Auditions

Ballet Scholarship Auditions

Come dance with us! Auditions for Ballet Scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year will be conducted LIVE on Saturday, January 29, 2022.

New/Transfer & Continuing Students

Schedule:
Registration: 10:30 am
Audition: 11:30 - 1:00 pm
Where: Studio RL 153A

Come dressed to take a ballet technique class. Dancers trained in pointe should bring pointe shoes.

Requirements:

  1. Between November 1, 2021 and March 1, 2022, apply to any scholarships you wish to be considered for, including dance
  2. By January 29, 2022, complete and submit either the New/Transfer or Continuing Student Dance Scholarship Application
  3. By February 14, 2022, New and Transfer students apply for admission to the University

Digital Submission
Incoming/Transfer Students unable to attend the LIVE audition must submit a video audition by January 29, 2022.

Contacts:

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Ballroom Scholarship Auditions

New/Transfer & Continuing Students

Audtion: Applications & video submission

Requirements:

  1. Between November 1, 2021 and March 1, 2022, apply to any scholarships you wish to be considered for, including dance
  2. By January 29, 2022, complete and submit either the New/Transfer or Continuing Student Dance Scholarship Application
  3. Record a video demonstrating two dances: International Latin or American Rhythm (choose from cha-cha, samba, rumba, or bolero) and International Ballroom or American Smooth (choose from waltz, tango, or foxtrot). These two dances may be either syllabus routines or open routines. Costumes are not allowed
  4. Upload the video as an unlisted or private link to the Internet (YouTube or Vimeo, etc.)
  5. By Saturday, January 29, 2022, email the URL of the video and application to and
  6. By February 14, 2022, New and Transfer students apply for admission to the University

Date: Email deadline January 29, 2022

Contacts:

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Modern/Contemporary Scholarship Auditions

Scholarship Application Deadline Extended until February 16th, 2021

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students

Modern/Contemporary application due date extended to Feb. 16th, 2021

Come dance with us! 

Auditions for Modern/Contemporary Dance Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year will be completed through video submission.  A link to a virtual dance class, with several technique phrases, an improvisational prompt, and instructions for creating a one-minute choreographed solo can be found below. (Online Class and Audition Sequences)

Dancers interested in auditioning should carefully follow all instructions, and video themselves executing the requested actions (see the vimeo link below).

Please videotape the sequences with appropriate dance attire on, and in a space conducive to the movement sequences.

Then, dancers will submit their audition video and applicable contact information via Google Forms (https://forms.gle/4uFCyoo57XQcqofu7 .

Please fill out the Department of Dance Scholarship Application, Tuition Waiver Application https://www.uvu.edu/dance/students/, and the University Online Scholarship Application https://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships/, by no later than 3pm on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Results of the audition will be emailed to auditionees by April 1, 2021. The University Online Scholarship Application https://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships/ is open at this time. Incoming freshman and transfer students must apply to the university before February 15, 2021 to be eligible for a scholarship from UVU.

Got questions? Please contact:

Brian Gerke, CLMA
Assistant Professor of Dance
Utah Valley University
801-863-4999, ext. 7129
brian.gerke@uvu.edu

Scholarship Audition Instructions
uvu.edu/dance/docs/modern_dance_scholarship_instructions.pdf

Online Class and Audition Sequences
https://vimeo.com/498748546

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Continuing Students

Auditions for Modern/Contemporary Dance Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year will be completed through video submission. Beginning on Monday, January 11, 2021 a link to a video of several technique phrases, and an improvisational prompt, will be available to all of our continuing modern/contemporary dance students. Dancers interested in auditioning should carefully follow all instructions, and video themselves executing the requested actions. Please videotape the sequences with appropriate dance attire on, and in a space conducive to the movement sequences. Then, dancers will submit their audition video and applicable contact information via Google Forms (https://forms.gle/u6zjnaNvvisEpwxp8). Please fill out the Department of Dance Scholarship Application, Tuition Waiver Application https://www.uvu.edu/dance/students/, and the University Online Scholarship Application https://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships/, by no later than 3pm on Saturday, January 30. Results of the audition will be emailed to auditionees by April 1, 2021

The University Online Scholarship Application https://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships/ is open at this time.

Contacts:

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2021-2022 Dance Company Auditions

Synergy Dance Company

  • First Friday of the school year (Aug. 27th) in RL 152 from 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Please come prepared to take a contemporary modern dance class.

Contemporary Dance Ensemble

  • First Thursday of the school year (Aug. 26th) in RL 152 from 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Please come prepared to take a contemporary modern dance class.

Repertory Ballet Ensemble

  • First Wednesday of the school year (Aug. 25th) in RL 153A from 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Please come prepared to take a ballet technique class in a leotard, tights, and ballet slippers. Female-identifying students should bring pointe shoes. Male-identifying students should wear black form fitting clothing with black ballet slippers.

Ballroom Company Audition

  • First Thursday of the school year (Aug. 26th) in RL 153H from 7:00-10:00 PM
  • Dancers should come prepared to dance the Cha Cha and Waltz (either International Style or American Style) with a partner. You can choose to bring your own partner or you can dance lead/follow with a current member of the Company. The choreography should be either syllabus or open figures (no lifts allowed). Dancers should wear nice practice clothing; costumes (with rhinestones, feathers, etc.) are not allowed.

Hip Hop Crew, Esprit d.c.

  • First Thursday of the school year (Aug. 26th) in RL 154 at 8:00 PM
  • Please arrive early enough to warm up and be ready to learn choreography at 8. Students interested in auditioning will be asked to learn a small section of choreography and perform it in small groups. *If you have any improvisation, tumbling, or breaking skills, you will be given the opportunity to showcase those talents but will not be required to in order to audition.