Dance Festivals




Cost for the Day: $25 per Person

Dear High School Dance Teacher,

Utah Valley University would like to invite you and your students to spend Friday, November 20, 2015 discovering the vast array of dance and dance education opportunities our program has to offer and to kick off the opening of our brand new facilities. UVU Department of Dance is proud of our 4 baccalaureate degrees in dance:

  • BFA in Dance, Modern emphasis
  • BFA in Dance, Ballet emphasis
  • BS in Dance Education
  • BS in Dance, Ballroom emphasis

Additionally, we offer the two-year AS in Dance. The focus of the workshop this year will be to reflect the merging of the disciplines through our workshop class offerings. Our program is at the cutting edge of Baccalaureate education in that we have a combined core program for all dance majors. We are excited to introduce your students to what UVU has to offer, as well as provide a fun way for your students to experience the many dance opportunities at UVU.

During the workshop, your students will have the chance to take classes, meet the faculty, see an informal showing featuring many of the performing groups at UVU, and participate in a discussion with Department Chair, Nichole Ortega.

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, these classes will occur during each of the morning class sessions. 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 another dance form. We will make sure that no dancer is alone in an assigned class without some members of their school.

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.

Angie Banchero-Kelleher

To make a reservation:

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:

  1. Select the “event”, High School Dance Workshop-Ballet, High School Dance Workshop-Ballroom, or High School Dance Workshop-Modern. Notice that if you register students in several different genres for their class of choice you will be directed to pay for each section separately.
  2. The teacher will complete this form for each of the different genres for which they are signing up students. Teacher will enter the number of students attending this particular genre and then the cardholder information. scroll down and select "register" at the bottom of the page when you are finished.
  3. Next the teacher will be directed to enter the name of the school and the names of the individual students This will be the class in which the student is guaranteed attendance.
  4. The UVU School of the Arts is transitioning to an online registration format for all events. The system is not set up to limit registration when the enrollment maximum has been reached. You will receive a confirmation email from the DEPARTMENT OF DANCE within 24 hours of registering to confirm that you are registered for the Workshop. It is our intention to accommodate all interested participants and we appreciate your patience as we negotiate this process.
  5. In order to accommodate both space and fire safety concerns, several dates will be observed:
    1. Registration is open until November 15th on a first come basis
    2. Refunds will be allowed until November 10th
    3. Those registering after Nov 15th will be able to sign up as space is available and a $5 surcharge will be added.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

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 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.
9:00 - 10:30 Dance Class I
10:45 - 12:15 Dance Class II
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch and discussion with Nichole
1:15 - 2:15 Performance in Ragan
2:15 Take buses back to school

* Each dancer should bring a sack lunch; we will provide fruit and drinks. Dancers should also bring dance shoes/sneakers, foot tape, basically any items they personally need to ensure maximum participation.


Due to a scheduling conflict that we were unable to resolve the UVU Dancesport Classic on November 7, 2015 is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience and short notice to those who were planning on attending. We hope you will, instead, support some of the other great competitions in our community. We are grateful for your support of the Dancesport Classic in the past and we hope to see you in February 2016 at our Dancesport Festival. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Witt Thank you.