CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, September 14, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read our important scheduling updates

2) Add the CDT Virtual Sharing Day to your calendar

3) Call the Tanner Dance office to complete your tuition installment set-up

Download the CDT 20-21 Calendar – UPDATED 9/14/20


Important Calendar UpdatE

The University of Utah has scheduled a “circuit breaker” hiatus September 28 through October 11. During this time, no students, faculty, or staff are allowed on campus. This break is a preventative measure for COVID-19, as well as a public safety measure surrounding the Vice Presidential Debate being held at Kingsbury Hall. Tanner Dance will follow the university’s directive and will not hold classes at the studio during this 2 week hiatus.

During the week of Sept. 28 – Oct. 3, CDT classes WILL be held either off campus in an outdoor space, or via Zoom. We will send a list next week with each class’s location or Zoom link.

CDT classes will NOT be held during the week of Oct. 5 – 10. Regular classes will resume at the studio beginning October 12.

In order to make up for the lost week in October, we are extending our fall session by one week in December. Our fall session will now finish on December 12.

If your dancer is also enrolled in ballet classes or the Contemporary Companies, please look for additional communication regarding those schedules.

Thank you for your flexibility during this time. We love dancing with you!


CDT Virtual Sharing Day

We will be holding a Virtual Sharing Day for select CDT classes on Saturday, Sept. 26. This event is an opportunity for CDT classes to share what they are working on with fellow company members and families.

This event will be divided into two sessions in order to safely space the dancers. Session A will be from 1:00 – 2:15 PM, and Session B will be from 2:45 – 4:00 PM. Please see the detailed schedule below for your dancer’s information.

Each CDT class will have an opportunity to perform in the Black Box Theatre, while the other classes watch from each of the studio spaces. The theatre floor will be sanitized between each class, providing time for dancers and teachers to discuss the creative process and choreographic tools used by each class. The event will be streamed live on YouTube so that families may watch from home. The YouTube link will be emailed to families the week of the event.

All dancers should arrive with their water bottle, hair pulled back, and wearing rehearsal blacks. (These do not need to be the matching CDT blacks.)

Please drop dancers off in the west circle. Our check in procedures will be the same as they are for weekly classes. Parents will not be allowed in the studio during this event. We encourage you to watch the dances via YouTube.

 

Session A Dancers:

Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade

Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade

Miss Ashley’s 6th grade

Miss Jill’s High School I

Miss Chara’s Dance Ensemble

 

Session B Dancers:

Miss Eliza’s 5th grade

Miss Tina’s 7th grade

Miss Diana’s 8th grade

Miss Eliza’s 9th grade

Miss Joni’s High School II

 

CDT VIRTUAL SHARING DAY – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

1:00 PM: Drop off Session A dancers in the west circle

1:15 – 2:15 PM: Virtual Sharing – Live Stream

2:15 PM: Pick Up Session A dancers in the east circle

2:45 PM: Drop off Session B dancers in the west circle

2:45 – 3:45 PM: Virtual Sharing B – Live Stream

4:00 PM: Pick up Session B dancers in the east circle

 

If you have any questions about this event, please email us at tannerdance@utah.edu. We look forward to sharing a day of dance with you!


Reminder: Tuition Installments

If you selected a tuition installment plan when you registered for CDT, please call the office at 801-581-7374 to set up your payments asap. Our deadline for setting up installments is Sept. 25. Our office staff is best able to take your call earlier in the day, as our afternoons become very busy with check in for classes. We appreciate your help in making sure your dancer is registered and set up for tuition.


Reminder: Zoom Options + Attendance
  • CDT dancers can Zoom classes if they have a medical need. You will need to contact the office at tannerdance@utah.edu to get the Zoom link for your CDT class when the need arises. Please notify us at least one day in advance of your scheduled class.

 

  • Please stay home if you are feeling sick.

 

  • Healthy dancers are expected to be in class. As members of a performing company, it is important for the dancers to regularly train their bodies and creative skills. Please schedule events with family and friends outside of dance time.

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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read through the updates on Health + Safety procedures

2) Please read about our tuition installment options


Health + Safety Updates

We had a great second week at Tanner Dance! Thank you parents and dancers for helping us keep our community dancing safely. Here are a few important reminders:

  • When dropping off your dancer, please pull all the way up into the west circle, and don’t let your dancer out of your car until your vehicle is parallel with a staff member. This will help us be more accurate with temperature checks and help keep dancers out of the line of traffic.

 

  • Please remind your dancer to socially distance while at Tanner Dance. We ask that all dancers (including siblings and carpools) follow this rule in order to ensure everyone’s health and safety. Please help us by reinforcing this with your dancer before dropping them off.

 


Tuition Installments

If you selected a tuition installment plan when you registered for CDT, a staff member will be contacting you to set up your payments. You may also call the office at 801-581-7374 to set up your payments; our office hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Fridays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.


Zoom Options + Attendance
  • CDT dancers can Zoom classes if they have a medical need. You will need to contact the office at tannerdance@utah.edu to get the Zoom link for your CDT class when the need arises. Please notify us at least one day in advance of your scheduled class.

 

  • Please stay home if you are feeling sick.

