CDT e-NEWS: Thursday, July 9, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read our Health + Safety Plan for Fall 2020

2) Check your new CDT class time

3) Sign up to be a health + safety volunteer


We are returning to the Studio!

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

Read our full Health + Safety Plan for Fall 2020

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

Thank you for helping us keep our community safe!


Adjusted CDT Class Times for Fall 2020

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

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

Volunteers Needed

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

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

Sign Up to be a Volunteer


Invention Concert Postponed

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

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

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


Tuition Scholarships Available for CDT Dancers

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

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

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

Scholarship Info


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CDT e-NEWS: Monday, April 20, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) CDT Senior Reflections.

2) CDT Registration for 2020-21

3) Summer Camps

4) Zoom live online classes.

5) Watch Tanner Dance performances and get inspired!


CDT Seniors!

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

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

Senior Reflections


CDT Registration 2020-2021

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

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

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

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

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


Summer Camp Online

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

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

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

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


CDT Zoom Class Schedule april 21 + april 23

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

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

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

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

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


Recordings of Zoom Classes April 14 + April 16

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

CDT 2nd-3rd Grade

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CDT 4th-6th Grade

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CDT 7th-9th Grade

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CDT High School

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CDT Video classes

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

Click to access CDT’s Virtual Dance Classes


Watch performances, get inspired!

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

Tanner Dance Performances at Home

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CDT e-NEWS: Monday, April 13, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Create a virtual dance!

2) Zoom live online classes.

3) Watch Tanner Dance performances and get inspired!


Create a Virtual Dance!

We invite all CDT dancers to submit a personal 8 count dance phrase

filmed outside or in your home. Please submit videos to ashleyb.boyack@utah.edu. We hope to make a fun combined dance video!

All submissions need to be sent by Monday, April 20. 


CDT Zoom Class Schedule april 14 + april 16

2nd-3rd grade – Tuesday, April 14th 1:00 PM  join Miss Natalie for a live Zoom class. ZOOM link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/857136047

(Note the CDT Thursday classes are all ONE HOUR LATER!! This is because some CDT dancers are still in school.)

4th-6th grade – Thursday, April 16th 3:00-4:00 pm join Miss Mary Ann for a live Zoom class. ZOOM link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/631193996

7th-9th grade – Thursday, April 16th 4:00-5:00 pm join Miss Diana for a live Zoom class. ZOOM link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/591285240

HS1, HS2, DE – Thursday, April 16th 5:00-6:00 join Miss Corinne for a live Zoom class:

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


Recordings of Zoom Classes April 7 + April 9

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

CDT 4th-6th Grade

CDT 7th-9th Grade

CDT High School


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!

Each week we’re sharing videos of past Tanner Dance performances. This week we’re featuring dances from this year’s In Accord concert. Click the button below to visit our online performance library.

Tanner Dance Performances at Home

Follow us on social media for fun dance and art ideas you can do at home! Share your creations with #tannerdanceathome.

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CDT e-NEWS: Monday, April 6, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Zoom live online classes.

2) CDT Video classes.

3) Watch Scientia now for free!


CDT Zoom Class Schedule

CDT 2nd and 3rd Graders Tuesday, April 7th 1:00 PM – Tuesday, April 7th 1:00-2:00 join Miss Melony for a live Zoom class: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/857136047

CDT 4th, 5th, 6th Thursday, April 9th 2:00 PM – Thursday, April 9th 2:00-3:00 pm join Miss Ann for a live Zoom class: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/631193996

CDT 7th, 8th, 9th Thursday, April 9th 3:00 PM – Thursday, April 9th 3:00-4:00 pm join Miss Natalie for a live Zoom class: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/591285240

CDT HS1, HS2, DE, Thursday, April 9th 4:00 PM – Thursday, April 9th 4:00-5:00 join Miss Chara for a live Zoom class: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/885815797


Recordings of Zoom Classes March 31 + April 2

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

CDT 4th-6th Grade

CDT 7th-9th Grade

CDT High School


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 CDT’s Scientia

Watch CDT’s 2008 performance of Scientia for free with your family by using the link below and the promo code: CDT2020. Available until Friday, May 8.

Watch Scientia

Online Education and Outreach

Tanner Dance is committed to providing quality education and opportunity for dance for our community. This space will serve as our repository for videos, lessons and other activities we want to share with everyone, as we all work together towards teaching dance at a distance. We also have a site where we are sharing selected past performances for free, you can see those here. We also share updates and fun challenges on Instagram and Facebook.

Stay healthy and safe

-Tanner Dance

Message from Director Mary Ann Lee!

Negative Space Art with Miss Erin

Learn how use negative space to create art using negative space with Miss Erin. Below is a preview of the lesson. To see the full lesson, with more detailed instructions, and more videos on how to do this yourself, click here.

 

Miss Mary Ann at the McCune Mansion
Bunny Portraits with Miss Erin

Learn how to create Bunny Ears with Miss Erin. Below is a preview of the lesson. To see the full lesson, with more detailed instructions, and more videos on how to do this yourself, click here.

