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

(Access Password: H1&!6103)

CDT 4th-6th Grade

(Access Password: y1#941^1)

CDT 7th-9th Grade

(Access Password: T1^b!W@1)

CDT High School

(Access Password: x6.8aZ?=)


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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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Check the Finale Cast List.

2) Sign up for the daCi Michigan audition.

3) Sign up for Concert Volunteer Jobs.

4) Seniors – Write your CDT Senior Reflection and email to Diana by Feb. 5

ATTENTION LEC DEM PARTICIPANTS: Please check your email for information about this Friday’s lec dem. If it is not in your inbox, please check your spam or promotional folders. A note will also be sent home with dancers following rehearsal.

 


Summer Camps + CDT Registration

Summer camps and classes will open for public registration today at 10:00 a.m. If you have not yet signed up for a camp, please be sure to do so asap as camps fill quickly. Registration can now be accessed as usual through the Tanner Dance website. You will still need to use the code CDT-U20 when you check out so that you are not charged.

Remember that in order to register a CDT dancer for additional camps, you will need to begin a separate transaction without the code.

CDT registration for the 2020-2021 school year does not begin until Monday, April 6. Please be sure you and your dancer have read through all the packet materials prior to this date.

Click Here for Summer Camp Registration

If you have any questions, please contact the Tanner Dance office at 801-581-7374.


Finale Cast List

The Finale is a recap of dances at the end of the show right before the bows. We have divided the CDT company into two casts. Please click on the link below to see which cast your dancer is in. The only time the finale casts will have separate rehearsal times in for the initial finale rehearsal on Saturday, March 7:

12:15 p.m. Call Friday Cast

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Friday Cast Rehearsal

1:15 p.m. Call Saturday Cast

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.    Big/Little Brother/Sister Introductions

2:00 p.m. Pick up Friday Cast

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.    Saturday Cast

3:00 p.m. Pick up Saturday Cast

For all other company rehearsals, both Friday and Saturday casts will rehearse simultaneously.

Click Here for the Finale Cast List


daCi Michigan Tour – Audition Rescheduled

New daCi Audition Date: Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Open to dancers 2nd grade through High School

Tanner Dance has been invited to participate in the Dance and the Child International (daCi) USA, “Anchored in Hope: Expanding Horizons” gathering, July 27 – August 2, 2020 in Holland, Michigan. The beautiful campus of Hope College will provide a multitude of dance experiences including daily skills and cultural classes, multi-generational creative classes, and performing opportunities for ages 7 to adult.

This national gathering is an opportunity for children, young people, and adults to come together for a culturally and artistically rich, collaborative environment for three action-filled days. Participants will explore, create, and observe through daily classes which will include technique (Western and non-Western) and collaborative multi-generational choreography. Participants will create dance works in collaborative classes, learn new dances in cultural and world classes, and view or perform dances in a professional theatre each evening. Classes will be taught by dance educators and instructors from across the country. They will share their expertise and passion for dance and provide enriching, age appropriate, creative, and culturally-authentic experiences. The daCi participants will enjoy an evening gathering and dinner on Wednesday as well as a final banquet on Saturday evening.

New daCi Audition Date: Saturday, February 22 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Open to dancers 2nd grade through High School

Rehearsals for New Choreography with Miss Rachel

  • Friday, June 12 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 13 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Friday, June 19 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 20 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM

daCi Camp: July 20 – 24, 2020

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM for 3rd-4th grade (grade level as of Fall 2020)

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM for 5th grade and up (grade level as of Fall 2020)

*This camp is required as part of the daCi Tour and also counts toward the CDT summer camp requirement. You will not pay separately for this camp as it will be included as part of your CDT tuition for 2020-2021. Graduating seniors (2020) will need to pay an additional $300 to cover that cost of the camp.

daCi USA Tour: July 27-August 2, 2020 – Holland, Michigan

The cost for the tour includes flights, housing, transportation, meals, conference fees, costumes, and activities:

Youth (7-18): $1460

Graduating Seniors: $1760 (This includes the cost of the summer camp.)

