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Brigham Young University. Department of Dance

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1993-

Administrative History

The Department of Dance (1993- ) was organized to focus on the instruction of dance at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Dance at Brigham Young University was originally established as the Department of Physical Education--Dance in 1980. Prior to that time, dance instruction was administered by the Department of Physical Education for Women, though it was treated as a division of the College of Physical Education. The Deparment of Dance became its own section of the college in 1993. The department provides instruction in dance, dance education, and music-dance-theater.

Citation

Department of Dance records, 1959-2000 (Department of Dance; Dance Department)

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Apr. 6, 2009 (Department of Dance; renamed in 1993; previously Department of Physical Education--Dance)

Brigham Young University directory, 1993: p. 110 (Department of Dance)

BYU organizational history, via WWW, Oct. 2, 2012 (Department of Dance; previously known as Department of Physical Education--Dance, renamed in 1993; under the direction of the College of Physical Education (1993-1998), the College of Health and Human Performance (1998-2009), and the College of Fine Arts and Communications (2009- ); responsible for instruction in dance technique, choreography, and performance)

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

C. Vern Yates papers, 1953-1973

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: UA 1140 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains dance notation choreographed or collected by C. Vern Yates. Dated 1953-1973.

College of Fine Arts and Communications departmental photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5615
Scope and Contents Materials include three departmental photographs depicting faculty members of the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University, including faculty from the Theatre and Media Arts Department, the Dance Department, and the School of Music. Dated 2009-2011.

College of Fine Arts records on Department of Dance, 1980

 Series
Identifier: UA 666 Series 6
Scope and Contents note Administrative records.

College of Physical Education records on the Mutual Improvement Associations, 1957-1973

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1140 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains dance calendars, choreography, handbooks, and dance cards related to the dance activities and festivals of the Mutual Improvement Associations. Dated 1957-1973.

Dee Winterton calendars and newspaper clippings, approximately 1935-1984

 Series — Box: 19
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 12
Scope and Contents Materials include academic year calendars, choreography, tour information, newspaper clippings, articles on Winterton and dance, comics, correspondence, and other materials. Topics discussed in this interview include local musical productions in BYU and local schools in Utah, letters from Winterton to Kenneth M. Shelton, etc. Dated approximately 1935-1984.

Dee Winterton papers on Artists in School programs and Brigham Young University performing groups, approximately 1935-1984

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials pertain to the Artists in Schools program, the National Dance Association, the Young Ambassadors, World of Dance, Homecoming Spectacular, and Orchesis. Materials included in this are schedules for Young Ambassadors' performances throughout the United States and the world, FYI packets from Charles Reinhart Management, Inc., etc. Dated approximately 1935-1984.

Dee Winterton papers on Artists in Schools program, approximately 1935-1984

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 5 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include Artists in Schools program information, memos, National Dance Association materials, newspaper clippings, correspondence, class rolls, and other materials. Topics discussed in these materials include FYI notices from Charles Reinhart Management, Inc., letters from the National Dance Association, Calendars for the 1980-1981 school year, etc. Dated approximately 1935-1984.

Dee Winterton papers on Artists in Schools touring and residency groups, 1972-1980

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials include publicity, programs, teaching notes, articles on dance, residency notes, plays, correspondence, itineraries and schedules, personnel information, rosters and address lists, ads and flyers, information sheets, contact lists, lesson outlines, reports, and other materials. Topics discussed in the materials include required policies for performing groups given by the National Endowment for the Arts, schedules for Dee Winterton's performance groups, etc. Dated 1972-1980.

Dee Winterton papers on Brigham Young University musical productions, 1972-1981

 Series — Box: 13
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 9
Scope and Contents Materials include call back and cast lists, rehearsal schedules, director's notes, production meeting outlines, memos, performance notes, announcements, correspondence, price lists, programs, stage maps, posters, scripts, choreography, proposals, catalogs, and other materials. Topics discussed in these materials include production documents for "Brigham!," Handel's "Messiah," "Dido and Aeneas," "Noyes Fludde," "Dames at Sea," "House Talk," "Mr. Krueger's Christmas," and "The Music Man;" budget...

Dee Winterton papers on Brigham Young University performing groups, 1973-1981

 Series — Box: 10
Identifier: MSS 2378 Series 6
Scope and Contents Materials include newspaper clippings, posters, articles, financial documents, memos from Brigham Young University faculty, tickets, itineraries and other schedules for the Ririe-Woodbury Company, correspondence, programs, show scripts for shows including "Motorcycles, Fishing Poles, and Twelve Hundred Boxes of Apples," tour and residency notes, playbills for musicals including "The Wiz" and "A Chorus Line," and other material associated with performances of Dance in Concert, the Ririe-Woodbury...