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Elle Johansen: What is one of your favorite teaching moments?

Elle Johansen: What is one of your favorite teaching moments?

One of my favorite teaching moments is the one that taught me the importance of adapting to the unexpected. While getting my BFA at The University of Utah, I attended a teaching methods class. Part of the work done in this course was to teach creative dance classes at different schools. This particular aspect of the class was especially nerve-wracking to do as your peers would watch you teach and then provide feedback after your class was completed. I was…

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Jaclyn Brown Q&A

Jaclyn Brown Q&A

During our time with RDT, what is your favorite piece you have performed and why? During my six years on the company, I have performed around a hundred dances! Choosing just one of those is very difficult… So I’ll mention a few.  We have a lot of Zvi Gotheiner’s work in our repertory, and dancing “Dabke” was certainly an unforgettable experience. We had the chance to perform it on three separate concerts, so we have greatly matured within it throughout…

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REGALIA: Five Years of Excellence

REGALIA: Five Years of Excellence

The time has come and the party is about to begin! RDT presents our 5th annual fundraiser REGALIA on March 7th. Every year, RDT receives choreographer applicants from across the nation and selects artists to compete for a commission in one of RDT’s season concerts the following season. The audience casts their votes and by donating money to the artist they enjoyed most. Which ever artist gains the most votes will receive the opportunity to create and present work with…

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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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