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.

CDT: Roots and Wings

The University of Utah Tanner Dance Program

Children’s Dance Theatre presents


Roots & Wings


Selected classes from the Children’s Dance Theatre will share original choreography inspired by our pathway from foundation to flight. Join dancers ages 8 to 18 in celebration of Virginia Tanner’s legacy with the joy of creative expression.


Saturday, November 13 at 7:00 PM

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Jeanne Wagner Theatre


Ring Around the Rose

Come join Tanner Dance students as they explore “What I know now”! Through audience participation, dancer creation and expert guidance by Tanner faculty, we will take a journey through dance confirming what we already know and what we want to know. This is a fun, family friendly performance for all to enjoy.


"What I Know Now"

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 11:00 AM + 1:00 PM

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Jeanne Wagner Theatre

Elevate Theatre Company

Elevate Theatre Company Proudly Presents

The Lion King Jr.


The Lion King Jr. tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king.  Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa.

Join us virtually for the classic Disney tale performed by actors with disabilities. A digital download will be available some time in May. Please contact the office to purchase a digital download link.

In accord: an evening of music + movement

This annual performance that happens each January 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!

Please check back for more information for In Accord 2022 in December 2021


Children's Dance Theatre

Our 2021 Children's Dance Theatre Show - More information about CDT's 2022 coming soon!


The University of Utah Children's Dance Theatre presents: INVENTION

If you could travel to any moment in history, where would you go?

A young inventor named Emma has created the world's only fully functional time-travel wristwatch. She seizes the opportunity to visit the workshops and labs of her childhood heroes: Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell... But time travel can be dangerous. Despite her care to avoid disturbing the past, Emma soon discovers that dozens of inventions are somehow disappearing from history. Now it's up to her to find out where the past went wrong.



Spring Studio Concert


The Virginia Tanner Creative Dance Program’s spring performances of Maybe... will be presented by dancers in Kindergarten through adult classes. This year we will be creating a digital recording of the performance April 26-28 at Kingsbury Hall.
Dancer information for rehearsals available by clicking the button below.




Tipping Point Showcase

Tipping Point Showcase

Each spring, the Tanner Dance Contemporary Companies present a concert showcasing choreography from professional and student choreographers. Please look for information about the Tipping Point Showcase in Spring 2022. Poster art from 2021 show.

Momentum Showcase

Momentum Showcase

Each fall we present the Momentum Showcase. Please check back in Fall 2022 for information about our next show.

Poster from 2021's Momentum Showcase: Muscle Memory