CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Celebrate Miss Tina!

2) Get tickets for the Vision performance

3) Add the upcoming CDT “Roots & Wings” performance to your calendar

4) Check the Lost + Found for any missing items

5) Earn volunteer hours by becoming a Class Coordinator

Reminders: Please remember to bring your own mask to class. If your dancer, or anyone in your household is feeling sick, please do not send your dancer to class. Please notify the Tanner Dance office at 801-581-7374 if anyone in your household tests positive for COVID


Congratulations Miss Tina!

The College of Fine Arts will be celebrating some of its distinguished alumni, including our wonderful Miss Tina, at their annual Gala. Miss Tina is receiving the Arts Educator award.

This FREE event also includes performances and presentations by students from the University of Utah’s schools of dance, music, film, visual art, and theatre. All are welcome to attend – no ticket required. The Gala will be held at Kingsbury Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the event begins at 7:00 PM. Click the button below for more information.

CFA Gala


 

this friday!

See selected dancers from the Children’s Dance Theatre perform “SHOUT”, choreographed by CDT alum Jacque Bell, as part of the Vision performance at Capitol Theatre on Friday, Sept. 24.

Vision brings a broad range of choreographic works to stage, each representing individual or cultural transformative moments. Produced by the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts (NYC), works for stage and screen have been curated from a national roster of professional dance artists, and will feature over 70 performers of all ages.

Get your tickets by clicking the button below!

Get Tickets


Lost + Found

If you are missing a water bottle, dance bag, or item of clothing, please have your dancer check our lost and found bin in the hallway on the second floor. Any unclaimed items will be donated on October 1.


Class Coordinators

We still need class coordinators for the following classes:

  • Miss Amy’s 2nd grade
  • Miss Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade
  • Miss Eliza’s 5th grade
  • Miss Ashley’s 6th grade
  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade
  • Miss Mary-Martha’s HS I
  • Miss Joni’s HS II

Just a reminder that each CDT family is asked to give 20 volunteer hours each year. This is one way that you can fulfill your hours!

Class Coordinator job responsibilities include helping to plan and coordinate class parties, setting up costume fittings, assisting with the Holiday Party, and gathering items for the In Accord Auction. Parents who volunteer for this position can earn at least 7 hours per year. If you are interested, please click the button below to sign up

Class Coordinator Sign Up


Upcoming CDT Performance: Roots & Wings

This year, CDT will present “Roots & Wings” at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. This performance is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:00 PM and includes all ODD numbered CDT classes, Dance Ensemble*, and the cast of SHOUT. New choreography for this show will be created during regular CDT class times. In order to participate, CDT dancers must have a good attendance record and attend both of the following days:

Rehearsal at Tanner Dance                   

Friday, Nov. 12 from 4:00 – 5:15 PM

Performance at Rose Wagner              

Saturday, Nov. 13 from 4:30 – 8:00 PM (exact call times for each class will be sent out soon)

Participating classes:

  • Miss Melony’s 3rd grade
  • Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade
  • Miss Eliza’s 5th grade
  • Miss Tina and Miss Lexi’s 7th grade
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade
  • Miss Joni’s High School II
  • Dance Ensemble
  • SHOUT

*Dance Ensemble will also perform in two “Ring Around the Rose” matinees also held on November 13. Additional information will be sent regarding these shows. 

**All even numbered CDT classes will perform in the In Accord concerts in January.


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Get tickets for the Vision performance

2) Add the upcoming CDT “Roots & Wings” performance to your calendar

3) Earn volunteer hours by becoming a Class Coordinator

Reminder: No Ogden rehearsals or performance this week


Safety Reminders
  • Please plan to drop your dancer off rather than waiting inside the building. We are still trying to minimize traffic in our lobby areas.
  • Remember to drop off in the west circle and pick up in the east driveway. Please remind your dancer to stay on the sidewalk until you pull up rather than running out into the road.

VIsion!

See selected dancers from the Children’s Dance Theatre perform “SHOUT”, choreographed by CDT alum Jacque Bell, as part of the Vision performance at Capitol Theatre on Friday, Sept. 24.

Vision brings a broad range of choreographic works to stage, each representing individual or cultural transformative moments. Produced by the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts (NYC), works for stage and screen have been curated from a national roster of professional dance artists, and will feature over 70 performers of all ages.

