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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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.

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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