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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Summer Camp Registration is open for CDT parents only

2) New Parent Concert Meeting is on Tuesday Jan 14th

3) Sign up for daCi and LDS Arts summer tour is open

CDT registration packets + summer camps

CDT dancers will receive their 2020-2021 registration packets in classes this week. Please read all the information thoroughly.

The CDT packet includes information for summer camp and the code you will use to register; remember to please use this code when registering for a summer camp so you are not charged.

The password to view summer camp options is CDTDancer20.

Click Here for  Summer Camp Registration

New Parent Concert Meeting

There is a meeting for new CDT parents on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM in the Art Room. This meeting will cover all of the information for our Capitol Theatre Spring Concert. Please plan to attend so you and your dancer can be prepared for this amazing experience! Free parking will be available during the time of the meeting in the Tanner Dance lot and the top level of the garage


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 you are planning to audition for the daCi or New York tours, please let Diana know and we will work around it so you can still get your pictures taken. 

If dancers would like individual dance photos, they are $110 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 by this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 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.

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 toward the CDT summer camp requirement. You will not pay separately for this camp as it will be included as part of your CDT tuition for 2020-2021. Graduating seniors (2020) will need to pay an additional $300 to cover that cost of the camp.

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 daCi Michigan Audition Here

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

CDT Concert Packet

Concert is coming! Please read through the CDT Concert Packet and be sure that all dates and times are in your calendar. Tickets will be on sale in February.

Click Here for the CDT Concert Packet

In Accord Silent Auction

As part of the In Accord performances, we hold an annual silent auction with all proceeds going directly to the Tanner Dance Scholarship Fund, which provides needs-based scholarships to students in all programs.

Each EVEN CDT grade will be creating a class basket for this auction and you should be hearing from your class coordinators soon-if you haven’t already. Please note that any donation, either towards your class basket, or another item for the auction, can count toward your 20 hour volunteer requirement for CDT. *It is not a requirement to donate.

Although just the even year grades will be participating in the creation of a class basket, we are taking other donations as well. You can receive 1 volunteer hour for each $10 value (i.e. if you donate a $30 item you can count 3 volunteer hours).

Please email with any donations or questions or sign up HERE.

We are also looking for a corporate match for funds we receive from the auction. If you think your company might be interested in something like this, please contact Emma at

Purchase In Accord Tickets Here

Contact us at: 801-581-7374 or