What is the Ballroom Dance Company?
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- Ballroom Dance Company Awards and Accomplishments The Utah Valley University Ballroom Dance Company has recieved numerous awards, honors, and accolades as they have performed and competed throughout the United States and abroad. The team is proud to be recognized in the following areas:1st Place, Open British Formation Championship, Standard Division2nd Place, United States National Formation ChampionshipsGrand Champion, Ricks College Formation ChampionshipsGrand Champion, Desert Challenge Ballroom Championships1st Place, Illini Invitational Team-Match ChampionshipsHistory UVU is home to one of the largest public collegiate ballroom dance programs in the United States. Over the last several years, the Ballroom Dance Company has grown into a premiere performance troupe. The company is comprised of over 130 members divided into four teams; one touring team, one reserve and two back up teams. The backup teams provide the students with the training and performance skills necessary to meet the demands of the touring team.The company has a tradition of hosting the following select dance events:Winter Dance ConcertWinter Dance-Sport Championships and BallNational and International ToursOpportunities Students receive beginning, intermediate, and advanced training in American and International styles of Ballroom dance. Instruction in the American Social Dance Program includes waltz, cha cha, west coast swing, foxtrot, triple-swing, and polka. International classes study the techniques of rumba, quickstep, jive, tango, Viennese waltz, samba, and paso doble.Outstanding Choreographers and Guest Teachers Jonathan Wilkins and Katusha DemidovaUnited States Professional Latin ChampionsCorky BallasBritish Open Professional Latin Champion