 

  • Healthy dancers are expected to be in class. As members of a performing company, it is important for the dancers to regularly train their bodies and creative skills. Please schedule events with family and friends outside of dance time.

 

CDT Handbook + Calendar

Click the buttons below to download this year’s CDT Handbook and Calendar. Please note that all dates are subject to change. We appreciate your flexibility this year!

Download the Handbook

Download the Calendar


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read through the updates on Health + Safety

2) Read through attendance requirements, and parking


Health + Safety Reminders

We had a great first week at Tanner Dance! Thank you parents and dancers for helping us keep our community dancing safely. Here are a few important reminders:

  • All dancers must be dropped off in the west circle. Please do not drop dancers off in the east circle and have them walk around; we need parents to be present during temperature checks in case a dancer needs to return home. The only dancers who should be walking around to the front are those students who drive themselves.

 

  • Please remember to bring your own mask to class and to socially distance at all times. Your mask must cover your nose.

 

  • Please be respectful of our office staff, teachers, musicians, and parent volunteers as they remind you to social distance and sanitize your hands.

 

Watch our dancer training video to learn how to return to the studio safety. Thank you to our CDT Dancers’ Council for helping to put this together!


Zoom Options + Attendance
  • CDT dancers can Zoom classes if they have a medical need. You will need to contact the office at tannerdance@utah.edu to get the Zoom link for your CDT class when the need arises. Please notify us at least one day in advance of your scheduled class.

 

  • Please stay home if you are feeling sick.

 

  • Healthy dancers are expected to be in class. As members of a performing company, it is important for the dancers to regularly train their bodies and creative skills. Please schedule events with family and friends outside of dance time.

Parking options for parents

Parking is free after 4:00 PM in the Institute lot and garage. These lots are located on the south side of South Campus Drive, across from the Trax station. It is about a 5 minute walk from these lots to Tanner Dance.

If you are coming to volunteer, you may park in the Tanner lot. Please pick up a sign to place on your dash from the check in table in the lobby.

Reminder: Parking Policies 2020-2021
  • For the 2020-2021 year, we are asking that all dancers be dropped off and picked up.

 

  • At this time, parents will not be allowed to park in the Tanner lot, with the exceptions of: parents attending a Parent-Tot class, parent volunteers helping with COVID safety, and teen dancers who are old enough to drive themselves to class. Parking passes can be purchased at the Tanner Dance office for $7 per month or $20 for the semester. Please bring exact change. Parking passes are non-refundable. Passes are not required for Saturday classes.

 

  • Due to our limited number of parking spots, even if a Tanner lot pass has been purchased, Tanner Dance cannot guarantee that there will be open spots during your class time. Please seek out other visitor parking options on campus if the Tanner Dance lot is full. Parking in the west or east circles is not permitted, unless you are a high school dancer driving yourself and the Tanner lot is full.

 

  • University Commuter Services is no longer allowing Tanner Dance patrons to park in the central garage Monday – Friday. You may use the garage to park for free on Saturdays.

 

  • Parking areas are designated by signs specifying the type of parking allowed and the hours of enforcement. Unless otherwise stated, permit lots are enforced year round, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday parking near the studio is usually plentiful and free, with some exceptions for sporting or other large campus events.

 

  • Parking regulations are enforced year-round, including during breaks and between semesters. Permit areas and meters are not regulated on state holidays. Fire lanes, restricted areas, designated reserved and disabled spaces are enforced 24 hours every day of the year. Violators will be ticketed. For more information, call Commuter Services at 801-581-6415 or visit the website at www.parking.utah.edu.

Tanner Dance Office Hours

Beginning the week of August 24, our office hours will be Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Our office staff is working hard to ensure a safe and enjoyable dance experience for all our students and faculty. In order to properly sanitize the studios and monitor dancers’ safety, we may need to occasionally step away from the phones. As we navigate through COVID, we ask that you please be patient as our response time may be slower than usual. Thank you!


CDT Handbook + Calendar

Click the buttons below to download this year’s CDT Handbook and Calendar. Please note that all dates are subject to change. We appreciate your flexibility this year!

Download the Handbook

Download the Calendar


Reminder: Adjusted CDT Class Times for Fall 2020

As part of our health and safety plan, we have adjusted some of our class times to accommodate cleaning and sanitizing our studios between classes, and to decrease the amount of dancers traveling through the hallways at the same time. Please check below to see your new CDT class time.

  • Miss Melony’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ann’s 5th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ashley’s 6th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Diana’s 8th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:15 – 7:45 PM
  • Miss Corinne’s HS I: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Joni’s HS II: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Chara”s Dance Ensemble: Mondays + Thursdays 8:00 – 9:30 PM

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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read through the CDT Handbook and Calendar

2) Read updates on Tanner Dance office hours and parking


Welcome Back!

Welcome Back CDT Dancers!

It was wonderful to see everyone safely in the building for our first day back. It was lovely to hear and see the live musicians playing and dancers dancing.

Here is the link to the Zoom Parent Meeting if you missed it:

https://utah.zoom.us/rec/share/4NdMf5L0rGJJco310lrzArUdHpjCX6a81nJN-qAPz0isHGG5JrByGCuIQRq-45UJ?startTime=1597880140000

CDT dancers can Zoom classes if they have a medical need. You will need to contact the office at tannerdance@utah.edu to get the Zoom link for your CDT class when the need arises. Please notify us at least one day in advance of your scheduled class.

