Dancers with Disabilities

Disabilities Programs

Tanner Dance offers multiple programs for people with disabilities. We offer dance classes for all ages, and programming for adults with disabilities. Continue down to learn more.

Tanner Dance is a Department of Services for People with Disabilities provider.

Dancers with Disabilities - Every person deserves the opportunity to dance! Dancers with Disabilities classes are for children and young adults who wish to experience the joy of moving and self-expression. The class includes appropriate technique exercises for the whole body, and dancers explore shape, space, rhythm, and movement quality. Teachers use literature and other springboards that they creatively weave into the class. All classes have live accompaniment by experienced and engaging musicians. The DwD classes have the opportunity to perform at Kingsbury Hall in a year-end performance. For more information, please contact Joni Wilson at joni.wilson@utah.edu.

Adults with DisabilitiesThe Tanner Dance Program at the University of Utah offers positive and engaging classes and programs for adults with disabilities.  Each unique program provides an opportunity for participants to learn and grow through art based education, in a loving, welcoming environment.

All students participating in disabilities programs must complete this form before beginning participation:

FALL 2020 SESSION:

August 24-December 12

SPRING 2021 SESSION:

January 4-April 24

Dancers with disabilites Classes

dancers with disabilities: 3-7 years (ID: Vtdd1-20/21)

Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 pm
Full Year: $200.00
**Classes will be held on Zoom**
Registration is ongoing. Please call our office at (801) 581-7374 to register.

*Installment payments available. Please click on "Register Here" and choose the installment option. You will be paying the first installment out of eight (8) payments. Office staff will contact you during the summer to gather payment information to set up reoccurring installments.

Wheelchair Dancers with DISABILITIES (ID: VTdd2-20/21)

Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Full Year: $200.00
This class has been cancelled.

*Installment payments available. Please click on "Register Here" and choose the installment option. You will be paying the first installment out of eight (8) payments. Office staff will contact you during the summer to gather payment information to set up reoccurring installments.
dancers with disabilities: 8-14 years (ID: Vtdd3-20/21)

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 am
Full Year: $200.00
Registration is ongoing. Please call our office at (801) 581-7374 to register.

*Installment payments available. Please click on "Register Here" and choose the installment option. You will be paying the first installment out of eight (8) payments. Office staff will contact you during the summer to gather payment information to set up reoccurring installments.

dancers with disabilities: 15+ years (ID: Vtdd4-20/21)

Saturdays 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Full Year: $200.00
Registration is ongoing. Please call our office at (801) 581-7374 to register.

*Installment payments available. Please click on "Register Here" and choose the installment option. You will be paying the first installment out of eight (8) payments. Office staff will contact you during the summer to gather payment information to set up reoccurring installments.

Adult Dancers with disabilities classes

Fall 2021 Session: August 23 - December 11, 2021
Spring 2022 Session: January 3 - April 23, 2022

Adults with Disabilities Programs

The Tanner Dance Program at the University of Utah offers positive and engaging classes and programs for adults with disabilities.  Each unique program provides an opportunity for participants to learn and grow through art based education, in a loving, welcoming environment.

Tanner Dance is a Department of Services for People with Disabilities provider.

Need-based scholarships and monthly payment options are available.

Elevate Theater Company

The Elevate Theater Company is our musical theater company for performers with disabilities. Students who participate in this program will engage in classes full of singing, dancing, and acting which in turn will help them to develop social skills, cognitive skills and mobility/physical skills. Students will explore a variety of different emotions and characters framed in various scenarios as they prepare for their annual show in May of 2019. For ages 15+.

LEADD Programs

The LEADD Program (Learning and Engaging through Arts Discipline and Development) is Tanner Dance’s arts and education program for adults with disabilities.  The LEADD Program teaches valuable life skills through dance, music, theater, and visual art, and incorporates lifelong learning through reading, creative writing, and science classes.  The LEADD Program is designed to give adults with disabilities a place to learn and grow as individuals as well as express themselves as artists through multiple artistic mediums and genres.  The LEADD Program participants will have the opportunity to perform and display their work in a year-end showcase.

The LEADD Program currently offers three classes each week during the fall and spring sessions.  Registration is per class.  All three classes will participate in the year-end showcase.

For ages 18+. 

LEADD Spring Showcase: April 8th, 2022