Dancing through the pandemic

November 2, 2020

Reading Time: 8 minutes Last spring, when UVU went full online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several dance concerts were canceled last minute. This semester, UVU’s dance companies have been working hard to keep dancing, even though it might have to look different than normal. Ballroom Dance Company: The ballroom dance company has been hit the hardest. One of […]

UVU’s Ballroom Dance Teams Unite to Put on Their End-of-Semester Concert

December 13, 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute The ballroom dance company at Utah Valley University put on their end-of-semester ballroom concert Nov. 23-24 at the Scott and Karen Smith Theater in the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts. UVU’s Ballroom Dance company is comprised of four different teams; Tour, Back-Up Tour, Advanced Back-Up Team and Beginning Back-Up Team.   The concert lasted  1 […]

Aspiring dancers learn from pros at Youth Ballroom Summer Workshop

July 27, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVU held their second Youth Ballroom Summer Workshop featuring internationally known professionals July 11-13. The summer workshop is a lively event aiming to help young students improve their technique, and more importantly provide to a fun experience for all. Chris Williams, the tour team coach at UVU emphasized that “they [the students] really just cheer […]

Dancing inspires success among young professionals

November 13, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes In today’s world, many students must work hard in order to study well, maintain a good GPA and receive scholarships. But there is one small group of students who have an extracurricular activity that makes them different. They are the people who can fly without wings; they are the professional dancers at UVU. Repertory Ballet […]

Celebrate the Cinema: Music and dance come together

November 16, 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute Nov 10, The UVU Ballroom Dance Company, led by Christopher Williams & Tara Boyd put on “Celebrate the Cinema.” A sold out event that combined film scores, movie themes, and ballroom dancing. Guests in attendance were very excited, some even dressed up in star wars costumes. They blended in perfectly with the final dance number […]

Waltzes, rumbas, sambas, oh my

April 9, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UVU Ballroom Dance Company finishes off the semester with their spring dance.   Walking into Assistant Dance Professor Chris Witt’s office, students cannot help but notice one thing: The famous, highly coveted Mirror Ball Trophy that many celebrities have fought for on the television show “Dancing with the Stars.”   While this mirror ball […]

They can sing, they can dance, they can act!

September 2, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVU is a melting pot of different cultures and events, and this fall promises some very exciting performances for the student body and surrounding community. The performing arts departments are pulling out all the stops this semester. As fall inches around the corner, departments such as theater, music, fine arts and music are working fervently […]

Dancers with no home

October 12, 2009

Reading Time: 3 minutes When Alfonso Nunez, a ballroom dance student, was told this last summer to either leave the McKay Events Center or have the campus police escort him off, his sensible response was, “But sir, we are practicing for class.” Nunez is one of several ballroom students who find it increasingly difficult to find places on campus […]