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Drop Swing Combination

Drop Swing Combination

Adjusted and modified for the current at-home situation, join Tyler Orcutt as he teaches and demonstrates a drop swing combination. The music used is Leg Swings by Fat Coda Studios. You can find the track on Apple Music by clicking HERE or on Spotify HERE. Feel free to share these videos, embed them for your students, or link to this page. New online educational resources are being developed every day. If you have suggestions for what you’d like to see…

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30 Minute Ballet Class

30 Minute Ballet Class

Join Lauren Curley for a 30-minute ballet class. She teaches each combination in the series and then performs them with you. All of the music is from David Plumpton’s CD Divas for Inspirational Ballet Class. You can find it on Apple Music HERE.

Dan Higgins: Finding Our Own Experience

Dan Higgins: Finding Our Own Experience

RDT dancers perform repertory spanning 102 years. How do dancers find the right emotional qualities in such a wide range of choreographic styles? Fifth-year company member, Dan Higgins, explores what works best for him in our latest dancer blog post! Often throughout our artistic endeavors we are faced with subject matter that is daunting, unfamiliar, and challenging to connect to. Perhaps one of the most difficult notions to grasp as a dance and movement artist is how to portray an…

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Daniel Do: Trial and Error

Daniel Do: Trial and Error

How does a first-year Company member work through learning dances that the rest of the Company has known for years? Daniel Do shares his valuable lesson that applies to more than just learning choreography.  I recently started my first season as a company member with Repertory Dance Theatre.  I am thrilled to be back in my hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah and to be dancing, training, and growing everyday as an artist. Already working with the company for a few…

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Elle Johansen: How to Keep it all Straight

Elle Johansen: How to Keep it all Straight

  Repertory Dance Theatre has over 300 dances in our repertory, or “library of dances.” So how do dancers keep it all straight? Second-year Company member Elle Johansen explains how she does it — especially in learning different roles in different dances as both a guest and full-time company member.  If you ask an RDT dancer how long they have been on the company, most have a definitive answer, but I often struggle to find mine. I have been learning…

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