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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

NEWS: RDT is awarded with a grant from the EPA

RDT is awarded with a grant from the EPA

Region 8 of the Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an Environmental Justice Small Grant to Repertory Dance Theatre in the amount of $25,000. This grant will enable RDT to serve elementary school students and their teachers in Salt Lake City’s west side and central cities with educational services that use movement as a tool to demonstrate and empower youth to make a life long commitment to fitness and health.

Participating schools will learn about the elements of a healthy lifestyle and a healthy neighborhood. RDT will provide lecture-demonstrations, movement classes, parent/child and teacher workshops, lesson plans, study guides and performances that set “benchmarks” for students to focus on simple ways to improve personal health habits, the impacts of air pollution and how their environment and actions affect their health.

Linda C. Smith, Executive Artistic Director for RDT says, “this grant validates RDT as an organization with a long-term commitment to arts education that can also focus on stewardship to our environment. RDT designs programs and projects that engage the community with creative ways of achieving basic educational objectives while expanding the range of choices about the environment in which people live, the lifestyle they develop and the way they spend their leisure time.”

RDT’s arts/environment education residencies also receive funding from Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Arts Learning Program, the Utah State Office of Education’s Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools, the Utah Arts Council the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Park Program, R. Harold Burton Foundation, and the L.T.J.T. Dee Foundation. 

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