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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read Miss Mary Ann’s message

2) Put the Parent + Dancer Meetings on your calendar

3) Sign up to be a health and safety volunteer

Message from miss mary ann
Fall Session Begins August 24!

Greetings Children’s Dance Theatre Parents and Dancers,

Welcome back to Children’s Dance Theatre. With many changes occurring daily, I wanted to touch base with you as we prepare to return to dance. Thank you many times over for staying with us through this pandemic. We have tried to keep our community dancing in a safe, healthful, and engaging way throughout the spring and summer. We hope that as we begin our fall classes that we can return to the studio or on-line with excitement and delight even with protocols that may, at first glance, appear daunting to our dancers.

I was wonderfully reassured last week as we successfully conducted our three Contemporary Company camps for approximately sixty dancers at the studio. All dancers responsibly followed our health and safety protocols. Teachers and choreographers were incredibly mindful of following protocols, while still providing a challenging and joyous opportunity to dance. Everyone wore masks from before they entered the building until they departed, and dancers and teachers did well moving and teaching in their masks. We asked the teachers to maintain distancing, to refrain from partnering or touching, and to go to the floor only for short moments. Many teachers worked outside for an hour at a time and that worked well. Our faculty and staff sanitized the studios and building throughout the day.

Thank you to everyone who enrolled for the fall. We are almost at 100% enrollment in Children’s Dance Theatre. Most dancers will be in-person as we begin fall classes, and some dancers have asked to attend class via Zoom. We are asking that everyone stay enrolled in the company. We are athletes and need to continue to dance. We shall begin new projects when we return to class with our new teachers but shall schedule some times to rotate classes so that we can rehearse our Invention concert dances. We have the Capitol Theatre dates of February 26 and 27, 2021 and have a second hold on the dates of May 21 and 22, 2021 as a back up. Dancers need to be enrolled for the full year if they want to perform.

We shall hold a Zoom parent meeting on Wednesday, August 19 from 5:30-6:30 PM. Please plan to attend. On August 20, we shall have an in-person “practice of protocols” and “meet your new teacher” beginning at 4:30 PM for dancers only. The staggered schedule is below. Parents, please drop off dancers on the west side of the building in the circle and wait until your dancer has had his or her temperature checked. As dancers enter the building, they will sanitize their hands and walk, distancing six feet, to their classroom and briefly meet their teacher. At the end of class, dancers will sanitize hands again. They will distance on the stairs exiting from the east door of the building and be picked up in the east circle.

Parents and dancers, we know that you will honor the health and safety protocols as will Tanner’s faculty and staff. We are an amazing community of people who care deeply for one another, and together we shall safely make our return to dance successful. Thank you all for your cooperation and compliance. For dancers who cannot return to dance in person at this time, we shall make class available via Zoom. If you have questions or concerns, please write to me at or to

With gratitude and love,

Mary Ann Lee

Parent + Dancer Meetings

Our CDT Parent Meeting is on Wednesday, August 19 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. This meeting will be on Zoom.

Meeting Link:

Password: tanner7374

Our CDT Dancer Meeting is on Thursday, August 20. This will be an in person meeting to give the dancers a chance to practice the health and safety procedures, and meet their new teacher. Dancer meeting times are based on the grade they will enter this fall.

4:30-5:00       2/3rd grade

5:00-5:30       4/5 grade

5:15-5:45       6th grade

6:00-6:30       7/8th grade

6:15-6:45       9th grade

7:00-7:30       HS 1/ HS2 grade

7:15-7:45       Dance Ensemble

We Need Your Help!

We need parent volunteers who can help check temperatures and monitor dancers as they move through the building. If you are healthy and able to help us, please click the link below to sign up for a time slot. There will be a training session for volunteers on Thursday, August 20 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

We appreciate your help to make our return to the studio as smooth and as safe as possible!

Sign Up to be a Volunteer

Concert Boutique Orders

If you ordered flowers, photos, or a dancer congratulations message for the Invention concert last spring, we will be refunding those items. Please give our office 2-3 weeks to process your refund.

If you ordered an Invention concert t-shirt or a charm, the office will be distributing those to dancers once our fall session gets underway. We will notify you when these items are ready for pick up.

Reminder: Health and safety plans

Watch our dancer training video to learn how to return to the studio safety. Thank you to our CDT Dancers’ Council for helping to put this together!

Watch the Video here

We’ve put together a list of FAQs about returning to classes this Fall. Please take a moment to read through them. Our full Health + Safety Plan is also available below.

Fall 2020 FAQs

Read our full Health + Safety Plan for Fall 2020

Reminder: Parking Policies 2020-2021

For the 2020-2021 year, we are asking that all dancers be dropped off and picked up. At this time, parents will not be allowed to park in the Tanner Parking lot, with the exceptions of: parents attending a Parent-Tot class, parent volunteers helping with COVID safety, and teen dancers who are old enough to drive themselves to class. Parking passes can be purchased beginning Monday, August 24 at the Tanner Dance office for $7 per month.

Due to our limited number of parking spots, even if a Tanner lot pass has been purchased, Tanner Dance cannot guarantee that there will be open spots during your class time. Please seek out other visitor parking options on campus if the Tanner Dance lot is full. Parking in the west or east circles is not permitted, unless you are a high school dancer driving yourself and the lot is full.

Parking areas are designated by signs specifying the type of parking allowed and the hours of enforcement. Unless otherwise stated, permit lots are enforced year round, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Saturday parking near the studio is usually plentiful and free, with some exceptions for sporting or other large campus events.

Parking regulations are enforced year-round, including during breaks and between semesters. Permit areas and meters are not regulated on state holidays. Fire lanes, restricted areas, designated reserved and disabled spaces are enforced 24 hours every day of the year. Violators will be ticketed. For more information, call Commuter Services at 801-581-6415 or visit the website at

Reminder: Complete your CDT Registration Forms

Please use the link below to complete your forms for CDT 20-21. These forms must be completed by Friday, August 21. If you have already completed the bio release form for summer camp, you do not need to fill out that form again. You can download the Bio-release form and email the complete form to or you can request an online fillable version by email us your request.

Click for CDT T-shirt + Dietary Form

Click for the Bio Release Form

Reminder: Adjusted CDT Class Times for Fall 2020

As part of our health and safety plan, we have adjusted some of our class times to accommodate cleaning and sanitizing our studios between classes, and to decrease the amount of dancers traveling through the hallways at the same time. Please check below to see your new CDT class time.

  • Miss Melony’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ann’s 5th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ashley’s 6th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Diana’s 8th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:15 – 7:45 PM
  • Miss Corinne’s HS I: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Joni’s HS II: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Chara”s Dance Ensemble: Mondays + Thursdays 8:00 – 9:30 PM

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