Adult (19+): $1430

Chaperone: $1240

Register for the daCi Michigan Audition Here


Dance Ensemble Senior Reflections

Attention CDT Seniors: This is a reminder that your senior reflections for the CDT concert playbill are due by Wednesday, Feb. 5. This is a chance for you to reflect on your experiences as a member of CDT and how it has influenced you. They don’t have to be long; 100-150 words is great. Please send them to Diana Timothy at diana.timothy@utah.edu. Please also send 3-5 photos that you would like to be used in the slideshow during the senior reception. These can be photos of you dancing, with CDT friends, at performances, in class, etc. Please make sure you send them in JPEG format.


CDT Concert Packet

Concert is coming! Please read through the CDT Concert Packet and be sure that all dates and times are in your calendar. Tickets will be on sale in February.

*Please note that our concert dates are determined by Capitol Theatre. While we do our best to request times that do not conflict with school breaks, we are not always able to accommodate every schedule. We appreciate your families efforts to work with the schedule as best you can. Thank you!

Click Here for Concert Packet


Contact us at: 801-581-7374 or tannerdance@utah.edu

CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Check the Finale Cast List.

2) Sign up for the daCi Michigan audition.

3) Sign up for Concert Volunteer Jobs.

4) Register for your summer camp.

5) Seniors – Write your CDT Senior Reflection and email to Diana by Feb. 5


Finale Cast List

The Finale is a recap of dances at the end of the show right before the bows. We have divided the CDT company into two casts. Please click on the link below to see which cast your dancer is in. The only time the finale casts will have separate rehearsal times in for the initial finale rehearsal on Saturday, March 7:

12:15 p.m. Call Friday Cast

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Friday Cast Rehearsal

1:15 p.m. Call Saturday Cast

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.    Big/Little Brother/Sister Introductions

2:00 p.m. Pick up Friday Cast

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.    Saturday Cast

3:00 p.m. Pick up Saturday Cast

For all other company rehearsals, both Friday and Saturday casts will rehearse simultaneously.

Click Here for the Finale Cast List


daCi Michigan Tour – Audition Rescheduled

New daCi Audition Date: Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Open to dancers 2nd grade through High School

Tanner Dance has been invited to participate in the Dance and the Child International (daCi) USA, “Anchored in Hope: Expanding Horizons” gathering, July 27 – August 2, 2020 in Holland, Michigan. The beautiful campus of Hope College will provide a multitude of dance experiences including daily skills and cultural classes, multi-generational creative classes, and performing opportunities for ages 7 to adult.

This national gathering is an opportunity for children, young people, and adults to come together for a culturally and artistically rich, collaborative environment for three action-filled days. Participants will explore, create, and observe through daily classes which will include technique (Western and non-Western) and collaborative multi-generational choreography. Participants will create dance works in collaborative classes, learn new dances in cultural and world classes, and view or perform dances in a professional theatre each evening. Classes will be taught by dance educators and instructors from across the country. They will share their expertise and passion for dance and provide enriching, age appropriate, creative, and culturally-authentic experiences. The daCi participants will enjoy an evening gathering and dinner on Wednesday as well as a final banquet on Saturday evening.

New daCi Audition Date: Saturday, February 22 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Open to dancers 2nd grade through High School

Rehearsals for New Choreography with Miss Rachel

  • Friday, June 12 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 13 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Friday, June 19 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 20 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM

daCi Camp: July 20 – 24, 2020

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM for 3rd-4th grade (grade level as of Fall 2020)

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM for 5th grade and up (grade level as of Fall 2020)

*This camp is required as part of the daCi Tour and also counts toward the CDT summer camp requirement. You will not pay separately for this camp as it will be included as part of your CDT tuition for 2020-2021. Graduating seniors (2020) will need to pay an additional $300 to cover that cost of the camp.

daCi USA Tour: July 27-August 2, 2020 – Holland, Michigan

The cost for the tour includes flights, housing, transportation, meals, conference fees, costumes, and activities:

Youth (7-18): $1460

Graduating Seniors: $1760 (This includes the cost of the summer camp.)

