Auditions

Ballet Scholarship Auditions

New and Transfer Students

Audition:     1) ballet technique class 2) pointe work

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

Date:     Last Saturday in January

Time:     Registration 10:30 am; Audition 11:30am-1:30pm

Studio:    RL 153A

Continuing Students

Audition:     1) ballet technique class 2) pointe work

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

Date:    Last Saturday in January

Time:    Registration 10:30 am; Audition 11:30am-1:30pm

Studio:    RL 153A

Contacts:

Nichole Ortega

Nichole Ortega

Ballet Program Coordinator

Nichole.Ortega@uvu.edu

Directory Page

801-863-7197 | LA 022f | MS:233

Ballroom Scholarship Auditions

New and Transfer Students

Audition:     1) application 2) video submission

Requirements:     1) Completed application 2) 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. 3) uploaded video as an unlisted or private link to the Internet (YouTube or Vimeo, etc.) 4) URL of the video and application emailed to Chris Witt at wittch@uvu.edu no later than Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Date:     Email deadline the last Saturday in January

Time:     11:59 pm

Continuing Students

Audition:     1) video submission

Date:    Email deadline the last Saturday in January (URL of the video and application see below for specific information)

Time:     11:59 pm

Contacts:

Chris Witt

Chris Witt

Associate Professor

wittch@uvu.edu

Directory Page

801-863-6757 | LA 022m | MS:233

Modern/Contemporary Scholarship Auditions

New and Transfer Students

Audition:     1) intermediate-level modern dance technique class that will include elements of composition and improvisation, 2) solo performance of original choreography.

Requirements:     1) Dance attire that allows us to see the line of the body clearly and 2) Solo of your own choreography (1minute length) 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, peers, or other choreographers. *NOTE: If you are also auditioning for Ballet, please plan on performing your solo in the first audition group.

Date:    The last Saturday in January

Time:     Registration 8:00 am; Audition 9:00am-12:00pm

Studio:     RL152

Continuing Students

Audition:     1) modern dance technique class

Date:    Thursday, January 16, 2020

Time:     Audition 9:30am -10:50am & 11:00am-12:20pm (during technique classes)

Studio:     RL152

Contacts:

Monica Campbell

Monica Campbell

Associate Professor: Modern Dance Program Coordinator

monica.campbell@uvu.edu

Directory Page

801-863-6869 | LA 022n | MS:233

2020-2021 Dance Company Auditions

Synergy Dance Company

Synergy auditions will be conducted through a video submission. A sequence of movement will be available on Tuesday August 11th through a You Tube playlist on the UVU Dance Website. A tutorial of the sequence will also be provided. Please videotape the sequence with appropriate dance attire on, in a space conducive to the movement sequence. You can adapt the movement to the space. Please use the movement material to videotape an improvisation of one minute. Dancers will submit their videotape link and application via Google Forms Google form no later than Friday August 28th at 3:00 pm. Dancers will be notified by noon on Aug. 29th by email if they have been accepted into Synergy. Unfortunately, with the pandemic we will have a smaller company than the years past. Synergy rehearsals will be conducted through of a mixture of face to face, live streaming, and asynchronous instruction. Dancers need to be comfortable rehearsing in the studio and preparing for a live concert scheduled November 12-14, 2020 as well as ready to work collaboratively using remote technology and on site for site specific dance for film.

Synergy Criteria for Auditioning
Performance Qualities
Dynamic Energy
Technique Skills
Ability to Contribute to the Choreographic Process through Improvisation and Composition

Synergy Dance Audition YouTube playlist
Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlvO4qzCqw8XvfzW5Kv9zodmBlGyUknbE

Contemporary Dance Ensemble

Auditions for Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE) will be completed through video submission. Beginning on Monday, August 24th, a link to a video of two phrases from CDE 2020-2021 choreographers will be available through the UVU Department of Dance website. Dancers interested in auditioning should videotape an introduction with their name and modern/contemporary technique level, as well as themselves completing the phrases. Please videotape the sequence with appropriate dance attire on, and in a space conducive to the movement sequence. Then, dancers will submit their audition video and applicable contact information via Google Forms, https://forms.gle/x3ndfogrTbcAxZhv7,  by no later than 3pm on Thursday, August 27th. Results of the audition will be emailed to auditionees by noon on Friday, August 28th. CDE class and rehearsals will be conducted through of a mixture of face to face, live streaming, and asynchronous instruction. Dancers need to be comfortable rehearsing in the studio with social distancing and masks, as well as ready to work collaboratively using remote technology, and on-site for site-specific dance for film.