It’s going to be a great year!


CDT Handbook + Calendar

Click the buttons below to download this year’s CDT Handbook and Calendar. Please note that all dates are subject to change. We appreciate your flexibility this year!

Download the Handbook

Download the Calendar


Tanner Dance Office Hours

Beginning the week of August 24, our office hours will be Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Our office staff is working hard to ensure a safe and enjoyable dance experience for all our students and faculty. In order to properly sanitize the studios and monitor dancers’ safety, we may need to occasionally step away from the phones. As we navigate through COVID, we ask that you please be patient as our response time may be slower than usual. Thank you!


Reminder: Health + Safety plan

Watch our dancer training video to learn how to return to the studio safety. Thank you to our CDT Dancers’ Council for helping to put this together!

Watch the Video

We’ve put together a list of FAQs about returning to classes this Fall. Please take a moment to read through them. Our full Health + Safety Plan is also available below.

Fall 2020 FAQs

Read our full Health + Safety Plan for Fall 2020


 

Reminder: Parking Policies 2020-2021

For the 2020-2021 year, we are asking that all dancers be dropped off and picked up.

At this time, parents will not be allowed to park in the Tanner lot, with the exceptions of: parents attending a Parent-Tot class, parent volunteers helping with COVID safety, and teen dancers who are old enough to drive themselves to class. Parking passes can be purchased beginning Monday, August 24 at the Tanner Dance office for $7 per month. Please bring exact change.

Due to our limited number of parking spots, even if a Tanner lot pass has been purchased, Tanner Dance cannot guarantee that there will be open spots during your class time. Please seek out other visitor parking options on campus if the Tanner Dance lot is full. Parking in the west or east circles is not permitted, unless you are a high school dancer driving yourself and the Tanner lot is full.

University Commuter Services is no longer allowing Tanner Dance patrons to park in the central garage.

Parking areas are designated by signs specifying the type of parking allowed and the hours of enforcement. Unless otherwise stated, permit lots are enforced year round, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday parking near the studio is usually plentiful and free, with some exceptions for sporting or other large campus events.

Parking regulations are enforced year-round, including during breaks and between semesters. Permit areas and meters are not regulated on state holidays. Fire lanes, restricted areas, designated reserved and disabled spaces are enforced 24 hours every day of the year. Violators will be ticketed. For more information, call Commuter Services at 801-581-6415 or visit the website at www.parking.utah.edu.


Reminder: Adjusted CDT Class Times for Fall 2020

As part of our health and safety plan, we have adjusted some of our class times to accommodate cleaning and sanitizing our studios between classes, and to decrease the amount of dancers traveling through the hallways at the same time. Please check below to see your new CDT class time.

  • Miss Melony’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ann’s 5th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ashley’s 6th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Diana’s 8th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:15 – 7:45 PM
  • Miss Corinne’s HS I: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Joni’s HS II: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Chara”s Dance Ensemble: Mondays + Thursdays 8:00 – 9:30 PM


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Attend the CDT Parent Meeting + Dancer Meetings this week

2) Complete your CDT forms

3) Read updates on parking, concert boutique, and Tanner Dance office hours


Reminder: Meetings This Week

CDT PARENT MEETING: Wednesday, August 19, 5:30 – 6:30 PM on Zoom

Our CDT Parent Meeting is this Wednesday, August 19 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. This meeting will be on Zoom.

Meeting Link: https://utah.zoom.us/j/92912279171

Password: tanner7374

CDT DANCER MEETING: Thursday, August 20, In Person at the Studio

This will be an in person meeting to give the dancers a chance to practice the health and safety procedures, and meet their new teacher. Please drop dancers off in the west circle and pick up in the east circle.

Dancer meeting times are based on the grade they will enter this fall.

4:30-5:00       2/3rd grade

5:00-5:30       4/5 grade

5:15-5:45       6th grade

6:00-6:30       7/8th grade

6:15-6:45       9th grade

7:00-7:30       HS 1/ HS2 grade

7:15-7:45       Dance Ensemble


Classes Start Next Week!
Want to see what dancing in person is like?

Check out this video of the Tanner Dance Contemporary Companies during their recent in person summer camp.

Click to Watch our Dancers


Health + Safety plan

Watch our dancer training video to learn how to return to the studio safety. Thank you to our CDT Dancers’ Council for helping to put this together!

Watch the Video

We’ve put together a list of FAQs about returning to classes this Fall. Please take a moment to read through them. Our full Health + Safety Plan is also available below.

Fall 2020 FAQs

Read our full Health + Safety Plan for Fall 2020


Tanner Dance Office Hours

Beginning the week of August 24, our office hours will be Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Our office staff is working hard to ensure a safe and enjoyable dance experience for all our students and faculty. In order to properly sanitize the studios and monitor dancers’ safety, we may need to occasionally step away from the phones. As we navigate through COVID, we ask that you please be patient as our response time may be slower than usual. Thank you!


