Degrees

BS in Dance Education Program Outcomes

Students in the B.S. in Dance Education will:

  • Perform dance with artistry demonstrating an intermediate/advanced level technical competency.
  • Create choreographic works of artistic merit and personal voice demonstrating skills in choreographic elements, principles, and structures of dance.
  • Integrate diverse theoretical dance knowledge and skills in the writing, performance, and creation of dance.
  • Write articulately using dance language demonstrating perceptive, reflective, and analytical knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing and teaching of unit and lesson plans in the public schools.
  • Demonstrate proficient skills and knowledge necessary to create a vibrant and artistic secondary dance program based on state and national standards.

Ballroom Dance

B.S. in Dance Ballroom Dance Emphasis Program Description

Utah Valley University offers a BS Degree in Dance with a Ballroom Dance emphasis.

  • This degree offers serious and rigorous training in ballroom dance, preparing students to enter the field of ballroom dance. 
  • All dance degrees at UVU share a common core curriculum with foundational studies in movement fundamentals, ballet, and modern dance; also included are improvisation, music for dancers, dance history, and kinesiology. 
  • Ballroom emphasis requirements include technical instruction in International Style. Ballroom, International Style Latin, and American Style ballroom dancing.  Theory classes include Pedagogy and Teaching Methods, Ballroom Choreography, and Studies in Ballroom Dance Styles.  Performance opportunities are available in the UVU Ballroom Dance Company.

B.S. in Dance Ballroom Dance Emphasis Program Outcomes

Students in the B.S. in Dance with a Ballroom Dance Emphasis will:

  • Perform ballroom dance with artistry demonstrating advanced level technical competency.
  • Create choreographic works of artistic merit demonstrating skills in choreographic elements, principles, and structures of dance.
  • Write articulately, using dance language and demonstrating perceptive, reflective, and analytical knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in teaching ballroom dance.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance - Ballet Emphasis

  • Applicable knowledge base in somatic practices that enhance performance and technique including, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff   Fundamentals, Advanced Movement Analysis, and Dance Conditioning.
  • Level 2 technical competency in Character Dance, Jazz, and Modern.
  • Ability to generate original movement material and create well-crafted and meaningful choreography.
  • Pre-professional or professional performance skills.
  • Written and oral communication skills specific to the field of dance.
  • Fluency in a variety of traditional and contemporary ballet techniques and styles.
  • Level 4 Technical competency in Pointe (Women) or (Men's class Men)
  • Advanced Level competency in applying concepts of music to Ballet and dance in general.

B.F.A. in Dance Modern Emphasis Program Outcomes

Students in the B.F.A. in Dance Modern Emphasis will:

  • Perform dance with artistry demonstrating advanced level technical competency.
  • Create choreographic works of artistic merit and personal voice demonstrating skills in choreographic elements, principles, and structures of dance.
  • Integrate diverse theoretical dance knowledge and skills in the writing, performance and creation of dance.
  • Write articulately using dance language demonstrating perceptive, reflective, and analytical knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing and teaching of modern dance lesson plans.

Associate of Science Pre-Major in Dance

  • Level I technical competency in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Dance.
  • Level I competency in dance improvisation and composition
  • Level II performance in Ballet, Modern, and/or Ballroom Dance.
  • Beginning competency in Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Dance Conditioning.
  • Beginning Level competency in applying concepts of music to dance.
  • Written and oral communication skills specific to the field of dance.