Adult (19+): $1430

Chaperone: $1240

Register for the daCi Michigan Audition Here


Last Chance for Summer Registration!

All CDT dancers who plan to return for 2020-2021 must be registered for a summer camp. This is the last week before registration opens to the public, so be sure to enroll now before spots are filled up!

The password to view summer camp options is: CDTDancer20.

Please remember to use code CDT-U20 when registering for a summer camp so you are not charged

Click Here for Summer Camp Registration

If you have any questions, please contact the Tanner Dance office at 801-581-7374.


Dance Ensemble Senior Reflections

Attention CDT Seniors: This is a reminder that your senior reflections for the CDT concert playbill are due by Wednesday, Feb. 5. This is a chance for you to reflect on your experiences as a member of CDT and how it has influenced you. They don’t have to be long; 100-150 words is great. Please send them to Diana Timothy at diana.timothy@utah.edu. Please also send 3-5 photos that you would like to be used in the slideshow during the senior reception. These can be photos of you dancing, with CDT friends, at performances, in class, etc. Please make sure you send them in JPEG format.


CDT Concert Packet

Concert is coming! Please read through the CDT Concert Packet and be sure that all dates and times are in your calendar. Tickets will be on sale in February.

Click Here for Concert Packet


Contact us at: 801-581-7374 or tannerdance@utah.edu

CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Attend the Concert Meeting (new parents only

2) Register for a summer camp.

3) Check the CDT concert packet, and put all rehearsal dates in your calendar.

4) Get your tickets for In Accord!


New Parent Concert Meeting

There is a meeting for new CDT parents today, (Tuesday, Jan. 14) from 5:00 – 6:00 PM in the Art Room. This meeting will cover all of the information for our Capitol Theatre Spring Concert. Please plan to attend so you and your dancer can be prepared for this amazing experience! Free parking will be available during the time of the meeting in the Tanner Dance lot and the top level of the garage.

We will be going through the concert packet in the meeting. Please bring a digital or printed copy with you

Click Here for the CDT Concert Packet


Summer Camp Registration

Be sure to register for your summer camp during the month of January. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, registration will be open to the public and will spots fill up quickly!

Please use the code CDT-U20 when registering for your dancer’s CDT summer camp. Please DO NOT pay for the camp; this code will make the total $0. If you are still seeing an amount other than $0, please call the office and we will register your dancer over the phone. If you have already paid for camp, you will be receiving a refund; this process takes 10-14 business days.

Please DO NOT use the free code for additional camps or for dancers who are not in CDT.

Use the link below to view the summer camp registration page. The password for this page is CDTDancer20.

Click Here for  Summer Camp Registration

If you have any questions, please contact the Tanner Dance office at 801-581-7374


In Accord Silent Auction

As part of the In Accord performances, we hold an annual silent auction with all proceeds going directly to the Tanner Dance Scholarship Fund, which provides needs-based scholarships to students in all programs.

Each EVEN CDT grade will be creating a class basket for this auction and you should be hearing from your class coordinators soon-if you haven’t already. Please note that any donation, either towards your class basket, or another item for the auction, can count toward your 20 hour volunteer requirement for CDT. *It is not a requirement to donate.

Although just the even year grades will be participating in the creation of a class basket, we are taking other donations as well. You can receive 1 volunteer hour for each $10 value (i.e. if you donate a $30 item you can count 3 volunteer hours).

Please email emma.featherstone@utah.edu with any donations or questions or sign up HERE.

We are also looking for a corporate match for funds we receive from the auction. If you think your company might be interested in something like this, please contact Emma at emma.featherstone@utah.edu.

This performance is a great opportunity for our CDT families to connect with and support our whole community and to see all that Tanner Dance has to offer. We hope you will attend!

Purchase In Accord Tickets Here


Contact us at: 801-581-7374 or tannerdance@utah.edu

CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Summer Camp Registration is open for CDT parents only

2) New Parent Concert Meeting is on Tuesday Jan 14th

3) Sign up for daCi and LDS Arts summer tour is open


CDT registration packets + summer camps

CDT dancers will receive their 2020-2021 registration packets in classes this week. Please read all the information thoroughly.

