Dancers with Disabilities

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.

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

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

FALL 2020 SESSION:

August 24-December 5

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
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*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
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*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
REGISTER HERE

*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 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Full Year: $200.00
REGISTER HERE

*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

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 Program

The LEADD Program (Learning and Engaging through Arts Discipline and Development) is our arts and education program for adults with disabilities. The LEADD Program challenges students to learn valuable life skills through the artistic genres of dance, music, theater, visual art and creative writing. The LEADD Program is designed to give artists with disabilities a place to learn and grow as individuals as well as express themselves as artists through multiple artistic mediums and genres. For ages 18+.

LEADD 2 Program

The LEADD 2 Program (Learning and Engaging through Arts Discipline and Development) is our arts and education program for adults with disabilities. The LEADD 2 Program will focus on literature, dance, drama, and creative writing. The LEADD 2 Program is designed to give artists with disabilities a place to learn and grow as individuals as well as express themselves as artists through multiple artistic mediums and genres. For ages 18+.

  • Literature will include thinking and engaging with on-level reading for adults with disabilities. They will read graphic novels, fairy tales, and fiction. Students will be exploring character, theme, and settings.
  • Dance/drama will celebrate the creative spirit through movement that engages the whole body.
  • Creative writing will contain thematic units working with students' own ideas through pictures, tracing, and sentence structure.