CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Dance Ensemble – check the info for your class photoshoot on Nov. 5.

2) Get your tickets for the Roots & Wings performance!

3) Sign up to help sort and deliver AIE t-shirts

4) Junior High + High School dancers – sign up for the SHAPE festival

4th, 5th, and 6th grade CDT dancers may wear their Halloween costumes to class on Thursday, Oct. 28!  Please do not have your dancer wear any head pieces such as crowns, hats, or eye masks as these can be a hazard while dancing.


Dance Ensemble Photoshoot

We have scheduled a photoshoot for the CDT Dance Ensemble high school class on Friday, Nov. 5 from 3:30 – 6:00 PM at Tanner Dance. This will include the class photo for the CDT Capitol Theatre playbill, and well as some individual movement photos.

Please note that due to the schedule of the photographer, we are not able to reschedule this photo session or provide a make-up day. If you would like to be in the Dance Ensemble photos, you must attend on Friday, Nov. 5. We hope you will all be there!

Please wear blacks. They do not have to be a leotard and leggings, but please no bare midriffs. Hair may be styled however you choose. Please remove all jewelry and nail polish before arriving.

You will all receive digital copies of the photos at no cost. These will be sent to you in the spring.

Please let us know if you have any questions: tannerdance@utah.edu


Tickets for Roots & Wings Performance

Tickets for CDT’s Roots & Wings performance are selling fast! If you want to see your dancer in this performance, you should get tickets now.

For every ticket you purchase, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Roots & Wings book signed by Miss Mary Ann Lee! Click HERE for info about the book.

Get Tickets

Please check the rehearsal call times below.

**REMINDER: EVEN numbered CDT grades are not performing in this show. They will participate in the In Accord performances in January.

Dress Rehearsal

Friday, November 12 from 4:00 – 5:15 PM at Tanner Dance

Please wear rehearsal blacks – plain black leggings or joggers, with a black leotard or plain t-shirt.

Performance Day

Saturday, November 13 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Please arrive in rehearsal blacks with a tan camisole leotard (girls) or biker shorts (boys) underneath. No jewelry or nail polish. Hairstyles will be sent soon.

Call Times for Spacing and Tech Rehearsal:

4:00 PM Miss Melony’s CDT 3rd grade

4:15 PM Miss Mary-Martha’s Alumni dancers

4:30 PM Miss Natalie’s CDT 9th grade

4:45 PM Miss Tina and Miss Lexi’s 7th grade

5:00 PM Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade

5:15 PM Mr. Nathan/Miss Joni’s 11th grade

5:30 PM Miss Eliza’s 5th grade

5:45 PM Miss Chara’s Dance Ensemble

6:00 PM Jacque Bell’s SHOUT dancers

6:45 PM Circle

7:00 PM Performance begins

8:15 PM Pick up dancers in east hall and lobby


Volunteers Needed

We need some parent volunteers to help sort and deliver t-shirts to our Arts-in-Education partner schools next week. Sign up by checking the button below. We appreciate your help!

Sign Up to Volunteer


SHAPE Choreographic Festival

Tanner Dance and SALT Contemporary Dance Company are hosting the SHAPE Choreographic Festival on Saturday, Dec. 11. The festival is a day-long event that includes workshop classes taught by SALT dancers and guest artists, the opportunity for dancers to present their own choreography for adjudication*, and an evening Gala performance. The festival will take place at Tanner Dance and is open to dancers in junior high through high school, as well as dancers in university or pre-professional programs.

Tanner Dance students 7th-12th grade may participate in the festival at no cost. If you are interested in submitting a solo or group piece you have choreographed, or if you just want to take classes, please email Diana Timothy at diana.timothy@utah.edu by Thursday, Nov. 11. Please DO NOT sign up through the SALT website or you will be charged for your submission.

*Adjudication is not a competition. It is an opportunity for dancers to receive feedback about their work from professional artists. The adjudicators select their favorite pieces from the day to perform in the evening gala, but no score or ranking is given; the gala is just meant to highlight exceptional work.


New Registration System

We are working on getting our new registration system up and running. Your accounts are not yet accessible, but our office staff will be contacting you in the next couple of weeks by phone or email to gather information to complete the process. Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Check your call times for the Roots & Wings

2) Junior High + High School dancers – sign up for the SHAPE festival.

Heads Up! CDT classes will be held the week of Granite District Fall Break.


Our Roots & Wings performance is coming up quick! Please check the rehearsal call times below.

**REMINDER: EVEN numbered CDT grades are not performing in this show. They will participate in the In Accord performances in January.

Dress Rehearsal

Friday, November 12 from 4:00 – 5:15 PM at Tanner Dance

Please wear CDT rehearsal blacks

Performance Day

Saturday, November 13 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Please arrive in rehearsal blacks with a tan camisole leotard (girls) or biker shorts (boys) underneath. No jewelry or nail polish. Hairstyles will be sent soon.