Get your tickets by clicking the button below!

Get Tickets


Class Coordinators

We still need class coordinators for the following classes:

  • Miss Amy’s 2nd grade
  • Miss Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade
  • Miss Eliza’s 5th grade
  • Miss Ashley’s 6th grade
  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade
  • Miss Mary-Martha’s HS I
  • Miss Joni’s HS II

Just a reminder that each CDT family is asked to give 20 volunteer hours each year. This is one way that you can fulfill your hours!

Class Coordinator job responsibilities include helping to plan and coordinate class parties, setting up costume fittings, assisting with the Holiday Party, and gathering items for the In Accord Auction. Parents who volunteer for this position can earn at least 7 hours per year. If you are interested, please click the button below to sign up

Class Coordinator Sign Up


Upcoming CDT Performance: Roots & Wings

This year, CDT will present “Roots & Wings” at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. This performance is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:00 PM and includes all ODD numbered CDT classes, Dance Ensemble*, and the cast of SHOUT. New choreography for this show will be created during regular CDT class times. In order to participate, CDT dancers must have a good attendance record and attend both of the following days:

Rehearsal at Tanner Dance                   

Friday, Nov. 12 from 4:00 – 5:15 PM

Performance at Rose Wagner              

Saturday, Nov. 13 from 4:30 – 8:00 PM (exact call times for each class will be sent out soon)

Participating classes:

  • Miss Melony’s 3rd grade
  • Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade
  • Miss Eliza’s 5th grade
  • Miss Tina and Miss Lexi’s 7th grade
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade
  • Miss Joni’s High School II
  • Dance Ensemble
  • SHOUT

*Dance Ensemble will also perform in two “Ring Around the Rose” matinees also held on November 13. Additional information will be sent regarding these shows. 

**All even numbered CDT classes will perform in the In Accord concerts in January.


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Sign up to get fit for rehearsal blacks.

2) Access our CDT Google calendar and the CDT Directory.

3) Get tickets for the Vision

4) Earn volunteer hours by becoming a Class Coordinator.

5) Take our summer camp survey (junior high/high school dancers + parents).


Ogden Cancelled

Ogden and Weber schools are not currently scheduling field trips due to COVID, so we will not be performing in Ogden this year. We appreciate the feedback you provided us during the parent meeting regarding this event, and we will take it into consideration as we plan for next year.

Regular CDT classes will be held the week of September 13. You can remove all Ogden related dates from your calendar.


Rehearsal Black Fittings

This is the last week to get fit for rehearsal blacks. If your dancer has not yet been fit, please click the button below to sign up for a fitting time. Please sign up for a time that is right before or right after your CDT class time. Boys do not need to get fit – please just email your t-shirt size to tannerdance@utah.edu

Please send your dancer to the main Tanner Dance office to get fit, and be sure they wear underwear or a leotard in order to try on the samples.

Tuesday Sept. 7

Tuesday Sept. 9

**These signups are done through our Track It Forward platform. If you are new to CDT, you should have received an email invite to create an account. If you did not receive an invite, please let us know at tannerdance@utah.edu


VIsion!

See selected dancers from the Children’s Dance Theatre perform “SHOUT”, choreographed by CDT alum Jacque Bell, as part of the Vision performance at Capitol Theatre on Friday, Sept. 24.

Vision brings a broad range of choreographic works to stage, each representing individual or cultural transformative moments. Produced by the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts (NYC), works for stage and screen have been curated from a national roster of professional dance artists, and will feature over 70 performers of all ages.

Get your tickets by clicking the button below!

Get Tickets


CDT Calendar + Directory

Click to Access the CDT Google Calendar

Please click the button below to download the CDT directory.

It is password protected: CDT2122

This directory is intended to help organize carpools and to provide a line of communication between CDT families.

Please DO NOT use this directory for solicitation purposes. Thank you!

Download Directory


Class Coordinators

Each year, two parents are assigned to each CDT class as Class Coordinators. Job responsibilities include helping to plan and coordinate class parties, setting up costume fittings, assisting with the Holiday Party, and gathering items for the In Accord Auction. Parents who volunteer for this position can earn at least 7 hours per year. If you are interested, please click the button below to sign up.

