Dance Festivals

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY DANCESPORT

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Dancesport ClassicDancesport Festival

The UVU Dancesport Classic and UVU Dancesport Festival are local competitions. Dancers in each level will have an opportunity to compete with dancers at their same level. We offer preteen, junior, youth syllabus events for dancers to improve their technique. The competitions features pre-teen, junior, and youth open events. For Latin, Ballroom, and Smooth, we offer novice, pre-championship and amateur events.

The competitive categories offered in the UVU Dancesport Classic and UVU Dancesport Festival competitions will allow beginning, intermediate, and advanced dancers an opportunity to compete among some of the best amateur ballroom dancers in America.

The events also hold formation team competition in preteen, junior, and youth in the Latin, Ballroom, and Show division


Sincerely,

-Chris Witt

Phone: 801-863-6757
Email: wittch@uvu.edu





Details

2016 Dancesport Festival

Utah Valley University and Pleasant Grove High School are teaming up to present the 2016 UVU Dancesport Festival. The Festival will be located at Pleasant Grove High School, 700 E. 200 S. in Pleasant Grove. We are excited to be working with PGHS, and to hold this event in their fantastic venue.

    • Date: February 19 - 20, 2016
    • Times: 
      • February 19 4:00 PM
      • February 20 8:00 AM
    • Location: Pleasant Grove High School gymnasium, 700 E. 200 S. in Pleasant Grove

Parking is available on the west side of the school next to the football field.

  • Entry Deadline: February 9, 2016

Terms & Conditions

Rules & Regulations

Media Release

"In consideration of all goods and valuables, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned hereby irrevocably give and grant to Dancesport Festival/Utah Valley University the right to use, refer to and reproduce programs by means of video tape recordings, hereinafter referred to as "Reproductions"), edited and arranged as you desire, using my name, voice, likeness, acts, poses, appearances and utterances as part of and in connection with my appearance on any program, and in any advertising, publicity and promotion relation to your activities, the program and the products or serviced of any sponsor(s) thereof; and to exhibit, transmit, distribute, and otherwise use same as you desire in all fields and media throughout the world without limitations. We agree that Dancesport Festival/Utah Valley University, any of their affiliates, subsidiaries and employees shall be free of any liability or claims arising from the production, exhibition, transmission, distribution or use of said programs. -- All reproductions shall be your sole and exclusive property. We hereby forever release and discharge you of any and all liabilities, claims and demands, suit and actions which we ever had, now have, or may have based upon any agreements herein made. We shall defend, indemnify and hold you harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, losses, suits and expenses relating to this agreement. We agree that we have not and shall not accept any money or other valuable consideration for the inclusion in the program of any matter promoting any product or service. This agreement is intended, among other things, to fulfill all requirements of the Civil Rights Lay and of any and all other restrictions against violations of our so-called right of privacy. The terms "you and your" and words of similar import, as herein used shall include you and your officers, directors, licensees, lessees, assigns, successors, affiliates, associates, subsidiaries and parents, and all other users of the reproductions, and their employees. We warrant that we are over eighteen (18) years of age, or are the parents of Junior competitors, and have full right, power and authority to make this agreement. We understand that in permitting us to appear on the program, you are acting in reliance upon this agreement." "No responsibility for loss or theft of articles left in Changing Rooms, Ballrooms, Locker Rooms, or Gymnasiums can be accepted by the Organizers, and neither can they be held liable for injury sustained by persons attending this event. Everyone attending does so at his or her own risk." "All persons attending this event, whether as spectators, competitors, officials, or guests of the organizer, shall be bound by the printed rules, and by participating in this event automatically become obligated to adhere to them."

Costuming / Attire

Syllabus Events

FEMALE

Women entered in all syllabus events must dress as listed below.