Free Demonstration Class

Tanner Dance announces a special opportunity for four-year-olds to dance with Mary Ann Lee in a free demonstration class as part of a University of Utah School of Dance course on dance pedagogy. The class meets Tuesday mornings from 8:30-9:15 AM on August 25, September 1, 8, 15 and 22 at Tanner Dance. 

Dancers must wear a mask and follow the health and safety protocols for Tanner Dance. University students who observe the class will also follow safety protocols as will Mary Ann and the studio musician, Brent Fotheringham. The class is limited to 12 students. Mary Ann will schedule a time to meet the students before the class begins in an outside setting so that parents, children, and Mary Ann can meet in person.

To enroll, please click the button below.

Enroll in the Free Demonstration Class


Last Call: Complete your CDT Registration Forms

Please use the link below to complete your forms for CDT 20-21. These forms must be completed by Friday, August 21. If you have already completed the bio release form for summer camp, you do not need to fill out that form again. You can download the Bio-release form and email the complete form to tannerdance@utah.edu or you can request an online fillable version by email us your request.

Click for CDT T-shirt + Dietary Form

Click for the Bio Release Form


 

Reminder: Adjusted CDT Class Times for Fall 2020

As part of our health and safety plan, we have adjusted some of our class times to accommodate cleaning and sanitizing our studios between classes, and to decrease the amount of dancers traveling through the hallways at the same time. Please check below to see your new CDT class time.

  • Miss Melony’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ann’s 5th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ashley’s 6th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Diana’s 8th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:15 – 7:45 PM
  • Miss Corinne’s HS I: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Joni’s HS II: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Chara”s Dance Ensemble: Mondays + Thursdays 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Reminder: Parking Policies 2020-2021

For the 2020-2021 year, we are asking that all dancers be dropped off and picked up.

At this time, parents will not be allowed to park in the Tanner lot, with the exceptions of: parents attending a Parent-Tot class, parent volunteers helping with COVID safety, and teen dancers who are old enough to drive themselves to class. Parking passes can be purchased beginning Monday, August 24 at the Tanner Dance office for $7 per month. Please bring exact change.

Due to our limited number of parking spots, even if a Tanner lot pass has been purchased, Tanner Dance cannot guarantee that there will be open spots during your class time. Please seek out other visitor parking options on campus if the Tanner Dance lot is full. Parking in the west or east circles is not permitted, unless you are a high school dancer driving yourself and the Tanner lot is full.

University Commuter Services is no longer allowing Tanner Dance patrons to park in the central garage.

Parking areas are designated by signs specifying the type of parking allowed and the hours of enforcement. Unless otherwise stated, permit lots are enforced year round, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday parking near the studio is usually plentiful and free, with some exceptions for sporting or other large campus events.

Parking regulations are enforced year-round, including during breaks and between semesters. Permit areas and meters are not regulated on state holidays. Fire lanes, restricted areas, designated reserved and disabled spaces are enforced 24 hours every day of the year. Violators will be ticketed. For more information, call Commuter Services at 801-581-6415 or visit the website at www.parking.utah.edu.


Reminder: Concert Boutique Orders

If you ordered flowers, photos, or a dancer congratulations message for the Invention concert last spring, we will be refunding those items. Please give our office 2-3 weeks to process your refund.

If you ordered an Invention concert t-shirt or a charm, the office will be distributing those to dancers once our fall session gets underway. We will notify you when these items are ready for pick up


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read Miss Mary Ann’s message

2) Put the Parent + Dancer Meetings on your calendar

3) Sign up to be a health and safety volunteer


Message from miss mary ann
Fall Session Begins August 24!

Greetings Children’s Dance Theatre Parents and Dancers,

Welcome back to Children’s Dance Theatre. With many changes occurring daily, I wanted to touch base with you as we prepare to return to dance. Thank you many times over for staying with us through this pandemic. We have tried to keep our community dancing in a safe, healthful, and engaging way throughout the spring and summer. We hope that as we begin our fall classes that we can return to the studio or on-line with excitement and delight even with protocols that may, at first glance, appear daunting to our dancers.

I was wonderfully reassured last week as we successfully conducted our three Contemporary Company camps for approximately sixty dancers at the studio. All dancers responsibly followed our health and safety protocols. Teachers and choreographers were incredibly mindful of following protocols, while still providing a challenging and joyous opportunity to dance. Everyone wore masks from before they entered the building until they departed, and dancers and teachers did well moving and teaching in their masks. We asked the teachers to maintain distancing, to refrain from partnering or touching, and to go to the floor only for short moments. Many teachers worked outside for an hour at a time and that worked well. Our faculty and staff sanitized the studios and building throughout the day.

Thank you to everyone who enrolled for the fall. We are almost at 100% enrollment in Children’s Dance Theatre. Most dancers will be in-person as we begin fall classes, and some dancers have asked to attend class via Zoom. We are asking that everyone stay enrolled in the company. We are athletes and need to continue to dance. We shall begin new projects when we return to class with our new teachers but shall schedule some times to rotate classes so that we can rehearse our Invention concert dances. We have the Capitol Theatre dates of February 26 and 27, 2021 and have a second hold on the dates of May 21 and 22, 2021 as a back up. Dancers need to be enrolled for the full year if they want to perform.

