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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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Attend the CDT Concert Parent Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

2) Get a plain, light gray mask for the Winter Gala.

3) Get your tickets for the Winter Gala.


No classes will be held on Monday, Feb 15 due to President’s Day.


ATTENTION PARENTS: Please let us know right away if your dancer or someone in your household tests positive for COVID. It takes our staff a certain amount of time to gather information and directives from contact tracing and to quickly communicate with classes who may have been affected.

In the case of a positive test please call the office immediately with the following information:

  1. What date did your dancer first experience symptoms?
  2. What date did your dancer receive a positive test?
  3. What date was your dancer last in class at Tanner Dance?

Our ability to stay safe and stay open relies on you providing us with thorough and timely information. Thank you!


 

Invention Concert Packet

Please click the button below to download the CDT Invention Concert Packet and the Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. We are working with the Capitol Theatre and Salt Lake County on our safety plan for the performances. We will notify you as soon as possible of any changes.

Parent Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:00 PM on Zoom

This meeting is for all CDT parents. Concert week will look very different this year due to COVID, and this meeting is an opportunity to have your questions answered. Please review the CDT Concert Frequently Asked Questions page prior to the meeting. Please send us your questions by Friday, Feb. 5 to tannerdance@utah.edu , with the subject line: CDT Concert Questions.

Zoom Link:  https://utah.zoom.us/j/95903049713

Passcode: tanner7374

Download the CDT Concert Packet 2021

Download the Concert FAQs


Winter Gala

All CDT dancers will need to purchase their own mask. Masks should be a plain, neutral gray that doesn’t draw attention — medium gray to light gray, not too dark — with no visible logos or any other embellishment. Please ensure that your dancer’s mask fits comfortably and stays in place while dancing. Masks with ear loops are preferable to the kind that tie in the back, due to the possibility of strings coming untied while performing. (Dancers will also need this mask for the Capitol Theatre performances in May.)

Please click the button below to download the rehearsal and performance schedule for CDT dancers.

Download the CDT Winter Gala Dancer Info

TICKETS

Tickets are $10 each and includes links for both performances (February 26 + 27). You will be sent the links 3 days prior to the event (Feb. 23), and at 12:00 the day of the first show

Get Tickets for the Performances

VOLUNTEER HOURS

CDT families can earn volunteer hours for contributing to the Winter Gala Fundraiser. A $10 donation equals 1 hour of volunteer time. If you would like to donate to this event for volunteer credit, please log in to your Track it Forward account and select “Silent Auction Donations”.


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Check your rehearsal blacks.

2) Download + review the CDT Invention Concert Packet, and add the Parent Meeting to your calendar.

3) Get your tickets for the Winter Gala. to the public

ATTENTION PARENTS: Please let us know right away if your dancer or someone in your household tests positive for COVID. It takes our staff a certain amount of time to gather information and directives from contact tracing and to quickly communicate with classes who may have been affected.

In the case of a positive test please call the office immediately with the following information:

  1. What date did your dancer first experience symptoms?
  2. What date did your dancer receive a positive test?
  3. What date was your dancer last in class at Tanner Dance?

Our ability to stay safe and stay open relies on you providing us with thorough and timely information. Thank you!


Rehearsal Blacks

All dancers should have received a set of rehearsal blacks and a CDT t-shirt. If your dancer has not received their blacks, please call the office at 801-581-7374. If your dancer has been participating via Zoom, please call the office to arrange a time to pick them up.

Many dancers did not turn in size requests, and so we had to make our best guess. If your blacks do not fit, we have limited sizes on hand to trade. Please call the office before sending your dancer in to trade sizes. We will let you know over the phone if a trade is possible and will switch it out in your dancer’s class.

Thank you for your understanding as we trouble shoot our ordering and distribution process. We will be making adjustments for next year.


Invention Concert Packet

Please click the button below to download the CDT Invention Concert Packet and the Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. We are working with the Capitol Theatre and Salt Lake County on our safety plan for the performances. We will notify you as soon as possible of any changes.

Parent Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:00 PM on Zoom

This meeting is for all CDT parents. Concert week will look very different this year due to COVID, and this meeting is an opportunity to have your questions answered. Please review the CDT Concert Frequently Asked Questions page prior to the meeting. Please send us your questions by Friday, Feb. 5 to tannerdance@utah.edu , with the subject line: CDT Concert Questions.

Zoom Link:  https://utah.zoom.us/j/95903049713

Passcode: tanner7374

Download the CDT Concert Packet 2021

Download the Concert FAQs


Winter Gala

Tickets are $10 each and includes links for both performances (February 26 + 27). You will be sent the links 3 days prior to the event (Feb. 23), and at 12:00 the day of the first show.

All CDT classes will perform on Friday, February 26 in our presentation of “Hope”. The Contemporary Companies will perform “Polymath” on Saturday, Feb. 27. Dancers will perform live in the Tanner Dance Black Box Theatre, and family and friends will be able to watch the live stream from home.

