Regalia 2025: So you think you can choreograph

March 15, 2025




MARCH 15, 2025
RDT's gala fundraiser and unique exploration of the creative process invites community members to take on the mantle of choreographer with help from RDT mentors. Join us for an unforgettable party celebrating RDT's accomplishments.
Stay tuned for more info!
Event Timeline {2024}
6:30-7:00 - Arrival
Arrive as early as 6:30 to peruse auction items & register to bid
7:00-7:20 pm - Introduction in the theatre
Meet the choreographers and learn about the process
7:20-8:20 pm -Cocktail Hour
Wander the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center to watch choreography in process
Enjoy delicious appetizers & drinks from Utah Food Services
Bid on stellar silent auction items!
8:20-9:20 pm - Performance
Return to the theater to watch final pieces
A panel of judges will offer insight, critique, and distribute awards
Audience is invited to donate to RDT's various programs
9:30 pm - Mix & Mingle on Stage
Join the dancers and choreographers on stage!
Enjoy dessert bites

All the Details {2024 - look for updated information soon for 2025}

How Does it Work:

  • Each choreographer is required to: 
    • raise $2000 as an entrance fee by February 2, 2024. 
      • RDT will provide you with everything you need to help you raise funds from your network and will be with you EVERY STEP of the way as you lean on your family and friends to help your dream come true AND support a great organization.
  • Each choreographer will be paired with an RDT mentor who will help bring your vision to life. Each choreographer will participate in a choreography master class alongside their mentor to help them learn about the process of choreography, stimulate ideas, movement, themes, and help prepare them for the event.
  • On March 2, 2024 each choreographer will have 4 hours to create a new work on RDT dancers and guest performers from the Salt Lake community.
  • Your final work will be shown at REGALIA 2024 to an audience and panel of judges. Don’t worry – everyone wins in this celebration of community choreography!

Who can sign up

  • Anyone who is NOT a dance professional. We’re looking for RDT die-hards who LOVE the art of modern dance, but haven’t actually performed or choreographed themselves. 
    • Participants should not have a degree (major or minor) in dance performance, choreography, or instruction
    • Participants current profession should not be related to dance
  • You can sign up as an individual OR a team (friends, businesses, any group you’re part of!)

Project Timeline:

    • Project Announcement: August 15, 2023
    • Application/sign-up deadline: October 10, 2023
    • Meeting with RDT staff: September – October 2023
    • Fundraising can start as soon as your involvement has been confirmed.
    • $500 raised by each choreographer by December 15, 2023 (suggested goal)
    • $1,500 raised by each choreographer by January 5, 2024 (suggested goal)
    • $2,000 raised by each choreographer by February 2, 2024 & RDT Mentor assigned to each choreographer.
    • Choreographic Workshop and Seminar: DATE TBA
  • Regalia: So You Think You Can Choreograph? March 2nd, 2024

If you become a Regalia 2024 Choreographer, you will be expected to participate in the Regalia event on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. The day will look like this…

  • 1:30 pm – Arrive at the Rose, gather with your mentor, prepare for introductions
  • 1:50 – introductions by RDT, dancers broken up into groups, choreographers and mentors move to spaces around the Rose to start work
  • 2:00 – 5:00 pm – work time in studios. RDT’s production manager will visit with you to discuss lights, cues, music, and other potential needs.
  • 5:00 – 6:45 pm – dinner break and rest time. RDT will provide dinner for you and the dancers. You may remain at the Rose or leave and come back.
  • 6:45 pm – gather and prepare for the start of the show
  • 7:00 pm – Regalia event starts in the Jeanne Theatre with introductions
  • 7:20 – 8:20 pm – return to your studio space and complete your work. Regalia audience members will visit your rehearsals to see you work.
  • 8:20 pm – return to the stage for the showcase and performance of each completed work
  • 8:30 – 9:30 pm – showcase of each choreographer’s final work, celebration of RDT, each work will be given an award by a panel of judges.
  • 9:30 pm – bask in the glow of a job well done, go home, and rest!
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