VT Studio e-NEWS: Thursday, August 26, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read through the info below regarding drop off, class procedures, etc.

2) Make sure your dancer has the correct attire for class.

See all our past newsletters here: https://tannerdance.utah.edu/td-blog/

WARNING: There is a football game scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 2 on the U of U campus. Please plan ahead for traffic.

Heads Up! No classes will be held on Labor Day, Sept. 6.


A big congratulations to our incredible Miss Tina Misaka on receiving the University of Utah Arts Educator Award! Thank you for sharing your inspiring teaching and masterful choreography with Tanner Dance!


Dance + Art for Young Children

Come experience the joy of dance AND visual art together! This class for young children, ages 3 ½ yr – 5 years is offered on Tuesday mornings 9:45-11:45 AM. Enroll today by clicking the button below.

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Fall Session General Info

We are so excited to begin a new year of dance with you! Our fall session began this week. Please read through the following information carefully so that your dancer is ready for a wonderful year of dance.

COVID PROTOCOLS

Masks: University of Utah programs are not allowed to mandate masks. However, not everyone in our community is vaccine eligible, including youth and people with certain health conditions. Wearing face coverings continues to offer health benefits. The staff and faculty will continue to be masked for the fall session, and we strongly encourage our dancers and parents to please do the same.

Drop Off/Pick Up:

  • All dancers should be dropped off in the west circle, and picked up on the east side (see detailed instructions below).
  • Temperature checks are no longer required.
  • As we begin the fall session, and until we have more information about vaccines for our young population, we would like to continue to minimize large casual gatherings in the lobby. Please plan to drop your dancer off, rather than waiting inside. If you have a very young dancer, you may accompany them inside and to their teacher, but please arrange to wait elsewhere until the end of your child’s class.

Hand Sanitizing:

  • Everyone who enters the Tanner Dance building will be asked to sanitize their hands, and dancers will be reminded to sanitize as they exit after class.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be located on the east and west sides of the building and outside each of the studios.

Healthy Dancers:

  • Dancers should only attend class if they are healthy. Please keep your dancer home if they, or anyone in your household, are feeling sick.
  • Teachers will verbally check for COVID symptoms at the beginning of each class.

Cleaning Procedures:

  • All studios will be frequently disinfected including door handles, railings, bathrooms, benches, and ballet barres. Floors will be sanitized each night.

Class Times:

  • Classes will return to their regular time slots. There will no longer be a 15 minute break between classes.

All of the above information is subject to change should the public health situation change.

BIO RELEASE FORMS

The University of Utah requires that we have a Bio/Release form on file for all of our students. When you registered for class you should have been sent an electronic version of our Bio/Release form via DocuSign from a member of our office staff.

If you have not completed this form, please do so before classes begin. If you’d rather fill out a paper version, please click here for a PDF of the Bio/Release form, and bring it with you your first day of class.

WHAT TO WEAR – CREATIVE DANCE CLASSES

  • Dancers need to wear clothing that allows the teacher to properly see alignment in order to prevent injuries and incorrect habits. Typically, attire for girls is a leotard and leggings or dance pants, and attire for boys is a close-fitting t-shirt with dance pants or athletic shorts. If you have a non-binary or gender fluid dancer, please have them choose the attire with which they feel the most comfortable. Dancers should be able to move freely without restriction.
  • Please no bare midriffs.
  • All hair should be pulled back and secured.
  • We will be dancing in bare feet. Please arrive to class with clean feet.

WHAT TO WEAR – BALLET CLASSES

Each ballet class has an assigned leotard in addition to pink tights and ballet shoes. Please click the button below to see which leotard your dancer needs.

Ballet Leotards by Class

**The following information pertains to students attending classes at the Tanner Dance University of Utah campus. If you are enrolled in a satellite class, more information will be coming soon.

DROP OFF/PICK UP

Tanner Dance is located on the University of Utah campus at 1721 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City.

