Dance - Modern Dance Emphasis, B.F.A.

The Modern/Contemporary Dance Program in UVU’s Department of Dance is a rigorous program that provides dance training for BFA students with a strong foundation in technique and choreography. This daily physical practice merges with serious scholarly study of dance in its historical, somatic, theoretical, scientific, pedagogical, and cultural contexts. The rigorous course study of the BFA in Modern/Contemporary Dance prepares the next generation of dance artists and scholars for myriad career opportunities. The Modern/Contemporary Dance Program provides opportunities for students to work with nationally and internationally recognized guest artists on a yearly basis, to participate in study abroad programs, and to work alongside faculty mentors in scholarly and creative research. Performance opportunities include Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE) a pre-professional level modern dance company and upper division course; Synergy Dance Company, which produces student and guest artists work in concert; and Senior Capstone Concerts. The Modern/Contemporary Program participates annually in the American College Dance Association conference and has been selected to perform at the national festival held at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Dance majors also participate in several academic conferences and regional festivals including the Utah Conference of Undergraduate Research and the National Conference of Undergraduate Research. Students graduating from the UVU Modern/Contemporary Dance Program are prepared to enter the world as artists, teachers, performers, choreographers, critical thinkers, problem solvers, and engaged human beings.

Matriculation Requirements

  1. Completion DANC 2110 Orientation to Dance FF, and DANC 2330 Improvisation with B- or higher. Ballet emphasis: Completion of DANC 227R Ballet Technique and Theory II (2 semesters), with a grade of B- or better. Modern emphasis: Completion of DANC 143R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester I and DANC 144R Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique and Theory I/Semester II with a B- or better.  
  2. Pass audition, interview, and portfolio review with faculty members.
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.