We work to promote the understanding of and appreciation for the art form of dance, in the belief that “Dance is for Everybody!”

Dance education has always been a cornerstone of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s mission. Each year, the Company’s outreach programs enliven over 30,000 students, their families, and teachers with a range of activities including performances, creative movement classes, teacher in-service training, parent-child workshops, and performance demonstrations (assemblies in schools).

Ririe Woodbury 2023 481 copy


Ririe-Woodbury believes that dance is not only an art form, but also a powerful way to educate young children about themselves and the world that surrounds them, while also developing different sets of life skills. We develop our educational programming with the understanding that creative dance can help the students develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, aesthetically, and socially in a safe and fun environment.

  • Body - motor skills, strength, coordination, rhythm, and musicality
  • Mind - critical thinking, curiosity, problem solving, creativity, and imagination
  • Respect for others - communication, collaboration, an opportunity to explore authentic and unique voices, while learning about the diversity of expressions in the world.


Ririe-Woodbury’s Within Reach is a community engagement and outreach program, created to build positive and synergistic relationships with other non-profit organizations, art institutions, and community groups through various forms of collaboration. Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company believes that “Dance is for Everybody.” Dance should be part of everybody’s life, regardless of race, gender, age, or ability. With this belief and through Within Reach events and activities, the Company strives to reach and engage a more diverse spectrum of people in our community.

Target Districts for School Year 2023 24    23 24 Education Offerings


Education Programs Highlights and Anecdotes School Year 2022-23

Accommodation and Accessibility

Contact us if you...

  • would like to request specific accommodations to attend any event
  • are having trouble accessing any information on this website
  • need information on our website in an alternative format 
  • have suggestions on how we can improve the accessibility of this site

Ai Fujii Nelson, Education Director at  or at 801.297.4213

Adeena Lago, Education Assistant at