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Dance - Ballet Emphasis, B.F.A.

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: 120

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Completion DANC 2110, and DANC 2330 with B- or higher.
  2. Ballet emphasis: Completion of DANC 227R (2 semesters), with a grade of B- or higher.
  3. Modern emphasis: Completion of DANC 143R and DANC 144R with a B- or higher.
  4. Pass audition, interview, and portfolio review with faculty members.
  5. Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
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)  
Choose one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Choose 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)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:
  BIOL 1010 General Biology (strongly recommended for Biology distribution) 3
  DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance (Fulfills Fine Arts) 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Physical Science 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
  ZOOL 1090

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
(Fulfills additional Biology or Physical Science)

3
Discipline Core Requirements: 38 Credits
  DANC 127R Ballet Technique I 6
or DANC 227R Ballet Technique II (3.0)  
  DANC 143R Modern Dance Technique and Theory I 3
  DANC 144R Modern Dance Technique and Theory I 3
  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
  DANC 3140 Dance Production and Lighting 2
  DANC 356G World Dance Forms 3
  DANC 3630 Dance History 3
  DANC 3680 Dance Kinesiology 4
  DANC 4350 Senior Capstone I 1
  DANC 4360 Senior Capstone II 2
  DANC 4880 Current Issues in Dance 3
Emphasis Requirements: 42 Credits
  DANC  221R Pointe II (2 semesters required) (1.0) 2
or DANC  222R Ballet Technique and Theory II for Men (2 semesters required) (1.0)  
  DANC  2250 Character Dance I (1.0) 1
       DANC  3150 Music for Ballet Dancers  (2.0) 2
  DANC  321R Pointe III (2 semesters required) (1.0) 2
or DANC  322R Ballet Technique and Theory III for Men (2 semesters required) (1.0)  
  DANC  327R Ballet Technique III (2 semesters required) (3.0) 6
  DANC  421R Pointe IV (4 semesters required) (1.0) 4
or DANC  423R Pointe V (4 semesters required) (1.0)  
or DANC 422R Ballet Technique for Men (4 semesters required) (1.0)  
  DANC  424R Pas de deux (2 semesters required) (1.0) 2
  DANC  425R Repertory Ballet Ensemble (2 semesters required total) (3.0) 6
or DANC  429R Utah Regional Ballet Repertory (2 semesters required total) (3.0)  
  DANC  3340 Ballet Choreography (2.0) 2
  DANC  427R Ballet Technique IV (4 semesters required total) (3.0) 12
or DANC  428R Ballet Technique V (4 semesters required total) (3.0)  
  DANC 4260 Ballet Pedagogy 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 5 Credits
Choose 5 hours from the following:
  DANC 1160 Music for Dancers (1.0)  
  DANC  1510 Intermediate Jazz Dance (1.0)  
 or DANC 250R Advanced Jazz Dance (2.0)  
  DANC  1700 American Social Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC  1710 International Ballroom Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC  2260 Character Dance II (1.0)  
  DANC  3610 Intermediate Dance Conditioning and Injury Prevention (2.0)  
  DANC  365R Advanced Fundamentals of Movement (2.0)  
  DANC  3670 Movement Analysis (3.0)  
  DANC 425R Repertory Ballet Ensemble (repeatable for 9 semesters) (3.0)  
  DANC  429R Utah Regional Ballet Repertory(repeatable for 9 semesters) (3.0)  
  THEA  1033 Acting I (3.0)  
  Any DANC course not previously taken.  

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits; a minimum of 40 credits must be upper division.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. Overall GPA of 2.5 or above in all DANC courses.
  4. Residency hours: minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  5. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

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 (Fine Arts) 3
DANC 127R Ballet Technique I (or higher) 3
DANC 221R or 222R Pointe II or Ballet Technique and Theory II for Men   1
DANC 143R Modern Dance Technique and Theory I 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Quantitative Literacy MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 or STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 1090 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 227R Ballet Technique II (or higher) 3
DANC 221R or 222R Pointe II or Ballet Technique and Theory II for Men 1
DANC 144R Modern Dance Technique and Theory I 3
DANC 2330 Improvisation 1
DANC 1610 Dance Conditioning 1
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 14
Notes: Danc 227R (2 semesters), 2110, and 2330 with B- grade or higher.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 327R Ballet Technique III (or higher) 3
DANC 321R or 322R
Pointe III or Ballet Technique and Theory III for Men 1
DANC 265R Fundamentals of Movement 2
DANC 2340 Composition 2
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
American Institutions   3
Electives Any DANC electives not previously taken (Courses with "R" excluded) 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 2670 Introduction to Laban Studies 2
DANC 327R Ballet Technique III (or higher) 3
DANC 321R Pointe III or Men's class 1
Electives Any DANC electives not previously taken (Courses with "R" excluded) 2
BIOL 1010 General Biology (strongly recommended for Biology Distribution) 3
DANC 356G World Dance Forms 3
DANC 3150 Music for Ballet Dancers 2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 427R Ballet Technique IV 3
DANC 421R or 422R Pointe IV or Ballet Technique for Men 1
DANC 3630 Dance History 3
DANC 2250 Character Dance I 1
DANC 4260 Ballet Pedagogy 3
ZOOL 1090 Intro to Human Anatomy (Fulfills additional Biology or Physical Science)
3
Elective Any DANC elective not previously taken (Courses with "R" excluded) 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 427R Ballet Technique IV 3
DANC 421R or 422R Pointe IV or Men's class 1
DANC 3140 Dance Production & Lighting 2
DANC 424R Pas de Deux 1
DANC 3680 Dance Kinesiology 4
DANC 3340 Ballet Choreography 2
Elective Any DANC elective not previously taken (Courses with "R" excluded) 1
  Semester total: 14
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 427R or 428R Ballet Tech IV of V 3
DANC 421R or 423R Pointe IV or V/422R Men's 1
DANC 4350 Senior Capstone I 1
DANC 4880 Current Issues in Dance 3
DANC 425R or 429R Repertory Ballet Ensemble or Utah Regional Ballet 3
DANC 424R Pas de deux 1
Physical Science   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 427R or 428R Ballet Tech IV or V 3
DANC 421R or 423R Pointe IV or V or Men's class 1
DANC 4360 Senior Capstone II 2
DANC 425R or 429R Repertory Ballet Ensemble or Utah Regional Ballet 3
Humanities 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

Dance

Location:

LA 022

Telephone:

801-863-8610

Email:

minerel@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/dance/

Chair:

Doris Trujillo

 
 

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., Instructional Curriculum, Utah Valley.

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Christopher Witt(2007)

Associate 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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