About Us

The UVU Dance Team serves as ambassadors through competitions, performances, and appearances. They pride themselves in supporting UVU Athletics and being representatives of the University on and off campus. Last year the Dance Team participated in a collaboration with Campus Marketing and Studios and Broadcasting to create campus promotional videos; one of which was just awarded a Regional Emmy. They are 5X National Champions and currently hold the 2019 UDA Division I Jazz National Title. As a result of attending this competition for the first time and winning first place the Dance Team was invited to perform at the Wolverine Achievement Awards and were honored to find out they were the recipient of the Achievement of the Year Award. In April they were chosen to represent the United States of America at the ICU World Championship. Competing against 16 other nations the Dance Team finished first with a gold medal and World Champion Title. The Dance Team’s mission is to be representatives of UVU on and off campus and to bring spirit and university pride wherever they go. 

General Info

  • Practice is held 4-5 times a week.
  • We are looking for well-rounded dancers that are skilled in jazz technique, pom skills, lyrical and hip-hop.
  • You are required to be ambassadors for the university and attend public functions as assigned.
  • We attend a MANDATORY Summer Collegiate camp in July/August. Regular practices begin in August.
  • You must be accepted to UVU PRIOR to try-outs. You must be a full-time (12 credit hours) student. Concurrent Enrollment not eligible. 
  • You must commit to the team for the entire school year season. (April- April).
  • The UVU Dance Team performs and cheers at soccer, volleyball, women's and men's basketball games. Each year the team attends approximately 50-75 games.

Team Requirements

  • 2.5 required cumulative minimum GPA
  • Full Time Student (12 Credit Hour, Fall AND Spring)
  • Full-Year Commitment (April-April)

Benefits

  • Scholarships available
  •  Competition Experience
  • Travel opportunities
  • Concert Performance
  • Uniforms and sponsored apparel
  • Academic tutoring services

Dance Intensives

SPRING INTENSIVE 2020

February 22, 2020

9:00am-2:00pm

$50

Sorensen Center Ballroom

Ages 12+, intermediate-advanced dancer, interested in college dance team

Registration will open 12/14/19

 

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AUDITION INTENSIVE 2020

This Intensive is targeted to those dancers interested in audition for this current year. Learn combos similar to what will be required at auditions followed by and in depth audition question and answer session.

April 4, 2020

9:00am-12:00pm

$40

Sorensen Center Ballroom

Registration will open 3/1/20

 

Audition Information

Auditions for UVU Dance Team are welcome to all incoming freshman, transfer students and current UVU students. You will be taught all required material at the audition. You MUST be previously accepted to UVU and show proof of acceptance. See requirements above. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 10, 2020. Applications not yet available.

All audition information will be submitted online. You will need the following items to attach to your registration paperwork.

Required Paperwork

  • Audition Application (will close 5:00pm April 12)
  • $25 application fee (non-refundable) 
  • Letter of recommendation from someone outside your family
  • A current headshot
  • Dance resume (include all dance training, leadership roles, cheer experience, competition titles, and teaching or choreography opportunities you have had.

April 17, 2020
Auditions

*schedule is subject to change

Official Tryout Schedule

Student Center Ballroom

  • Registration begins at 3:00pm
  • Audition 4:00pm-9:00pm

April 18, 2020
Auditions

*schedule is subject to change

Official Tryout Schedule

Student Center Ballroom

  • Check-in 8:00am
  • Auditions 8:30am

Orientation Meeting

*TBA

Audition Information

What to Wear

Please arrive performance ready! Wear appropriate dance attire that allows the judges to see the body move. Come with a comfortable jazz shoe or other appropriate footwear, No socks or bare feet will be allowed. 

What to Expect

The UVU Dance Team auditions begin with 2-3 technical combinations that will be taught to you as you showcase across the floor. These will include such skills as but not held to, leaps (front, side, back, switch, tilts) triple and quad+ pirouettes, battements and fouettes. After the across the floor portion of the audition, the judges will make a cut. Following the first cuts, you will be asked to showcase any elite technical, acro skills, improvisation or stylized choreography at this time. Each participant will have 30 seconds to do so in a solo across the floor. Those who proceed onto the next phase of the audition will learn 3 short combinations, a contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop. Combinations will be auditioned the following day. After the dance portion of the audition, the judges may make a cut. Those finalists will stay for a short interview process. The new UVU Dance Team will then be announced via website and social media within the following week.

2019-2020 Team Roster 

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Allyson

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AnaLynn

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Annie

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Cierra

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Elle

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Isabella

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Kennedie

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Kirsten

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Kylie

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Mackenzie

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McKenna

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Meg

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Reagan

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Samantha

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Sarah

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Sophie

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Sydney P

 

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Taylor

 

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Zoe