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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Attend the CDT Parent Meeting + Dancer Meetings this week

2) Complete your CDT forms

3) Read updates on parking, concert boutique, and Tanner Dance office hours

Reminder: Meetings This Week

CDT PARENT MEETING: Wednesday, August 19, 5:30 – 6:30 PM on Zoom

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

Meeting Link:

Password: tanner7374

CDT DANCER MEETING: Thursday, August 20, In Person at the Studio

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. Please drop dancers off in the west circle and pick up in the east circle.

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

Classes Start Next Week!
Want to see what dancing in person is like?

Check out this video of the Tanner Dance Contemporary Companies during their recent in person summer camp.

Click to Watch our Dancers

Health + Safety plan

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

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

Tanner Dance Office Hours

Beginning the week of August 24, our office hours will be Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Our office staff is working hard to ensure a safe and enjoyable dance experience for all our students and faculty. In order to properly sanitize the studios and monitor dancers’ safety, we may need to occasionally step away from the phones. As we navigate through COVID, we ask that you please be patient as our response time may be slower than usual. Thank you!

Free Demonstration Class

Tanner Dance announces a special opportunity for four-year-olds to dance with Mary Ann Lee in a free demonstration class as part of a University of Utah School of Dance course on dance pedagogy. The class meets Tuesday mornings from 8:30-9:15 AM on August 25, September 1, 8, 15 and 22 at Tanner Dance. 

Dancers must wear a mask and follow the health and safety protocols for Tanner Dance. University students who observe the class will also follow safety protocols as will Mary Ann and the studio musician, Brent Fotheringham. The class is limited to 12 students. Mary Ann will schedule a time to meet the students before the class begins in an outside setting so that parents, children, and Mary Ann can meet in person.

To enroll, please click the button below.

Enroll in the Free Demonstration Class

Last Call: 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

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 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. Please bring exact change.

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 Tanner lot is full.

University Commuter Services is no longer allowing Tanner Dance patrons to park in the central garage.

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: 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

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