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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

ATTENTION: The university is hosting the 5A and 6A Girls and Boys Basketball Tournament at the Huntsman Center February 25-29. There will be some bus Drop Off ONLY on West Arena Road/1800 East between games and moratoriums around the arena, otherwise we anticipate the impact around the area to be minimal

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Order your concert t-shirt.

2) Submit your Dancer Congratulations message for the playbill.

3) Distribute your 3 concert posters.

4) Keep track of your ticket sales for the contest.

5) Sign up for Concert volunteer jobs.

Concert T-shirts

Concert t-shirts are now available to order! Shirts are $15 each. They will have the Tanner Dance logo on the front left corner, and the Invention logo across the back. Please use the link below to select your size and style.

Click Here to Order a Concert T-shirt

Dancer Congratulations – DUE FEB. 29

Would you like to leave a special message for your dancer in the CDT playbill? Dancer Congratulations are now available to purchase through the link below. Messages are limited to 50 words. Messages are due by Saturday, Feb. 29.

If you’d like to purchase a more elaborate message for your dancer, or if you know a business who would like to advertise in our playbill, please contact Amy Buchanan at Deadline for ads is Saturday, Feb. 29.

Click to Submit a Dancer Congratulations

CDT Concert Tickets On Sale

Capitol Theatre concert tickets are now on sale for the general public. You can purchase tickets by clicking on the link below, or by calling ArtTix at 801-355-2787.

Ticket prices are $18.50, $22.50, and $27.50. Children under 12 receive 50% off (this option is only available by phone – please call Arttix at 801-355-2787). University faculty and staff receive 25% with a valid ID (up to 5 tickets).

This year we are reinstating our ticket sales contest! The top three dancers who sell the most tickets will receive a prize. We will also have a special award for the CDT class that sells the most tickets. A form will be sent home this week that dancers can use to track their ticket sales.

Click Here to Buy CDT Concert Tickets

Poster Distribution

This week in class, each CDT dancer will receive three concert posters to distribute around the community to help advertise our performances. These can be displayed at local business and other public places such as libraries, rec centers, and schools.

*Please do not keep these posters for personal use; each dancer will receive their own keepsake poster at the end of the year.

Class Hairstyles

Below are the assigned hairstyles for each class. Hair should be done for dress rehearsal and all performances. Please contact your CDT teacher if you have questions.

Miss Tad’s 2nd grade: Half-up/half-down

Miss Natalie’s 2nd grade: Two French braids pinned up

Miss Melony’s 3rd grade: Ask teacher

Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade: Ponytail

Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade: Two French braids pinned up

Miss Ann’s 5th grade: Low bun

Miss Ashley’s 6th grade: Ask teacher

Miss Tina’s 7th grade: French braids in a bun

Miss Diana’s 8th grade: Two French or Dutch braids in a bun or pinned up

Miss Natalie’s 9th grade: Two French braids up

Miss Corinne’s HS I: Half up/half down

Miss Joni’s HS II: Low, clean bun

Miss Chara’s Dance Ensemble: Ask teacher

CDT Concert Volunteer Opportunities

New volunteer jobs have been added to Track it Forward. Thank you for helping us make this magic week happen!

Click Here to See Concert Volunteer Jobs


Background Checks

The University of Utah requires all staff, faculty, and volunteers who work with minors to complete a Youth Protection training and a background check every 3 years. If you are a new CDT parent, or if you completed this training prior to 2017, you must complete the training and background check by Friday, March 6. If you have already completed a background check this year, please disregard.

Click Here to Initiate a Background Check

Background Checks

At least one parent from each family is required to initiate a background check, which will last for three years. The background check costs $13. Those who complete the background check will receive 2 hours of volunteer time.

The University also accepts documentation of a background check from a public school through a local school district from the past three years in lieu of a background check through the University. You may send that documentation to

Start a Background Check

After you have paid for a background check, Tanner Dance will automatically submit the request for you. You will be receiving an email from requesting information to set up and process the background check. The process cannot be completed until you have responded to this request.

This link provides information about the process:

Youth Protection Training

At least one parent from each CDT family is required to complete the online 30 minutes training. A link will be emailed to you once you complete the background check process.

Costume Magic!

Our costumers are hard at work making hundreds of spectacular creations for concert! We’d like to say a special thank you to the Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation who generously donated the funds for two new sewing machines and a serger. This contribution supports the amazing artistry of the costume shop!

Click Here for Concert Packet

Click Here for the Finale Cast Lists





Graduating seniors in their 3rd grade dance “Cards” from Alice Through the Looking Glass

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