Dance Arts Theatre of Utah came out of the idea of teaching more to children than how to memorize steps and counts. The ability to encourage young students to use a higher level of thinking is how we develop a more cognitive and aware dancer. These dancers are able to take technical and creative scenarios and approach them in logical ways, pulling from their environments to create movement that is truly revolutionary and long lasting. By putting students in such a situation, a preparatory atmosphere is created and students leave the classroom feeling empowered and enabled. Students of DATU are given the opportunities to experience the true nature and significance of movement while maintaining technical integrity. This is what we strive to instill through every discipline, with every student.