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Dance Education, B.S.

Requirements

Students interested in pursuing a degree in dance can choose from the following degree paths: AS Pre-Major in Dance, BFA in Dance with an emphasis in Ballet or Modern Dance, BS in Dance with an emphasis in Ballroom Dance, and BS in Dance Education. In addition to career training, the Department of Dance provides opportunities for all interested students to explore the many forms of dance as elective and/or general education credit. The study of dance offers personal and cultural enrichment for majors and non-majors alike and allows students to augment their physical and theoretical skill as they study dance in relationship to the self, society, and other arts and disciplines.

Total Program Credits: 125

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Completion of DANC 1160, DANC 143R, DANC 144R, DANC 1610, and DANC 2330 with B- or higher.
  2. Pass audition, interview, and portfolio review with faculty members.
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

      Education Department matriculation requirements:

  1. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass group interview directed by the Secondary Teacher Education Department.
  5. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences (3.0)  
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (3.0)   
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social Science majors) (3.0)   
  MATH 1050

College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) (4.0)

 
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
  DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance 3
  Humanities 3
  Physical Science 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
  ZOOL 1090

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (Strongly recommended for additional Biology or Physical Science)

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Discipline Core Requirements: 90 Credits
  DANC 1160 Music for Dancers 1
  DANC 127R Ballet Technique I (3.0)  
or DANC 227R Ballet Technique II 3
  DANC 143R Modern Dance Technique and Theory I 3
  DANC 144R Modern Dance Technique and Theory I 3
  DANC 1610 Dance Conditioning 1
  DANC 2330 Improvisation 1
  DANC 2340 Composition 2
  DANC 243R Modern Dance Technique and Theory II 3
  DANC 244R Modern Dance Technique and Theory II 3
  DANC 265R Fundamentals of Movement 2
or DANC 2670 Introduction to Laban Studies (2.0)  
  DANC 2700 American Social Dance II 1
  DANC 3140 Dance Production and Lighting 2
  DANC 3160 Dance Accompaniment 2
  DANC 3330 Modern Dance Workshop 2
  DANC 3350 Choreography 2
  DANC 3400 Dance in the Elementary School 2
  DANC 341R Modern Dance Technique and Theory III 3
  DANC 342R Modern Dance Technique and Theory III 3
  DANC 3450 Modern Dance Teaching Methods 3
  DANC 346R Synergy Dance Company 3
  DANC 356G World Dance Forms 3
  DANC 3630 Dance History 3
  DANC 3680 Dance Kinesiology 4
  DANC 4360 Senior Capstone II 2
  DANC 4430 Dance Teaching Practicum 3
Education Courses:   
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 10

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 125 semester credits.
  2. No grade lower than a C in required dance courses.
  3. Overall grade point average of 2.75 or above.
  4. Residency hours: minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  5. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance 3
DANC 143R Modern Dance Tech & Theory 3
DANC 1610 Dance Conditioning 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Quantitative Literacy Math 1030 or 1040 or 1050 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 1160 Music for Dancers 1
DANC 144R Modern Dance Tech & Theory I 3
DANC 2330 Improvisation 1
DANC 127R Ballet Technique I (or higher) 3
ENGL 2010 or 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
Physical Science 3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: Danc 227R, 227R, 2110, and 2330 with B- grade or higher.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 243R Modern Dance Tech & Theory II 3
DANC 2340 Composition 2
DANC 265R or 2670* Fundamentals of Movement or Intro to Laban Studies 2
EDSP 3400 Exceptional Student 2
BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
DANC 346R Dance Performance 3
  Semester total: 18
Notes: Complete either DANC 265R or 2670
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 244R Modern Dance Tech & Theory II 3
DANC 356G World Dance Forms 3
ZOOL 1090 or 2320 Introduction to Human Anatomy or Human Anatomy 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics & Values 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health & Wellness 2
American Institutions 3
  Semester total: 17
Notes:  Complete either DANC 265R or 2670
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 3330 Modern Dance Workshop 2
DANC 341R Modern Dance Tech & Theory III 3
DANC 3400 Dance in Elementary School 2
EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction 3
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 3140 Dance Production & Lighting 2
DANC 342R Modern Dance Tech & Theory III 3
DANC 3160 Dance Accompaniment 2
DANC 3350 Choreography 2
DANC 3680 Dance Kinesiology 4
EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 3450 Modern Dance Teaching Methods 3
DANC 3630 Dance History 3
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction 3
Humanities 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 4360 Senior Capstone II 2
DANC 2700 American Social Dance II 1
DANC 4430 Dance Teaching Practicum 3
EDSC 4440 Content Area Reading & Writing 3
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  Semester total: 11
9th semester  Course Title  Credit Hours
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching- Secondary 10
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 125

