Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 1530 Folk Dance II (1.0)  
  DANC 1540 Clogging I (1.0)  
  DANC 1560 African Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 1580 Tap Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 1620 Polynesian Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 1700 American Social Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 1710 International Ballroom Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 1720 Latin Ballroom Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 1780 Country Western Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 1790 Country Western Dance II (1.0)  
  DANC 221R Pointe II (1.0)  
  DANC 2250 Character Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 2260 Character Dance II (1.0)  
  DANC 227R Ballet Technique II (3.0)  
  DANC 243R Modern Dance Technique and Theory II (3.0)  
  DANC 244R Modern Dance Technique and Theory II (3.0)  
  DANC 247R Repertory (1.0)  
  DANC 250R Advanced Jazz Dance (2.0)  
  DANC 2560 African Dance II (1.0)  
  DANC 270R American Social Dance II (1.0)  
  DANC 271R International Ballroom Dance II (1.0)  
  DANC 272R Latin Ballroom Dance II (1.0)  
  DANC 276R Ballroom Dance Company Back-Up Team (1.0)  
  DANC 327R Ballet Technique III (3.0)  
  DANC 346R Synergy Dance Company (3.0)  
  DANC 370R American Social Dance III (1.0)  
  DANC 371R International Ballroom Dance III (1.0)  
  DANC 372R Latin Ballroom Dance III (1.0)  
  DANC 376R Ballroom Dance Company Back-up Tour Team (2.0)  
  DANC 429R Utah Regional Ballet Repertory (3.0)  
  DANC 476R Ballroom Dance Company Tour Team (3.0)  

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 62 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance 3
DANC 143R

Modern Dance Technique & Theory I

3
DANC 1610 Dance Conditioning 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Quantitative Literacy Mat 1030 or MATH 1040 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1090 3
American Institutions 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 1160 Music for Dancers 1
DANC 144R Modern Dance Technique & Theory I 3
DANC 2330 Improvisation 1
DANC 1510* Intermediate Jazz Dance 1
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing (Hum/SS) 3
Physical Science 3
Humanities 3
  Semester total: 15
Note: *Pre-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.  
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 265R Fundamentals of Movement 2
DANC 127R Ballet Technique I (or higher) 3
DANC 2340 Composition 2
DANC 1330 Studio Workshop--Creative Process in Dance 1
DANC Elective Dance Electives 2
BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 2670 Intro to Laban Studies 2
DANC 127R Ballet Technique I (or higher) 3
DANC Elective Dance Electives 2
PHIL 2050 Ethics & Values 3
Additional Science (ZOOL 2010 Intro to Human Anatomy Recommended) 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 62

Department

Name:

Dance

Location:

LA 022

Telephone:

801-863-8610

Email:

minerel@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/dance/

Chair:

Nichole Ortega

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of Utah Valley University Department of Dance is to foster academic and artistic excellence through an intensive technical and reflective study of dance. Anchored in a common core curriculum with several areas of emphasis, our program provides a rich and stimulating environment where students cultivate their technical, aesthetic, creative, and scholarly potential. We value superior teaching which promotes dance as an artistic and cultural expression that has the power to enrich and transform the individual, community, and society.

 
 

Dance

  • Advisor:
  • Brianna Larson
  • Telephone: 801-863-6867

Programs

Students interested in pursuing a degree in dance can choose from the following degree paths: AS Pre-Major in Dance, BFA in Dance with an emphasis in Ballet or Modern Dance, BS in Dance with an emphasis in Ballroom Dance, and BS in Dance Education. In addition to career training, the Department of Dance provides opportunities for all interested students to explore the many forms of dance as elective and/or general education credit. The study of dance offers personal and cultural enrichment for majors and non-majors alike and allows students to augment their physical and theoretical skills as they study dance in relationship to the self, society, and other arts and disciplines.

Performing Opportunities

A variety of student, pre-professional and professional companies within the department provide excellent local, national and international performing opportunities for dance majors. Concerts are presented in formal and informal as well as, adjudicated settings. Membership in companies is by audition only.

 
 

Faculty

Angela Banchero-Kelleher(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.A., History; M.F.A., Dance, University of Utah.

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Mark Borchelt(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.S., Psychology (Magna Cum Laude), M.F.A., Ballet, University of Utah.

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Monica Campbell(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.F.A., M.F.A., Modern Dance, University of Utah.

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Jacqueline Colledge(2000)

Lecturer

Department: Dance
Faculty



Performance Artist

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Kathie Debenham(1991)

Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Physical Education/Dance, Brigham Young University; Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst, University of Utah.

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Sarah Donohue(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.F.A., Dance, University of Arizona; M.F.A., Modern Dance, University of Utah.

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Heather Gray(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Dance
Faculty



Performance Artist

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Jamie Johnson(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.A., English, B.F.A., Ballet, University of Utah; M.F.A., Dance, University of Washington.

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Amy Markgraf-Jacobson(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.S., Dance, Utah State University; M.A., Dance, Brigham Young University; M.F.A., Modern Dance, University of Utah.

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Nichole Ortega(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.S., Health Sciences, Brigham Young University; M.A., Dance, California State University Long Beach.

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Doris Trujillo(2001)

Professor

Department: Dance
Department Chair



B.F.A., Modern Dance, University of Utah; M.A., Modern Dance, Brigham Young University.

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Christopher Williams(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Brigham Young University; M.Ed., (ABD), Instructional Curriculum, Utah Valley.

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Christopher Witt(2007)

Assistant Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, M.A., Dance, Brigham Young University.

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Careers

Careers:
Those trained in dance find careers as public and private school teachers, college and university educators (requires graduate degree), professional performers and choreographers, dance historian and critics, administrators, dance therapists, professionals in the field of somatics, researchers, notators, movement analysts, private studio owners, and health and fitness consultants.

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