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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) CDT Winder Break: December 10 – January 5

2) Dance Ensemble Photo Shoot: January 11 at 1:00 p.m.

3) Sign up for a Lec Dem

Dance Ensemble Photo Shoot

We have scheduled a group photo shoot for CDT 12th grade Dance Ensemble with Samantha Little on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at Tanner Dance. These images will be used in the spring concert playbill, and for general marketing purposes. Please wear blacks. No jewelry or nail polish.

If dancers would like individual dance photos, they are $100 for 8-10 edited images. We can schedule up to 6 dancers on this day for individuals. If more than 6 dancers are interested, we will schedule an additional day. Please let Diana Timothy know if you would like individual photos:

CDT Summer Tours

This summer, CDT has been invited to participate in two touring opportunities: the Dance and the Child National Conference (daCi) at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and the Center for LDS Arts Festival in New York City. We will be holding auditions for both tours. These tours are open to CDT dancers 2nd grade through Dance Ensemble. Dancers are welcome to audition for both tours

Center for LDS Arts Festival in New York City

The Children’s Dance Theatre has been invited to the Center for LDS Arts Festival in New York City. The Center for Latter-Day Saint Arts has a three-fold mission: to display and perform art by Latter-day Saints in New York City and elsewhere; to publish scholarship and criticism about their art to reach a wider public; and to establish a comprehensive archive of Latter-day Saint arts, 1830 to the present. Dancers of all faiths and backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

They have invited a select number of CDT dancers to come and share the history of Virginia Tanner and to perform in an evening performance June 19th & 20th. These events will be carried out in a gala performance and in a workshop setting. The conference will be held at Symphony Space at Broadway and 95th Street, which is the upper west side of Manhattan.

The cost for rehearsals and performance is $200 per dancer. Families are responsible for the following additional costs:

  • Airfare (At this time round trips to New York are around $500-$600.)
  • Food cost will be about $30 a day.
  • Housing is around $80 a night per person. (If dancers go without parents CDT chaperones will be provided, and we will assist in helping to find accommodations.) We are recommending families and dancers stay in Airbnb accommodations.
  • Site seeing, outside classes, and transportation will cost around $500

Dancers will also be required to attend the following outside rehearsals, and any other rehearsals as needed:

  • February 7 from 4-6 pm
  • February 8 from 1-3 pm
  • February 29 from 1-3 pm
  • April 17 from 4-6 pm
  • May 1 from 4-6 pm
  • May 2 from 1-3 pm
  • June 5 from 4-6 pm
  • June 12 from 4-6 pm

The dates of the festival are June 19 & 20. We anticipate those who want to go will fly out Sunday, June 14. We will return on Sunday, June 21. If parents and families travel together they may want to travel earlier than June 14 or 15 and return after June 21. We shall plan group sight-seeing opportunities and perhaps some dance classes beginning on Monday or Tuesday. We shall have a spacing rehearsal on Friday, June 19.

*Please note that CDT dancers who attend this tour must also attend a CDT summer camp.

The audition is Saturday, January 11 from 2:15 – 3:15 PM at Tanner Dance. You must attend the audition in order to be considered.

We know this will be an incredible experience to share our company and our history with patrons who will come to take advantage of the Festival. If you would like more information about the Festival please feel free to follow this link:

Register for the New York Tour Audition Here

National daCi Conference in Holland, Michigan

Children’s Dance Theatre has the opportunity to participate in the Dance and the Child International (daCi) USA, “Anchored in Hope: Expanding Horizons” gathering, July 27 – August 2, 2019 in Holland, Michigan. The beautiful campus of Hope College will provide a multitude of dance experiences including daily skills and cultural classes, multi-generational creative classes, and performing opportunities for ages 7 to adult.

This national gathering is an opportunity for children, young people, and adults to come together in a collaborative, culturally, and artistically rich dance environment for three action-filled days. Participants will explore, create, and observe through daily classes which will include technique (Western and non-Western) and collaborative multi-generational choreography. Participants will create dance works in collaborative classes, learn new dances in cultural and world classes, and view or perform dances in a professional theatre each evening. Classes will be taught by dance educators and instructors from across the country. They will share their expertise and passion for dance and provide enriching, age appropriate, creative, and culturally-authentic experiences. The daCi participants will enjoy an evening gathering and dinner on Wednesday as well as a final banquet on Saturday evening.

CDT daCi Audition: 3rd grade-High school

Saturday, January 11, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Rehearsals for New Choreography with Miss Rachel

  • Friday, June 12 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 13 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Friday, June 19 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 20 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM

daCi Camp: July 20 – 24

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM for 3rd-4th grade

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM for 5th grade and up

*This camp is required as part of the daCi Tour and also counts as the CDT summer camp requirement. You will not pay separately for this camp as it is included as part of your CDT tuition for 2020-2021, unless you are a graduating senior.

daCi USA Tour: July 27-August 2, 2020 – Holland, Michigan

The cost for the tour includes flights, housing, transportation, meals, conference fees, costumes, and activities:

Youth (7-18): $1460

Graduating Seniors: $1760 (This includes the cost of the summer camp.)

Adult (19+): $1430

Chaperone: $1240

Register for the daCi Michigan Audition Here


Sign Up for a Lec Dem

We still have spots available in our Burch Creek Lec Dem for 4th and 5th graders

Burch Creek Elementary: January 17

4th Grade –

5th Grade –

Contact us at: 801-581-7374 or