NEWS: RDT announces the 20th anniversary season of Ring Around the Rose (MAY 31)

A full season of "wiggle-friendly" shows for children & families. 
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For Immediate Release

May 31, 2017
Stephanie Perkins
PR/Marketing Director
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RDT's Ring Around the Rose 20th Anniversary Season

2nd Saturday of every month, Sept.-May
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Repertory Dance Theatre is proud to present the 20th 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.

Performers range from dance groups (like RDT and Tanner Dance), to theatre groups like Plan-B Theatre, cultural groups like Samba Fogo and story-telling artists like Dallas Graham. The goal is to give audience members a wide range of performing arts and to highlight RDT's local partners. 

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 9, 2017

Led by local dancers and drummers from WOFA Afro-Fusion, audience members will experience the sounds and rhythms of African drums!


October 14, 2017

Plan-B premieres "River. Swamp. Cave. Mountain" before they head out on an elementary school tour. Five-year-old JJ (who has lots of questions) and eight-year-old Izzy (a know-it-all who doesn’t know it all) are siblings who have recently lost their grandmother. They embark on a funny and touching hero’s journey to try to make sense of loss, grief, death and life.


November 11, 2017
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 9, 2017

Fly high with these incredible fabric and trapeze artists! Featuring the newly formed Youth Performing Company (ages 12-17), these aerialist and circus performers will blow you away!


January 13, 2018

Learn how to create your own dance with the dancers of RDT! After more than 50 years of creating and preserving modern dance, RDT excels at using dance as a tool for learning. Join the dancers as they explore dance from cultures around the world. 


February 10, 2018

Watch and experience some of the world's most talented pianists! We are thrilled to present Gina Bachauer for the first time on the series this year. 


March 10, 2018

Experience the life of a prima ballerina and the incredible dancing of Ballet West! Dancers from Ballet West II will grace the stage and explore the different elements of ballet through the story of The Nutcracker.


April 14, 2018

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


May 12, 2018

Dallas Graham is the creator of the Red Fred Project. He enjoys photojournalism, graphic design, and discovering creative ways of connecting people through their stories.  
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,
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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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