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Summer Weekend Classes at Tanner Dance

Welcome to summer at Tanner Dance.  We are happy that you are interested in dancing with us this summer.  Please look over all of the summer options for classes and camps, we would love to have you join us as much as you are able.

Please register your child for the grade they will be going into the fall.

Summer studio classes run for five weeks on Saturdays this year. Dates: June 11th, 18th, 25th, July 2nd, and 9th.

You can find a user guide to our new registration system here

 

Summer 2022 Classes: June 11th, 18th, 25th, July 2nd, and 9th.

Parent-Tot Classes

Our Parent/Tot classes focus on the joy of moving and the exploration of creative ideas through movement.  These classes includes age-appropriate technique or exercises for the whole body.  It introduces the preschool child to ways to move through space like galloping, skipping, sliding, running, leaping, jumping and hopping.  Dancers explore shape and space, rhythm and songs, and many forms of literature.  Teachers use preschool curriculum springboards that they creatively weave into the class.  All classes have live accompaniment by experienced and engaging musicians.  Children move with a parent or other caregiver, independently and with the group.

Creative Dance Classes

Preschool - 3rd Grade

Preschool Creative Dance classes focus on the joy of moving and the exploration of creative ideas through movement.  The class includes age-appropriate technique or exercises for the whole body.  It introduces the preschool child to ways to move through space like galloping, skipping, sliding, running, leaping, jumping and hopping.  Dancers explore shape and space, rhythm and songs, qualities of moving, and many forms of literature.  Teachers use preschool curriculum springboards that they creatively weave into the dance class.  All classes have live accompaniment by experienced and engaging musicians.  Children learn to be independent and to interact with a teacher and their peers.

Creative Dance classes focus on training the body as an instrument, the introduction of the elements of dance:  space, time and energy, and self-expression through the exploration of creative ideas through movement.  The class includes age-appropriate technique or exercises for the whole body.  By age eight, dancers begin to work at the barre and to learn basic ballet vocabulary.  The class introduces the young dancer to ways to move through space like galloping, skipping, sliding, running, leaping, jumping and hopping.  Dancers explore shape and space, rhythm, both metric and breath, and qualities of movement.  Teachers use literature and other elementary curriculum springboards that they creatively weave into the class.  All classes have live accompaniment by experienced and engaging musicians.  

Advanced Studio Ensemble

Advanced Studio Ensemble classes are by placement and invitation for those dancers currently enrolled in the Advanced strand of Studio dance classes. This class will focus on providing additional technical training, supplementary choreographic preparation, and rigorous work on performance aptitude. Please contact Joni Wilson at joni.wilson@utah.edu for additional information.

Ballet Classes

The Tanner Dance Ballet Program creates dancers with strong technical training while maintaining a love of dance.  The program is age and skill appropriate and dancers advance according to their skill level and teacher recommendation.  The foundations of the most complex ballet steps are taught in the beginning classes and dancers progress sequentially from the basics to the advanced repertoire.

Hip Hop (Hip Hop)

The goal of the jazz and hip hop classes is to develop dancers who are dynamic, versatile, and technically strong. These styles explore a variety of both lyrical and percussive qualities, with a focus on rhythm and isolations. Each class progresses through a warm-up, across the floor and extended combinations. This class will focus on the technique and movement of Hip Hop while using clean, age-appropriate music and movement.

Acro Dance

Acro dance is a blend of dance and acrobatic elements. Whether you are already cartwheeling your way around the dance floor or just learning to handstand, you will gain flexibility and strength and learn some new skills.  This class is designed for 8-12 yr.

KPOP

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Come discover the world of KPop dance.  KPop is influenced by hip-hop and urban dance choreography and can be fast paced and precise or slow.  You can groove to some of your favorite music while learning new moves.  This class is designed for 10-15 yr. old dancers.