Arts in Education
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 opportunities 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.
Art Connection: Moving in Education
RDT's Arts-in-Education Goals
- 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.
- 677 Schools Served
- 1439 Service hours
- 13,567 Teachers
- 62,100 students
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.