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.

Children's Dance Theatre Spring Concert


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.

Come join the Children's Dance Theatre at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre for a lighthearted celebration of the spirit of ingenuity, brought to the stage through inventive dance, costumes and music.


School matinees April 2 & 3. Schools/teachers, please contact Amy Buchanan if you are interested in having your class(es) attend these free performances.

Public performances April 3 at 7:30 pm and April 4 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets will go on sale through ArtTix in late February or early March 2020. Please check back for more info.

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"

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 2021 in December 2020