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Arts & Education

RDT's Committment

Repertory Dance Theatre uses dance as a way to help people become more connected, compassionate, aware, inspired, original, focused, courageous, passionate, and human.

Since its founding in 1966, RDT's commitment to Arts-in-Education has created award winning activities: Performances, Lecture Demonstrations, Workshops, Classes, and Mentoring opportunites that inspire tens of thousands of students and teachers each year. Curriculum material relating to history, music, art and the environment help students make stimulating and valuable connections, enabling them to appreciate and understand the world.

Rdt's Arts-in-education Goals

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  • To provide alternative ways of learning in order to achieve basic educational objectives such as concentrating, creative problem solving, planning, visualizing, and conceptualizing.
  • To develop skills and insights needed for emotional maturity and social effectiveness - sharing, cooperating, integrating and interacting.
  • To develop an individual's physical and mental discipline at all levels of ability.
  • To open participants'minds and imaginations by developing tools of communication.
  • To develop feelings of self-worth, confidence, and achievement by giving students and teachers opportunities to explore movement, the art of improvisation, and the creative process.
  • To develop an understanding and appreciation of American Modern Dance.
  • To deepen the understanding of the relationship between life and art.
  • To develop Life Skills by encouraging good citizenship, by helping students be responsible and to understand their relationship to the other members of their group, family, class, or community.
  • Get Involved


    A list of services provided to Utah schools at no cost.

    For Teachers

    Resources for teachers to use when using dance in the classroom.

    Student Matinees

    Current student matinees available for free!

    Bring a Dancer to Your School

    Classes and workshops available for dance classes at your school


    Professional Outreach Program in the Schools

    RDT is part of the Professional Outreach Program to Schools (POPS) funded by the Utah State Office of Education that enriches the lives of school children in every community in the state.

    Matching funds raised in our community give RDT the opportunity to offer schools the artistic programs they need and deserve. Learn more about how you can support Arts-In-The-Schools by calling RDT at (801)534-1000.

    POPS Numbers & Schools Served

    Current Description of Services