Class Coordinator Sign Up


Summer Camp Survey for Junior High + High School

If you have a CDT dancer in junior high or high school, please take a moment to fill out our surveys by clicking on the buttons below. There is a survey specifically for dancer’s and a separate one for parents. We truly value your feedback as it helps us improve our programming each year. Thank you for taking the time to share with us.

CDT JH/HS Dancer Survey

CDT JH/HS Parent Survey


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Sign up to get fit for rehearsal blacks.

2) Access our CDT Google calendar and the CDT Directory.

3) Earn volunteer hours by becoming a Class Coordinator, or storing Tanner Dance items.

4) Take our summer camp survey (junior high/high school dancers + parents).

5) Check out the Invention concert photos and videos.

WARNING: There is a football game scheduled this Thursday, Sept. 2 at 5:30 PM. Please plan ahead for increased traffic. If you are stopped by a parking attendant, just let them know you are dropping off a student at Tanner Dance.

Heads Up! No classes held on Monday, Sept. 6 due to Labor Day.


A big congratulations to our incredible Miss Tina Misaka on receiving the University of Utah Arts Educator Award! Thank you for sharing your inspiring teaching and masterful choreography with Tanner Dance!


Ogden Cancelled

Ogden and Weber schools are not currently scheduling field trips due to COVID, so we will not be performing in Ogden this year. We appreciate the feedback you provided us during the parent meeting regarding this event, and we will take it into consideration as we plan for next year.

Regular CDT classes will be held the week of September 13. You can remove all Ogden related dates from your calendar.


Rehearsal Black Fittings

If your dancer has not yet been fit for rehearsal blacks, please click the button below to sign up for a fitting time. Please sign up for a time that is right before or right after your CDT class time. Please send your dancer to the main Tanner Dance office to get fit.

Tuesday Aug. 31

Tuesday Sept. 2

Tuesday Sept. 7

Tuesday Sept. 9


CDT Calendar + Directory

Click to Access the CDT Google Calendar

Please click the button below to download the CDT directory.

It is password protected: CDT2122

This directory is intended to help organize carpools and to provide a line of communication between CDT families.

Please DO NOT use this directory for solicitation purposes. Thank you!

Download Directory


Class Coordinators + Volunteer Jobs

Each year, two parents are assigned to each CDT class as Class Coordinators. Job responsibilities include helping to plan and coordinate class parties, setting up costume fittings, assisting with the Holiday Party, and gathering items for the In Accord Auction. Parents who volunteer for this position can earn at least 7 hours per year. If you are interested, please click the button below to sign up.

Class Coordinator Sign Up

Want to earn all 20 volunteer hours in one go? Help us out by storing our holiday decorations in your basement or storage facility. Our programming has grown tremendously over that last few years, and we are already running out of storage space! These holiday items are only used once per year between Thanksgiving and the winter break.

We have two trees (each box is 6′ X 2′ X 3′), and 10 plastic bins of varying sizes. This job can be split between 3-4 people. If you are able to help us, please sign up by clicking the button below

Store Holiday Decorations


Invention Concert Photos + Video

Our Invention performance is now available to purchase or rent as a digital download. Click the button below to check it out.

Invention Permorfance Video


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Welcome Back!

We’re off to a great start! Check out our video from the Dancer Meeting last week: https://vimeo.com/591339521

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read through the information from our Parent Meeting

2) Read through information for the Arts Festival performance

3) Take our summer camp survey (junior high/high school dancers + parents)

4) Check out the Invention concert photos and videos


Parent Meeting Information

Thank you for attending our Dancer + Parent Meeting last week. We are excited to start this new year with you!

If you were not able to attend the meeting, please click the link below to access all the information for the year. We will also pass out the packets to dancers in class. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Click to access the Parent Meeting Packet


Arts Festival Performance

We have a few more slots to fill, so if you are available to perform, please click the button below to sign up. The following dances will be performed:

Automobile Assembly Line – 1 more dancer needed

Clock and Wheel – 3 more dancers needed

Writing – 1 more dancer needed

Da Vinci’s Sketches – 3 more dancers needed

Sign up for Arts Festival

All other Invention dances will NOT be performed.

