CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Dance Ensemble – check the info for your class photoshoot on Nov. 5.

2) Get your tickets for the Roots & Wings performance!

3) Sign up to help sort and deliver AIE t-shirts

4) Junior High + High School dancers – sign up for the SHAPE festival

4th, 5th, and 6th grade CDT dancers may wear their Halloween costumes to class on Thursday, Oct. 28!  Please do not have your dancer wear any head pieces such as crowns, hats, or eye masks as these can be a hazard while dancing.


Dance Ensemble Photoshoot

We have scheduled a photoshoot for the CDT Dance Ensemble high school class on Friday, Nov. 5 from 3:30 – 6:00 PM at Tanner Dance. This will include the class photo for the CDT Capitol Theatre playbill, and well as some individual movement photos.

Please note that due to the schedule of the photographer, we are not able to reschedule this photo session or provide a make-up day. If you would like to be in the Dance Ensemble photos, you must attend on Friday, Nov. 5. We hope you will all be there!

Please wear blacks. They do not have to be a leotard and leggings, but please no bare midriffs. Hair may be styled however you choose. Please remove all jewelry and nail polish before arriving.

You will all receive digital copies of the photos at no cost. These will be sent to you in the spring.

Please let us know if you have any questions: tannerdance@utah.edu


Tickets for Roots & Wings Performance

Tickets for CDT’s Roots & Wings performance are selling fast! If you want to see your dancer in this performance, you should get tickets now.

For every ticket you purchase, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Roots & Wings book signed by Miss Mary Ann Lee! Click HERE for info about the book.

Get Tickets

Please check the rehearsal call times below.

**REMINDER: EVEN numbered CDT grades are not performing in this show. They will participate in the In Accord performances in January.

Dress Rehearsal

Friday, November 12 from 4:00 – 5:15 PM at Tanner Dance

Please wear rehearsal blacks – plain black leggings or joggers, with a black leotard or plain t-shirt.

Performance Day

Saturday, November 13 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Please arrive in rehearsal blacks with a tan camisole leotard (girls) or biker shorts (boys) underneath. No jewelry or nail polish. Hairstyles will be sent soon.

Call Times for Spacing and Tech Rehearsal:

4:00 PM Miss Melony’s CDT 3rd grade

4:15 PM Miss Mary-Martha’s Alumni dancers

4:30 PM Miss Natalie’s CDT 9th grade

4:45 PM Miss Tina and Miss Lexi’s 7th grade

5:00 PM Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade

5:15 PM Mr. Nathan/Miss Joni’s 11th grade

5:30 PM Miss Eliza’s 5th grade

5:45 PM Miss Chara’s Dance Ensemble

6:00 PM Jacque Bell’s SHOUT dancers

6:45 PM Circle

7:00 PM Performance begins

8:15 PM Pick up dancers in east hall and lobby


Volunteers Needed

We need some parent volunteers to help sort and deliver t-shirts to our Arts-in-Education partner schools next week. Sign up by checking the button below. We appreciate your help!

Sign Up to Volunteer


SHAPE Choreographic Festival

Tanner Dance and SALT Contemporary Dance Company are hosting the SHAPE Choreographic Festival on Saturday, Dec. 11. The festival is a day-long event that includes workshop classes taught by SALT dancers and guest artists, the opportunity for dancers to present their own choreography for adjudication*, and an evening Gala performance. The festival will take place at Tanner Dance and is open to dancers in junior high through high school, as well as dancers in university or pre-professional programs.

Tanner Dance students 7th-12th grade may participate in the festival at no cost. If you are interested in submitting a solo or group piece you have choreographed, or if you just want to take classes, please email Diana Timothy at diana.timothy@utah.edu by Thursday, Nov. 11. Please DO NOT sign up through the SALT website or you will be charged for your submission.

*Adjudication is not a competition. It is an opportunity for dancers to receive feedback about their work from professional artists. The adjudicators select their favorite pieces from the day to perform in the evening gala, but no score or ranking is given; the gala is just meant to highlight exceptional work.


New Registration System

We are working on getting our new registration system up and running. Your accounts are not yet accessible, but our office staff will be contacting you in the next couple of weeks by phone or email to gather information to complete the process. Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Check your call times for the Roots & Wings

2) Junior High + High School dancers – sign up for the SHAPE festival.

Heads Up! CDT classes will be held the week of Granite District Fall Break.


Our Roots & Wings performance is coming up quick! Please check the rehearsal call times below.

**REMINDER: EVEN numbered CDT grades are not performing in this show. They will participate in the In Accord performances in January.

Dress Rehearsal

Friday, November 12 from 4:00 – 5:15 PM at Tanner Dance

Please wear CDT rehearsal blacks

Performance Day

Saturday, November 13 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Please arrive in rehearsal blacks with a tan camisole leotard (girls) or biker shorts (boys) underneath. No jewelry or nail polish. Hairstyles will be sent soon.

Call Times for Spacing and Tech Rehearsal:

4:00 PM Miss Melony’s CDT 3rd grade

4:15 PM Miss Mary-Martha’s Alumni dancers

4:30 PM Miss Natalie’s CDT 9th grade

4:45 PM Miss Tina and Miss Lexi’s 7th grade

5:00 PM Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade

5:15 PM Mr. Nathan/Miss Joni’s 11th grade

5:30 PM Miss Eliza’s 5th grade

5:45 PM Miss Chara’s Dance Ensemble

6:00 PM Jacque Bell’s SHOUT dancers

6:45 PM Circle

7:00 PM Performance begins

8:15 PM Pick up dancers in east hall and lobby

TICKETS

Tickets for CDT’s Roots & Wings performance are on sale through ArtTix. You can purchase tickets by clicking the button below.

