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Dance, A.S.

Requirements

Students interested in pursuing a degree in dance can choose from the following degree paths: AS Pre-Major in Dance, BFA in Dance with an emphasis in Ballet or Modern Dance, BS in Dance with an emphasis in Ballroom Dance, and BS in Dance Education. In addition to career training, the Department of Dance provides opportunities for all interested students to explore the many forms of dance as elective and/or general education credit. The study of dance offers personal and cultural enrichment for majors and non-majors alike and allows students to augment their physical and theoretical skill as they study dance in relationship to the self, society, and other arts and disciplines.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010       Introduction to Academic Writing 3
 or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090  College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology ( BIOL 1010 recommended) 3
  Physical Science  3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science ( ZOOL 1090 recommended)  3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 20 Credits
  DANC 1160 Music for Dancers 1
  DANC 127R Ballet Technique I (2 semesters) 6
  DANC 143R  Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester I 3
  DANC 144R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester II 3
  DANC 1510 Intermediate Jazz Dance 1
  DANC 1610 Dance Conditioning 1
  DANC 2330 Improvisation 1
  DANC 2340 Composition 2
  DANC 265R Fundamentals of Movement 2
 or DANC 2670 Introduction to Laban Studies  
Elective Requirements: 5 Credits
 Complete 5 credits from the following: 5
  DANC 1560 African Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 1620 Polynesian Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 1700 American Social Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 1710 International Ballroom Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 1720 Latin Ballroom Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 2100 Teaching Dance for Children (3.0)  
  DANC 221R Pointe II (1.0)  
  DANC 222R Ballet Technique and Theory II for Men (1)  
  DANC 2250 Character Dance I (1.0)  
  DANC 2260 Character Dance II (1.0)  
  DANC 227R Ballet Technique II (3.0)  
  DANC 2350 Dance and Technology (2.0)  
  DANC 243R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory Level II /Semester I (3.0)  
  DANC 244R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory Level II/Semester II (3.0)  
  DANC 247R Repertory (1.0)  
  DANC 248R Special Topics In Dance (2.0)  
  DANC 250R Advanced Jazz Dance (2.0)  
  DANC 2560 African Dance II (1.0)  
  DANC 270R American Social Dance II (1.0)  
  DANC 271R International Ballroom Dance II (1.0)  
  DANC 272R Latin Ballroom Dance II (1.0)  
  DANC 276R Ballroom Dance Company Back-Up Team (1.0)  
  DANC 281R Internship in Dance I (1.0)  

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

365体育比赛投注Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance 3
DANC 143R

Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester I

3
DANC 1610 Dance Conditioning 1
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context  3
Quantitative Literacy Mat 1030 or MATH 1040 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1090 3
American Institutions 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 1160 Music for Dancers 1
DANC 144R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester II 3
DANC 2330 Improvisation 1
DANC 1510 Intermediate Jazz Dance 1
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research (Hum/SS) 3
Physical Science 3
Humanities 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 265R Fundamentals of Movement 2
DANC 127R Ballet Technique I (or higher) 3
DANC 2340 Composition 2
DANC Elective Dance Electives 3
BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 127R Ballet Technique I (or higher) 3
DANC Elective Dance Electives 2
PHIL 2050 Ethics & Values 3
Additional Science (ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Recommended) 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 13
  Degree total: 60

Department

Name:

Dance

Location:

LA 022

Telephone:

365体育比赛投注801-863-8610

Email:365体育比赛投注

minerel@fishncamp.com

Web Address:365体育比赛投注

fishncamp.com/dance/365体育比赛投注

Chair:365体育比赛投注

Doris Trujillo

 
 

Mission Statement

365体育比赛投注The mission of Utah Valley University Department of Dance is to foster academic and artistic excellence through an intensive technical and reflective study of dance. Anchored in a common core curriculum with several areas of emphasis, our program provides a rich and stimulating environment where students cultivate their technical, aesthetic, creative, and scholarly potential. We value superior teaching which promotes dance as an artistic and cultural expression that has the power to enrich and transform the individual, community, and society.

 
 

Dance

  • Advisors:
  • Manager of Academic Advising and Student Success; AS Dance:
  • Elizabeth Draper
  • Telephone: 801-863-5332
  • Ballet:
  • Deanna Pitts 
  • Telephone:  801-863-6645
  • Ballroom:
  • John David Sorensen
  • Telephone: 801-863-6867
  • Dance Education:
  • Clark Slater 
  • Telephone:  801-863-6412
  • Modern:
  • Kristy Giles
  • Telephone: 801-863-5997
  • Program Coordinators:

 

Programs

365体育比赛投注Students interested in pursuing a degree in dance can choose from the following degree paths: AS Pre-Major in Dance, BFA in Dance with an emphasis in Ballet or Modern Dance, BS in Dance with an emphasis in Ballroom Dance, and BS in Dance Education. A variety of student, pre-professional and professional companies within the department provide excellent local, national and international performing opportunities for students in formal and informal as well as, adjudicated settings. Membership in companies is by audition only.

Career Opportunities

Those trained in dance find careers as public and private school teachers, college and university educators (requires graduate degree), performers, choreographers, dance historians and critics, administrators, dance therapists and professionals in the field of somatics, private studio owners, health and fitness consultants, researchers, notators and movement analysts.

Performing Opportunities

A variety of student, pre-professional and professional companies within the department provide excellent local, national and international performing opportunities for dance majors. Concerts are presented in formal and informal as well as, adjudicated settings. Membership in companies is by audition only.

 
 

Faculty

Angela Banchero-Kelleher(2006)

Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.A., History; M.F.A., Dance, University of Utah.

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Mark Borchelt(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.S., Psychology (Magna Cum Laude), M.F.A., Ballet, University of Utah.

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Monica Campbell(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.F.A., M.F.A., Modern Dance, University of Utah.

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Jacqueline Colledge(2000)

Lecturer

Department: Dance
Faculty



Performance Artist.

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Sarah Donohue(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.F.A., Dance, University of Arizona; M.F.A., Modern Dance, University of Utah.

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Jamie Johnson(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.A., English, B.F.A., Ballet, University of Utah; M.F.A., Dance, University of Washington.

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Amy Markgraf-Jacobson(2004)

Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



A.S., Brigham Young University - Idaho; B.S., Dance, Utah State University; M.A., Dance, Brigham Young University; M.F.A., Modern Dance, University of Utah.

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Nichole Ortega(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.S., Health Sciences, Brigham Young University; M.A., Dance, California State University Long Beach.

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Doris Trujillo(2001)

Professor

Department: Dance
Department Chair



B.F.A., Modern Dance, University of Utah; M.A., Modern Dance, Brigham Young University.

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Christopher Witt(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Dance
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, M.A., Dance, Brigham Young University.

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Careers

Careers:
Those trained in dance find careers as public and private school teachers, college and university educators (requires graduate degree), professional performers and choreographers, dance historian and critics, administrators, dance therapists, professionals in the field of somatics, researchers, notators, movement analysts, private studio owners, and health and fitness consultants.

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