We shall hold a Zoom parent meeting on Wednesday, August 19 from 5:30-6:30 PM. Please plan to attend. On August 20, we shall have an in-person “practice of protocols” and “meet your new teacher” beginning at 4:30 PM for dancers only. The staggered schedule is below. Parents, please drop off dancers on the west side of the building in the circle and wait until your dancer has had his or her temperature checked. As dancers enter the building, they will sanitize their hands and walk, distancing six feet, to their classroom and briefly meet their teacher. At the end of class, dancers will sanitize hands again. They will distance on the stairs exiting from the east door of the building and be picked up in the east circle.

Parents and dancers, we know that you will honor the health and safety protocols as will Tanner’s faculty and staff. We are an amazing community of people who care deeply for one another, and together we shall safely make our return to dance successful. Thank you all for your cooperation and compliance. For dancers who cannot return to dance in person at this time, we shall make class available via Zoom. If you have questions or concerns, please write to me at maryann.lee@utah.edu or to tannerdance@utah.edu.

With gratitude and love,

Mary Ann Lee


Parent + Dancer Meetings

Our CDT Parent Meeting is on Wednesday, August 19 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. This meeting will be on Zoom.

Meeting Link: https://utah.zoom.us/j/92912279171

Password: tanner7374

Our CDT Dancer Meeting is on Thursday, August 20. This will be an in person meeting to give the dancers a chance to practice the health and safety procedures, and meet their new teacher. Dancer meeting times are based on the grade they will enter this fall.

4:30-5:00       2/3rd grade

5:00-5:30       4/5 grade

5:15-5:45       6th grade

6:00-6:30       7/8th grade

6:15-6:45       9th grade

7:00-7:30       HS 1/ HS2 grade

7:15-7:45       Dance Ensemble


We Need Your Help!

We need parent volunteers who can help check temperatures and monitor dancers as they move through the building. If you are healthy and able to help us, please click the link below to sign up for a time slot. There will be a training session for volunteers on Thursday, August 20 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

We appreciate your help to make our return to the studio as smooth and as safe as possible!

Sign Up to be a Volunteer


Concert Boutique Orders

If you ordered flowers, photos, or a dancer congratulations message for the Invention concert last spring, we will be refunding those items. Please give our office 2-3 weeks to process your refund.

If you ordered an Invention concert t-shirt or a charm, the office will be distributing those to dancers once our fall session gets underway. We will notify you when these items are ready for pick up.


Reminder: Health and safety plans

Watch our dancer training video to learn how to return to the studio safety. Thank you to our CDT Dancers’ Council for helping to put this together!

Watch the Video here

We’ve put together a list of FAQs about returning to classes this Fall. Please take a moment to read through them. Our full Health + Safety Plan is also available below.

Fall 2020 FAQs

Read our full Health + Safety Plan for Fall 2020


Reminder: Parking Policies 2020-2021

For the 2020-2021 year, we are asking that all dancers be dropped off and picked up. At this time, parents will not be allowed to park in the Tanner Parking lot, with the exceptions of: parents attending a Parent-Tot class, parent volunteers helping with COVID safety, and teen dancers who are old enough to drive themselves to class. Parking passes can be purchased beginning Monday, August 24 at the Tanner Dance office for $7 per month.

Due to our limited number of parking spots, even if a Tanner lot pass has been purchased, Tanner Dance cannot guarantee that there will be open spots during your class time. Please seek out other visitor parking options on campus if the Tanner Dance lot is full. Parking in the west or east circles is not permitted, unless you are a high school dancer driving yourself and the lot is full.

Parking areas are designated by signs specifying the type of parking allowed and the hours of enforcement. Unless otherwise stated, permit lots are enforced year round, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Saturday parking near the studio is usually plentiful and free, with some exceptions for sporting or other large campus events.

Parking regulations are enforced year-round, including during breaks and between semesters. Permit areas and meters are not regulated on state holidays. Fire lanes, restricted areas, designated reserved and disabled spaces are enforced 24 hours every day of the year. Violators will be ticketed. For more information, call Commuter Services at 801-581-6415 or visit the website at www.parking.utah.edu


Reminder: Complete your CDT Registration Forms

Please use the link below to complete your forms for CDT 20-21. These forms must be completed by Friday, August 21. If you have already completed the bio release form for summer camp, you do not need to fill out that form again. You can download the Bio-release form and email the complete form to tannerdance@utah.edu or you can request an online fillable version by email us your request.

Click for CDT T-shirt + Dietary Form

Click for the Bio Release Form


Reminder: Adjusted CDT Class Times for Fall 2020

As part of our health and safety plan, we have adjusted some of our class times to accommodate cleaning and sanitizing our studios between classes, and to decrease the amount of dancers traveling through the hallways at the same time. Please check below to see your new CDT class time.

  • Miss Melony’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ann’s 5th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ashley’s 6th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Diana’s 8th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:15 – 7:45 PM
  • Miss Corinne’s HS I: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Joni’s HS II: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Chara”s Dance Ensemble: Mondays + Thursdays 8:00 – 9:30 PM

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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Watch the dancer training video

2) Read our parking policies for 20-21

3) Put the Parent + Dancer Meetings on your calendar

4) Take our parent survey

5) Complete your CDT forms and set up tuition installments

6) Sign up to be a health and safety volunteer


We are working hard to return safely!

