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Dance - Ballroom Dance Emphasis, B.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: 120

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Completion of DANC 270R, DANC 271R, DANC 272R, DANC 2110, and DANC 2330 with a grade of B- or better.
  2. Pass audition, interview, and portfolio review with faculty members.
  3. Cumulative G.P.A. 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)  
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  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 course) 3
  DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance (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: 39 Credits
  DANC 1160 Music for Dancers 1
  DANC 1510 Intermediate Jazz Dance 1
or DANC 250R Advanced Jazz Dance (2.0)  
  DANC  270R American Social Dance II 1
  DANC  370R American Social Dance III (2 semesters required) (1.0) 2
  DANC  271R International Ballroom Dance II 1
  DANC  371R International Ballroom Dance III (2 semesters required) (1.0) 2
  DANC  471R International Ballroom Dance IV (2 semesters required) (2.0) 4
  DANC  272R Latin Ballroom Dance II 1
  DANC  372R Latin Ballroom Dance III (2 semesters required) (1.0) 2
  DANC  472R Latin Ballroom Dance IV (2 semesters required) (2.0) 4
  DANC  3730 American Social Dance Teaching Methods 2
  DANC  4740 International Ballroom Dance Teaching Methods 3
 or DANC  4750 Latin Ballroom Dance Teaching Methods (3.0)  
  DANC  376R Ballroom Dance Company Back-up Tour Team (2.0) 4
 or DANC  476R Ballroom Dance Company Tour Team (3.0)  
  DANC  3610 Intermediate Dance Conditioning and Injury Prevention 2
 or PES 2400 Sports Injuries (2.0)  
  MGMT  1010 Introduction to Business 3
  PES  2300 Introduction to Fundamentals of Athletic Coaching 2
  DANC  3740 Ballroom Dance Choreography 2
  DANC  3750 Studies in Ballroom Dance Styles 2
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 8 Credits
Choose 8 hours from the following:   8
  DANC  1560 African Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC  222R Ballet Technique and Theory II for Men (1.0)  
  DANC  227R Ballet Technique II (3.0)  
  DANC  3400 Dance in the Elementary School (2.0)  
  DANC  376R Ballroom Dance Company Back-up Tour Team (2.0)  
 or DANC  476R Ballroom Dance Company Tour Team (3.0)  
  DANC  365R Advanced Fundamentals of Movement (2.0)  
  DANC  4740 International Ballroom Dance Teaching Methods (3.0)  
 or DANC  4750 Latin Ballroom Dance Teaching Methods (3.0)  
  EXSC  3700 Exercise Physiology (3.0)  
 and EXSC  3705 Exercise Physiology Laboratory (1.0)  
  PES  1010 Aerobics I (1.0)  
  PES  1085 Weight Training I (1.0)  
  THEA  4541 Costume Design I (4.0)  

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.

Flexible delivery options (e.g., online, hybrid, live interactive, evening, weekend, education centers) are available for this degree. These vary by semester. Please check the Schedule of Classes for the semester you plan to enroll.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 2110* Orientation to Dance (fulfills Fine Arts Distribution) 3
DANC 127R or 227R Ballet Technique I or Ballet Technique II 3
DANC 270R* American Social Dance II 1
DANC 272R* Latin Ballroom Dance II 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Quantitative Literacy Mat 1030 or MATH 1040 or 1050 or 1090 3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: *Complete Danc 270R, 272R, 2110 with B- grade or higher.  
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 1160 Music for Dancers 1
DANC 127R or 227R Ballet Technique I or Ballet Technique II 3
DANC 2330* Improvisation 1
DANC 1610 Dance Conditioning 1
DANC 271R* International Ballroom Dance II 1
DANC 370R American Social Dance III 1
MGMT 1010 Introduction to Business 3
ENGL 2010 or 2020 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences or Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: *Complete Danc 271R, 2330 with B- grade or higher.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 265R Fundamentals of Movement 2
DANC 143R Modern Dance Technique and Theory I 3
DANC 2340 Composition 2
DANC 1510 or 250R

Intermediate Jazz or Advanced Jazz Dance

1
DANC 370R American Social Dance III 1
Physical Science   3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
PES 2300 Introduction to Fundamentals of Athletic Coaching 2
  Semester total: 17
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 2670 Introduction to Laban Studies 2
DANC 144R Modern Dance Technique and Theory I 3
Elective Any DANC elective not previously taken (Courses with "R" excluded) 2
DANC 356G World Dance Forms 3
DANC 3740 or 3730 American Social Dance Teaching Methods/Ballroom Dance Choreography 2
BIOL 1010 General Biology (strongly recommended for Biology Distribution) 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 17
Notes: DANC 3740 & 3730 will be offered every other year Spring semester.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 3630 Dance History 3
DANC 3750 Studies in Ballroom Dance Styles 2
DANC 371R International Ballroom Dance III 1
DANC 372R Latin Ballroom Dance III 1
DANC 376R or 476R Ballroom Company Back-up Tour Team or Ballroom Dance Company Tour Team 2
Elective Any DANC elective not previously taken (Courses with "R" excluded) 3
  ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy (fulfills additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 3140 Dance Production and Lighting 2
DANC 3680 Dance Kinesiology 4
DANC 371R International Ballroom Dance III 1
DANC 372R Latin Ballroom Dance III 1
DANC 376R or 476R Ballroom Company Back-up Tour Team or Ballroom Dance Company Tour Team 2
DANC 3740 or 3730 American Social Dance Teaching Methods/Ballroom Dance Choreography 2
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: DANC 3740 & 3730 will be offered every other year Spring semester.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 4350 Senior Capstone I 1
DANC 472R Latin Ballroom Dance IV 2
DANC 4740 or 4750 Intl Ballroom or Latin Ballroom Dance Teaching Methods 3
DANC 471R International Ballroom Dance IV 2
DANC 4880 Current Issues in Dance 3
DANC 3610 or PES 2400 Intermediate Dance Conditioning and Injury Prevention or Sports Injuries 2
  Semester total: 13
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 4360 Senior Capstone II 2
Elective Any DANC elective not previously taken (Courses with "R" excluded) 3
DANC 471R International Ballroom Dance IV 2
DANC 472R Latin Ballroom Dance IV 2
Humanities 3
American Institutions 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:

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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