Drumming Intensive

Summer Camps at Tanner Dance

Due to the situation with COVID-19, the University of Utah has asked that we transition our summer programming to a virtual format. The Drumming Intensive has been reformatted to a two week long, virtual camp via Flip Grid. Flip Grid allows students to easily access class videos as well as record and post their own to receive feedback from their teacher. While this means camp will look different than usual, we are committed to providing the best quality experience for your student. Our stellar faculty is dedicated to creating materials and lessons that will be engaging, challenging, and fun.  This camp’s new format will be designed to be artistically innovative and engaging.

Classes will be held during the regularly scheduled two weeks: July 20th - 23rd and July 27th - 31st.  Each day students will log on to Flip Grid to access that day’s three hours worth of classes and materials; recorded lessons for drumming technique and composition projects to complete.  The three hours will be the total time students spend practicing and working, not just three hours of screen time.  New videos and material will be loaded and made “live” each day of camp, but the previous day’s classes will remain available for the duration of the two weeks.

For students who would like access to additional instruction, we are offering bonus classes and online materials; August 3rd - 7th.  No additional cost and no commitment required.  *Classes will be a continuation of the two week intensive.


**Age groups refer to the grade the dancer will be entering in Fall 2020** For example, if your child is currently in 2nd grade, they will register for camps for 3rd graders.


Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • Contact the office within 10 business days of purchasing a camp to receive a full refund. After that time, a 20% cancellation fee will apply.
  • No refunds are given with less than 10 business days' notice prior to camp.
  • No refunds are given for missed days of camp.
  • Tanner Dance reserves the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment. Camps cancelled by Tanner Dance will be fully refunded.


Week 9 & 10

July 20-23 & July 27-31

This two week virtual drumming intensive, taught by Wachira Waigwa-Stone, is designed for beginning to intermediate level, high school age drummers. Students will learn fundamental technique and basic rudiments (the syllables that are used to form the words and phrases of the drumming language), as well as explore rhythmic patterns, call and response, reading, and improvisation. Drills and exercises will be done each class with a practice pad and sticks as well as learning musical phrases and students creating their own rhythms.  Drumsticks and practice pads are included in the $50 materials fee.  Date and time for materials pickup at Tanner Dance is TBD.

**These camps do not count for the CDT requirement. You cannot use your CDT camp code to register for these camps.**

Drumming Intensive (CMP 8-21-20)
Tuition: $370