Watch our dancer training video to learn how to return to the studio safety. Thank you to our CDT Dancers’ Council for helping to put this together!

Watch the Video here

We’ve put together a list of FAQs about returning to classes this Fall. Please take a moment to read through them. Our full Health + Safety Plan is also available below.

Fall 2020 FAQs

Read our full Health + Safety Plan for Fall 2020


Parking Policies 2020-2021

For the 2020-2021 year, we are asking that all dancers be dropped off and picked up. At this time, parents will not be allowed to park in the Tanner Parking lot, with the exceptions of: parents attending a Parent-Tot class, parent volunteers helping with COVID safety, and teen dancers who are old enough to drive themselves to class. Parking passes can be purchased beginning Monday, August 24 at the Tanner Dance office for $7 per month.

Due to our limited number of parking spots, even if a Tanner lot pass has been purchased, Tanner Dance cannot guarantee that there will be open spots during your class time. Please seek out other visitor parking options on campus if the Tanner Dance lot is full. Parking in the west or east circles is not permitted, unless you are a high school dancer driving yourself and the lot is full.

Parking areas are designated by signs specifying the type of parking allowed and the hours of enforcement. Unless otherwise stated, permit lots are enforced year round, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Saturday parking near the studio is usually plentiful and free, with some exceptions for sporting or other large campus events.

Parking regulations are enforced year-round, including during breaks and between semesters. Permit areas and meters are not regulated on state holidays. Fire lanes, restricted areas, designated reserved and disabled spaces are enforced 24 hours every day of the year. Violators will be ticketed. For more information, call Commuter Services at 801-581-6415 or visit the website at www.parking.utah.edu


Parent + Dancer Meetings

Our CDT Parent Meeting is on Wednesday, August 19 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. This meeting will be on Zoom.

Meeting Link: https://utah.zoom.us/j/92912279171

Password: tanner7374

Our CDT Dancer Meeting is on Thursday, August 20. This will be an in person meeting to give the dancers a chance to practice the health and safety procedures, and meet their new teacher. Dancer meeting times are based on the grade they will enter this fall.

4:30-5:00       2/3rd grade

5:00-5:30       4/5 grade

5:15-5:45       6th grade

6:00-6:30       7/8th grade

6:15-6:45       9th grade

7:00-7:30       HS 1/ HS2 grade

7:15-7:45       Dance Ensemble


We want your input!

We’d love some more insight into how you and your dancer are feeling about returning to classes this fall. Please take a moment to take our survey by clicking the button below.

Take the Survey


Complete your CDT Registration Forms

Please use the link below to complete your forms for CDT 20-21. These forms must be completed by Friday, August 21. If you have already completed the bio release form for summer camp, you do not need to fill out that form again. You can download the Bio-release form and email the complete form to tannerdance@utah.edu or you can request an online fillable version by email us your request.

Click for CDT T-shirt + Dietary Form

Click for the Bio Release Form


Volunteers Needed

We need parent volunteers who can help check temperatures and monitor dancers as they move through the building. If you are healthy and able to help us, please click the link below to sign up for a time slot. There will be a training session for volunteers on Thursday, August 20 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

We appreciate your help to make our return to the studio as smooth and as safe as possible!

Sign Up to be a Volunteer


Reminder: Adjusted CDT Class Times for Fall 2020

As part of our health and safety plan, we have adjusted some of our class times to accommodate cleaning and sanitizing our studios between classes, and to decrease the amount of dancers traveling through the hallways at the same time. Please check below to see your new CDT class time.

  • Miss Melony’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ann’s 5th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ashley’s 6th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Diana’s 8th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:15 – 7:45 PM
  • Miss Corinne’s HS I: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Joni’s HS II: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Chara”s Dance Ensemble: Mondays + Thursdays 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Reminder: Invention Concert Postponed

Our faculty and staff have carefully considered health protocols for this fall along with limitations for theater attendance, and the impact these circumstances have on our ability to rehearse and perform a large production. We have decided to tentatively postpone our Invention performances until our spring dates in February, 2021. We also have some tentative dates held as another option later in the spring should we need to postpone further.

We will be refunding tickets purchased for the original March 2020 dates. Arttix will be handling that process, so please look for an email from them rather than calling the Tanner Dance office.

We are working on ways that dancers can rehearse with their past teachers as we get closer to our concert dates, as well as opportunities for classes to create dances with their new teachers. It is difficult to forecast exactly what this year will look like, but we will keep you updated as plans solidify or change.


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read FAQs for Fall 2020

2) Take our parent survey

3) Complete your CDT forms online

4) Pick up your summer camp supplies

5) Sign up to be a health and safety volunteer


We are returning to the Studio!

We’ve put together a list of FAQs about returning to classes this Fall. Please take a moment to read through them. Our full Health + Safety Plan is also available below.

Fall 2020 FAQs

Read our full Health + Safety Plan for Fall 2020


We want your input!

