Tanner Dance has been offering high-quality and nationally-recognized arts in education programs since the 1960s. These programs are offered to classrooms and teachers at free or subsidized prices with support from the Utah State Board of Education’s Professional Outreach Program in the Schools (POPS), Utah State Legislature, National Endowment for the Arts, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Salt Lake County’s Zoo, Arts & Parks, Salt Lake City Arts Council, Art Works for Kids Foundation, and numerous private foundations and donors.
See what Tanner Dance Arts in Education Programs accomplished during the 2017-2018 school year in this POPS Report.
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Side-by-Side Dance Residency Program
The Side-by-Side (SBS) Dance Residency Program offers weekly dance classes for K-6 students in Utah elementary schools. These residencies occur during the school day with the classroom teacher and students actively participating. The weekly dance classes are held for 45 minutes to one hour and can be held in a year-long, semester, or trimester residency. Tanner Dance teaching artists and classroom teachers collaborate and work together to plan dance training that integrates classroom curriculum.
Funding for the program is provided through a 50% match from Tanner Dance and a 50% match from the school, and Tanner Dance can often secure additional funding to assist schools who cannot meet their 50% match. The portion that the school will match is $1400 for 32 classes (1 class per week), which can be divided by 16 week semesters or 10 week trimesters to reach more classrooms.
Interested schools should contact Rachel Kimball, Director of Arts in Education, at email@example.com to discuss openings.
Tanner Dance Side by Side Residency Teaching Program
School Matinee Performances
Friday, September 16, 2022
Weber State University Val A. Browning Center
10:00 am and 12:30 pm
Please contact Vanessa Tamashiro at 801-581-7374 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your school’s free seats for matinee performances.
Professional Development Workshops
In collaboration with community partners such as the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Utah State Board of Education, the Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake City Arts Council, Utah school districts, Art Works for Kids, and many other partners, Tanner Dance’s Professional Development Program offers a variety of training and mentoring opportunities, as well as resources, to help educators develop new ways to stimulate learning in the arts and make connections between the various art forms and other curriculum areas. The Professional Development Program provides a framework for educators to engage in teaching and learning activities that support the needs of their students while implementing the Utah State Fine Arts Core Curriculum and prevailing state and federal mandates.
Children’s Dance Theatre bring 40 students and two live musicians to numerous elementary schools throughout the year to provide an assembly that teaches folk music and dance. These lecture demonstrations are given on Friday mornings and a dance specialist visits the school’s faculty meeting a few weeks before the performance to provide lesson plans and other preparation for the performance. Please contact Vanessa Tamashiro at 801-581-7374 or email@example.com to discuss the possibility of holding a free lecture demonstration at your school.