Auditions & Scholarships

FALL 2014 DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS

Mos.A.I.C Hip Hop Company, August 26 and 28, 8:00 – 10:00 PM, PE 154
Wear hip hop attire.  There will be a choreography auditions, and for those who just freestyle, there will be freestyle auditions. 

Contact:                  

Ashley Nitzen Kimsey, Director:  801-654-0277


Ballet, Wednesday, August 27, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, PE 154

Repertory Ballet Ensemble
Utah Regional Ballet
Women should bring pointe shoes.  Prepared solos are not required.

Contacts: 

Mark Borchelt, RBE Co-Director: 801.863.6759
Nichole Ortega, RBE Co-Director: 801.863.7197
Jackie Colledge, URB Director: 801.863.7480


Ballroom, Thursday, August 28, 6:00 – 11:00 PM, Place – SC Grande Ballroom 

All Ballroom Dance Companies – Tour Team, Back Up Tour Team, Advanced Back Up Team, and Back Up Team
Come prepared to dance waltz and cha-cha, with appropriate clothing and shoes.

Contact:

Paul Winkelman, Tour Team Director:  801.863.8754


Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Thursday, August 28, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, PE 152

Come prepared to take a modern dance technique class.  Prepared solos are not required.

Contacts:

Angie Banchero-Kelleher, CDE Co-Director:  801.863.6453
Amy Markgraf Jacobson, CDE Co-Director: 801.863.6394


Synergy Dance Co., Friday, August 29, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, PE 152

Come prepared to take a modern dance technique class.  Prepared solos are not required.

Contact:                          

Jacquelyn Potts, Director:  801-835-1527

2015 SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS

         

Ballroom

Submit application and a video demonstrating two dances:  International Latin (choose from cha-cha, samba or rumba) and International Ballroom (choose from waltz, tango or foxtrot).  These two dances should be syllabus routines using bronze, silver or gold figures.  Costumes are not allowed.  Please upload your video as an unlisted or private link to the Internet (YouTube or Vimeo, etc.) and email the URL of the video to Paul Winkelman at Paul.Winkelman@uvu.edu  no later than  January 31, 2015.


 
Contact: Paul Winkelman Paul.Winkelman@uvu.edu 801.863.8754
  Chris Witt  wittch@uvu.edu 801.863.6757
Modern (Continuing Students)
Date:  Friday, January 30, 2015    
Audition: 9:30 am – 10:50 am/11:00 am – 12:20 pm (During technique classes)    
Studio: PE152    
Contacts:  Angela Banchero-Kelleher  angieb@uvu.edu 801.863.6453
  Amy Markgraf  Amy.Markgraf@uvu.edu   801.863.6394
  Jacquelyn Potts jacquelyn.potts@gmail.com  
Modern (New and Transfer Students)
Date:  Saturday, January 31, 2015    
Registration:  8:00 am    
Audition:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm    
Studio: PE152    
Contacts: Angela Banchero-Kelleher  angieb@uvu.edu 801.863.6453
  Amy Markgraf  Amy.Markgraf@uvu.edu 801.863.6394
  Jacquelyn Potts jacquelyn.potts@gmail.com  
Ballet
Date:   Saturday, January 31, 2015    
Registration: 11:30 am    
Audition:  12:30 pm – 2:30 pm    
Studio: PE154    
Contacts: Mark Borchelt  Mark.Borchelt@uvu.edu   801.863.6759
  Nichole Ortega  Nichole.Ortega@uvu.edu 801.863.7197
  Jacqueline Colledge colledja@uvu.edu 801.863.7480


Please carefully read the following information regarding UVU Dance Scholarships:

ATTENTION New and Transfer Students:

For General Academic Scholarships, make sure you apply for admission to the university online by December 29, 2014, and submit your official grade transcript and ACT score, to the Admissions office at Utah Valley University, 800 W University Parkway, MS 106, Orem UT, 84058 by December 292014.  For any scholarships other than dance, please submit your online scholarship application by February 2, 2015.  If you have any questions regarding non-dance scholarships, please contact the Scholarship office at 801-863-8443.

If you are only interested in auditioning for a Dance Scholarship, you will still need to apply for admission to the university by December 29, 2014.

  1. Completed Scholarship Application (available online)
  2. Letter of Recommendation (if you have not taken dance classes at UVU)
  3. Letter of Intent – one typewritten page (limit 2500 characters) explaining personal interests, professional goals, and reason for choosing area of emphasis
  4. Current Transcript

Ballet: Come dressed to take a ballet technique class; women should bring pointe shoes. 

Ballroom: Men are to wear a tie and nice fitting clothing.  Women are to wear a skirt or dress.  You must have dance shoes.  Must bring a partner; partner does not need to be an applicant.  You will need to supply your own music.  Must bring two separate routines.  One routine must be International Latin or American Rhythm and the other International Standard or American Smooth.  If you choose, you may substitute a Cabaret for either of the above.  Routine will be videotaped for further evaluation. 

Modern: 1 minute solo of your own choreography so that we can see your skill and experience at creating, shaping, and performing your own original movement vocabulary.  We are interested in seeing movement you have created, not movement you have learned from teachers, other choreographers, etc.  Come in dance attire that allows us to see the line of the body clearly, as you will be taking an intermediate-level modern dance technique class that will include elements of composition and improvisation.