  1. A black skirt and a white top must be worn.
  2. Skirts
    1. Plain or pleated with minimum 1 to maximum 3 half circles. One plain simple underskirt allowed which is no larger or longer than top layer, and is the same or similar color as the outer skirt
    2. No uneven hem lines, use of boning, frills, splits, openings, fishing line, or edging (including "lettuce edging"). Edging or trim of any kind, including ribbon, satin, lace, sequins, etc, is not allowed. A simple hem is required.
    3. Length of skirt must be at least knee length
  3. Bodice
    1. Necklines: Boat, high neck, v-neck, sweetheart, 'peter pan' collar, and regular collar are allowed. Edging or trim of any kind, including ribbon, satin, lace, sequins, etc, is not allowed on the neckline
    2. Gathering or shirring on the bodice is not allowed
    3. Edging or trim on the bodice is not allowed
  4. Sleeves
    1. Long, short, elbow length, cap, or puff styles are allowed
    2. Cannot be replaced by trimmings, frills, or edging on the shoulder line
    3. No "finger loops" allowed
  5. Materials
    1. No glitter, metallic thread, or fabric creating pattern effects'
    2. No use of feathers, fringes, bows, belts, frills or sequins
    3. No flesh color fabric
    4. Any use of color coordinated 'see through' fabric must be lined from waist to shoulder; for use on arms no lining is needed
    5. Satin or lace (or similar fabric) is not allowed. Lycra, Spandex, Polyester, plain velvet, and jersey is encouraged.
  6. Shoes - no restrictions
  7. Socks/Hose - Must wear white ankle socks (may have a small amount of lace), hose, or fishnet tights
  8. Accessories, jewelry, and makeup
    1. No use of arm bands, chokers or headbands
    2. No decoration is allowed on dress or in hair
    3. No jewelry is allowed, other than one small earring in each ear
    4. Basic makeup is allowed for Elementary School girls.
    5. Competition makeup is allowed for Junior High School and High School girls

MALE

Men entered in all syllabus events must dress as listed below.

  1. Trousers
    1. Must be black
    2. High waist optional
    3. Underfoot strap optional
    4. Satin stripes are allowed.
  2. Shirts
    1. Plain white long sleeved collared shirt only (no wing collars)
    2. No pleats or ribbing
    3. Sleeves to be worn at wrist length
  3. Sweaters and vests are not allowed.
  4. Tie - Black color only, may be either straight or bow
  5. Socks - Black only
  6. Shoes- no restrictions
  7. Materials - Fabrics must be plain, ie: cotton, polyester, cotton/polyester blend, wool blend
    1. No satin or shiny fabrics
    2. No rhinestones, glitter, metallic thread, patterns or sequins allowed
    3. Decorations - not allowed
  8. Makeup - not allowed
  9. Hairstyle - Long hair must be worn in a pony tail

Junior, Youth, & Adult

Below are the costume specifications for all amateur costumed events. No entry will be considered fully accepted without final costume approval. All Junior, Youth & Adult Amateur costumes of competitors in Utah should be approved by Sharon Holman (801) 623-2911 (Mobile) one week prior to the competition. All competitors must be approved no later than one hour before their event.

WOMEN

  1. Regular cut dance trunks and fishnet hose must be worn.
  2. Straps over both shoulders of at least one inch in width are required. If multiple straps go over a shoulder at least one strap must be the required one inch width from front to back. Halter tops or designs that resemble them are not permitted unless they also have the required one inch straps.
  3. Lower backs must be covered with a solid fabric from a point five (5) inches above the waist line.
  4. Sheer fabric may be used on the arms and the bodice in the front from the bust-line up and in the back from a point five inches above the waist. Straps are not required when colored sheer fabric is used over the shoulders.
  5. Skirts may be broken or slitted from the trunk line down, but must cover the legs to mid-thigh when not in motion.
  6. Skin from the front to a point several inches behind the sides (axilla-line) must be covered.
  7. Cutouts and skin-tone fabric will not be allowed if deemed by the organizers to be inappropriate.
  8. Unitards are not allowed.

