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 […]

The COVID-19 Impact on UVU’s Department of Dance

September 7, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes (Illustration by Riley Andersen) In the era of social distancing, the students and faculty of Utah Valley University’s Department of Dance have had to drastically adjust both their learning and teaching styles. Following a summer of tireless work from the department’s faculty members to create a new curriculum, dance students are now learning through a […]

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 […]

Lane Swenson – UVU dancer with lofty ambitions

January 14, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes When Lane Swenson was young, he was always drawn to music. He grew up doing theater and choir and was aware of dance, but never considered doing it until his late teens. At 16, he saw an ad for a salsa class and that’s where it all started. That was 10 years ago. Since then, […]