Call Times for Spacing and Tech Rehearsal:

4:00 PM Miss Melony’s CDT 3rd grade

4:15 PM Miss Mary-Martha’s Alumni dancers

4:30 PM Miss Natalie’s CDT 9th grade

4:45 PM Miss Tina and Miss Lexi’s 7th grade

5:00 PM Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade

5:15 PM Mr. Nathan/Miss Joni’s 11th grade

5:30 PM Miss Eliza’s 5th grade

5:45 PM Miss Chara’s Dance Ensemble

6:00 PM Jacque Bell’s SHOUT dancers

6:45 PM Circle

7:00 PM Performance begins

8:15 PM Pick up dancers in east hall and lobby

TICKETS

Tickets for CDT’s Roots & Wings performance are on sale through ArtTix. You can purchase tickets by clicking the button below.

We encourage all dancers who are performing in this show to invite at least 4 people to attend so that we have a full audience. For every ticket you purchase, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Roots & Wings book signed by Miss Mary Ann Lee! Click HERE for info about the book.

Get Tickets


SHAPE Choreographic Festival

Tanner Dance and SALT Contemporary Dance Company are hosting the SHAPE Choreographic Festival on Saturday, Dec. 11. The festival is a day-long event that includes workshop classes taught by SALT dancers and guest artists, the opportunity for dancers to present their own choreography for adjudication*, and an evening Gala performance. The festival will take place at Tanner Dance and is open to dancers in junior high through high school, as well as dancers in university or pre-professional programs.

Tanner Dance students 7th-12th grade may participate in the festival at no cost. If you are interested in submitting a solo or group piece you have choreographed, or if you just want to take classes, please email Diana Timothy at diana.timothy@utah.edu by Thursday, Nov. 11. Please DO NOT sign up through the SALT website or you will be charged for your submission.

*Adjudication is not a competition. It is an opportunity for dancers to receive feedback about their work from professional artists. The adjudicators select their favorite pieces from the day to perform in the evening gala, but no score or ranking is given; the gala is just meant to highlight exceptional work.


New Registration System

We are working on getting our new registration system up and running. Your accounts are not yet accessible, but our office staff will be contacting you in the next couple of weeks by phone or email to gather information to complete the process. Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.


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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Remind your dancer about the emergency drills this week.

2) Plan ahead for the CDT dancer showing on Monday, Oct. 11.

3) Get tickets for the CDT Roots & Wings

4) Sign up to monitor for the performance.

Heads Up! CDT classes will be held the week of the University of Utah Fall Break.


Emergency Drills: October 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


CDT Dancer Showing – Monday, Oct. 11

The CDT dancer showing is coming up on Monday, Oct. 11 from 4:15 – 6:00 PM. This showing is an opportunity for the dancers to see what the other classes are working on for the spring concert, and for CDT faculty and staff to gather ideas for costumes, etc.

This showing is for dancers only. Please wear rehearsal blacks with hair pulled back.

Call for all CDT dancers (2nd grade through Dance Ensemble): 4:15 PM

Pick Up for dancers 2nd-11th grade: 6:00 PM

Class for Dance Ensemble will be held from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.

Regular CDT classes will NOT be held following the showing for 2nd-11th grade.

2nd and 3rd grade CDT classes WILL be held on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Regular class times for 4th-12th grade will resume on Thursday, Oct. 14.


New Registration System

We are working on getting our new registration system up and running. Your accounts are not yet accessible, but our office staff will be contacting you in the next couple of weeks by phone or email to gather information to complete the process. Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.


Roots & Wings Tickets on Sale

Tickets for CDT’s Roots & Wings performance are now on sale through ArtTix. You can purchase tickets by clicking the button below.

We encourage all dancers who are performing in this show to invite at least 4 people to attend so that we have a full audience. For every ticket you purchase, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Roots & Wings book signed by Miss Mary Ann Lee!

Note to CDT faculty and staff: You will be sent a separate link to access your free ticket

Get Tickets


Volunteer Opportunities

We need class monitors for the Roots & Wings performances at Rose Wagner on November 13. You can earn 4.5 hours for this volunteer job. Click the button below to sign up.

*Please note that parents who monitor during this show will need to watch their dancer’s class from the wings rather than from the audience.

Sign Up to Monitor

We still need class coordinators for the following classes:

  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade

Just a reminder that each CDT family is asked to give 20 volunteer hours each year. This is one way that you can fulfill your hours!

Class Coordinator job responsibilities include helping to plan and coordinate class parties, setting up costume fittings, assisting with the Holiday Party, and gathering items for the In Accord Auction. Parents who volunteer for this position can earn at least 7 hours per year. If you are interested, please click the button below to sign up

Class Coordinator Sign Up


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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: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Look through the emergency drill information for next week and talk through it with your dancer

2) Get tickets for the CDT Roots & Wings performance

3) Sign up to monitor for the performance

4) Check the Lost + Found for any missing items before Oct. 1

Reminders: Please remember to bring your own mask to class. If your dancer, or anyone in your household is feeling sick, please do not send your dancer to class. Please notify the Tanner Dance office at 801-581-7374 if anyone in your household tests positive for COVID


Roots & Wings Tickets On Sale

Tickets for CDT’s Roots & Wings performance are now on sale through ArtTix. You can purchase tickets by clicking the button below.