Dancers in Clock and Wheel will now perform BOTH dances in order to have enough dancers. Please see the adjusted rehearsal schedule below.

Friday, Aug. 27 – Class Rehearsals at Tanner Dance

4:00 – 5:00 PM: Da Vinci’s Sketches, Wheel, Writing

5:00 – 6:00 PM: Assembly Line, Clock, Writing

Saturday, Aug. 28 – at Utah Arts Festival

Company Spacing Rehearsal at Utah Arts Festival

8:00 – 10:00 AM: All Dancers

DROP OFF/PICK UP FOR SPACING: Please drop off dancers at 8:00 AM behind the Festival stage on 400 South and 200 East. Parents can pull up to the curb on the south side of the street where Miss Ashley will meet them.

Please pick up dancers at 10:00 AM at the same location.

DROP OFF/PICK UP FOR PERFORMANCE:

3:00 PM: Call for all dancers (updated call time)

4:00 PM: Performance

5:00 PM: Pick Up

For the performance, please meet your teacher at the 500 South and 300 East Festival Entrance.

Dancers will receive a free ticket in order to enter the festival. The Festival is no longer providing complimentary tickets for parents.

Please pick up your dancer at the stage. If you are not attending the show, please have your dancer notify the teacher so that they can walk dancers out to the 500 South 300 East Entrance for pick up.


Summer Camp Survey for Junior High + High School

If you have a CDT dancer in junior high or high school, please take a moment to fill out our surveys by clicking on the buttons below. There is a survey specifically for dancer’s and a separate one for parents. We truly value your feedback as it helps us improve our programming each year. Thank you for taking the time to share with us.

CDT JH/HS Dancer Survey

CDT JH/HS Parent Survey


Invention Concert Photos + Video

Our Invention performance is now available to purchase or rent as a digital download. Click the button below to check it out.

Invention Permorfance Video

Class and individual photos will also be available this week. You will receive an emailed link to download the photos – no purchase necessary.


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Check the changes for the Arts Festival performance.

2) Attend the Dancer + Parent Meeting this Thursday at 5:15 PM.

3) RSVP for our special high school master class with Brian Gerke


Changes to Arts Festival Performance

Due to low sign up numbers, we will only be performing the following dances at the Utah Arts Festival:

Automobile Assembly Line

Clock

Wheel

Writing

Da Vinci’s Sketches

 

All other Invention dances will NOT be performed.

Dancers in Clock and Wheel will now perform BOTH dances in order to have enough dancers. Please see the adjusted rehearsal schedule below.

Friday, Aug. 27 – Class Rehearsals at Tanner Dance

4:00 – 5:00 PM: Da Vinci’s Sketches, Clock

5:00 – 6:00 PM: Assembly Line, Wheel, Clock, Writing

 

Saturday, Aug. 28 – at Utah Arts Festival

Company Spacing Rehearsal at Utah Arts Festival

8:00 – 10:00 AM: All Dancers

Performance

3:30 PM: Call for all dancers

4:00 PM: Performance

5:00 PM: Pick Up


CDT Dancer + Parent Meeting – Thursday, Aug. 19

We have combined our CDT dancer meeting with our parent meeting this year. The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 19 from 5:15 – 7:00 PM at Tanner Dance (this is different than the time we published in the spring). It is very important that everyone attend as there are some exciting changes happening this year including added performance opportunities and a new attendance policy.

*This meeting will replace the parent meeting originally scheduled for September 7.

Free parking will be available in the Tanner Dance lot and on the top floor of the parking garage during the meeting. Please wear a mask.


CDT High School Master Class

To kick off the new school year, we have planned a special workshop for the CDT high school classes on Saturday, August 21 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Guest artist Brian Gerke will teach a master class from 9:00 – 11:00 AM (see more info about Brian below). After class, you’ll have an opportunity to talk with CDT alumni who are currently working in dance or other creative fields. These alumni will provide advice and ideas about where your CDT experiences can take you next, and what it’s like to pursue dance as a career. Lunch will be provided.

All CDT dancers entering 10th-12th grade are invited to attend. Please RSVP to this workshop by emailing tannerdance@utah.edu.

