• Rice Dance Theatre

    Rice Dance Theatre (RDT), a pre-professional dance company for Rice students, is an integral part of the Gibbs Recreation Center. First formed in 1979 by a small group of students with a strong interest in performing and exploring dance as a creative outlet, it has grown to large dance company of 25-30 dancers. While there are many opportunities for students to explore dance on campus, RDT presents a unique opportunity for students to receive training in theatrical production, choreography and dance technique while pursuing degrees in various fields. The company hosts two annual performances for Rice University and the Houston community where professional and student choreography is featured. 


    RDT Spring Company Auditions

    Dates: January 20-21, 2016
    Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

    Rice Dance Theatre auditions are Wednesday, January 20 and Thursday, January 21 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Gibbs Recreation Center's Dance Theatre (located on the second floor). Dancers can attend either the Wednesday or Thursday auditions, although attending both is preferred! Please wear dance/exercise clothes to the audition. Dance shoes are not required.

    Please try to arrive by 3:30 p.m. All dancers will need to fill out an audition form and sign-in prior to 4:00 p.m. Please bring your schedule. You will need to fill out a form that shows your availability for the semester. Auditions will begin with a short warm-up. Choreographers will teach all potential company members a short movement combination. Potential company members will perform the choreography in front of all the choreographers.

    If you have any questions, please contact Heather vonReichbauer, Assistant Dance Director at han1@rice.edu.



    Rice Dance Theatre: Behind the Scenes

    Watch our information video to learn more about the RDT community, time commitment, choreography, and more!


  • Artistic Director of RDT Guest Choreographers & Instructors  
     Heather Nabors
    Heather vonReichbauer

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    Past and Present Choreographers & Instructors
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