The Utah Valley University Ballroom Dance Company is one of the largest and most prestigious public collegiate ballroom dance programs in the United States. The company consists of the Touring Team, a Backup Tour Team and two Backup Training Teams. The UVU Ballroom Dance Company is currently under the direction of Paul Winkelman.
Over the last several years, the UVU Ballroom Dance Company has grown into a premiere performance company. The team captured the nation's attention when they stormed onto the set of the popular ABC competitive dance show, Dancing with the Stars. After wowing the judges and wooing the nation's voting audience, UVU ran away with the coveted Mirror Ball trophy as the champions of the show's first-ever collegiate competition. The UVU Ballroom Dance Company has won four world titles at the Open British Championships held in Blackpool, England putting UVU in an elite category for collegiate dance teams. The Utah Valley University Ballroom Dance Company represented the United States of America at the Ninth China International Folk Art Festival in Yichang and Beijing, China in 2013. Only 14 countries were invited to perform in the Opening Ceremonies for a live audience of 40,000 people and televised to 1.3 billion viewers in China and abroad. Due to the success of this tour, the UVU Ballroom Dance Company was invited to return to China in July 2014 to perform at a large dance festival in Beijing. Many former UVU ballroom company dancers are now dancing professionally, attending graduate programs, and teaching in both private and academic settings.
The mission of the School of the Arts at Utah Valley University is to produce artists of the highest caliber who use their talents to make a positive difference and encourage productive change in the world. The UVU Ballroom Dance Company promotes access and appreciation for ballroom dancing through its training, performances, and educational initiatives. Company members are offered a serious, comprehensive, and intensive training in the dynamic field of ballroom dance, including studio instruction, engaging lectures, and real-world experiences. Company members take technique classes in International and American Styles of Ballroom Dance, including Latin, Standard Ballroom, Smooth, and Rhythm. Other areas of study include choreography, ballroom history, ballroom styles, and teaching methods. The ultimate goal of the program is to help students develop the skill, ingenuity, and creativity needed to enter the field of ballroom dance and successfully pursue long-term rewarding careers.
Synergy Dance Company explores the creative, technical, and performance realms of dance by producing innovative concerts of guest artist, faculty, and student choreography. The company members are dynamic performers as well as imaginative choreographers who present dance as a wonderfully diverse and lively performance art.
Synergy company members begin developing their choreography in August and delve into all aspects of producing a concert. Costumes, lighting, staging, and publicity are shared responsibilities that culminate in Synergy’s diverse concerts every December.
Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE) is a pre-professional level modern dance company and upper division course. CDE’s mission is to provide real world experiences as students develop and enrich their artistry and prepare for careers in dance. Company members’ work with a variety of nationally and internationally acclaimed choreographers and have opportunities to perform regionally, nationally and internationally. CDE has been honored at the American College Dance Association dance conference by being selected to perform in the gala concert.
Auditions are held the first week of school each year. Please come prepared to take a contemporary modern dance class.
CDE has been invited by RDT to participate in the Summerdance Workshop exploring the
interaction between dance and the environment, and will be presenting/perform at the
2015 dance and the Child international conference in the Netherlands.
Dance and the Child international, Copenhagen, Denmark July 2015
In the few years since its inception, RBE has developed a notable reputation for presenting both classical and contemporary choreography with equal virtuosity. This achievement is reflective of the cross discipline approach to the curriculum offered at UVU where beyond their study of classical ballet technique, pointe, pas de deux, and men's class, students study Modern Dance forms, Jazz and World Dance, Somatic Practice, pedagogy, dance history, and choreography. Members of RBE are pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a Ballet Emphasis. Past company dancers are now dancing professionally, attending graduate programs, and are teaching in both private and academic settings.
The mission of the School of the Arts at Utah Valley University is to produce artists of the highest caliber who understand the opportunity their talents provide for making positive and productive change in the world. Repertory Ballet Ensemble promotes access and appreciation for ballet in the Intermountain Region through its training, performances, and educational initiatives.
RBE became a full member of the Regional Dance America Pacific Region at the 2011
RDA/P Festival and is honored to be associated with the fine talent found throughout
Utah Regional Ballet (URB) was established in 1980 by Founding Director Jacqueline P. College and has been the professional performing company in residency at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, Utah since 1995. URB is proud to provide an environment for local artists to develop their ballet skills at a professional level and offer its audiences an eclectic range of performances from classical to contemporary.
Utah Regional Ballet delivers world-class ballet to Utah audiences as well as those nationally, and even abroad. Locally, URB performs in many professional venues including the Provo Covey Center for the Arts, the SCERA Theater, the Ragan Theater at UVU, and the Jeanne Wagner Theatre in Salt Lake City. For audiences outside of the Wasatch Front, URB tours extensively nationally, in addition to international tours in Europe and Asia. URB participates in national and international exhibitions and competitions receiving high acclaim.
With a rich history spanning over three decades, acclaimed productions, a commitment to enrich the community and the premiere ballet school in the state, Utah Regional Ballet is poised for an even greater future. URB believes that the arts can change lives. Investing in the future, the company strives to educate on the value of dance and gives opportunities for all ages to participate in this living art form.
Mos.A.I.C is a group of individuals bringing the beauty and power of hip hop to its diverse cultural audience. As a troupe we want to promote hip hop culture and dance as well as support an educational challenging experience.
Mos.A.I.C (MOS) t. (A)rtistic (I)nspired (C)reators. We are all unique 'tiles' fitting into our piece of 'artwork.' Unifying individuals and unique 'tiles' into a collaborated 'artwork' that is unceasingly ambitious.
We train in all styles of hip hop, we perform around the valley and at UVU events. We also have an end of the year Hip Hop Showcase the last weekend in March at UVU.
Auditions are held the first week of school each year. Please come prepared to learn hip hop choreography. Additional information will be posted to our Facebook page in late July.
Additional questions email email@example.com
Ashley Nitzen Kimsey
Hip Hop Company Director
Mos.A.I.C recently had there end of the year showcase. The show consisted of 4 group numbers choreographed by guest artists and 5 student choreographed numbers. We also had singers, poppers, graffiti artists, and local crews perform at the show. The show was high energy, upbeat and had people singing, dancing and grooving along! Our end year show is always the last weekend in March in the Ragan Theater at UVU.
We also perform at UVU's Best Dance Crew every year.