ABOUT BRIAN GERKE

Brian is an award-winning choreographer, performer, and educator who was born and raised in Missoula, MT. He spent the majority of his professional career living, performing, and teaching in Europe, where he was a soloist in Iceland’s National Dance Company. While living in Europe, Brian co-created and co-directed his own dance company for 5 years, presenting works in over 50 theaters, spanning 12 countries. He has been commissioned to create original choreography by universities and professional dance companies in the US and abroad, most recently by the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (premiering in Baltimore, April 2021). Brian is a Movement Analyst, an Assistant Professor, and the Coordinator of Modern Dance at Utah Valley University. He has been a member of the Heartland Collective, a SLC-based company, since its inception in 2018. Brian is driven by the desire to wholeheartedly live, work, communicate, and educate while remaining mindful of and supported by his core values: Compassion & Integrity.


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Please remove ALL nail polish prior to May 10

2) Review rehearsal and performance times for Capitol Theatre

3) Attend the monitor meeting on Friday, May 7

4) Save the date for Sandy performances in June

We highly encourage dancers who are 16 and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Our Tanner Dance staff, faculty, and musicians have all been vaccinated. This is an important way to keep our community healthy as we enter our performing season. Thank you!


CDT Concert Tickets

Invention tickets are open to the public, and Salt Lake County is allowing increased audience capacity. You may purchase additional tickets for your family at this time, but please be aware that due to the COVID-approved seat map, your family may be sitting in different areas of the theater.

Click the button below to purchase tickets online, or call ArtTix at 801-355-ARTS (2787).

Get Invention Tickets

The performance will also be live streamed on Friday, May 21 at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, May 22 at 7:00 PM. Click the button below to purchase tickets for the live stream.

Get Livestream Tickets


Concert Rehearsals

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Rehearsals for Invention begin Monday, May 10. Please review your concert packet so you are aware of your dancer’s rehearsal times.

  • Dancers should always arrive in their CDT rehearsal blacks with hair pulled back.
  • Water bottles should be clearly labeled with the dancer’s name.

Please have your dancer re-apply deodorant prior to each rehearsal and performance.

See the CDT Invention Concert Info


Capitol Theatre Week Calendar

Monday, May 10: Class Rehearsals and Photos at Tanner Dance

**Please have your dancer arrive with their tan camisole leotard (girls) or biker shorts (boys) underneath their rehearsal blacks. Hair and makeup should already be done. (Hairstyles are listed below.) No jewelry or nail polish. Class and individual photos will be taken on this day. You do not need to complete an order form this year, as we have included the photos as part of tuition.

**Dancers’ Council photo will be taken at 6:30 PM.

Tuesday, May 11: Company Rehearsal at Tanner Dance

Dancers should wear their rehearsal blacks with hair pulled back, and bring a water bottle.

Wednesday, May 12: Filming during Company Rehearsal

**Please have your dancer arrive with their tan camisole leotard (girls) or biker shorts (boys) underneath their rehearsal blacks. Hair and makeup should already be done. (Hairstyles are listed below.) No jewelry or nail polish.

Thursday, May 13: Company Rehearsal at Tanner Dance

Dancers should wear their rehearsal blacks with hair pulled back, and bring a water bottle.

Friday, May 14:

Dancers’ Council Rehearsal, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

2020 Senior Reception at Tanner Dance, 6:00 PM

*The senior reception is only for last year’s seniors and their parents.

Saturday, May 15:

Company Rehearsal

Dancers should wear their rehearsal blacks with hair pulled back, and bring a water bottle.

2021 Senior Reception at Tanner Dance, 3:30 PM

*The senior reception is only for graduating seniors and their parents.

May 17 – 22: Capitol Theatre Week – please refer to your concert packet


Important Upcoming Dates

April 20: Last day of class for 2nd and 3rd grades

April 22: Last day of class for 4th grade and up

May 10 – 15: Invention Company Rehearsals – please refer to your concert packet

May 17 – 22: Capitol Theatre Week – please refer to your concert packet

TICKETS: We are working with the Capitol Theatre to get tickets ready to go. We will let you know before they go on sale. We will have limited in person seating, but the performance will also be live streamed on Friday and Saturday evening for a watch-at-home option

