Auditions

Ballet Scholarship Auditions

Come dance with us! Auditions for Ballet 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 a pointe combination and an adagio combination, will be available through the UVU Department of Dance website. 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://www.uvu.edu/dance/students/ballet-audition-form.php. 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, 2021 (all forms are required to be filled out for the scholarship). 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

Ballet Faculty Introductions
https://vimeo.com/498092159

Ballet Combinations and QR Code for music
https://vimeo.com/497778955

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:     Applications & video submission

Requirements:     1) Complete the New & Transfer Student application https://www.uvu.edu/dance/docs/new_student_dance_scholarship_application.pdf  and the University Online Scholarship Application found at https://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships/2) Videos demonstrating two dances: International Latin (choose from cha-cha, samba or rumba) and International Ballroom (choose from waltz, tango or foxtrot). These two dances may be syllabus or open routines using bronze, silver or gold figures and/or open choreography. 3) Upload videos as an unlisted or private link to the Internet (YouTube or Vimeo, etc.) 4) Send the URL of the videos and application emailed to Chris Witt at wittch@uvu.edu and Tara Boyd at boydta@uvu.edu no later than Saturday, January 30, 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.

Date:     Email deadline January 30, 2021

Continuing Students

Audition:     1) Continuing student application submission https://www.uvu.edu/dance/docs/continuing_student_dance_scholarship_application.pdf

Date:    Email deadline January 30, 2021

Contacts:

Chris Witt

Chris Witt

Associate Professor

wittch@uvu.edu

Directory Page

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

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

QR Code for Music

Modern Dance QR Code

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:

Brian Gerke

Brian Gerke

Assistant Professor: Modern Dance Program Coordinator

brian.gerke@uvu.edu

Directory Page

801-863-4999, ext. 7129

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.