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Justin Bass

Justin Bass

We honor the 2021 celebration of Black History Month by highlighting and sharing the choreography of four Black artists that were commissioned under RDT’s Manifest Diversity Initiative. Last, we share the work of an RDT alumni dancer Justin Bass. Reset was created by one of RDT’s alumni dancers, Justin Bass, who was also the winner of RDT’s REGALIA Choreographic Competition 2020. The event invited four choreographers to create short works during a four-hour period and then the audience selected one of…

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Kay Clark Tribute

Kay Clark Tribute

Repertory Dance Theatre dedicates our 55th Emerald Season to Kay Clark. Kay Clark was one of the founding members of Repertory Dance Theatre. As an impeccable dancer, teacher, choreographer, and director, Kay helped create an organization that became acclaimed nationally and internationally and developed into a resource center for contemporary dancers, choreographers, visual artists, writers, and composers. As the Co-Artistic Director of RDT from 1976-1983, Kay’s dedication to dance, her strong work ethic, organizational skills, and enormous talent left a legacy that continues to inspire the RDT organization.

In Loving Memory: Kay Clark

In Loving Memory: Kay Clark

It is with great sadness that RDT announces that our “Artistic Princess” is gone. Kay Clark passed away on Weds, May 27. 2020 Kay Clark was one of the founding members of Repertory Dance Theatre. In 1966, Kay and seven other dancers were invited by the Rockefeller Foundation to embark on a “bold experiment” to develop the first successful modern dance repertory company.  As an impeccable dancer, teacher, choreographer, and director, Kay helped create an organization that became acclaimed nationally and…

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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.

A Tribute to Miss Pearl

A Tribute to Miss Pearl

Pearl Wagstaff-Garff was a legend in the Salt Lake City children’s dance community. She started the Dancers’ Theatre Company, a non-profit, and the Life Arts Center, a school of the integrated arts/science. Pearl received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Utah Dance Education Organization. Pearl was a teacher, shaman, dancer, and artist, known as “Miss Pearl” to many of her students and friends. For over 50 years, children were the love of her life and her life’s mission. You can…

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