CDT e-NEWS: Wednesday, September 30, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Please read through the Emergency Drill information below and talk through it with your dancer

2) Have your dancer check the lost and found before Oct. 1.

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

PARENTS: Please remind your dancer to bring their own mask to class. Thank you!


Emergency Drills Oct. 4 – 9

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

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

Emergency Drill Info


Health + Safety Reminders

Tanner Dance faculty and staff are following CDC guidelines and continuing to wear masks inside the studio. We strongly encourage all of our dancers and parents to wear masks as well.

Parents: please remind your dancer to bring a mask with them to class. We only have a limited supply on hand in the office.

Please plan to drop your dancer off rather than waiting inside the building. We are still trying to minimize traffic in our lobby areas.

Remember to drop off in the west circle and pick up in the east driveway. Please remind your dancer to stay on the sidewalk until you pull up rather than running out into the road. 

If your dancer or anyone in your household, is feeling sick, please keep your dancer home. Please notify the Tanner Dance office right away if your dancer tests positive for COVID; our staff will need to know the last date your child was in class, and the date that they started experiencing any symptoms. Please email this information to tannerdance@utah.edu

Thank you!


Lost + Found

If you are missing a water bottle, dance bag, or item of clothing, please have your dancer check our lost and found bin in the hallway on the second floor. Any unclaimed items will be donated on October 1.


Kingsbury Hall Photos!

Check out the photos from Maybe – last spring’s Studio Show performances! Here is the link to the gallery: https://tannerdance.zenfolio.com/p300301475

You can use discount code: Dsct10 to purchase 10 or more digital downloads. This doesn’t apply to physical products.

NOTE: Our webhost, Zenfolio, partners with outside vendors to offer physical products (prints, books, etc.). These products are priced according to these vendors’ cost of production, with little input from Tanner Dance. The photography downloads we offer are sold at their highest resolution. We recommend browsing physical options on our website and comparing prices to local vendors, which may have more economical print options. You can purchase downloads and then use another vendor if you find it preferable. For photography downloads, we offer volume discounts based on how many pictures you purchase. For the discount to apply, you must enter the discount code at checkout.


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CDT e-NEWS: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Please read through our safety reminders.

2) Have your dancer check the lost and found before Oct. 1.

3) Support Miss Tina at the College of Fine Arts Gala!

4) Check out the photos from last spring’s Studio Show!

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

Heads up!

There is a football game this Saturday, Sept. 25, at 12:30 PM. Parking will not be available in the Central Garage. Please plan ahead for extra traffic, and plan to drop your dancer off and return to pick them up. If you are stopped by a parking attendant or police officer, let them know that you are headed to Tanner Dance.

We need to reserve our limited Tanner Dance parking spaces for those in the Parent Tot and Dancers with Disabilities classes. If you are in one of these classes and the Tanner lot is full, you may park long the edge of the west circle. Please pull all the way to the end of the circle.

Please remember that ADA stalls are only for patrons with the appropriate parking pass.

Thank you!

 


Message from Miss Joni

Dear Tanner Dance Parents and dancers,

Thank you for dancing with us. We appreciate you and value each and every one of our dancers and families. This is never more important than it is now as we navigate the changing situation of our community’s health. We are committed to keeping our doors open and our dancers dancing, and with that we ask that you consider masking as you enter our building.

It is always such a pleasure and honor to see each child grow, develop technically, and shine in their own way; whether you are enrolled in a Parent Tot class, an advanced studio class, a ballet or hip-hop class, or a visual art class, your participation in our studio brings depth and community to all of us.

We are looking forward to another dynamic dancing year and we want to keep you updated with all of the latest information. If you are not receiving our Tanner Studio eNEWS, please call our office to update your email and contact information.

We have an exciting and expansive offering of dance classes for the upcoming year. Please visit our website at tannerdance.utah.edu for the latest information on class schedules. Tanner Dance offers creative dance classes at locations across the Wasatch Front including the University of Utah as well as satellite locations, Brigham City, Bountiful, South Jordan, Ogden and Heber. Continuing this fall are our specialized classes for Dancers with Disabilities, All Boys class, Arts for the Young classes, adult dance, ballet classes, and, a perpetual favorite, Hip Hop/Jazz. We will feature our studio classes, ages Kindergarten through Adult, in our annual Kingsbury Hall Spring Studio Show on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May14th 2022.

Our faculty are dedicated to Miss Virginia’s founding philosophy that we are here to “develop excellent dancers and, more importantly develop young people who are useful imaginative, worthwhile human beings.” Prominent in our focus is having children engaged in the creative process, dancing expressively, and learning the craft and technique of dance. Our wholesome approach to dance education truly honors each child’s creative spirit and dancing heart. We here at the Tanner Dance Studio have a community of parents and dancers that are dedicated to the Tanner principles and observing life’s beauty through their own “magic eye”.

As faculty, we are invested in each dancer and are open to speaking with you whenever a concern or need develops. You may reach your teacher through the main office at 801-581-7374 or through me directly at 801-587-3654.

We hope you are pleased with your experience here in the Virginia Tanner Dance Program and we look forward to many years of growing and dancing together.

Sincerely,

Miss Joni Urry Wilson

Tanner Dance Studio Director

 


 

Health + Safety Reminders

Tanner Dance faculty and staff are following CDC guidelines and continuing to wear masks inside the studio. We strongly encourage all of our dancers and parents to wear masks as well.

Parents: please remind your dancer to bring a mask with them to class. We only have a limited supply on hand in the office.

Please plan to drop your dancer off rather than waiting inside the building. We are still trying to minimize traffic in our lobby areas.

Remember to drop off in the west circle and pick up in the east driveway. Please remind your dancer to stay on the sidewalk until you pull up rather than running out into the road. 

If your dancer or anyone in your household, is feeling sick, please keep your dancer home. Please notify the Tanner Dance office right away if your dancer tests positive for COVID; our staff will need to know the last date your child was in class, and the date that they started experiencing any symptoms. Please email this information to tannerdance@utah.edu

Thank you!


College of Fine Arts Gala

The College of Fine Arts will be celebrating some of its distinguished alumni, including our wonderful Miss Tina, at their annual Gala. Miss Tina is receiving the Arts Educator award.

This FREE event also includes performances and presentations by students from the University of Utah’s schools of dance, music, film, visual art, and theatre. All are welcome to attend – no ticket required. The Gala will be held at Kingsbury Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the event begins at 7:00 PM. Click the button below for more information.

CFA Gala


Lost + Found

If you are missing a water bottle, dance bag, or item of clothing, please have your dancer check our lost and found bin in the hallway on the second floor. Any unclaimed items will be donated on October 1.


Kingsbury Hall Photos!

Check out the photos from Maybe – last spring’s Studio Show performances! Here is the link to the gallery: https://tannerdance.zenfolio.com/p300301475

You can use discount code: Dsct10 to purchase 10 or more digital downloads. This doesn’t apply to physical products.

NOTE: Our webhost, Zenfolio, partners with outside vendors to offer physical products (prints, books, etc.). These products are priced according to these vendors’ cost of production, with little input from Tanner Dance. The photography downloads we offer are sold at their highest resolution. We recommend browsing physical options on our website and comparing prices to local vendors, which may have more economical print options. You can purchase downloads and then use another vendor if you find it preferable. For photography downloads, we offer volume discounts based on how many pictures you purchase. For the discount to apply, you must enter the discount code at checkout.


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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.

Click to enroll in Dance + Art


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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