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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


Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7pm and Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 2pm

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre


The Children's Dance Theatre invites you to come experience a magical adventure for all ages, based on a whimsical folk tale. Three brothers set out to seek their fortunes in a world full of fierce trolls and hungry giants. Ashlad, the youngest brother, is ridiculed and thought of as foolish because he asks so many questions. But Ashlad's curiosity and kindness seem to bring him remarkable luck wherever he goes. Ultimately, Ashlad proves himself not so foolish after all, and brings home the unlikeliest of treasures, more precious than gold.


Adults with Disabilities Leadd Program Showcase

Anywhere Artist

Tanner Dance Black Box Theatre
April 2023

Once on this Island, JR

Adults with Disabilities Elevate Theatre Company

Elevate Theater Company will retell the classic “Little Mermaid” fairytale through their musical production of Once on This Island JR. The story follows Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a young man from a wealthy family.  When Daniel is returned to his land, the gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.

Elevate Theater Company exclusively involves actors with developmental and intellectual disabilities, accommodated by volunteer coaches, and is part of the University of Utah Tanner Dance Program.

Saturday, April 8 at 2PM and 7PM
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Jeanne Wagner Theatre
Tickets $10 each

Virginia Tanner Studio Program Spring Show

Hope Dances

Friday, May 12, 2023 at 7pm & Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 11am and 2pm

Kingsbury Hall

Tipping Point Showcase

Smoke and Mirrors

Thursday and Friday, May 18 and 19, 2023 at 7pm; Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 2pm

Tanner Dance Black Box Theatre




Momentum Showcase

The Momentum Showcase happens each October and features original choreography by dancers and guest artists in the Tanner Dance Contemporary Companies: Momentum Dance Company, Tipping Point Dance Company, and In Motion Dance Company.


Tanner Dance Black Box Theatre

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts + Education Complex

1721 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City


Poster from Momentum Showcase 2022 "Under Mysterious Circumstances"

Virginia Tanner Dance Studio Program Presents:

Ring Around the Rose

Each November, Virginia Tanner Dance's Studio Program performs as part of Repertory Dance Theatre's Ring Around the Rose series.

Children's Dance Theatre Presents:

CDT at the Rose

Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 7pm

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Selected classes from the University of Utah's Children's Dance Theatre will share original choreography celebrating individual creativity and the strength of community.

Tickets on sale through ArtTix

Tanner Dance Ballet Program Presents:

Nutcracker Delights

Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Tanner Dance Black Box Theatre

Tickets are $5.00 each

These shows are currently sold out. A limited number of bench seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please limit to 2 audience members per dancer so that we can accommodate parents who don't have tickets.

Virginia Tanner Dance Studio Program Presents:

Simple Gifts

Show 1: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 5:30 PM

Show 2: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Tanner Dance Black Box Theatre

Tickets are $5.00 each

**** Both shows are currently sold out ***
A very limited number of bench seats will be available for first come first serve on the night of the performance for parents of dancers who are participating.

Tanner Dance

In Accord Concert

Friday, January 20, 2023 at 5:30pm and 7:45pm
Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 5:30pm and 7:45pm

Tanner Dance Black Box Theatre