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.

The Dancing Man

Children’s Dance Theater presents its 70th Anniversary performance at the Capitol Theater March 22 & 23, 2019

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.

Tickets for The Dancing Man are available at ArtTix Box Office locations beginning February 15th  by calling 801-355-ARTS (2787)/toll free 1-888-451-ARTS (2787), or online at Ticket prices: Adults: $18.50-$27.50, Children under 12: 50% discount, University Staff/Faculty: 25% off with valid ID (up to 5 tickets).

A Collection of Treasures: Seventy Years of Tanner Dance

Spring Studio Concert May 10th and 11th, 2019

Our studio classes present their spring concert, A Collection of Treasures: Seventy Years of Tanner Dance on May 10th & 11th. These performances  will be presented by dancers in kindergarten through adult classes at Tanner Dance.

Dancers and families, please click the link below for dancer information including rehearsal times and performance day.

Tickets will go on sale in April and will be available through Utah Presents at 801-581-7100 or online at

dancers with disabilities

Elevate Theater Company will be performing at Tanner Dance in the Black Box on May 4th, 2019. Check back January 2019 for more information!

Junior and Senior High Dance Companies


Look for more information about this performance in 2019

Lead by Momentum Dance Company, this performance highlights student compositions, creative process, and arts advocacy.

Garden After Dark at Red Butte Garden

More info coming in October 2019

This is an informal performance at Red Butte Garden as part of their annual fall celebration event.

Tipping Point Showcase

Thursday, May 16th through Saturday, May 18th in the Black Box Theater at Tanner Dance

(Ticket information coming soon!)

            These formal performances are the culmination of the year and include original student choreography.

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

Photo by Ryan Kratzer from 2017's Ring Around the Rose performance, "Make a Wish" 

November 2019 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Tickets go on sale through ArtTix later in 2019

In accord: an evening of music + movement

In Accord: An Evening of Music & Movement

The next In Accord concert will happen January 2020; Check back in December of 2019 for details

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, Creative Connections, LEADD, and the Auxiliary Dance Companies. Live accompaniment performed by both professional and student musicians will make for an exciting, art-filled evening!