We’d love some more insight into how you and your dancer are feeling about returning to classes this fall. Please take a moment to take our survey by clicking the button below.

Take the Survey


Complete your CDT Registration Forms

Please use the link below to complete your forms for CDT 20-21. These forms must be completed by Friday, August 21. If you have already completed the bio release form for summer camp, you do not need to fill out that form again. You can download the Bio-release form and email the complete form to tannerdance@utah.edu or you can request an online fillable version by email us your request.

Click for CDT T-shirt + Dietary Form

Click for the Bio Release Form


Volunteers Needed

We need parent volunteers who can help check temperatures and monitor dancers as they move through the building. If you are healthy and able to help us, please click the link below to sign up for a time slot. There will be a training session for volunteers on Thursday, August 20 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

We appreciate your help to make our return to the studio as smooth and as safe as possible!

Sign Up to be a Volunteer


Last Call for Camp Supplies!

If you haven’t yet picked up your supplies for camp, please stop by the office this week to receive them! Our currant office hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Any supplies that have not been picked up by Friday, July 31 will be donated to the Tanner Dance Art Room Closet.


Reminder: Adjusted CDT Class Times for Fall 2020

As part of our health and safety plan, we have adjusted some of our class times to accommodate cleaning and sanitizing our studios between classes, and to decrease the amount of dancers traveling through the hallways at the same time. Please check below to see your new CDT class time.

  • Miss Melony’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ann’s 5th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ashley’s 6th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Diana’s 8th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:15 – 7:45 PM
  • Miss Corinne’s HS I: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Joni’s HS II: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Chara”s Dance Ensemble: Mondays + Thursdays 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Reminder: Invention Concert Postponed

Our faculty and staff have carefully considered health protocols for this fall along with limitations for theater attendance, and the impact these circumstances have on our ability to rehearse and perform a large production. We have decided to tentatively postpone our Invention performances until our spring dates in February, 2021. We also have some tentative dates held as another option later in the spring should we need to postpone further.

We will be refunding tickets purchased for the original March 2020 dates. Arttix will be handling that process, so please look for an email from them rather than calling the Tanner Dance office.

We are working on ways that dancers can rehearse with their past teachers as we get closer to our concert dates, as well as opportunities for classes to create dances with their new teachers. It is difficult to forecast exactly what this year will look like, but we will keep you updated as plans solidify or change.


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CDT e-NEWS: Thursday, July 9, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read our Health + Safety Plan for Fall 2020

2) Check your new CDT class time

3) Sign up to be a health + safety volunteer


We are returning to the Studio!

We are looking optimistically to fall and returning to CDT classes at the studio on August 24th! This summer we have spent a great deal of time researching how to return to the studio as safely as possible. We have spoken to public health officials, medical experts, colleagues across campus, and administrative leaders to discover how best to protect our faculty, staff, and all of our Tanner Dance students and patrons. Please take a moment to review our health and safety plan.

Read our full Health + Safety Plan for Fall 2020

  • All CDT dancers must be dropped off in the west circle. Staff and volunteers will check each dancers’ temperature before they enter the building. Any dancers with COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to return home, along with any dancers in their carpool. In order to minimize the amount of traffic in the building, parents and visitors will not be allowed inside.
  • Dancers must wear a mask.
  • Dancers must arrive already dressed in dance clothes, and with minimal personal items. Locker rooms will not be available for changing cloths.
  • Dancers must bring their own water bottle labeled with their name. Please do not bring any food.
  • Sanitizing stations will be located at each door for dancers to use as they enter and exit.
  • Dancers will be asked to maintain social distancing at all times.
  • All CDT dancers must exit through the back door or east stairwell and be picked up in the east circle accessed via 1800 East.

Thank you for helping us keep our community safe!


Adjusted CDT Class Times for Fall 2020

As part of our health and safety plan, we have adjusted some of our class times to accommodate cleaning and sanitizing our studios between classes, and to decrease the amount of dancers traveling through the hallways at the same time. Please check below to see your new CDT class time.

  • Miss Melony’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ann’s 5th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Miss Ashley’s 6th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Diana’s 8th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade: Mondays + Thursdays 6:15 – 7:45 PM
  • Miss Corinne’s HS I: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Joni’s HS II: Mondays + Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15 PM
  • Miss Chara”s Dance Ensemble: Mondays + Thursdays 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Volunteers Needed

We need parent volunteers who can help check temperatures and monitor dancers as they move through the building. If you are healthy and able to help us, please click the link below to sign up for a time slot. There will be a training session for volunteers on Thursday, August 20 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

We appreciate your help to make our return to the studio as smooth and as safe as possible!

Sign Up to be a Volunteer


Invention Concert Postponed

Our faculty and staff have carefully considered health protocols for this fall along with limitations for theater attendance, and the impact these circumstances have on our ability to rehearse and perform a large production. We have decided to tentatively postpone our Invention performances until our spring dates in February, 2021. We also have some tentative dates held as another option later in the spring should we need to postpone further.

We will be refunding tickets purchased for the original March 2020 dates. Arttix will be handling that process, so please look for an email from them rather than calling the Tanner Dance office.

