RDT Celebrates Diversity With The 21st Season Of Ring Around The Rose

Repertory Dance Theatre is proud to present the 21st season of RDT's Ring Around the Rose, a performance series for children and families at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

Each month from September through May, RDT presents a different performing arts group with a "wiggle-friendly" performance. Audience members are invited to participate and each show is very interactive. RDT hopes to introduce young audiences to the performing arts in a fun and approachable way.

This upcoming season will correlate with Repertory Dance Theatre's season-long initiative: MANIFEST DIVERSITY. During its 2018-2019 season, RDT will celebrate the enriching contributions from different cultures and peoples that have made modern dance a rich tapestry of the American experience.

The Ring Around the Rose season will underscore the cultural threads from many lands that have been braided into the art forms of modern dance and theater over the past 100+ years.

Dance staples like Tanner Dance and RDT will perform as always, but the season as a whole has a focus on ethnic and cultural performers. Returning favorites like WOFA Afro Fusion (African Drums) and Samba Fogo will be joined by newcomers like Bollypop with dancers from India, and Malialole with performers from the Pacific Islands.

Tickets for a single show are just $5. Audience members can save 30% by purchasing tickets to at least 6 shows on the season with the Ring Around the Rose Flex Package.

Check out the full season below!


September 8, 2018

Experience the upbeat and fascinating culture of India and Bollywood rhythms with local artist Sarika Nayak.


October 13, 2018

Live drumming and upbeat movement from Western Africa!


November 10, 2018
Two Shows! - 11 am & 1 pm

Celebrate the art of modern dance with some of Utah's most talented young dancers. With over 100 dancers on stage, this beautiful performance is always inspiring. Plus, with an added show at 1:00 pm, there are more chances to see the wonderful dancers from Tanner Dance.


December 8, 2018

RDT will demonstrate how various cultures influence modern dance. Plus - make your own dance on stage with the RDT dancers!


January 12, 2019

Celebrate the culture of the Pacific Islands!


February 9, 2019

Watch and experience the incredible rhythms of Spain


March 9, 2019

Immerse yourself in the rhythms and movements of the culture of Brazil! With both dancers and drummers, this phenomenal group has it all!


April 13, 2019

Dancers of all ages from across the Salt Lake Valley join forces to celebrate the diversity of the city.

Pygmalion Productions

May 11, 2019

Talented actors explore well-known stories in a new way. What: RDT's Ring Around the Rose
When: 2nd Saturday of every month, September-May
Where: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101)
How: Subscribe to at least 6 shows for $4/show, www.rdtutah.org Learn More

About RDT's Ring Around the Rose

Ring Around The Rose is a wiggle friendly series of performances for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. All shows begin at 11:00am at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway, SLC. Shows are $5 (kids 2 and under are free).

Ring Around The Rose is supported in part by: The Utah Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation and the Salt Lake County Zoo Arts & Parks Program.

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