Repertory Dance Theatre Sets 2015-16 Family-Friendly Programming

Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) is thrilled to present the 18th season of Ring Around the Rose, a 'wiggle-friendly' series of performances for children and families. This unique series explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling by presenting professional artists in a fun and approachable format.

Held the second Saturday of each month, September-May, each show begins at 11:00 am at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and runs for one hour. Audiences are invited to participate in different ways in each show so children have an opportunity to experience the arts first-hand while in a professional stage setting.

The 18th season of RDT's Ring Around the Rose promises to be unforgettable with some awesome new acts and returning favorites. We are thrilled to announce the addition of AERIAL ARTS OF UTAH and TIMPANOGOS STORYTELLERS to the season for the first time. They are sure to bring oohs and aahs to the audiences at the Rose Wagner. And some old favorites will round out the season including the most interactive show of the season, AFRICAN DRUMS, as well as the dancers of RDT celebrating our 50th anniversary season. With everything from dance to theatre to film, there are plenty of opportunities to get your feet stomping and mind buzzing!

Ring Around the Rose 2015-2016 Season

September 12 | CREATIVITY IN ACTION
Start the season off with a fun, interactive performance from the dancers at South Valley Creative Dance. These young artists will show what makes us unique and teach the audience how to use storytelling to create movement.

October 10 | AERIAL ARTS OF UTAH
Fly high and let your imagination soar with these amazing aerial fabric and trapeze artists. You may even get to try your hand at a hula hoop!

November 14 | TANNER DANCE
Celebrate the art of modern dance as some of Utah's most talented young dancers take the stage! These dancers present a fantastic show for all ages.

December 12 | TIMPANOGOS STORYTELLERS
Lose yourself to a world of imagination with some of the area's best storytellers. Local artists from the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival share fascinating stories for ages 2-102.

January 9 | BALLET WEST
Experience the life of a prima ballerina & find out what it's really like to dance on those tippy toes! This show introduces both children and their parents to the magical world of ballet in a fun and approachable way and gives you a behind-the-scenes look at some of Ballet West's most beloved works.

February 13 | FUN WITH FILM
Explore the fascinating world of film with the young experts from Spy Hop Productions & The Utah Film Center. Watch & participate in film-making first hand! These talented local groups are teaming up to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of film and its various styles.

March 12 | UNIVERSITY OF UTAH YOUTH THEATRE
Utah's premiere young actor training program performs musical theatre hits! The students at University of Utah Youth Theatre celebrate the joy and magic of live performance, and radiate that joy through the audience.

April 9 | REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE
After 50 years of entertaining audiences of all ages, RDT is excited to share a fun and interactive dance performance with Ring Around the Rose. Arts in education has been one of RDT's specialties since the very beginning.

May 9 | AFRICAN DRUMS
Learn some new dance moves and pick up a new beat in our most hands-on show of the year! Andy Jones from Djembe Direct & and the African Heartwood project brings his large collection of drums to share with the audience. Come up on stage and learn some dance moves from West Africa and beat the dozens of different types of drums!

*** Ticketing Information for Ring Around the Ros

Individual Tickets:
$5 (not including fees)
Ages 2 and under: Free
Available through ArtTix: 801-355-ARTS

Season Tickets:
Flex Package (purchase at least 6 shows): $3.50/show (not including fees)
Ages 2 and under: Free
Available through the RDT business office: 801-534-1000 or www.rdtutah.org/forkids.html



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