The CDT packet includes information for summer camp and the code you will use to register; remember to please use this code when registering for a summer camp so you are not charged.

The password to view summer camp options is CDTDancer20.

Click Here for  Summer Camp Registration


New Parent Concert Meeting

There is a meeting for new CDT parents on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM in the Art Room. This meeting will cover all of the information for our Capitol Theatre Spring Concert. Please plan to attend so you and your dancer can be prepared for this amazing experience! Free parking will be available during the time of the meeting in the Tanner Dance lot and the top level of the garage

 


Dance Ensemble Photo Shoot

We have scheduled a group photo shoot for CDT 12th grade Dance Ensemble with Samantha Little on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at Tanner Dance. These images will be used in the spring concert playbill, and for general marketing purposes. Please wear blacks. No jewelry or nail polish.

*If you are planning to audition for the daCi or New York tours, please let Diana know and we will work around it so you can still get your pictures taken. 

If dancers would like individual dance photos, they are $110 for 8-10 edited images. We can schedule up to 6 dancers on this day for individuals. If more than 6 dancers are interested, we will schedule an additional day. Please let Diana Timothy know by this Wednesday, Jan. 8, if you would like individual photos: diana.timothy@utah.edu


CDT Summer Tours

This summer, CDT has been invited to participate in two touring opportunities: the Dance and the Child National Conference (daCi) at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and the Center for LDS Arts Festival in New York City. We will be holding auditions for both tours. These tours are open to CDT dancers 2nd grade through Dance Ensemble. Dancers are welcome to audition for both tours.


National daCi Conference in Holland, Michigan

Children’s Dance Theatre has the opportunity to participate in the Dance and the Child International (daCi) USA, “Anchored in Hope: Expanding Horizons” gathering, July 27 – August 2, 2019 in Holland, Michigan. The beautiful campus of Hope College will provide a multitude of dance experiences including daily skills and cultural classes, multi-generational creative classes, and performing opportunities for ages 7 to adult.

 

This national gathering is an opportunity for children, young people, and adults to come together in a collaborative, culturally, and artistically rich dance environment for three action-filled days. Participants will explore, create, and observe through daily classes which will include technique (Western and non-Western) and collaborative multi-generational choreography. Participants will create dance works in collaborative classes, learn new dances in cultural and world classes, and view or perform dances in a professional theatre each evening. Classes will be taught by dance educators and instructors from across the country. They will share their expertise and passion for dance and provide enriching, age appropriate, creative, and culturally-authentic experiences. The daCi participants will enjoy an evening gathering and dinner on Wednesday as well as a final banquet on Saturday evening.

 

CDT daCi Audition: 3rd grade-High school

Saturday, January 11, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Rehearsals for New Choreography with Miss Rachel

  • Friday, June 12 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 13 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Friday, June 19 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 20 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM

daCi Camp: July 20 – 24

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM for 3rd-4th grade

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM for 5th grade and up

*This camp is required as part of the daCi Tour and also counts toward the CDT summer camp requirement. You will not pay separately for this camp as it will be included as part of your CDT tuition for 2020-2021. Graduating seniors (2020) will need to pay an additional $300 to cover that cost of the camp.

daCi USA Tour: July 27-August 2, 2020 – Holland, Michigan

 The cost for the tour includes flights, housing, transportation, meals, conference fees, costumes, and activities:

Youth (7-18): $1460

Graduating Seniors: $1760 (This includes the cost of the summer camp.)

Adult (19+): $1430

Chaperone: $1240

Register for daCi Michigan Audition Here


Center for LDS Arts Festival in New York City

The Children’s Dance Theatre has been invited to the Center for LDS Arts Festival in New York City. The Center for Latter-Day Saint Arts has a three-fold mission: to display and perform art by Latter-day Saints in New York City and elsewhere; to publish scholarship and criticism about their art to reach a wider public; and to establish a comprehensive archive of Latter-day Saint arts, 1830 to the present. Dancers of all faiths and backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

They have invited a select number of CDT dancers to come and share the history of Virginia Tanner and to perform in an evening performance June 19th & 20th. These events will be carried out in a gala performance and in a workshop setting. The conference will be held at Symphony Space at Broadway and 95th Street, which is the upper west side of Manhattan.