See the CDT Invention Concert Info


Class Hairstyles

C3 – Telephone, Miss Tad + Miss Amy – half up, half down

C3 – Out of the Box, Miss Natalie + Miss Melissa – 2 French braids

C4 – Miss Melony + Miss Mimi – 1 French braid pulled up

C5 – Writing, Miss Mary Ann & Miss Eliza – 2 French braids pulled up

C6 – Oids, Miss Ann – low bun

C7 – Incandescent, Miss Ashley – 2 French braids pulled up

C8 – Da Vinci, Miss Tina + Miss Lexi – 1 French braid pulled up

C9 – Time Manipulation, Miss Diana – 2 French or Dutch braids pulled up

HSI – World Wide Web, Miss Natalie – low bun

HS2 – Butterfly Effect, Miss Corinne – half up, half down

DE – Radium, Miss Joni – low bun

DE – 2020 Senior Piece, Miss Chara – half up, half down

DE – 2021 Senior Piece, Miss Chara – ponytail

Dancers’ Council – low bun


Monitor Meeting

We ask that all parent monitors plan to attend our monitor orientation meeting. Even if you have been to a monitor meeting in the past, we will be conveying important information related to COVID protocols which will be very different from previous years. You may claim this meeting time toward your volunteer commitment.

We have 2 meetings scheduled for Friday, May 7 at Capitol Theatre. Each time slot is limited to 20 participants to accommodate social distancing. Please RSVP for a meeting time by clicking the button below

Sign up for a Monitor Meeting time


Sandy + Arts Festival Performances

CDT will be performing Invention at the Sandy Amphitheatre on Tuesday, June 22 at 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM. Class rehearsals will take place the week prior, June 14-18, with a company rehearsal on Monday, June 21. Please save these dates in your calendar. We will be sending a detailed rehearsal schedule soon.

This year, the Utah Arts Festival has been moved to August 28. Due to COVID, the festival is limiting the number of dancers who can be in the space, so we will not be performing Invention at this venue. Instead, we will be creating a new performance that meets the festival’s COVID guidelines. We will update you as soon as we have determined which CDT classes will be performing.


We’d like to invite you to support our other programs at Tanner Dance in their upcoming spring performances.

Inspired by the theme of “elements”, this year’s Tipping Point Showcase is an immersive exploration of the pieces that make up our earth, our society, and ourselves. The members of Tipping Point, Momentum, and In Motion dance companies will present 8 new pieces of student choreography, as well as choreography by guest artists Juan Carlos Claudio, Lauren Curly, Natalie Gotter, Micah Moch, Natosha Washington, and Bashaun Williams.

Get Livestream Tickets


Auditions for the Tanner Dance Contemporary Companies are Tuesday, May 25. All dancers entering 7th-12th grade are eligible to audition. A tuition discount is available for dancers who are concurrently enrolled in CDT.

Click the button below for more information about the companies and audition registration, or contact Diana Timothy at diana.timothy@utah.edu

Audition Info + Registration


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Get your tickets for Invention!

2) Register for CDT 2021-2022 by this Friday, April 16.

3) Send a special message to your dancer in the CDT concert playbill.

4) Sign up to monitor a class at the Capitol Theatre.

We highly encourage dancers who are 16 and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Our Tanner Dance staff, faculty, and musicians have all been vaccinated. This is an important way to keep our community healthy as we enter our performing season. Thank you!

 


CDT Concert Tickets

Pre-sale tickets for CDT families and faculty will be available starting today, Tuesday, April 13, at 10:00 AM, through April 25. During this time, CDT families may purchase two tickets seated together to see the performance live at Capitol Theatre.

The code to purchase pre-sale tickets is: CDT21

Capitol Theatre has arranged seating to accommodate social distancing, and so we have a limited number of tickets available this year. Each CDT family is initially limited to two seats in order to give every dancer the opportunity to have family members in the audience.

Beginning Monday, April 26, all remaining tickets will be open to the public. You may purchase additional tickets for your family at this time, but please be aware that due to the COVID-approved seat map, your family may be sitting in different areas of the theater.

Click the button below to purchase tickets online, or call ArtTix at 801-355-ARTS (2787).

Get Invention Tickets

The performance will also be live streamed on Friday, May 21 at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, May 22 at 7:00 PM. Click the button below to purchase tickets for the live stream.