Department

Name:

Dance

Location:

GT 610D

Telephone:

801-863-8610

Email:

minerel@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/dance/

Chair:

Nichole Ortega

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of Utah Valley University Department of Dance is to foster academic and artistic excellence through an intensive technical and reflective study of dance. Anchored in a common core curriculum with several areas of emphasis, our program provides a rich and stimulating environment where students cultivate their technical, aesthetic, creative, and scholarly potential. We value superior teaching which promotes dance as an artistic and cultural expression that has the power to enrich and transform the individual, community, and society.

 
 

Dance

  • Advisor:
  • Brianna Larson
  • Telephone: 801-863-6867

Programs

Students interested in pursuing a degree in dance can choose from the following degree paths: AS Pre-Major in Dance, BFA in Dance with an emphasis in Ballet or Modern Dance, BS in Dance with an emphasis in Ballroom Dance, and BS in Dance Education. In addition to career training, the Department of Dance provides opportunities for all interested students to explore the many forms of dance as elective and/or general education credit. The study of dance offers personal and cultural enrichment for majors and non-majors alike and allows students to augment their physical and theoretical skills as they study dance in relationship to the self, society, and other arts and disciplines.

Performing Opportunities

A variety of student, pre-professional and professional companies within the department provide excellent local, national and international performing opportunities for dance majors. Concerts are presented in formal and informal as well as, adjudicated settings. Membership in companies is by audition only.

 
 

Faculty

Angela Banchero-Kelleher(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.A., History; M.F.A., Dance, University of Utah.

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Mark Borchelt(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.S., Psychology (Magna Cum Laude), M.F.A., Ballet, University of Utah.

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Monica Campbell(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.F.A., M.F.A., Modern Dance, University of Utah.

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Jacqueline Colledge(2000)

Lecturer

Department: Dance
Faculty



Performance Artist

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Kathie Debenham(1991)

Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Physical Education/Dance, Brigham Young University; Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst, University of Utah.

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Heather Gray(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Dance
Faculty



Performance Artist

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Amy Markgraf-Jacobson(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.S., Dance, Utah State University; M.A., Dance, Brigham Young University; M.F.A., Modern Dance, University of Utah.

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Nichole Ortega(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: Dance
Department Chair, Department Chair



B.S., Health Sciences, Brigham Young University; M.A., Dance, California State University Long Beach.

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Doris Trujillo(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.F.A., Modern Dance, University of Utah; M.A., Modern Dance, Brigham Young University.

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Paul Winkelman(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.A., Elementary Education, M.S., Theatre Arts & Film, Brigham Young University; M.S., Psychology/Counseling, University of Phoenix.

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Christopher Witt(2007)

Assistant Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, M.A., Dance, Brigham Young University.

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Careers

Careers:
Those trained in dance find careers as public and private school teachers, college and university educators (requires graduate degree), professional performers and choreographers, dance historian and critics, administrators, dance therapists, professionals in the field of somatics, researchers, notators, movement analysts, private studio owners, and health and fitness consultants.
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