Rocky Mountain School of the Arts Contemporary Dance

#TMYK: Difference Between Contemporary & Modern Dance

Frequently, I am asked to explain the difference between Modern dance and Contemporary dance. One of my dance professors in college, Dr. Sandra Cerny Minton, wrote several books in regards to Modern dance. In her book, Modern Dance, Body & Mind, she states “The philosophy behind modern dance allows considerable freedom to the dancer.” Modern […]

NEW things for 2019 RMDT Swing Into Spring

Appropriately named, Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre’s Swing Into Spring Fundraiser has evolved tremendously from its early beginnings. From its first years at the Presbyterian Church, followed by several at the Cody Auditorium, in which dance families participated in making food, setting up and tearing down; it has now transformed into a unique fundraiser held at […]

Executive Director, Elizabeth Fernandez hired to Choreograph

Elizabeth Fernandez, Executive Director and Founder of Rocky Mountain School of the Arts and Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre in Cody, Wyoming recently returned from a trip to Pensacola, Florida. Fernandez was chosen as one of four choreographers to set a piece for the University of West Florida Theatre Department’s upcoming UWF Dance Ensemble performance in […]

RMDT’s 2018 Wild West Spectacular Season Ends

A lot has changed since the show’s beginning in the summer of 2016 proving there is no business like show business. 2018’s show was set to razzle dazzle the crowds with an expanded script, additional characters, and the most visible improvement, more complex lighting and scenery. Opening night on June 27th went out with a […]