We are working on ways that dancers can rehearse with their past teachers as we get closer to our concert dates, as well as opportunities for classes to create dances with their new teachers. It is difficult to forecast exactly what this year will look like, but we will keep you updated as plans solidify or change.


Tuition Scholarships Available for CDT Dancers

We are boosting our scholarship funds in order to assist more families this year. We have eased the requirements for qualification and have extended scholarships to apply to all of Tanner’s programs.

The deadline to apply for a CDT scholarship is Wednesday, July 15.

Please click below to see more information about how to apply.

Scholarship Info


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CDT e-NEWS: Monday, April 20, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) CDT Senior Reflections.

2) CDT Registration for 2020-21

3) Summer Camps

4) Zoom live online classes.

5) Watch Tanner Dance performances and get inspired!


CDT Seniors!

This week we’d like to congratulate our amazing graduating seniors. While the end of the year was not what we anticipated or hoped for, we want our seniors to know how proud we are of them, and we wish them the very best as they venture out into the world as powerful, kind, creative human beings.

We hope you’ll take a moment to read about the memories and lessons these dancers have gained from their CDT experience.

Senior Reflections


CDT Registration 2020-2021

CDT registration for 2020-2021 will open Monday, April 20. You will be emailed a registration link specific for your dancer’s class. You may pay in full at this time, or you may pay the $50 commitment fee as a down payment, and Tanner Dance staff will contact you to set up installments when we are able to return to the office. This is to protect your personal credit card information. All CDT dancer must be registered by Friday, May 1.

**Tuition scholarships are available for qualifying families, and we are taking the effects of COVID-19 into account. Please contact us if you would like to submit a scholarship request form.

All forms that you received with your CDT registration packet in January will be due when our office staff is back onsite. We will let you know when that date is as soon as possible. These forms include the bio release form and dancer contract.

Remember that CDT tuition now includes your dancer’s summer camp.

Our studio registration also opens today. We encourage all our CDT students to consider taking ballet, as it improves alignments, builds strength, and increases flexibility and range of motion. We also offer a multi-class discount when you add a studio class to your registration. We can incorporate this discount into your installment plan when we are back onsite.


Summer Camp Online

Due to the situation with COVID-19, the University of Utah has asked that we transition our summer programming to a virtual format. While this means our camps and classes will look different than usual, we are committed to providing the best quality experience for your dancer. Our stellar faculty is dedicated to creating materials and lessons that will be engaging, challenging, and fun. The last few weeks have provided our staff with a testing ground for how we can best teach and connect on a virtual platform. This summer’s new format is designed to provide innovative and joyous ways for your student to dance.

All summer camps will be streamlined into one camp per age group. Each age group will have access to a digital collection using Flip Grid which will include 2 weeks-worth of materials, video lessons, and projects rather than the usual one-week. The first week’s activities will be provided beginning June 1, and the second week’s activities will be provided beginning June 29. This virtual format will provide dancers and their families flexibility as far as time frame; lessons and activities can be completed within a week, or spaced out to last a month. Each camp collection will include dance technique, dance improvisation and composition, music or drumming, and visual art. Flip Grid makes it possible for dancers to share their creations with their teachers and peers, and receive feedback in a secure way. There will also be times set up when dancers can interact live with each other and their teacher through Zoom.

In addition to the digital collections, all camp participants will have access to 8 weeks of live Zoom classes in June and July. These classes will expand dancers’ technical and creative skills and are divided by age: Preschool-Kindergarten, 1st-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, 5th-6th grade, 7th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade. Dancers entering preschool through 4th grade will have class once per week, and dancers entering 5th-12th grade will have class twice per week.

For members of the Children’s Dance Theatre, the combination of the digital materials and the live Zoom classes will fulfill the CDT summer requirement. If you register your dancer for CDT 2020-2021, you will receive the links and passwords needed for your summer programming at the end of May.


CDT Zoom Class Schedule april 21 + april 23

2nd-3rd grade – Tuesday, April 21st 1:00 PM  join Miss Mimi for the last live Zoom class. ZOOM link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/857136047

4th-6th grade – Thursday, April 23rd 3:00-4:00 pm join Miss Eliza for the last live Zoom class. ZOOM link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/631193996

7th-9th grade – Thursday, April 16th 4:00-5:00 pm join all your teachers for the last live Zoom class. ZOOM link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/591285240

HS1, HS2, DE – Thursday, April 16th 5:00-6:00 join all your teachers for the last live Zoom class:

ZOOM link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/885815797


Recordings of Zoom Classes April 14 + April 16

If you weren’t able to join us for our Zoom classes last week, you can still take class by watching the recorded versions. Or take class a second time if you want to practice patterns! Click the buttons below to access the videos.

CDT 2nd-3rd Grade

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CDT 4th-6th Grade

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CDT 7th-9th Grade

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CDT High School

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CDT Video classes

Teacher’s will be loading new video classes throughout the week. Click below to check your CDT class folder. Remember that you can also take classes from other teachers close to your grade.

Click to access CDT’s Virtual Dance Classes


Watch performances, get inspired!

This week we’re featuring last year’s Spring Studio Show A Collection of Treasures, and selections from past performances by the Contemporary Companies. Click the button below to visit our online performance library.

Tanner Dance Performances at Home

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