Lauren Curley: Tour Life

Lauren Curley: Tour Life

Greetings from the road! My name is Lauren and I’m in my sixth season with RDT. This month, I had the pleasure of heading out on two different tours throughout Idaho, Utah, and Nevada with RDT. Our travels started off in Eagle, ID with a teaching tour that myself, Elle Johansen, and Nick Cendese went on. Most of the time when we go on tour the full company comes, but occasionally we’ll head out in smaller groups and focus more…

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Last-Minute Gift Guide

Last-Minute Gift Guide

For: the DANCER RDT’s Dance Center on Broadway {the everyday dancer} RDT’S DANCE CENTER ON BROADWAY offers classes for adults (ages 16+) evenings and weekends at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Classes are for all levels in a variety of styles, so there really is something for everyone. Students can drop-in to classes when it works for them — there’s no pressure to register for an entire session. You can purchase gift cards on our website for any amount…

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Ursula Perry: Reflections on Sounds Familiar

Ursula Perry: Reflections on Sounds Familiar

SOUNDS FAMILIAR, what a whirlwind! It was such a joy, and quite a challenge to create. Working with multiple choreographers and grasping multiple ideas was a great exercise in what I feel RDT does best, cultivating and curating all styles of modern dance. Of the twelve choreographers, it was truly special to work with a mentor from college (Sharee Lane) and one of my dearest friends over the last twenty years (Natosha Washington). I could not have been more grateful to create…

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Lesson of the Month Nov. 2019

Lesson of the Month Nov. 2019

Welcome to RDT’s series of posts for teachers who want to include movement/dance in their classrooms. Feel free to take a look at the previous posts here, under Lesson of the Month section. Our goal is to inspire teachers to use simple dance moves with their students to help them get to know each other as the school year starts.  We hope to encourage creativity and lead teachers to take the lesson plans to many levels. We also want to…

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Where have I heard that before?

Where have I heard that before?

This week, RDT brings together 12 choreographers to explore some of the world’s most beloved music in a whole new way. RDT’s Executive/Artistic Director, Linda C. Smith and composer Scott Killian came up with the concept of SOUNDS FAMILIAR after complaining that young people did not seem to have enough exposure to classical music. They gave 12 choreographers a list of 36 classical music pieces and let them choose what to do. Read on to hear how some of them…

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Tyler Orcutt: The Importance of Growth

Tyler Orcutt: The Importance of Growth

For the past seven years, Salt Lake has been my home and Repertory Dance Theatre my family. Last year, I made a difficult decision that RDT’s 2019/2020 season would be my last with the company. Saying “farewell” next year will be one of the toughest things I have to do. “RDT is the best University,” is something my boss, Linda Smith, says jokingly on occasions. Jokingly because sure, you’re not paying for a diploma but what she is referring to…

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