The Reif is not just about performances, although those are always outstanding. Being connected to the Grand Rapids High School is just the visual part of our educational emphasis.
Within the Reif Center is the Reif Dance studio, a premier dance program lead by professional dancers and guest artists. In addition, the Theater Education Program, a joint project of The Reif and Grand Rapids Players, introduces youth to theater concepts and training which includes two public performances each year. The Players lead a summer theater program encourage learning all year. The Reif Children’s Series offers daytime theater to schools around the region and we work with our show artists to provide community outreach whenever possible. As far as music education goes, our in-house partner Itasca Orchestra String Program trains youth and offers them opportunity for public performances on the Reif stage.
Education is about creativity and stimulating the arts in Northern Minnesota enriches us all.