Tickets will be $10 for general admission available at the door
The UVU Dancesport Festival is a local Ballroom Dance competition. Dancers in each level will have an opportunity to compete with dancers at their same level. We offer preteen, junior, youth syllabus events for dancers to improve their technique. The competitions features pre-teen, junior, and youth open events. For Latin, Ballroom, and Smooth, we offer novice, pre-championship and amateur events.
The competitive categories offered in the UVU Dancesport Festival competition will allow beginning, intermediate, and advanced dancers an opportunity to compete among some of the best amateur ballroom dancers in America.
The events also hold formation team competition in preteen, junior, and youth in the Latin, and Ballroom.
Utah Valley University and Pleasant Grove High School are teaming up to present the 2017 UVU Dancesport Festival. The Festival will be located at Pleasant Grove High School, 700 E. 200 S. in Pleasant Grove. We are excited to be working with PGHS, and to hold this event in their fantastic venue.
Parking is available on the west side of the school next to the football field.
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Women entered in all syllabus events must dress as listed below.
Men entered in all syllabus events must dress as listed below.
Below are the costume specifications for all amateur costumed events. No entry will be considered fully accepted without final costume approval. All Junior, Youth & Adult Amateur costumes of competitors in Utah should be approved by Sharon Holman (801) 623-2911 (Mobile) one week prior to the competition. All competitors must be approved no later than one hour before their event.
Pre-Teens must dress according to NDCA Regulations as listed below.
Utah Valley University would like to invite you and your students to spend Thursday April 6, 2017 discovering the vast array of dance and dance education opportunities our program has to offer. UVU Department of Dance is proud of our 4 baccalaureate degrees in dance: (1) BFA in Dance, Modern emphasis, (2) BFA in Dance, Ballet emphasis, (3) BS in Dance Education and (4) BS in Dance, Ballroom emphasis. Additionally, we offer the two-year AS in Dance. Our program is at the cutting edge of Baccalaureate education in that we have a combined core program for all dance majors. The Department of Dance at UVU is growing in rigor and esteem and is proud to have been selected as one of 31 schools nationwide to perform at the National American College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC this past summer. We are excited to introduce your students to what UVU has to offer, as well as provide an engaging way for your students to experience the many dance opportunities at UVU.
The focus of this workshop will be to highlight our appreciation for diversity in dance by inviting WOFA Afro Fusion Dance along with several internationally recognized African Dance and Drum artists to UVU to share this dynamic art form with dancers interested in learning more about our program offerings. WOFA Afro Fusion Dance explores the powerful intersections of Pan-African and Western dance forms and cultures to create vibrant, eye opening performances and educational community outreach activities for a diverse population of students and audience members. Featured International teachers include Fara Tolno, Marietou Camera, Rujeko Dumbutshena, Soriba, and Makaya. Please see the links below for the biographies of these esteemed artists. The depth and breadth of understanding of African Dance forms presented at this workshop is a once in a lifetime opportunity and one not to be missed.
In order to introduce students to the four degrees offered at UVU and accommodate the large numbers that the workshop attracts, your students will be guaranteed a space in their choice of one of the following classes: Modern, Ballet or Ballroom. The other class will be randomly assigned; it is our hope that this will allow your students to gain instruction in their area of interest as well as experience in African Dance and Drum forms.
The UVU School of the Arts has transitioned to an online registration format for all workshops. Registration for the workshop will open on February 13, 2017. The link below will take you to a site that has this welcome letter and instructions for making a reservation as well as a schedule for the day. It is our hope that the online registration will make life easier.
The workshop is designed to give your students an experience that will communicate the great excitement we have for our department and our firm conviction that Utah Valley University is going to be the place for your students to continue their dance education and build on the foundation you have provided for them. The faculty at Utah Valley University hopes to see you and your students at our High School Workshop. We believe that you will find the workshop of benefit to your dance students, especially those contemplating a future in dance.
As part of our efforts to address feedback, we will be handling registration online. Teachers may register and pay for the entire group coming from a school or have students register and pay individually. The following procedure will allow us to make appropriate room assignments:
|8:00-8:40||Registration - Meet in front of PE 152 to pick up name tags and folders, then enjoy the time before Orientation visiting our new facilities, seeing videos of our Pre-Professional Dance companies and talking to UVU student dancers.|
|8:40-9:00||8:40 - 9:00 Orientation in PE 152. We will introduce faculty, explain how to “read” the name tag with class designations and break up into groups to go to our first class.|
Modern, Ballet or Ballroom Technique classes
|10:30 -12:00||African Dance Classes|
|12:00 -1:00||Lunch at one of the eateries at UVU|
|1:15-2:15||Hip Hop OR Dance/Drum classes|
|2:15||Take buses back to school|
It’s time to shake your tail feathers while working out with some of the biggest names in the ballroom dancing world. Join World Latin Champion Louis van Amstel, Dancing with the Stars pro Ashly Costa, and other amazing members of the UVU faculty to learn the art and technique of ballroom dance and have fun! Open to anyone ages 12-18, workshops will be taught in International Latin, International Ballroom, American Smooth, and American Rhythm at all skill levels.
Dancers will need to bring appropriate ballroom dance shoes, modest appropriate dancewear, a water bottle, something to write with, and an eager attitude to have fun.
Parents are welcome to attend on Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm for a showcase of some of the dances that will be taught during the workshop.