Please click the button below to download the rehearsal and performance schedule for CDT dancers.

Download the CDT Winter Gala Dancer Info

Get Tickets for the Performances


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Be sure your dancer dresses warmly for the emergency drills next week

2) Download + review the CDT Invention Concert Packet, and add the Parent Meeting to your calendar

3) Download + review the Winter Gala Dancer Information

4) Sign up for a summer camp on Track it Forward before registration is opened to the public

*Please keep your dancer home if they, or anyone in your family, is feeling sick. Please note that our protocol requires that dancers who test positive for COVID stay home for 2 weeks following the test result. This is longer than the Health Department requirement. Thank you for understanding as we are wanting to be extra cautious!


Reminder: Emergency Drills

On Tuesday, Jan. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 28 we will be conducting emergency during our CDT classes. These will include earthquake, fire, and shelter in place drills. We want our teachers and students to be prepared and feel confident in the case of an emergency.

Be sure your dancer wears a coat and warm shoes, as we will be practicing how to evacuate the building


Invention Concert Packet

Please click the button below to download the CDT Invention Concert Packet and the Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. We are working with the Capitol Theatre and Salt Lake County on our safety plan for the performances. We will notify you as soon as possible of any changes.

Parent Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:00 PM on Zoom

This meeting is for all CDT parents. Concert week will look very different this year due to COVID, and this meeting is an opportunity to have your questions answered. Please review the CDT Concert Frequently Asked Questions page prior to the meeting. Please send us your questions by Friday, Feb. 5 to tannerdance@utah.edu , with the subject line: CDT Concert Questions.

Zoom Link:  https://utah.zoom.us/j/95903049713

Passcode: tanner7374

Download the CDT Concert Packet 2021

Download the Concert FAQs


Winter Gala

In lieu of In Accord this year, we are holding a Winter Gala. This event features two live-streamed performances by the Children’s Dance Theatre and the Contemporary Companies, along with a virtual auction in support of our Tanner Dance Scholarship Fund.

All CDT classes will perform on Friday, February 26 in our presentation of “Hope”. The Contemporary Companies will perform “Polymath” on Saturday, Feb. 27. Dancers will perform live in the Tanner Dance Black Box Theatre, and family and friends will be able to watch the live stream from home. Tickets are $10 each and include links for both shows.

Please click the button below to download the rehearsal and performance schedule for CDT dancers.

Each CDT even grade class will be contributing to an auction basket. Your class coordinator will be in touch with requests and details. We appreciate your contributions and support!

The auction will be available online so that you can bid on items and support our dancers from the safety of your home. More details about how to sign up for the auction will be available soon.

We’re looking forward to celebrating with you!

Download the CDT Winter Gala Dancer Info

Get Tickets for the Performances


Sign Up for Summer Camp

Now is the time to sign up for summer camp! Registration will open to the public on February 2, and we will no longer be able to guarantee your preferred camp and dates.

CDT camp sign ups for 3rd-6th grade will no longer be available on Track it Forward once we open to the public. You will need to call the office to enroll after February 1. Please DO NOT sign up your CDT dancer on our website.

Download the CDT Summer Camp + Registration Info 21-22


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CDT e-NEWS: Thursday, January 21, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Be sure your dancer dresses warmly for the emergency drills next week.

2) Download + review the Winter Gala Dancer Information.

3) Sign up for a summer camp on Track it Forward before registration is opened to the public.

4) Remember to bring a water bottle to class labeled with your name!

*Please keep your dancer home if they, or anyone in your family, is feeling sick. Please note that our protocol requires that dancers who test positive for COVID stay home for 2 weeks following the test result. This is longer than the Health Department requirement. Thank you for understanding as we are wanting to be extra cautious!


Emergency Drills

On Tuesday, Jan. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 28 we will be conducting emergency during our CDT classes. These will include earthquake, fire, and shelter in place drills. We want our teachers and students to be prepared and feel confident in the case of an emergency.

Be sure your dancer wears a coat and warm shoes, as we will be practicing how to evacuate the building


Winter Gala

In lieu of In Accord this year, we are holding a Winter Gala. This event features two live-streamed performances by the Children’s Dance Theatre and the Contemporary Companies, along with a virtual auction in support of our Tanner Dance Scholarship Fund.

All CDT classes will perform on Friday, February 26 in our presentation of “Hope”. The Contemporary Companies will perform “Polymath” on Saturday, Feb. 27. Dancers will perform live in the Tanner Dance Black Box Theatre, and family and friends will be able to watch the live stream from home. Tickets are $10 each and include links for both shows.

Please click the button below to download the rehearsal and performance schedule for CDT dancers.

Each CDT even grade class will be contributing to an auction basket. Your class coordinator will be in touch with requests and details. We appreciate your contributions and support!