Drop off is in the west circle accessed via 1725 East. Please remind your dancer to walk on the outside of the cement balls as they exit your vehicle and walk to the doors. Dancers should enter Tanner Dance through the main west doors.

Pick up is in the east circle accessed via 1800 East. Please be timely in picking up your dancer.

 

PARKING

  • A limited number of parking passes are available for the Tanner Dance lot on the east side of the building accessed via 1800 East. Passes are $7 per month, or $20 for the semester (August – December), and can only be purchased in person from the Tanner Dance office beginning August 19, 2021. If paying in cash, please bring exact change.
  • Please only purchase a pass if you absolutely need one. Please DO NOT wait in a stall while your child is in class, as this makes it difficult for other dancers who need to park. If you need somewhere to wait, the LDS Institute parking lot is free after 4:00 PM. This lot is located just south of the Huntsman Athletic Center.
  • Please do not pull into the Tanner Dance lot to pick up your dancer. Please line up along the edge of 1800 East in front of the circle.
  • Even if a pass has been purchased, Tanner Dance cannot not 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.
  • Tanner Dance passes may not be used to park in reserved or handicap stalls, or in the Central Garage. Please obey all posted signs.
  • Parking is generally free on Saturdays throughout campus except for reserved stalls.

TUITION INSTALLMENTS

Tuition installments begin September 1. If you signed up for tuition installments online, our office staff will be soon be contacting you by phone and email to set up your payments.

CANCELLATION + REFUND POLICY

  • If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be contacted by a member of our office staff. We will help to transfer your dancer to another class, or issue a refund for any tuition paid.
  • We do not provide refunds for missed classes.

If you have any other questions, please contact the Tanner Dance office at tannerdance@utah.edu or 801-581-7374.

We look forward to dancing with you!


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VT Studio e-NEWS: Thursday, August 19, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read through the info below regarding drop off, class procedures, etc.

2) Make sure your dancer has the correct attire for class.

See all our past newsletters here: https://tannerdance.utah.edu/td-blog/


Fall Session General Info

We are so excited to begin a new year of dance with you! Classes start the week of August 23. Please read through the following information carefully so that your dancer is ready for a wonderful year of dance.

COVID PROTOCOLS

Masks: University of Utah programs are not allowed to mandate masks. However, not everyone in our community is vaccine eligible, including youth and people with certain health conditions. Wearing face coverings continues to offer health benefits. The staff and faculty will continue to be masked for the fall session, and we strongly encourage our dancers and parents to please do the same.

Drop Off/Pick Up:

  • All dancers should be dropped off in the west circle, and picked up on the east side (see detailed instructions below).
  • Temperature checks are no longer required.
  • As we begin the fall session, and until we have more information about vaccines for our young population, we would like to continue to minimize large casual gatherings in the lobby. Please plan to drop your dancer off, rather than waiting inside. If you have a very young dancer, you may accompany them inside and to their teacher, but please arrange to wait elsewhere until the end of your child’s class.

Hand Sanitizing:

  • Everyone who enters the Tanner Dance building will be asked to sanitize their hands, and dancers will be reminded to sanitize as they exit after class.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be located on the east and west sides of the building and outside each of the studios.

Healthy Dancers:

  • Dancers should only attend class if they are healthy. Please keep your dancer home if they, or anyone in your household, are feeling sick.
  • Teachers will verbally check for COVID symptoms at the beginning of each class.

Cleaning Procedures:

  • All studios will be frequently disinfected including door handles, railings, bathrooms, benches, and ballet barres. Floors will be sanitized each night.

Class Times:

  • Classes will return to their regular time slots. There will no longer be a 15 minute break between classes.

All of the above information is subject to change should the public health situation change.

BIO RELEASE FORMS

The University of Utah requires that we have a Bio/Release form on file for all of our students. When you registered for class you should have been sent an electronic version of our Bio/Release form via DocuSign from a member of our office staff.

If you have not completed this form, please do so before classes begin. If you’d rather fill out a paper version, please click here for a PDF of the Bio/Release form, and bring it with you your first day of class.

