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RDT's Annual Choreographer Competition: Fundraiser & Gala

February 9, 2019// Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center


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    Check out the video

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      Enjoy delicious cocktails & hors d'evours from Utah Food Services.

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      Watch choreography in process. Choreographers get 4 hours to work.

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      Vote for your favorite choreographer to win a commission for next season.

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      Dance the night away to music from the Joe Muscolino Band.

    The clock is ticking, the dancers are sweating, the choreographers are frantically creating and the audience is partying. It must be RDT's annual REGALIA, a fundraiser that asks the audience to award a commission. The performance culminates with a lively shindig and dancing on stage to big band music by the Joe Muscolino Band. Not to be missed!

    Tickets ($75)
    Arrive for cocktail party as early as 6:30 pm


    • Cocktail party with heavy hors d'oeuvres
    • Drink tickets
    • Watch choreography in process
    • Check out auction items
    • Performance
    • Dessert on stage
    • Dancing on stage with The Joe Muscolino Band


    the Choreographers


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      Rebecca Aneloski

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      Nancy Carter

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      Cat Kamrath

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      Demitri Peskov

    How It works

    1. VIP Cocktail party

      Toast to RDT with a signature cocktail, wine or beer (or any beverage of your choice). Wander around the studios to watch choreographers work. View auction items and enter initial bids.

    2. Final Touches

      Place your final bids on auction items. Wander to studios to see choreographers put final touches on pieces.

    3. Performance

      Enter the theatre and watch all four pieces be performed. After seeing all four pieces, you will have a chance to vote with your wallet to determine which choreographer will be assigned a commission for next year. Watch each piece and vote (with your number) for your favorite. In order to vote during this time you will have to have a registered number.

    4. Dancing & Dessert

      Everyone is invited on stage for dancing with The Joe Muscolino Band and dessert. Voting will continue.

      The 2019 COMMISSION will be awarded at 10:00 pm.



    There are 2 ways to vote for your favorite choreographer:


    1. VISIT
    2. Fill out the form and select the choreographer(s) you'd like to vote for.
    3. Complete payment using credit card


    1. Register a NUMBER (at a REGISTRATION TABLE)
    2. When you arrive, you will be asked to swipe your credit card. We will not charge your card unless you vote or bid at the event.
    3. After all choreographers have shown their work, you will be prompted to raise your number at various amounts to vote for your favorite. If you raise your number, you are committing to pay that amount.
    4. Your votes will be counted and totaled.
    5. At the end of the night, you can check out with cash or check OR - your credit card will be charged with the amount that you voted with.



    Silent Auction


    Honoring Dr. Richard Jaffe



    REGALIA 2019 will honor long-time RDT supporter, donor, patron, and former Board Member, Dr. Richard Jaffe.

    Richard is an accomplished physician and published author originally from Augusta Georgia. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1966 with his medical degree, internship at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, CT and completed residency at the University of Washington Hospital. Richard has held positions with the United States Public Health Service, Bethesda MD, along with positions at the University of Utah Medical Center, SLC UT.

    Dr. Jaffe served on RDT's Board of Trustees from 1986-1989 and as Board President from 1987-1989. He began attending RDT performances when he first moved to Salt Lake City in 1973 and has been attending ever since.

    During REGALIA 2019, RDT will honor Dr. Jaffe for all he has contributed to the Company.


    Sponsor Regalia

    Sponsorship Options
    Production Sponsor $5,000 Year-round acknowledgment + tickets for 20 guests
    ($3,500 tax deduction)
    VIP Sponsor $1,500 Tickets for 10 guests ($700 tax deduction)
    Official sponsor of an RDT partnership with an elementary school.
    Auction Donor Value TBD in-kind donations of goods and services for silent auction
    Donate Here

    Production & VIP sponsors receive tickets to shows (deducted from tax write-off), invitations to select receptions and open rehearsals, signage, select print program and web / e-news acknowledgment, and, when appropriate, mention in press releases and ads.

    Email or call 801-534-1000 to become a sponsor.

    Regalia Sponsors & In-kind donors