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  • UVU Tour Team Auditions May 1

    See the information below about UVU Tour Team auditions on May 1, 2021:

    “Hello, Ballroom Directors and Coaches,

    I would love to share the attached poster and information about our upcoming UVU Ballroom Dance Company Tour Team Auditions.

    Date: Saturday, May 1st
    Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
    Location: UVU Dance Studios RL 154 and 153h

    Could you please forward this to any High School Senior’s you have that might be interested in continuing ballroom dance at Utah Valley University!

    We are planning on competing new medleys at the British Open Championships in May 2022 and are looking for high quality dancers with both individual competition and medley experience to fill open spots on our Tour Team.

    Dancers should be prepared to dance a solo Cha Cha and Waltz routine, and will be called back for choreography after everyone has finished auditioning Cha Cha and Waltz. I know some of your dancers might be apprehensive about dancing solo for an audition, but please tell them not to stress, we know this isn’t how they normally dance and that will be taken into consideration in the audition. The University is requiring masks and social distancing at this time, however next semester we are looking forward to being able to partner together and prepare for Blackpool!

    Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any more questions. We’re very excited for this new year and can’t wait to invite more dancers into our company!


    Tara Boyd
    Artistic Director, UVU Ballroom Dance Company
    Office: LA 022u
    (O) 801-863-8754
    (C) 801-717-7254 (text preferred)”

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    Extreme DanceSport Invitational Schedule

    An updated schedule is available for the Extreme DanceSport Invitational competition this weekend April 16 & 17, 2021 at Madison Junior High in Rexburg. Click below to download the summary and itemized schedule:

    Important links:

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    BYU Ballroom Concert Streamed Free

    The BYU Ballroom Dance Company will live stream their concert for free this weekend on April 9 & 10, 2021. The program will only be available live at the time of broadcast. The program will be available on dance.byu.edu at the following times:

    April 9, 2021

    April 10, 2021


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    Pasha Stepanchuk Master Class

    See the information below about a masterclass with Pasha Stepanchuk on April 3, 2021.

    “U.S Professional Latin finalist, U.S Professional Rising Star Latin Champion, Professional Rising Star Latin Blackpool Finalist, Professional Rising Star UK Finalist, Amateur Rising Star Latin Champion, Pasha Stepanchuk will be teaching Master Classes and Private lessons in Utah April 2nd and 3rd at Gio Danceworld in Pleasant Grove. Limited Availability so pre-registration is required.

    If you have any questions or would like to register please email giodanceworld@gmail.com or text at 801-360-3897.


    Saturday April 3rd: 1-3pm

    COST FOR MASTER CLASSES: $40 for both classes.
    PRIVATE LESSONS: Contact Gio directly.

    Read the rest of “Pasha Stepanchuk Master Class” »

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    Extreme DanceSport Invitational Tentative Schedule

    A provisional tentative schedule is available for the Extreme DanceSport Invitational competition on April 16 & 17, 2021 at Madison Junior High in Rexburg. Click below to download the tentative schedule:

    2021 Extreme DanceSport Invitational Tentative Schedule

    Entries are due by April 2, 2021.

    Important links:

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    Coach Position at Timpview High School

    Please see the information below regarding a Ballroom coach position at Timpview High School:

    “Timpview High in Provo, UT, is hiring a 1/2 time ballroom teacher for the 2021-22 school year. The current coach is retiring.

    Timpview has a 21-year ballroom program legacy with a dedicated dance studio and office/closet full of costumes.

    Classes currently taught:

    1. Competitive medley team (after school)
    2. Varsity team
    3. Junior Varsity team
    4. Beg/inter social dance
    5. Possible additional class: Latin world dance (salsa, merengue, cha cha etc.)

    Required experience:

    1. Advanced individual competitor
    2. Advanced show dance formation team member
    3. Teaching social dance methodology class and/or comparable experience

    Preferred experience:

    1. Secondary school teaching license
    2. Advanced competitive medley formation team member
    3. Formation team choreographer

    Please message Kim McIntire (kimm@provo.edu) with questions or for more info. Apply through Provo School District here.”

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    Nationals Doors Open and Closed Events

    See the updated information below from the event website:

    Doors Open

    North doors open for admission at approximately 12:30 p.m.
    South doors open for admission at approximately 1:30 p.m.

    All doors open for admission at approximately 6:30 a.m.

    Closed Events

    The following events are closed at this time to additional entries:

    • Adult Amateur Smooth Championship
    • Adult Pre-Championship Ballroom
    • Junior Latin Championship


    Note that there is no official streaming of the events by the organizers. Individuals are welcome to stream the events to others.

    More Nationals information and links can be found in this post from Tuesday.

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    National Formation Championships Information

    Below is important information and links for the U.S. National Pre-Teen, Junior, and Youth Formation Championships and associated couple events, held this weekend (March 12-13, 2021) at American Fork High School.

    The championships will have 2 ballrooms on Friday, in the Cave and South Gym. Note the location when planning to attend and compete in events. The championships are divided into schedule blocks, and these are ticketed separately.

    Links for more information:

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    Recent Marks Roundup

    We have posted the marks for several recent competitions. Click the links below to see the marks for that competition:

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    ALA Marks

    The marks for the 2021 ALA Invitational are available at the link below. Click the name of the event to view the full scoresheet.

    2021 ALA Invitational Marks

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