UVU Ballroom Team Takes First at National Collegiate Championship
November 29, 2010
For Immediate Release
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Written by: Tiffany Lieu (801) 863-6737
Utah Valley University Ballroom Dance Company’s gold team returned from the National Collegiate Championships in Columbus, Ohio, where they placed first on Nov. 20 in the Standard Ballroom Formation event.
USA Dance, the governing body for amateur ballroom dancers in the United States, sponsors the National Collegiate Championships held each year in Columbus, Ohio. The event is attended by hundreds of dancers from colleges and universities all over the country.
“The team danced beautifully and represented UVU amazingly well. They were clearly the best team there and I was so proud of each of them,” said Chris Witt, director of the gold ballroom team.
The gold team is the back-up ballroom competition team to the UVU ballroom tour team. This is the first time the UVU Department of Dance has ever sent a back-up team to a competition outside of Utah.
“We saw this as a great engagement opportunity for the [gold team] dancers to prepare to move up to the tour team,” said Scott Asbell, director of the UVU Ballroom Dance Company. “It gives them experience in a collegiate competitive arena.”
The UVU Ballroom Dance Company is directed by Scott Asbell, and co‑directed by Chris Witt, Tara Boyd and Megan Wiblin.