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Orem,UT 84058

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Bachelor of Science in Dance with Ballroom Dance Emphasis

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with Ballet Emphasis

Bachelor of Science in Dance Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with Modern Emphasis

Associate of Science in Pre-Major Dance

Dancers express ideas, stories, rhythm, and sound with their bodies. They use a variety of dance forms that allow free movement and self-expression, including classical ballet, modern dance, ballroom, and culturally specific dance styles. UVU offers bachelor degrees preparing students for both graduate work and professional careers in and out of the dance world.

Notable Alumni Include:

Faculty Info: Monica Campbell, Elaine Miner, Mark Borchelt, Rachelle Brooks, Staci DeVoogt, Jamie Johnson, Nichole Ortega, Kaitlyn Potts, Corrine Wallentine, Stefan Zubal, Christopher Witt, Tara Boyd, Ryan Di Lello, Kristen Hawkins, Lori Hicks, Shayla Kennington, Todd Wakefield, Chelsea Alley, Lehua Brown, Amy Markgraf, Nichole Ortega, Doris Trujillo. Ang Banchero-Kelleher, Heidi Beier, Laura Brick-Kempski, Lehua Brown, Monica Campbell, Sarah Donohue, Jill Edwards, Brian Gerke, Amy Markgraf, Doris Trujillo, Katie Taylor, Melissa Younker, Florian Alberge, Ashley Anderson

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