WHAT TO WEAR – CREATIVE DANCE CLASSES

 

  • Dancers need to wear clothing that allows the teacher to properly see alignment in order to prevent injuries and incorrect habits. Typically, attire for girls is a leotard and leggings or dance pants, and attire for boys is a close-fitting t-shirt with dance pants or athletic shorts. If you have a non-binary or gender fluid dancer, please have them choose the attire with which they feel the most comfortable. Dancers should be able to move freely without restriction.
  • Please no bare midriffs.
  • All hair should be pulled back and secured.
  • We will be dancing in bare feet. Please arrive to class with clean feet.

WHAT TO WEAR – BALLET CLASSES

Each ballet class has an assigned leotard in addition to pink tights and ballet shoes. Please click the button below to see which leotard your dancer needs.

Ballet Leotards by Class

DROP OFF/PICK UP

Tanner Dance is located on the University of Utah campus at 1721 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City.

Drop off is in the west circle accessed via 1725 East. Please remind your dancer to walk on the outside of the cement balls as they exit your vehicle and walk to the doors. Dancers should enter Tanner Dance through the main west doors.

Pick up is in the east circle accessed via 1800 East. Please be timely in picking up your dancer.

 

PARKING

  • A limited number of parking passes are available for the Tanner Dance lot on the east side of the building accessed via 1800 East. Passes are $7 per month, or $20 for the semester (August – December), and can only be purchased in person from the Tanner Dance office beginning August 19, 2021. If paying in cash, please bring exact change.
  • Please only purchase a pass if you absolutely need one. Please DO NOT wait in a stall while your child is in class, as this makes it difficult for other dancers who need to park. If you need somewhere to wait, the LDS Institute parking lot is free after 4:00 PM. This lot is located just south of the Huntsman Athletic Center.
  • Please do not pull into the Tanner Dance lot to pick up your dancer. Please line up along the edge of 1800 East in front of the circle.
  • Even if a pass has been purchased, Tanner Dance cannot not 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.
  • Tanner Dance passes may not be used to park in reserved or handicap stalls, or in the Central Garage. Please obey all posted signs.
  • Parking is generally free on Saturdays throughout campus except for reserved stalls.

TUITION INSTALLMENTS

Tuition installments begin September 1. If you signed up for tuition installments online, our office staff will be soon be contacting you by phone and email to set up your payments.

CANCELLATION + REFUND POLICY

  • If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be contacted by a member of our office staff. We will help to transfer your dancer to another class, or issue a refund for any tuition paid.
  • We do not provide refunds for missed classes.

If you have any other questions, please contact the Tanner Dance office at tannerdance@utah.edu or 801-581-7374.

We look forward to dancing with you!


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read through the updates on Health + Safety procedures

2) Please read about our tuition installment options


Health + Safety Updates

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

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

 

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

 


Tuition Installments

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


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

 

  • Please stay home if you are feeling sick.

 

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

 

CDT Handbook + Calendar

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

Download the Handbook

Download the Calendar


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read through the updates on Health + Safety

2) Read through attendance requirements, and parking


Health + Safety Reminders

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

  • Please stay home if you are feeling sick.

 

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

Parking options for parents

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Tanner Dance Office Hours

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

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


CDT Handbook + Calendar

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

Download the Handbook

Download the Calendar


Reminder: Adjusted CDT Class Times for Fall 2020

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

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

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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Read through the CDT Handbook and Calendar

2) Read updates on Tanner Dance office hours and parking


Welcome Back!

Welcome Back CDT Dancers!

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

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

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

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

It’s going to be a great year!


CDT Handbook + Calendar

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

Download the Handbook

Download the Calendar


Tanner Dance Office Hours

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

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


Reminder: Health + Safety plan

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

Watch the Video

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

Fall 2020 FAQs

Read our full Health + Safety Plan for Fall 2020


 

Reminder: Parking Policies 2020-2021

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

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

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

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

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

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


Reminder: Adjusted CDT Class Times for Fall 2020

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

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


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