Auditions & Scholarships




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  no later than  January 31, 2015.

Contact: Paul Winkelman 801.863.8754
  Chris Witt 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 801.863.6453
  Amy Markgraf   801.863.6394
  Jacquelyn Potts  
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 801.863.6453
  Amy Markgraf 801.863.6394
  Jacquelyn Potts  
Date:   Saturday, January 31, 2015    
Registration: 11:30 am    
Audition:  12:30 pm – 2:30 pm    
Studio: PE154    
Contacts: Mark Borchelt   801.863.6759
  Nichole Ortega 801.863.7197
  Jacqueline Colledge 801.863.7480

Please carefully read the following information regarding UVU Dance Scholarships:

ATTENTION New and Transfer Students:

Brianna Larson, Dance Academic Advisor, will be available at the auditions from 8:00am-3:00pm to meet with students for advisement sessions. If you have any questions beforehand, please contact her at: If you would like to make an appointment sooner, you can do so at:

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 (See attachments at the bottom of this page)
  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: Refer to above.  

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.

Scholarship Applications for Ballet, Ballroom, and Modern Dance

Parking at the Auditions: Free parking is available adjacent to the university PE building and the library. Park in designated student spaces (yellow) in lots L 13, L 4 or L 3.