MEN

  1. Costumes appropriate to the style.
  2. Latin shirts for Adult Amateur & Youth competitors may be open to a point eight inches down from the Supra Sternal Notch (Jugular Notch) .
  3. Latin shirts for Junior & Pre-Teen competitors may be open down to the sternum.
  4. Sheer fabric may only be worn on the arm. No sleeveless shirts.
  5. No earrings allowed

Pre-teen

Pre-Teens must dress according to NDCA Regulations as listed below.

Boys

  1. Trousers
    1. Black or dark blue color only
    2. High waist optional
    3. Underfoot strap optional
    4. Satin stripes are allowed.
  2. Shirts
    1. Plain white or black long sleeved collared shirt only (no wing collars)
    2. No pleats or ribbing
    3. Sleeves to be worn at wrist length
  3. Sweaters and vests are not allowed.
  4. Tie - Black color only, may be either straight or bow
  5. Socks - Black or dark blue color only
  6. Shoes- Heel height not to exceed 1.5 inches (must be black)
  7. Materials - Fabrics must be plain, ie: cotton, polyester, cotton/polyester blend, wool blend
    1. No satin or shiny fabrics
    2. No rhinestones, glitter, metallic thread, patterns or sequins allowed
    3. Decorations - not allowed
  8. Makeup - Not allowed
  9. Hairstyle - Long hair must be worn in a pony tail

Girls

  1. Skirt with top or simple dress with attached under garment or leotard top with full skirt
  2. Skirts
    1. Plain or pleated with minimum 1 to maximum 3 half circles. One plain simple underskirt allowed which is no larger or longer than top layer, and is the same or similar color as the outer skirt
    2. No uneven hem lines, use of boning, frills, splits, openings, fishing line, or edging (including "lettuce edging"). Edging or trim of any kind, including ribbon, satin, lace, sequins, etc, is not allowed. A simple hem is required.
    3. Length of skirt must not be shorter than 3 inches above the knee cap and no longer than 3 inches below the knee cap
  3. Bodice
    1. Necklines: Boat, high neck, v-neck, sweetheart, 'peter pan' collar, and regular collar are allowed. Edging or trim of any kind, including ribbon, satin, lace, sequins, etc, is not allowed on the neckline
    2. Gathering or shirring on the bodice is not allowed
    3. Edging or trim on the bodice is not allowed
  4. Sleeves
    1. Long, short, elbow length, cap, puff. or sleeveless styles are allowed
    2. Cannot be replaced by trimmings, frills, or edging on the shoulder line
    3. No "finger loops" allowed
  5. Materials
    1. Fabrics MUST be only one color throughout
    2. No glitter, metallic thread, or fabric creating pattern effects'
    3. No use of feathers, fringes, bows, belts, frills or sequins
    4. No flesh color fabric
    5. Any use of color coordinated 'see through' fabric must be lined from waist to shoulder; for use on arms no lining is needed
    6. Satin or lace (or similar fabric) is not allowed. Lycra, Spandex, Polyester, plain velvet, and jersey is encouraged.
  6. Shoes and Socks
    1. Shoes - Heel height not to exceed 1.5 inches, and must be block heel style if a dance shoe. If the shoe comes with rhinestones on the buckle then they are allowed. If the shoe comes with glitter on the shoe then it is allowed.
    2. Socks: White ankle socks (may have a small amount of lace), flesh colored pantyhose, or light pink or white tights must be worn.
    3. No Fishnet Tights
  7. Accessories, jewelry, and makeup
    1. No use of arm bands, chokers or headbands
    2. No decoration is allowed on dress or in hair
    3. No jewelry is allowed, other than one small earring in each ear
    4. No makeup allowed
    5. Use of fake eyelashes, fake fingernails, colored or glitter hair spray is forbidden

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL DANCE WORKSHOP

 

