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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Dance Ensemble – check the info for your class photoshoot on Nov. 5.

2) Get your tickets for the Roots & Wings performance!

3) Sign up to help sort and deliver AIE t-shirts

4) Junior High + High School dancers – sign up for the SHAPE festival

4th, 5th, and 6th grade CDT dancers may wear their Halloween costumes to class on Thursday, Oct. 28!  Please do not have your dancer wear any head pieces such as crowns, hats, or eye masks as these can be a hazard while dancing.

Dance Ensemble Photoshoot

We have scheduled a photoshoot for the CDT Dance Ensemble high school class on Friday, Nov. 5 from 3:30 – 6:00 PM at Tanner Dance. This will include the class photo for the CDT Capitol Theatre playbill, and well as some individual movement photos.

Please note that due to the schedule of the photographer, we are not able to reschedule this photo session or provide a make-up day. If you would like to be in the Dance Ensemble photos, you must attend on Friday, Nov. 5. We hope you will all be there!

Please wear blacks. They do not have to be a leotard and leggings, but please no bare midriffs. Hair may be styled however you choose. Please remove all jewelry and nail polish before arriving.

You will all receive digital copies of the photos at no cost. These will be sent to you in the spring.

Please let us know if you have any questions:

Tickets for Roots & Wings Performance

Tickets for CDT’s Roots & Wings performance are selling fast! If you want to see your dancer in this performance, you should get tickets now.

For every ticket you purchase, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Roots & Wings book signed by Miss Mary Ann Lee! Click HERE for info about the book.

Get Tickets

Please check the rehearsal call times below.

**REMINDER: EVEN numbered CDT grades are not performing in this show. They will participate in the In Accord performances in January.

Dress Rehearsal

Friday, November 12 from 4:00 – 5:15 PM at Tanner Dance

Please wear rehearsal blacks – plain black leggings or joggers, with a black leotard or plain t-shirt.

Performance Day

Saturday, November 13 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Please arrive in rehearsal blacks with a tan camisole leotard (girls) or biker shorts (boys) underneath. No jewelry or nail polish. Hairstyles will be sent soon.

Call Times for Spacing and Tech Rehearsal:

4:00 PM Miss Melony’s CDT 3rd grade

4:15 PM Miss Mary-Martha’s Alumni dancers

4:30 PM Miss Natalie’s CDT 9th grade

4:45 PM Miss Tina and Miss Lexi’s 7th grade

5:00 PM Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade

5:15 PM Mr. Nathan/Miss Joni’s 11th grade

5:30 PM Miss Eliza’s 5th grade

5:45 PM Miss Chara’s Dance Ensemble

6:00 PM Jacque Bell’s SHOUT dancers

6:45 PM Circle

7:00 PM Performance begins

8:15 PM Pick up dancers in east hall and lobby

Volunteers Needed

We need some parent volunteers to help sort and deliver t-shirts to our Arts-in-Education partner schools next week. Sign up by checking the button below. We appreciate your help!

Sign Up to Volunteer

SHAPE Choreographic Festival

Tanner Dance and SALT Contemporary Dance Company are hosting the SHAPE Choreographic Festival on Saturday, Dec. 11. The festival is a day-long event that includes workshop classes taught by SALT dancers and guest artists, the opportunity for dancers to present their own choreography for adjudication*, and an evening Gala performance. The festival will take place at Tanner Dance and is open to dancers in junior high through high school, as well as dancers in university or pre-professional programs.

Tanner Dance students 7th-12th grade may participate in the festival at no cost. If you are interested in submitting a solo or group piece you have choreographed, or if you just want to take classes, please email Diana Timothy at by Thursday, Nov. 11. Please DO NOT sign up through the SALT website or you will be charged for your submission.

*Adjudication is not a competition. It is an opportunity for dancers to receive feedback about their work from professional artists. The adjudicators select their favorite pieces from the day to perform in the evening gala, but no score or ranking is given; the gala is just meant to highlight exceptional work.

New Registration System

We are working on getting our new registration system up and running. Your accounts are not yet accessible, but our office staff will be contacting you in the next couple of weeks by phone or email to gather information to complete the process. Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.

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