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. The Dance Team has participated in collaborations with Campus Marketing and Studios and Broadcasting to create campus promotional videos; one of which was awarded a Regional Emmy. They are 7X National Champions and currently hold the 2020 UDA Division I Jazz and Pom National Titles. In addition, in 2019, they were chosen to represent the United States of America at the ICU World Championship and finished first with a gold medal and World Championship Title. The UVU Dance Team's mission is to bring spirit and university pride wherever they go.

 

Congrats to the 2021-2022 Utah Valley University Dance Team!

General Info

  • Practice is held 3-4 times a week.
  • Dance Team members should be well-rounded and skilled in jazz technique, lyrical/contemporary, pom, and hip-hop.
  • Spirit Squad members serve as ambassadors for the University and attend public functions as assigned.
  • Participation in summer practices, camps, and retreats is required for all Spirit Squad members. 
  • Regular practices begin in August.
  • Students are encouraged to apply and be accepted to UVU prior to auditions, but it is not required. 
  • A full calendar year commitment is expected for all Spirit Squad members (May-May).
  • The UVU Dance Team performs and cheers at soccer, volleyball, and women's and men's basketball games. Each year the team attends approximately 50-75 games.

Spirit Squad Participation Agreement

Team Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of audition
  • Maintain a 2.5 semester and cumulative GPA while on the team
  • Full Time Student (minimum of 12 UVU credit hours for both fall and spring semesters)
  • Full-Year Commitment (May-May)
  • Payment of $1,200 annual participation fee + apparel fee (ranges between $100-$400 depending on any additional apparel options the student selects) 

Benefits

  • Scholarships Available
  • Uniforms and Sponsored Apparel 
  • Concert Performance
  • Camp Experience 
  • Competition Experience
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Networking Opportunities 
 
 
 
 
 

2021-2022 Dance Intensives 

Please check back over the summer for information regarding our upcoming private dance intensives for the 2021-2022 academic year. We look forward to working with you and your team!

PRIVATE DANCE INTENSIVE COMING 2021-2022

 

If interested in hiring the UVU Dance Team to come do a Private Dance Intensive with your high school or studio, please see the information below to learn more. 

Dates Available: 

TBD

Intensive Options: 

2 Hour Intensive: 20 minute warm up, 40 minute technique class and 1 hour of coach's choice 

4 Hour Intensive: 20 minute warm up, 40 minute technique class, 1 hour of acro choice, 1 hour of contemporary, jazz or pom choice, 1 hour of coach's choice

Intensive Cost: 

20 Students or Less

$50 per person for 4 hours

$25 per person for 2 hours

20-29 Students

$30 per person for 4 hours 

$15 per person for 2 hours

30-39 Students

$25 per person for 4 hours 

$12.50 per person for 2 hours

40 Students or More

$20 per person for 4 hours 

$10 per person for 2 hours

 

Please email Kaela Lunt, the Spirit Squad Manager, at kaela.lunt@uvu.edu to schedule a Private Dance Intensive with your high school and/or studio. We hope you'll take advantage of this special opportunity and look forward to hearing from you. We're excited to come work with your team!

Activity Participant Waiver

2021-2022 Dance Team Audition Information

 If you're interested in trying out for the Utah Valley University Dance Team for 2021-2022, please check out the details below to learn more. 

Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, UVU Dance Team Tryouts will follow state and university mandates. Masks are recommended, if you are not fully vaccinated, and social distancing. In addition, a live  tryout is subject to change to a virtual one if proper approval is not given by UVU Administration. 

*Utah Valley University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, citizenship, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services. 

Application Information

Applications will be submitted online through the 2021-2022 Dance Team Application . 

Due by Friday May 14th, 2021 at 11:45pm. 

Application Components

  • General Student Information
  • Contact Information
  • Terms & Agreements of Participation
  • Acknowledgement of Required Dates & Practices
  • Answer General Application Questions
  • Upload Letter of Recommendation
  • Upload Resume (include all dance training, leadership roles, dance experience, competition titles, and teaching or choreography opportunities you have had)
  • Upload receipt as proof of payment for $30 audition fee through the Spirit Squad Payment Portal 

 

May 21st, 2021

First Round of Tryouts on Friday May 21st from 3:30pm-9:30pm 

First Round 

  • Location: SC Grande Ballroom
  • 3:30pm: Check-In, Temperature and Symptom Checks Begin
  • 4:00pm: Official Tryout Begins 
  • Masks are recommended, if you have not been fully vaccinated, and social distancing.
  • Participant will be notified at the conclusion of the first round if they advance to the second round

     Tryout Requirements 
    • Leaps (Front, side, back, switch and tilts) 
    • Triple & Quad+ Pirouettes 
    • Battements
    • Fouettees
    • Aerials (Left and right side) 
    • Any additional elite technical, acro skills, improvisation or stylized choreography 

 

 

May 22nd, 2021

Second Round of Tryouts on Saturday May 22nd from 9am-12:00pm

Second Round 

  • Location: SC Grande Ballroom
  • All applicants will be notifed on whether or not they will advance to the second round on Friday May 21st
  • Those progressing into the second round of auditions will be taught 2-3 short dance combos of either contemporary, jazz, pom and/or hip hop

May 22nd, 2021

Interviews by Invitation

Interviews

  • Interviews will be done virtually online with staff members from the Department of Student Leadership and Involvement.
  • Those progressing will be contacted via email to sign up for a interview time slot.
  • The 2021-2022 UVU Dance Team will be announced on Monday May 24th, 2021. 

Additional Audition Information

What to Wear

Please wear appropriate dance attire that allows the judges to see the body move. In addition, please wear a comfortable jazz shoe or other appropriate footwear. Socks or bare feet are not recommended. 

What to Expect

The First Round  will be comprised of an application submission and live tryout. During the tryout, participants will be evaluated and scored on technical combinations demonstrating skills such as: leaps (front, side, back, switch, tilts) triple and quad+ pirouettes, battements, fouettees, and aerials (left and right). In addition, you will be asked to perform any elite technical, acro skills, improvisation or stylized choreography that you may have. 

After the first cut is made, those progresing to the Second Round  will be taught 2-3 short combinations of contemporary, jazz, pom and/or hip hop. 

The Third and Final Round will consist of a short interview process conducted virtually.

The 2021-2022 UVU Dance Team will be announced on Monday May 24th, 2021  via website and social media.

2020-2021 Team Roster 

Portrait of dancer Baylie

Baylie

Portrait of dancer Bella

Bella

Portrait of dancer Chloe

Chloe

Portrait of dancer Cierra

Cierra

Portrait of dancer Ella

Ella

Portrait of dancer elle

Elle

Portrait of dancer Haylee

Haylee

Portrait of dancer Jaylee

Jaylee

Portrait of dancer Kaelyn

Kaelyn

Portrait of Kassidy

Kassidy

Portrait of dancer Kemry

Kemry

Portrait of dancer Kenidee

Kenidee

Portrait of dancer Kenna

Kenna

Portrait of dancer Kenzie

Kenzie

Portrait of dancer Kylie

Kylie

Portrait of dancer Peyton

Peyton

Portrait of dancer reagan

Reagan

Portrait of dancer Sam

Sam

Portrait of dancer Sophie

Sophie

Portrait of dancer Sydney

Sydney F.

Portrait of dancer Sydney

Sydney H.

Portrait of dancer Taylor

Taylor

Portrait of dancer Zoe

Zoe