CDT e-NEWS: Monday, April 20, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) CDT Senior Reflections.

2) CDT Registration for 2020-21

3) Summer Camps

4) Zoom live online classes.

5) Watch Tanner Dance performances and get inspired!


CDT Seniors!

This week we’d like to congratulate our amazing graduating seniors. While the end of the year was not what we anticipated or hoped for, we want our seniors to know how proud we are of them, and we wish them the very best as they venture out into the world as powerful, kind, creative human beings.

We hope you’ll take a moment to read about the memories and lessons these dancers have gained from their CDT experience.

Senior Reflections


CDT Registration 2020-2021

CDT registration for 2020-2021 will open Monday, April 20. You will be emailed a registration link specific for your dancer’s class. You may pay in full at this time, or you may pay the $50 commitment fee as a down payment, and Tanner Dance staff will contact you to set up installments when we are able to return to the office. This is to protect your personal credit card information. All CDT dancer must be registered by Friday, May 1.

**Tuition scholarships are available for qualifying families, and we are taking the effects of COVID-19 into account. Please contact us if you would like to submit a scholarship request form.

All forms that you received with your CDT registration packet in January will be due when our office staff is back onsite. We will let you know when that date is as soon as possible. These forms include the bio release form and dancer contract.

Remember that CDT tuition now includes your dancer’s summer camp.

Our studio registration also opens today. We encourage all our CDT students to consider taking ballet, as it improves alignments, builds strength, and increases flexibility and range of motion. We also offer a multi-class discount when you add a studio class to your registration. We can incorporate this discount into your installment plan when we are back onsite.


Summer Camp Online

Due to the situation with COVID-19, the University of Utah has asked that we transition our summer programming to a virtual format. While this means our camps and classes will look different than usual, we are committed to providing the best quality experience for your dancer. Our stellar faculty is dedicated to creating materials and lessons that will be engaging, challenging, and fun. The last few weeks have provided our staff with a testing ground for how we can best teach and connect on a virtual platform. This summer’s new format is designed to provide innovative and joyous ways for your student to dance.

All summer camps will be streamlined into one camp per age group. Each age group will have access to a digital collection using Flip Grid which will include 2 weeks-worth of materials, video lessons, and projects rather than the usual one-week. The first week’s activities will be provided beginning June 1, and the second week’s activities will be provided beginning June 29. This virtual format will provide dancers and their families flexibility as far as time frame; lessons and activities can be completed within a week, or spaced out to last a month. Each camp collection will include dance technique, dance improvisation and composition, music or drumming, and visual art. Flip Grid makes it possible for dancers to share their creations with their teachers and peers, and receive feedback in a secure way. There will also be times set up when dancers can interact live with each other and their teacher through Zoom.

In addition to the digital collections, all camp participants will have access to 8 weeks of live Zoom classes in June and July. These classes will expand dancers’ technical and creative skills and are divided by age: Preschool-Kindergarten, 1st-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, 5th-6th grade, 7th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade. Dancers entering preschool through 4th grade will have class once per week, and dancers entering 5th-12th grade will have class twice per week.

For members of the Children’s Dance Theatre, the combination of the digital materials and the live Zoom classes will fulfill the CDT summer requirement. If you register your dancer for CDT 2020-2021, you will receive the links and passwords needed for your summer programming at the end of May.


CDT Zoom Class Schedule april 21 + april 23

2nd-3rd grade – Tuesday, April 21st 1:00 PM  join Miss Mimi for the last live Zoom class. ZOOM link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/857136047

4th-6th grade – Thursday, April 23rd 3:00-4:00 pm join Miss Eliza for the last live Zoom class. ZOOM link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/631193996

7th-9th grade – Thursday, April 16th 4:00-5:00 pm join all your teachers for the last live Zoom class. ZOOM link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/591285240

HS1, HS2, DE – Thursday, April 16th 5:00-6:00 join all your teachers for the last live Zoom class:

ZOOM link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/885815797


Recordings of Zoom Classes April 14 + April 16

If you weren’t able to join us for our Zoom classes last week, you can still take class by watching the recorded versions. Or take class a second time if you want to practice patterns! Click the buttons below to access the videos.

CDT 2nd-3rd Grade

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CDT 4th-6th Grade

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CDT 7th-9th Grade

(Access Password: T1^b!W@1)

CDT High School

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CDT Video classes

Teacher’s will be loading new video classes throughout the week. Click below to check your CDT class folder. Remember that you can also take classes from other teachers close to your grade.

Click to access CDT’s Virtual Dance Classes


Watch performances, get inspired!

This week we’re featuring last year’s Spring Studio Show A Collection of Treasures, and selections from past performances by the Contemporary Companies. Click the button below to visit our online performance library.

Tanner Dance Performances at Home

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