Cost for the Day: $25 per Person

Dear High School Dance Teacher,

Utah Valley University would like to invite you and your students to spend Friday, November 11, 2016 discovering the vast array of dance and dance education opportunities our program has to offer and to kick off the opening of our brand new facilities. UVU Department of Dance is proud of our 4 baccalaureate degrees in dance:

  • BFA in Dance, Modern emphasis
  • BFA in Dance, Ballet emphasis
  • BS in Dance Education
  • BS in Dance, Ballroom emphasis

Additionally, we offer the two-year AS in Dance. The focus of the workshop this year will be to reflect the merging of the disciplines through our workshop class offerings. Our program is at the cutting edge of Baccalaureate education in that we have a combined core program for all dance majors. We are excited to introduce your students to what UVU has to offer, as well as provide a fun way for your students to experience the many dance opportunities at UVU.

During the workshop, your students will have the chance to take classes, meet the faculty, see an informal showing featuring many of the performing groups at UVU, and participate in a discussion with Department Chair, Nichole Ortega.

In order to introduce students to the four degrees offered at UVU and accommodate the large numbers that the workshop attracts, your students will be guaranteed a space in their choice of one of the following classes: Modern, Ballet or Ballroom, these classes will occur during each of the morning class sessions. The other class will be randomly assigned; it is our hope that this will allow your students to gain instruction in their area of interest as well as experience in another dance form. We will make sure that no dancer is alone in an assigned class without some members of their school.

The workshop is designed to give your students an experience that will communicate the great excitement we have for our department and our firm conviction that Utah Valley University is going to be the place for your students to continue their dance education and build on the foundation you have provided for them. The faculty at Utah Valley University hopes to see you and your students at our High School Workshop. We believe that you will find the workshop of benefit to your dance students, especially those contemplating a future in dance.

Sincerely,
Angie Banchero-Kelleher
801-863-6453
angieb@uvu.edu

To make a reservation:

As part of our efforts to address feedback, we will be handling registration online. Teachers may register and pay for the entire group coming from a school or have students register and pay individually. The following procedure will allow us to make appropriate room assignments:

  1. Select the “event”, High School Dance Workshop-Ballet, High School Dance Workshop-Ballroom, or High School Dance Workshop-Modern. Notice that if you register students in several different genres for their class of choice you will be directed to pay for each section separately.
  2. The teacher will complete this form for each of the different genres for which they are signing up students. Teacher will enter the number of students attending this particular genre and then the cardholder information. scroll down and select "register" at the bottom of the page when you are finished.
  3. Next the teacher will be directed to enter the name of the school and the names of the individual students This will be the class in which the student is guaranteed attendance.
  4. The UVU School of the Arts is transitioning to an online registration format for all events. The system is not set up to limit registration when the enrollment maximum has been reached. You will receive a confirmation email from the DEPARTMENT OF DANCE within 24 hours of registering to confirm that you are registered for the Workshop. It is our intention to accommodate all interested participants and we appreciate your patience as we negotiate this process.
  5. In order to accommodate both space and fire safety concerns, several dates will be observed:
    1. Registration is open until November 5th on a first come basis
    2. Refunds will be allowed until November 1st
    3. Those registering after Nov 5th will be able to sign up as space is available and a $5 surcharge will be added.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:00 - 8:40 Registration - Meet in front of PE 152 to pick up name tags and folders, then enjoy the time before Orientation visiting our new facilities, seeing videos of our Pre-Professional Dance companies and talking to UVU student dancers.
8:40 - 9:00 Orientation in PE 152. We will introduce faculty, explain how to “read” the name tag with class designations and break up into groups to go to our first class.
9:00 - 10:30 Dance Class I
10:45 - 12:15 Dance Class II
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch and discussion with Nichole
1:15 - 2:15 Performance in Ragan
2:15 Take buses back to school

* Each dancer should bring a sack lunch; we will provide fruit and drinks. Dancers should also bring dance shoes/sneakers, foot tape, basically any items they personally need to ensure maximum participation.