Throughout the year the various classes and programs have performances to showcase their hard work. We invite you to attend and show your support. Below is a list of upcoming Tanner Dance events.

In accord: an evening of music + movement


Friday, January 24, 2020 at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM
Tickets go on sale December 4th


Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex
Mary Ann Walton Lee Black Box Theatre
1721 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, UT

This annual performance highlights the creative connection between music and dance. Come see dancers of all ages from a variety of Tanner Dance programs: Children’s Dance Theatre, Virginia Tanner Creative Dance Program, Arts in Education, Adults with Disabilities, and the Contemporary Companies. Live accompaniment performed by both professional and student musicians will make for an exciting, art-filled evening!

Tickets are $10 each, or $40 for a family of 5.  

Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Each ticket is valid for one show time only.

No food, drinks or photography are allowed in the theatre.

Free parking is available in the Tanner Dance lot and on the top level of the parking structure.



Ogden Tour of "The Dancing Man"

Children’s Dance Theater 70th Anniversary performances of "The Dancing Man" continue Friday, September 27th at the Val A. Browning Center at Weber State in Ogden.

Join the University of Utah Children's Dance Theatre as they present The Dancing Man, a moving portrayal of a creative life from beginning to end. In a poor village by the Baltic Sea, an orphan boy named Joseph receives a pair of silver shoes, and with them the courage to follow a secret dream. Over the years, Joseph dances his way down the road to the southernmost sea, dancing hope and delight into the lives of those who need it most, until at last it is time to pass the silver shoes — and the dancing man's destiny — to another boy. First staged by the Children's Dance Theatre in 1986, The Dancing Man pays eloquent tribute to the lifelong pursuit of a dream and the joy of dance.

Ogden Performance: September 27, 2019 - at Browning Center at Weber State. Ticket and other information coming soon.

Spring Studio Concert

Each May our studio classes perform an end of the year performance at Kingsbury Hall. More information about this concert will be posted in April 2020

Tipping Point Dance Company Showcase

Each May,  our Contemporary Companies (Tipping Point Dance Company, Momentum Dance Company, and In Motion Dance Company) present a concert in our black box theatre. Look for more information about this performance in April 2020.

Momentum Showcase

Momentum Showcase


Each fall, the Tanner Dance Contemporary Companies presents the Momentum Showcase. This performance provides a peek into how dancers choreograph movement and what they learn from engaging in the creative process. Students in Momentum, Tipping Point, and In Motion will share original compositional ideas based on a yearly theme, and explain the artistic and collaborative processes they have used to build their own choreography. Please check back in September 2020 for more information about the Momentum Showcase.

Ring Around the Rose

Ring Around the Rose

Each November, several of our Tanner Dance classes  perform as part of the Ring Around the Rose series at the Rose Wagner Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City.

RDT’s Ring Around the Rose is a “wiggle-friendly” performance series for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling.

Photo by Ryan Kratzer from Tanner's 2019 Ring Around the Rose

"Something to Say"