About RDT’s Arts-In-Education Programs
As a form of communication shared by cultures across the ages and globe, dance remains a powerful medium to illuminate mutual and singular histories, aspirations, and experiences, and to explore the world around us. RDT’s nationally recognized and lauded AIE programs offers students and teachers across Utah much more than exercise or entertainment. RDT’s education programs increase critical thinking and nonverbal reasoning skills, develop the ability to communicate as part of a group, encourage groups to work collaboratively, improve individual kinesthetic and spatial learning, as well as intra- and interpersonal knowledge of self and others.
Repertory Dance Theatre’s celebrated state-wide Arts-In-Education (AIE) programs are built upon a multi-component approach to dance education, offering a hybrid model that includes in-person events and digital/online programs which each school can tailor to its needs.
Our portfolio of hybrid programs for schools includes:
- School-wide, narrated, informal performances that explore the elements of dance, promote physical fitness, and discuss history and culture.
- Creative Movement Classes for K-6 grades designed for one classroom at a time and grade level specific, students explore the elements of dance, curriculums standards, 21st Century College and Career Ready Skills and learning in the arts as well as in Science, Language Arts and Math.
- Teacher workshops offered on and off site that train teachers in innovative and unique ways to incorporate movement into their classroom.
- FREE school matinees associated with our season performances and specially designed school matinees (Sounds Familiar or VOYAGE) offered at the Rose, the Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center in Taylorsville, and in communities around the state of Utah.
- Jr. & Sr. High School choreographic residencies that teach the elements of choreography, artistic process, teamwork, and performance skills. This includes the 9th year of RDT’s Heritage Project: a program offered to Jr. High Schools across the valley that explores each student’s personal heritage. The program will culminate with an in-person performance and a digitally produced dance performance that can be shared by students and teachers.
- RDT’s Master Class of the Week series – created during COVID – and now transitioned to a regular season program, offering high school teachers and students an hour-long master class that can be used in school or for at home learning. At least 35 classes will be produced for the coming year.
- RDT’s Dance-In-A-Box program offering digital devices to K-12th grade dance students around the valley pre-loaded with a week’s worth of dance education content including lectures, movement classes, performances, and reflections. This program addresses equity and accessibility, does not require internet or WiFi infrastructure and can be used in classrooms or at home.
If you would like to find out more about our School Programs, please contact us.
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