Contemporary Dance Ensemble Audition Video link:
https://vimeo.com/448730484

Contemporary Dance Ensemble Audition Google Form:
https://forms.gle/x3ndfogrTbcAxZhv7

Repertory Ballet Ensemble

Auditions for Repertory Ballet Ensemble will be completed through video submission. Dancers interested in auditioning should videotape an introduction with their name and ballet technique level as well as a themselves completing the set exercises. Please videotape the sequence with appropriate dance attire on, and in a space conducive to the movement sequence. Dancers will submit their audition video and applicable contact information via Google Forms, https://forms.gle/gi6W5GqzKd3mGZQR8,  by no later than 3pm on Wednesday, August 26th. Results of the audition will be emailed to auditionees by noon on Thursday, August 27th. Repertory Ballet Ensemble class and rehearsals will be conducted through of a mixture of face to face, live streaming, and asynchronous instruction. Dancers need to be comfortable rehearsing in the studio as well as ready to work collaboratively using remote technology and on-site for site-specific dance for film.

Repertory Ballet Ensemble Audition Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSiVkilZKfAA4PP_F7Kc-tCbkYEi1idXl

Repertory Ballet Ensemble Google Form
https://forms.gle/gi6W5GqzKd3mGZQR8

Mos.A.I.C.

Auditions for Mos.A.I.C will be completed through video submission. Beginning on Monday, August 24th, the audition choreography will be available via youtube link through the UVU Department of Dance website. Dancers interested in auditioning should videotape an introduction with their name. Please videotape the choreography with appropriate dance attire on, and in a space conducive to the movement sequence. Dancers will submit their audition video and applicable contact information via Google Forms, https://forms.gle/79BuHsV21tARoVi67, no later than Thursday, August 27th at 7:00 pm. The results of the audition will be emailed by Friday, August 28th by 10:00 pm. Dancers need to be comfortable rehearsing in the studio with social distancing and masks, as well as ready to work collaboratively using remote technology.

Mos.A.I.C. Audition YouTube Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNxJcp5OGCZ_vACKlFcJA0Wiwq_tcieVQ

Ballroom Company Audition

Choose one of the audition methods below:

Video Submission

Video auditions should be sent to both, Tara Boyd at boydta@uvu.edu, and Chris Witt wittch@uvu.edu before or on 8/25. Please submit a Latin/Rhythm and Standard/Smooth video, using whichever dance or style you prefer. Video may be open or closed choreography, in costume or practice wear, and can be from a competition, in a studio, or filmed from home. Videos without a partner will also be accepted. Email should include your Name, Phone number, as well as previous dance experience.

Live audition – Wednesday August 26th 7:00 PM, UVU Student Center, Grand Ballroom.

Dancers will be required to audition without a partner. Social distancing will be observed. Masks are required. Please arrive in ballroom practice attire with your mask on. Fill out an audition application form and receive a number. Pin your number on the back of your shirt, underneath hair line. Dancers will be brought into the ballroom through the south door, 6 at a time, and be placed in a 10-foot distance column. You will need to stay in the 10-foot column during your entire audition. Bring both your Latin and Standard shoes with you. As well as your completed application form. Place your form downstage on the ground and it will be collected.

Dancers will audition without a partner, dancing first Cha-Cha and then Waltz. You will be given time to change shoes in-between. All dancers will exit through the North door and be asked to leave the building. Results will be posted on UVU Ballroom Dance Company Facebook page by 11:59 PM, Thursday, August 27th.