The cost for rehearsals and performance is $200 per dancer. Families are responsible for the following additional costs:

  • Airfare (At this time round trips to New York are around $500-$600.)
  • Food cost will be about $30 a day.
  • Housing is around $80 a night per person. (If dancers go without parents CDT chaperones will be provided, and we will assist in helping to find accommodations.) We are recommending families and dancers stay in Airbnb accommodations.
  • Site seeing, outside classes, and transportation will cost around $500

Dancers will also be required to attend the following outside rehearsals, and any other rehearsals as needed:

  • February 7 from 4-6 pm
  • February 8 from 1-3 pm
  • February 29 from 1-3 pm
  • April 17 from 4-6 pm
  • May 1 from 4-6 pm
  • May 2 from 1-3 pm
  • June 5 from 4-6 pm
  • June 12 from 4-6 pm

The dates of the festival are June 19 & 20. We anticipate those who want to go will fly out Sunday, June 14. We will return on Sunday, June 21. If parents and families travel together they may want to travel earlier than June 14 or 15 and return after June 21. We shall plan group sight-seeing opportunities and perhaps some dance classes beginning on Monday or Tuesday. We shall have a spacing rehearsal on Friday, June 19.

*Please note that CDT dancers who attend this tour must also attend a CDT summer camp.

The audition is Saturday, January 11 from 2:15 – 3:15 PM at Tanner Dance. You must attend the audition in order to be considered.

We know this will be an incredible experience to share our company and our history with patrons who will come to take advantage of the Festival. If you would like more information about the Festival please feel free to follow this link: https://www.centerforlatterdaysaintarts.org/about-main

Register for the New York Tour Audition Here


CDT Concert Packet

Concert is coming! Please read through the CDT Concert Packet and be sure that all dates and times are in your calendar. Tickets will be on sale in February.

Click Here for the CDT Concert Packet


In Accord Silent Auction

As part of the In Accord performances, we hold an annual silent auction with all proceeds going directly to the Tanner Dance Scholarship Fund, which provides needs-based scholarships to students in all programs.

Each EVEN CDT grade will be creating a class basket for this auction and you should be hearing from your class coordinators soon-if you haven’t already. Please note that any donation, either towards your class basket, or another item for the auction, can count toward your 20 hour volunteer requirement for CDT. *It is not a requirement to donate.

Although just the even year grades will be participating in the creation of a class basket, we are taking other donations as well. You can receive 1 volunteer hour for each $10 value (i.e. if you donate a $30 item you can count 3 volunteer hours).

Please email emma.featherstone@utah.edu with any donations or questions or sign up HERE.

We are also looking for a corporate match for funds we receive from the auction. If you think your company might be interested in something like this, please contact Emma at emma.featherstone@utah.edu.

Purchase In Accord Tickets Here


Contact us at: 801-581-7374 or tannerdance@utah.edu

CDT e-NEWS: Thursday, January 2, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1)Classes resume January 6

2) Summer Camp Registration open January 7

3) Registration packets will be sent out this week


CDT Summer Camp registration

Summer camp enrollment opens for CDT dancers on Tuesday, Jan. 7 online at tannerdance.utah.edu. Registration packets for 2020-2021 will be sent home with dancers during this week. Your summer camp enrollment code will be included in this packet.


Sign Up for a Lec Dem

We still have spots available in our Burch Creek Lec Dem for 4th and 5th graders

Burch Creek Elementary: January 17

4th Grade – https://umarket.utah.edu/um2/tannerdance/product.php?product=979

5th Grade – https://umarket.utah.edu/um2/tannerdance/product.php?product=980


Contact us at: 801-581-7374 or tannerdance@utah.edu