Get Livestream Tickets


Dancer Congratulations

If you would like to include a special message for your dancer in the CDT concert playbill, please click the button below. Order deadline is Friday, April 16.

Order a Dancer Congratulations

Invention Charms

We have a few Invention charms left over from last year. If you would like to purchase a charm, please click the button below. Charms will be distributed to dancers the week of May 10 during company rehearsals.

Order an Invention Charm


Important Upcoming Dates

April 20: Last day of class for 2nd and 3rd grades

April 22: Last day of class for 4th grade and up

May 10 – 15: Invention Company Rehearsals – please refer to your concert packet

May 17 – 22: Capitol Theatre Week – please refer to your concert packet

TICKETS: We are working with the Capitol Theatre to get tickets ready to go. We will let you know before they go on sale. We will have limited in person seating, but the performance will also be live streamed on Friday and Saturday evening for a watch-at-home option

See the CDT Invention Concert Info


Monitors Needed

We still need parent monitors for Capitol Theatre week. Please click the button below to sign up.

All volunteers must complete a background check. Please look for an email from the University of Utah, or from applicationstation@certiphi.com requesting your information.

*For the safety of our dancers and faculty, we highly encourage parent volunteers to be vaccinated prior to monitoring classes.

**Please also note, that due to COVID protocols, monitors will be required to remain with their assigned class for the duration of the rehearsal or performance. Monitors will not be able to visit other dressing rooms or watch other classes from back stage.

Thank you for helping us make this a safe and successful event!

Sign up to Volunteer


CDT Registration 2021-2022 Due this Friday

REMINDER: CDT Registration for 21-22 is DUE this Friday, April 16.

You may pay tuition in full at this time for a 5% discount, OR pay the $50 dancer commitment fee and sign up for an installment plan. The office will contact you during the spring to set up your installment plan.

Once you have registered, you will receive your electronic bio release form and parent contract within 5 business days. These forms are to be signed and sent electronically.

Please contact us at tannerdance@utah.edu if you have any questions.

We are planning to return to our usual class schedule in the fall:

CDT 2nd + 3rd grades | Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM

CDT 4th-6th grade | Mondays + Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM

CDT 7th – 9th grade | Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM

CDT 10th – 12th grade | Mondays + Thursdays 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Please contact us at tannerdance@utah.edu if you have any questions.


We’d like to invite you to support our other programs at Tanner Dance in their upcoming spring performances.

Join us virtually for the classic Disney tale presented by Tanner Dance’s Elevate Theatre Company – a company of actors with disabilities. A digital download will be available in early May. Please click the button below to pre-order your digital download.

Order The Lion King Digital Download

Support Adults with Disabilities Programming


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Register for CDT 2021-2022 (see instructions below).

2) Be sure your dancer attends class for Invention rehearsals.

3) Give your dancer a shout-out in the CDT concert playbill.

4) Sign up to delivery shirts for volunteer hours

We highly encourage dancers who are 16 and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Our Tanner Dance staff, faculty, and musicians have all been vaccinated. This is an important way to keep our community healthy as we enter our performing season. Thank you!


CDT Registration 2021-2022

You should have received a separate email last week with your dancer’s registration link. If you did not receive this email, please contact us at tannerdance@utah.edu and include your dancer’s name and current grade.

You may pay tuition in full at this time for a 5% discount, OR pay the $50 dancer commitment fee and sign up for an installment plan. The office will contact you during the spring to set up your installment plan.

We are planning to return to our usual class schedule for fall:

CDT 2nd + 3rd grades | Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM

CDT 4th-6th grade | Mondays + Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM

CDT 7th – 9th grade | Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM

CDT 10th – 12th grade | Mondays + Thursdays 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Once you have registered, you will receive your electronic bio release form and parent contract within 5 business days. These forms are to be signed and sent electronically.

Your registration and signed forms must be completed by Friday, April 16.

Please contact us at tannerdance@utah.edu if you have any questions.


Summer Camps Added for CDT 7th-12th grade

CDT 7th-12th grade dancers are now required to sign up for two weeks of summer camp. Our early June camps are quite full, so we have added another week to choose from to help accommodate this new requirement.

