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Arts & Education

For TEACHERS: Check out our blog for teaching online classes.

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Interested in booking a virtual Creative Movement Class with one of our RDT Arts Educators? Press the button below to schedule a date and time for your 40 minute Creative Movement experience. Classes are designed to accommodate one classroom at a time (up to 35 students).

Online Creative Movement Class 

 

RDT's Committment

Repertory Dance Theatre uses dance as a way to help people become more connected, compassionate, aware, inspired, original, focused, courageous, passionate, and human.

Since its founding in 1966, RDT's commitment to Arts-in-Education has created award winning activities: Performances, Lecture Demonstrations, Workshops, Classes, and Mentoring opportunites that inspire tens of thousands of students and teachers each year. Curriculum material relating to history, music, art and the environment help students make stimulating and valuable connections, enabling them to appreciate and understand the world.

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    Check out the video created by Utah Education Network: Movement in Education

  • Check out what a typical residency for RDT in the schools is like in this video from Davis School District.

    Rdt's Arts-in-education Goals

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  • To provide alternative ways of learning in order to achieve basic educational objectives such as concentrating, creative problem solving, planning, visualizing, and conceptualizing.
  • To develop skills and insights needed for emotional maturity and social effectiveness - sharing, cooperating, integrating and interacting.
  • To develop an individual's physical and mental discipline at all levels of ability.
  • To open participants'minds and imaginations by developing tools of communication.
  • To develop feelings of self-worth, confidence, and achievement by giving students and teachers opportunities to explore movement, the art of improvisation, and the creative process.
  • To develop an understanding and appreciation of American Modern Dance.
  • To deepen the understanding of the relationship between life and art.
  • To develop Life Skills by encouraging good citizenship, by helping students be responsible and to understand their relationship to the other members of their group, family, class, or community.
  • Get Involved

    Services

    A list of services provided to Utah schools at no cost.

    For Teachers

    Resources for teachers to use when using dance in the classroom.

    Student Matinees

    Current student matinees available for free!

    Bring a Dancer to Your School

    Classes and workshops available for dance classes at your school

    POPS

    Professional Outreach Program in the Schools

    RDT is part of the Professional Outreach Program to Schools (POPS) funded by the Utah State Office of Education that enriches the lives of school children in every community in the state.

    Matching funds raised in our community give RDT the opportunity to offer schools the artistic programs they need and deserve. Learn more about how you can support Arts-In-The-Schools by calling RDT at (801)534-1000.

    POPS Numbers & Schools Served

    Current Description of Services

    Upcoming Pops Activities & Classes

    Teachers Said

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    "...I can't gush enough about RDT. Their work with our students and teachers was phenomenal, and their performance was so fun and engaging! What a beautiful way to share dance with our students! So many teachers have already commented on how powerful and meaningful the lesson demonstrations were for them."

    Elementary Principle, Las Vegas, NV

    "...{the assembly} was so beautifully choreographed and executed. The dancing was gorgeous and the narration kept everyone engaged and kept the flow of the performance right on track. I don't think I've ever enjoyed an assembly more - my class and I left and we've danced every day since!"

    Eagle Valley Elementary, Alpine District
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