The auction will be available online so that you can bid on items and support our dancers from the safety of your home. More details about how to sign up for the auction will be available soon.

We’re looking forward to celebrating with you!

Download the CDT Winter Gala Dancer Info

Get Tickets for the Performances


Sign Up for Summer Camp

Now is the time to sign up for summer camp! Registration will open to the public on February 2, and we will no longer be able to guarantee your preferred camp and dates.

CDT camp sign ups for 3rd-6th grade will no longer be available on Track it Forward once we open to the public. You will need to call the office to enroll after February 1. Please DO NOT sign up your CDT dancer on our website.

Download the CDT Summer Camp + Registration Info 21-22


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Sign up for the Heads Up app.

2) Read through the CDT registration packet for 2021-2022.

3) Sign up for a summer camp on Track It Forward.

4) Save the date for our Winter Gala on February 26-27, 2021.

5) Add Invention rehearsal and performance dates to your calendar


Heads Up App

The University of Utah “U Heads Up!” app provides a quick-reference campus emergency response guide and push notifications from our Campus Alert system. We recommend that parents download this app in order to be aware of an emergency situations or short-notice closures on campus.

Download the App


CDT Summer Camps + 2021-2022 Registration

Summer camp enrollment is currently open for CDT dancers, and spots are filling up fast! We encourage you to register now before camps open to the public on Feb. 2. Please note that we are using Track It Forward for summer camp sign ups this year.

Please click on the red button below to download your CDT summer camp and registration packet for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please read through the packet so you and your dancer are prepared to continue with the CDT company next year. If you have any questions after reading through the information, please contact the Tanner Dance office at tannerdance@utah.edu.

Download the CDT Summer Camp + Registration Info 21-22


Invention Rehearsal + Performance Dates

We have re-scheduled our CDT Invention performances for the week of May 17 – 22 at the Capitol Theatre. We will be adhering to any COVID-19 restrictions that the county and the venue have in place at that time and may be increasing the number of performances in order to accommodate smaller audience sizes.

Rehearsals with last year’s teachers will take place during regular CDT class times in the spring: 3rd grade classes will begin rehearsals in March, and 4th grade and up will begin rehearsing in April. (Teachers will change class times rather than the dancers.) 2nd graders are already beginning to work on their dance with Miss Chara during their regular class time.

Company rehearsals will take place the week of May 10 – 15. Detailed dates and times will be sent soon.


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read through the CDT registration packet for 2021-2022.

2) Sign up for a summer camp on Track It Forward.

3) Add Invention rehearsal and performance dates to your calendar.

4) High school driving dancers only: Renew your parking pass for Spring session. Call the office for more info.


Happy New Year!

Welcome back! We are excited to dance with you in 2021. Here are a few important reminders as you return to the studio:

  • Parents: Please pull all the way up to the temperature checkers before letting your dancer out of the car. Do not drop your dancer off on the east side of the building; you must be present for their temperature check.
  • Dancers: Remember to wear your mask up over your nose at all times, regularly sanitize your hands, and remain socially distanced during class. Please be respectful to Tanner Dance teachers and staff as they give you safety instructions.
  • If your dancer has had an exposure to COVID-19, or they or someone in your household is feeling sick, please keep your dancer home and notify Tanner Dance immediately at tannerdance@utah.edu. Our office staff will provide further instructions and let you know when your dancer can return. We are working closely with the University of Utah Contact Tracing Team, and we require accurate and timely information from our families in order to keep Tanner Dance running safely.

Remember that we are all in this together! Following these guidelines will help our community keep dancing.


CDT Summer Camps + 2021-2022 Registration

Please click on the red button below to download your CDT summer camp and registration packet for the 2021-2022 school year. CDT dancers 4th grade and up received a hard copy of the packet in class last night, and 2nd-3rd grade dancers will receive their packets in class today.

Summer camp enrollment opens for CDT families today, January 5, so dancers should register now. Please note that we are using Track It Forward for summer camp sign ups this year.

Please read through the packet so you and your dancer are prepared to continue with the CDT company next year. If you have any questions after reading through the information, please contact the Tanner Dance office at tannerdance@utah.edu.

Download the CDT Summer Camp + Registration Info 21-22


Invention Rehearsal + Performance Dates

We have re-scheduled our CDT Invention performances for the week of May 17 – 22 at the Capitol Theatre. We will be adhering to any COVID-19 restrictions that the county and the venue have in place at that time and may be increasing the number of performances in order to accommodate smaller audience sizes.

Rehearsals with last year’s teachers will take place during regular CDT class times in the spring: 3rd grade classes will begin rehearsals in March, and 4th grade and up will begin rehearsing in April. (Teachers will change class times rather than the dancers.) 2nd graders are already beginning to work on their dance with Miss Chara during their regular class time.

Company rehearsals will take place the week of May 10 – 15. Detailed dates and times will be sent soon.


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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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