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RDT's Annual Choreographer Competition: Fundraiser & Gala

March 7, 2020 // 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!

    Don your flapper dresses and 1920s garb (not required, but encouraged) and join us for a process, performance, and PARTY.

    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


    Want to help out at the show? Sign up to be a volunteer here

    The Choreographers


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      HUMA/Chelsea Ainsworth

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      Rachel Barker

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      Justin Bass


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      Brooklyn Draper

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      Stephanie Zaletel

    How It works

    1. 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 five pieces be performed. After seeing all five 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 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


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      Silent Auction

      Dozens of baskets for you to bid on with everything from condo stays, show tickets, restaurants and more.

    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