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UVU School of the arts has a great team of academic advisors to make sure you are prepared for your college journey. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor often to make sure they are on track for graduation. The dance advisors can help you register for classes and are able to answer any questions you may have about being a dance major.

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Dance Outreach

Physical Therapy

The Department of Dance has a two-fold mission for the physical therapy resources available to students, 1) to educate students about injury prevention, 2) to treat minor injuries.

Injury Prevention
All majors within the Department of Dance are provided with a baseline screenings by the PT’s and guided in their personal injury prevention. Physical therapists are also contracted as guest presenters in beginning and intermediate conditioning courses to go deeper into the process of injury prevention and recuperation.
Treatment
Students within the Department of Dance can be seen by PT’s for minor injuries. There are limited slots for appointments therefore priority will be given to 1) dance majors 2) non-majors in dance performing companies 3) non-majors taking dance courses 4) majors in music, theater, or visual arts. Students will only be scheduled for one appointment each week. Those needing additional therapy are encouraged to seek treatment off campus.

To schedule appointments contact Elaine Miner at 801-863-8610 or at minerel@uvu.edu

 

Scholarships

Please carefully read the following information regarding UVU Dance Scholarships:

In addition to the university online application at uvu.scholarshipuniverse.com, if you are interested in auditioning for a Dance Scholarship, you will need to complete a:

  1. Department of Dance Scholarship Application
  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

You may add these documents directly into uvu.scholarshipuniverse.com

New and Transfer Students:

For General Academic, Private, and Dance Scholarships, make sure you apply for admission to the university online by February 14, 2023 and submit your official grade transcript to the Admissions office at Utah Valley University, 800 W University Parkway, MS 106, Orem UT, 84058 by March 1, 2023. For any scholarships, including dance, please make sure to answer all matching questions and fill out applications accordingly beginning October 1, 2022 and ending on March 1, 2023 found at uvu.scholarshipuniverse.com. You will not be eligible for a scholarship from UVU, if you do not apply to the university and do not fill out the online university scholarship application.  If you have any questions regarding non-dance scholarships, please contact the Scholarship office at 801-863-8442.

Continuing Students:

For all scholarships, including academic, private, and dance, please make sure to answer all matching questions and fill out applications accordingly found at uvu.scholarshipuniverse.com beginning October 1, 2022 and ending March 1, 2023. You will not be eligible for a scholarship from UVU, if you do not fill out the online university scholarship application.  If you have any questions regarding non-dance scholarships, please contact the Scholarship office at 801-863-8442.

 

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Ballet Scholarship Info

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Ballroom Scholarship Info

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Modern/Contemporary Scholarship Info

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Matriculation

All dance students declaring dance as a major enter the Department of Dance as an AS degree candidate. After completing the required coursework during the first year of study, those students seeking a bachelor’s degree in dance will apply for, and audition to become a major in the program of their choosing. If currently enrolled in the required coursework, a student may apply for and audition for matriculation during that semester. This inclusive process allows students to improve their skills and enhance their chances of matriculating into a bachelor’s degree program.

It is important that students visit with their assigned dance advisor, their academic advisor, as well as their program coordinator, to navigate their course work in a timely manner. Matriculation workshops will be offered in preparation for the application process (see below for dates and times).

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Matriculation workshops will be offered in preparation for the application process.

Matriculation Portfolios:

Matriculation Portfolios for all programs due Friday, March 17, 2023.

Portfolio documents can be attached to the Matriculation forms below.

Matriculation Auditions will be held:

If you are applying for a duel degree (Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science), please fill out an application form for both degrees and make your cover letter clear as to why you are applying for both.

Ballet Matriculation Audition:
DANC 227R/221R and 327R/321R on March 30, 2023 from 11 AM - 12:50 PM

Modern/Contemporary & Dance Education Matriculation audition
during DANC 144R (Sections 001, 002, 003):
Friday, March 31, 2023 from 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Ballroom Matriculation audition during DANC 271R or 371R and 272R or 372R on March 30 and March 31, 2023:
Applicants should list all technique classes in which they are currently enrolled in their matriculation application.

Internships

Internship Policy, Procedures, and Agreement

Students working with professional dance companies, art organizations, public and private schools, or any institution performing duties that directly relate to the student's area of study may apply to receive elective credit towards their degree program. Internship credit is granted through completion of one to three credit hours of DANC 481R. All internship credit must be pre-approved through the Department of Dance Chair and verified with the Dance Internship Coordinator before registration. Students must follow the steps below and complete the application to register for Dance Internship credit.

Dance Studio Rules

Scheduling Studios:

Schedule rehearsal studios with Elaine Miner in LA 022 8:00 a.m.- 4:00p.m. M-F. If unable to go in person email your request to Elaine at minerel@uvu.edu. 48 hours-advance notice for studio requests (72 hours, if request is made on a weekend). Individual rehearsal requests are not accepted during the first three weeks of the semester.

Musical instruments in the studios:

Keep belongings off of the instruments, do not move to another location or use without permission from Nate Anderson at Nate.Anderson@uvu.edu.

Conditioning Equipment:

Do not move to another location without contacting Amy Markgraf at amy.markgraf@uvu.edu.

No private lessons

No food/drink, except H20.

No street shoes are allowed in the studios. Ballroom Dance students are required to wear heel guards on their high heel ballroom shoes. Hip-Hop students are required to purchase shoes only used for class and performances.

Cubbies are available for student’s personal items during their scheduled class. These items should be taken at the end of class.