Performance-Demonstration "Dance is for Everybody!"


Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company's Performance-Demonstration for Schools


Performance demonstrationRirie-Woodbury Dance Company's Educational Program annually reaches students and teachers between 500 and 600 student and/or teacher instructional hours in over 170 public and charter schools through interactive Performance-Demonstrations. Many of the students and teachers served are from Title I schools. 

TARGET AUDIENCE: K-6, Middle School, and High School

CONTENT: Designed to enhance conceptual and aesthetic understanding about contemporary dance as an art form, the greater values that dance encourages, and the elements of dance (part of Utah State core curriculum) through interactive performance. Performance demonstrations are modified for different age groups.

DURATION: 45-50 minutes

HOW MUCH: FREE (funded in part by the Utah State Board of Education)

PROGRAM HISTORY: In 1972, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company was selected as one of the only 20 dance companies to participate in two prestigious national initiatives: the Dance Touring Program and the Artists in the Schools Program.  This opportunity led to the creation of the Company's education program, which became a national model that is still used for dance education in the schools today. The Company's belief that "Dance is for Everybody" is reflected in our interactive performance demonstrations to all schools, from kindergarten to high schools. 

To book our interactive performance demonstration contact Education Director, Ai Fujii Nelson at or call (801) 990-0252.