We encourage all dancers who are performing in this show to invite at least 4 people to attend so that we have a full audience. For every ticket you purchase, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Roots & Wings book signed by Miss Mary Ann Lee! Click HERE for info about the book.

Get Tickets


SHAPE Choreographic Festival

Tanner Dance and SALT Contemporary Dance Company are hosting the SHAPE Choreographic Festival on Saturday, Dec. 11. The festival is a day-long event that includes workshop classes taught by SALT dancers and guest artists, the opportunity for dancers to present their own choreography for adjudication*, and an evening Gala performance. The festival will take place at Tanner Dance and is open to dancers in junior high through high school, as well as dancers in university or pre-professional programs.

Tanner Dance students 7th-12th grade may participate in the festival at no cost. If you are interested in submitting a solo or group piece you have choreographed, or if you just want to take classes, please email Diana Timothy at diana.timothy@utah.edu by Thursday, Nov. 11. Please DO NOT sign up through the SALT website or you will be charged for your submission.

*Adjudication is not a competition. It is an opportunity for dancers to receive feedback about their work from professional artists. The adjudicators select their favorite pieces from the day to perform in the evening gala, but no score or ranking is given; the gala is just meant to highlight exceptional work.


New Registration System

We are working on getting our new registration system up and running. Your accounts are not yet accessible, but our office staff will be contacting you in the next couple of weeks by phone or email to gather information to complete the process. Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Remind your dancer about the emergency drills this week.

2) Plan ahead for the CDT dancer showing on Monday, Oct. 11.

3) Get tickets for the CDT Roots & Wings

4) Sign up to monitor for the performance.

Heads Up! CDT classes will be held the week of the University of Utah Fall Break.


Emergency Drills: October 4 – 9

We will conduct emergency drills the week of October 4 – 9 in all of our programs. These will include earthquake, fire, and secure-in-place drills. We want all our dancers, faculty, and staff to be prepared and feel confident in the case of an emergency.

Three back-to-back drills are scheduled during each class block. The drills will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Parents: Please review the information with your dancer prior to class by clicking on the button below. Please also be sure your dancer wears shoes to class and brings a jacket in case of cool weather.

Emergency Drill Info


CDT Dancer Showing – Monday, Oct. 11

The CDT dancer showing is coming up on Monday, Oct. 11 from 4:15 – 6:00 PM. This showing is an opportunity for the dancers to see what the other classes are working on for the spring concert, and for CDT faculty and staff to gather ideas for costumes, etc.

This showing is for dancers only. Please wear rehearsal blacks with hair pulled back.

Call for all CDT dancers (2nd grade through Dance Ensemble): 4:15 PM

Pick Up for dancers 2nd-11th grade: 6:00 PM

Class for Dance Ensemble will be held from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.

Regular CDT classes will NOT be held following the showing for 2nd-11th grade.

2nd and 3rd grade CDT classes WILL be held on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Regular class times for 4th-12th grade will resume on Thursday, Oct. 14.


New Registration System

We are working on getting our new registration system up and running. Your accounts are not yet accessible, but our office staff will be contacting you in the next couple of weeks by phone or email to gather information to complete the process. Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.


Roots & Wings Tickets on Sale

Tickets for CDT’s Roots & Wings performance are now on sale through ArtTix. You can purchase tickets by clicking the button below.

We encourage all dancers who are performing in this show to invite at least 4 people to attend so that we have a full audience. For every ticket you purchase, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Roots & Wings book signed by Miss Mary Ann Lee!

Note to CDT faculty and staff: You will be sent a separate link to access your free ticket

Get Tickets


Volunteer Opportunities

We need class monitors for the Roots & Wings performances at Rose Wagner on November 13. You can earn 4.5 hours for this volunteer job. Click the button below to sign up.

*Please note that parents who monitor during this show will need to watch their dancer’s class from the wings rather than from the audience.

Sign Up to Monitor

We still need class coordinators for the following classes:

  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade

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


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Look through the emergency drill information for next week and talk through it with your dancer

2) Get tickets for the CDT Roots & Wings performance

3) Sign up to monitor for the performance

4) Check the Lost + Found for any missing items before Oct. 1

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


Roots & Wings Tickets On Sale

Tickets for CDT’s Roots & Wings performance are now on sale through ArtTix. You can purchase tickets by clicking the button below.

We encourage all dancers who are performing in this show to invite at least 4 people to attend so that we have a full audience. For every ticket you purchase, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Roots & Wings book signed by Miss Mary Ann Lee!

Note to CDT faculty and staff: You will be sent a separate link to access your free ticket.

Get Tickets


Emergency Drills: October 4 – 9

We will conduct emergency drills the week of October 4 – 9 in all of our programs. These will include earthquake, fire, and secure-in-place drills. We want all our dancers, faculty, and staff to be prepared and feel confident in the case of an emergency.

Three back-to-back drills are scheduled during each class block. The drills will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Parents: Please review the information with your dancer prior to class by clicking on the button below. Please also be sure your dancer wears shoes to class and brings a jacket in case of cool weather.

Emergency Drill Info


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.


Volunteer Opportunities

We need class monitors for the Roots & Wings performances at Rose Wagner on November 13. You can earn 4.5 hours for this volunteer job. Click the button below to sign up.

*Please note that parents who monitor during this show will need to watch their dancer’s class from the wings rather than from the audience.

Sign Up to Monitor

We still need class coordinators for the following classes:

  • Miss Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade
  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade

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 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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