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Photos taken during filming of our performance of "maybe..."  at Kingsbury Hall are now available on our Zenfolio site. Please click below.

Roots and Wings - Virginia Tanner's Dance Life and Legacy

Roots and Wings

Virginia Tanner's Dance Life and Legacy

Roots and Wings recounts Virginia Tanner’s remarkable career as a dance artist, educator, and founder of the University of Utah’s Tanner Dance Program. From her early experiences assisting at Evelyn Davis’s dance school in Washington, D.C., to the creation of the Tanner Dance Program at the University of Utah, her influence in the field was pervasive. She channeled children’s energy, sharpened their senses, and encouraged youthful, authentic dance expression. Tanner’s work endures, continuing to echo with sensitivity and spirit in the bodies of young dancers throughout the United States and abroad.

By revealing both the broader and specific themes of Tanner’s career and legacy, this narrative fills an important void. While exploring Tanner’s story, it also recognizes the value of unique instructional methodologies for teaching dance to young children and the vital role the arts play in children’s lives.

New Items

Building Center - the Tanner Dance Documentary

Building Center follows the progression of a new building for Tanner Dance and touches on the history, philosophy, and artistry of Tanner Dance over its 70+ year history.


University of Utah Children's Dance Theatre presents "Invention" - Spring 2021 Concert

If you could travel to any moment in history, where would you go?

A young inventor named Emma has created the world's only fully functional time-travel wristwatch. She seizes the opportunity to visit the workshops and labs of her childhood heroes: Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell... But time travel can be dangerous. Despite her care to avoid disturbing the past, Emma soon discovers that dozens of inventions are somehow disappearing from history. Now it's up to her to find out where the past went wrong.



University of Utah Children's Dance Tanner Dance Program presents "Maybe . . . "

The Virginia Tanner Creative Dance Program’s spring performances of Maybe... as be presented by dancers in Kindergarten through adult classes. This year's show was created as a digital recording of the performance at Kingsbury Hall.



The Tanner Dance Contemporary Companies present "Elementum" Tipping Point Company Showcase

Inspired by the theme of “elements”, this year’s Tipping Point Showcase is an immersive exploration of the pieces that make up our earth, our society, and ourselves. The members of Tipping Point, Momentum, and In Motion dance companies present 8 new pieces of student choreography, as well as choreography by guest artists Juan Carlos Claudio, Lauren Curly, Natalie Gotter, Micah Moch, Natosha Washington, and Bashaun Williams.

This was a livestream performance May 7th, 2021.


Elevate Theatre Company's "The Lion King, Jr."

The Lion King Jr. tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king.  Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa.

Join us virtually for the classic Disney tale performed by actors with disabilities. Please contact the Tanner Dance office to purchase a link to this show.


Concert Photos now hosted in Zenfolio

Photos from past CDT performances are now available for download! Make sure to check the user guide below to take advantage of our discount codes (up to 50%!) if you are buying multiple pictures.

The following shows currently available: The Dancing Man (2019), The Magic Lake (2018), Elfwyn's Saga (2017), Gwinna (2016), Crumb and the Pirates (2015), and The Three Questions (2014).

Past CDT Shows for Digital Download (Videos)

Elfwynn's Saga (2017); Gwinna (2016); Crumb and the Pirates (2015) and many more!