Rhythm patterns with miss Eliza
April flowers with Miss Erin

Learn how to create your own April water flowers with Miss Erin. Below is a preview of the lesson. To see the full lesson, with more detailed instructions, and more videos on how to do this yourself, click here.

Name dance with Miss lexi
rocks and shapes with Mish Ashley (ideal for 2nd graders)
tanner dance Performances

Here’s a preview of some Tanner Dance’s famous performances for you and your family to enjoy at home! These can enhance your dancer’s at home learning as well as entertain the whole family. See more performances here.

Selected Performances from the Contemporary Companies (2018-2019)
What our patrons have to say

“Thank you for putting together this class for our children. Abigail was so excited that she took the iPad into her room, danced her heart out and mom got 30 minutes to work. I appreciate all that you and the other teachers are doing to help out during this crazy time!”

-Chris Bischke

CDT e-NEWS: Monday, March 30, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Zoom live online classes.

2) CDT Video classes.

3) Rehearsal and performance schedule.


CDT Zoom Class Schedule

Tuesday, March 31st 1:00-2:00 pm CDT 2nd and 3rd graders can join Miss Melissa for a live Zoom class link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/204531639

Thursday, April 2nd 2:00-3:00 pm CDT 4th, 5th and 6th graders can join Miss Laurie for a live Zoom class link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/631193996?pwd=YXM4bUcvYkFvcTZYUkZaREpxMm8zUT09

Thursday, April 2nd 3:00-4:00 pm CDT 7th, 8th, 9th graders can join Miss Natalie for a live Zoom class link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/591285240

Thursday, April 2nd 4:00-5:00 pm CDT 10th, 11th and DE can join Miss Chara for a live Zoom class link: https://lms-utah.zoom.us/j/885815797


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


Rehearsal + Performance Schedules

Make sure you have our new rehearsal and performance schedules added to your calendar.

We will perform Invention the week of September 14-19, 2020. Ogden is the following week on Friday, September 25.

If you have already purchased tickets for Capitol Theatre, Arttix will automatically transfer your tickets to the new September dates. If you are not able to attend the show on these new dates, please call Arttix at 801-355-2787 and they will issue you a refund at no charge.

At this time, we are also planning on performing Invention at the Sandy Amphitheater and the Utah Arts Festival in June.

Please look over the updated rehearsal schedules below.

Click to download the Sandy + Arts Festival Rehearsal Schedule

Click to download the Capitol Theatre + Ogden Rehearsal Schedule

Click to download the Updated Invention Concert Packet


Concert Volunteer Opportunities

If you signed up for a volunteer concert job, those assignments will automatically be transferred to the new dates. If you are no longer able to help with that assignment, you may delete your sign up through Track It Forward.


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

CDT e-NEWS: Monday, March 23, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) New CDT Concert date.

2) Check the new Concert boutique and photo information.

3) Check information about new Concert volunteer jobs.


New CDT Concert Dates

We have been able to schedule new dates for the Capitol Theatre! We will perform Invention the week of September 14-19, 2020. Ogden is the following week on Friday, September 25, so in some ways this will be convenient for rehearsals. If you have already purchased tickets for Capitol Theatre, Arttix will automatically transfer your tickets to the new September dates. If you are not able to attend the show on these new dates, please call Arttix at 801-355-2787 and they will issue you a refund at no charge.

At this time, we are also planning on performing Invention at the Sandy Amphitheater and the Utah Arts Festival in June.

Please look over the updated rehearsal schedules below.

Click to download the Sandy + Arts Festival Rehearsal Schedule

Click to download the Capitol Theatre + Ogden Rehearsal Schedule

Click to download the Updated Invention Concert Packet


Concert Boutique

Since we have been able to reschedule our concert, boutique orders will continue to go forward. We will let you know when T-shirts and charms will be available for pick up. Dancer Congratulation messages have been saved, and will be included in the playbill in September

Order a Concert Charm

Order a Concert T-shirt

Order a Flower Bouquet


Concert Photos

This year class and individual photos will be purchased online through the Tanner Dance website. This means dancers will not need to bring a photo form and payment with them to the theater. Individual photos are $20, class photos are $10, or you can purchase both for $25.

Photos will be taken during the performances on Thursday, September 17. Following concert, you will receive access to a download from our new digital platform, Zenfolio: https://tannerdance.zenfolio.com/

Order Concert Photos

 


Concert Volunteer Opportunities

If you signed up for a volunteer concert job, those assignments will automatically be transferred to the new dates. If you are no longer able to help with that assignment, you may delete your sign up through Track It Forward.


Virtual Classes

During this time that we are all stuck at home, we will be providing virtual dance classes! Our faculty are currently working on creating live classes via Zoom for dancers to participate in, as well as pre-recorded options that dancers can watch and move through on their own schedule. You should be receiving links and information for these classes throughout this week.

It is our goal to stay connected and dancing with you as best we can during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at tannerdance@utah.edu.


CDT Registration

Originally we had planned to open CDT registration for 2020-2021 between April 6-April 24. Because our office is currently closed, we are postponing this registration process. We will let you know as soon as we are able to resume in-person registration, and have scheduled a new registration window for CDT dancers.

CDT graduating seniors in their 7th grade dance “Flying Fish” from Crumb and the Pirates


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