June 21, 23, and 24 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) from 9:15 AM – 2:45 PM

We also have a few spots left in our July weeks:

July 12, 14, and 15 from 9:15 AM – 2:45 PM

July 19, 21, and 22 from 9:15 AM – 2:45 PM

If you have not yet signed up for camp, please call our office at 801-581-7374 to register.


Important Upcoming Dates

April 5: Invention rehearsals begin for 5th grade and up. Dancers will rehearse during their regular class times for this year.

April 16: CDT Registration deadline for 2021-2022

April 20: Last day of class for 2nd and 3rd grades

April 22: Last day of class for 4th grade and up

May 10 – 15: Invention Company Rehearsals – please refer to your concert packet

May 17 – 22: Capitol Theatre Week – please refer to your concert packet

TICKETS: We are working with the Capitol Theatre to get tickets ready to go. We will let you know before they go on sale. We will have limited in person seating, but the performance will also be live streamed on Friday and Saturday evening for a watch-at-home option

See the CDT Invention Concert Info


Dancer Congratulations

If you would like to include a special message for your dancer in the CDT concert playbill, please click the button below. Order deadline is Friday, April 16.

Order a Dancer Congratulations


Volunteer Hours for T-shirt Delivery

We need 4 parents to help deliver t-shirts to local elementary schools the week of April 12. You can earn 4 volunteer hours for this project. Click the button below to sign up.

Click for Volunteer Signups


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CDT e-NEWS: Monday, March 29, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Register for CDT 2021-2022 (see instructions below.)

2) Check our upcoming dates and add them to your calendar.

3) Sign up for concert volunteer jobs.

Quick Reminders:

Please remind your dancer not to wait outside alone after dark. If you are running late, please have them press the buzzer at the backdoor, and the office staff will let them inside to wait.

Although the COVID climate is improving, please remain vigilant with mask wearing, hand washing, and social distancing. Please DO NOT send your dancer to class if they, or anyone in your household, is not feeling well.


CDT Registration 2021-2022

CDT registration for 2021-2022 opens today, Monday, March 29.

You will receive a separate email with your dancer’s registration link. Please be sure you register for the grade your dancer will be in for 2021-2022. You may pay tuition in full at this time for a 5% discount, OR pay the $50 dancer commitment fee and sign up for an installment plan. The office will contact you during the spring to set up your installment plan.

This email will also include detailed registration instructions, a schedule for 21-22, and a list of dancer responsibilities. We are planning to return to our usual class schedule for fall:

CDT 2nd + 3rd grades | Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM

CDT 4th-6th grade | Mondays + Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM

CDT 7th – 9th grade | Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM

CDT 10th – 12th grade | Mondays + Thursdays 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Once you have registered, you will receive your electronic bio release form and parent contract within 5 business days. These forms are to be signed and sent electronically.

Your registration and signed forms must be completed by Friday, April 16.

Please contact us at tannerdance@utah.edu if you have any questions.


Summer Camps Added for CDT 7th-12th grade

Our June weeks for CDT junior high and high school camps are completely full, but we still have many dancers in this age group who are not yet signed up for camp. We have added another week to choose from to help accommodate the two-week camp requirement.

June 21, 23, and 24 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) from 9:15 AM – 2:45 PM

We also have a few spots left in our July weeks:

July 12, 14, and 15 from 9:15 AM – 2:45 PM

July 19, 21, and 22 from 9:15 AM – 2:45 PM

If you have not yet signed up for camp, please call our office at 801-581-7374 to register.


Important Upcoming Dates

April 5: Invention rehearsals begin for 5th grade and up. Dancers will rehearse during their regular class times for this year.

April 16: CDT Registration is due for 2021-2022

April 20: Last day of class for 2nd and 3rd grades

April 22: Last day of class for 4th grade and up

May 10 – 15: Invention Company Rehearsals – please refer to your concert packet

May 17 – 22: Capitol Theatre Week – please refer to your concert packet

See the CDT Invention Concert Info


Volunteer Sign Ups for Invention Concert

Volunteer sign ups are now available for CDT concert rehearsals and Capitol Theatre week. Thank you in advance for your help during this busy and exciting time!

In order to protect our dancers, faculty, and parents, we highly recommend that you receive the COVID vaccine prior to volunteering.

Click for Volunteer Signups


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