We encourage all dancers who are performing in this show to invite at least 4 people to attend so that we have a full audience. For every ticket you purchase, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Roots & Wings book signed by Miss Mary Ann Lee!

Note to CDT faculty and staff: You will be sent a separate link to access your free ticket.

Get Tickets


Emergency Drills: October 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


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.


Volunteer Opportunities

We need class monitors for the Roots & Wings performances at Rose Wagner on November 13. You can earn 4.5 hours for this volunteer job. Click the button below to sign up.

*Please note that parents who monitor during this show will need to watch their dancer’s class from the wings rather than from the audience.

Sign Up to Monitor

We still need class coordinators for the following classes:

  • Miss Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade
  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade

Just a reminder that each CDT family is asked to give 20 volunteer hours each year. This is one way that you can fulfill your hours!

Class Coordinator job responsibilities include helping to plan and coordinate class parties, setting up costume fittings, assisting with the Holiday Party, and gathering items for the In Accord Auction. Parents who volunteer for this position can earn at least 7 hours per year. If you are interested, please click the button below to sign up

Class Coordinator Sign Up


Upcoming CDT Performance: Roots & Wings

This year, CDT will present “Roots & Wings” at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. This performance is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:00 PM and includes all ODD numbered CDT classes, Dance Ensemble*, and the cast of SHOUT. New choreography for this show will be created during regular CDT class times. In order to participate, CDT dancers must have a good attendance record and attend both of the following days:

Rehearsal at Tanner Dance                   

Friday, Nov. 12 from 4:00 – 5:15 PM

Performance at Rose Wagner              

Saturday, Nov. 13 from 4:30 – 8:00 PM (exact call times for each class will be sent out soon)

Participating classes:

  • Miss Melony’s 3rd grade
  • Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade
  • Miss Eliza’s 5th grade
  • Miss Tina and Miss Lexi’s 7th grade
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade
  • Miss Joni’s High School II
  • Dance Ensemble
  • SHOUT

*Dance Ensemble will also perform in two “Ring Around the Rose” matinees also held on November 13. Additional information will be sent regarding these shows. 

**All even numbered CDT classes will perform in the In Accord concerts in January.


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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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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Celebrate Miss Tina!

2) Get tickets for the Vision performance

3) Add the upcoming CDT “Roots & Wings” performance to your calendar

4) Check the Lost + Found for any missing items

5) Earn volunteer hours by becoming a Class Coordinator

Reminders: Please remember to bring your own mask to class. If your dancer, or anyone in your household is feeling sick, please do not send your dancer to class. Please notify the Tanner Dance office at 801-581-7374 if anyone in your household tests positive for COVID


Congratulations Miss Tina!

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


 

this friday!

See selected dancers from the Children’s Dance Theatre perform “SHOUT”, choreographed by CDT alum Jacque Bell, as part of the Vision performance at Capitol Theatre on Friday, Sept. 24.

Vision brings a broad range of choreographic works to stage, each representing individual or cultural transformative moments. Produced by the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts (NYC), works for stage and screen have been curated from a national roster of professional dance artists, and will feature over 70 performers of all ages.

Get your tickets by clicking the button below!

Get Tickets


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.


Class Coordinators

We still need class coordinators for the following classes:

  • Miss Amy’s 2nd grade
  • Miss Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade
  • Miss Eliza’s 5th grade
  • Miss Ashley’s 6th grade
  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade
  • Miss Mary-Martha’s HS I
  • Miss Joni’s HS II

Just a reminder that each CDT family is asked to give 20 volunteer hours each year. This is one way that you can fulfill your hours!

Class Coordinator job responsibilities include helping to plan and coordinate class parties, setting up costume fittings, assisting with the Holiday Party, and gathering items for the In Accord Auction. Parents who volunteer for this position can earn at least 7 hours per year. If you are interested, please click the button below to sign up

Class Coordinator Sign Up


Upcoming CDT Performance: Roots & Wings

This year, CDT will present “Roots & Wings” at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. This performance is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:00 PM and includes all ODD numbered CDT classes, Dance Ensemble*, and the cast of SHOUT. New choreography for this show will be created during regular CDT class times. In order to participate, CDT dancers must have a good attendance record and attend both of the following days:

Rehearsal at Tanner Dance                   

Friday, Nov. 12 from 4:00 – 5:15 PM

Performance at Rose Wagner              

Saturday, Nov. 13 from 4:30 – 8:00 PM (exact call times for each class will be sent out soon)

Participating classes:

  • Miss Melony’s 3rd grade
  • Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade
  • Miss Eliza’s 5th grade
  • Miss Tina and Miss Lexi’s 7th grade
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade
  • Miss Joni’s High School II
  • Dance Ensemble
  • SHOUT

*Dance Ensemble will also perform in two “Ring Around the Rose” matinees also held on November 13. Additional information will be sent regarding these shows. 

**All even numbered CDT classes will perform in the In Accord concerts in January.


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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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CDT e-NEWS: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Dancer + Parent Check List:

1) Get tickets for the Vision performance

2) Add the upcoming CDT “Roots & Wings” performance to your calendar

3) Earn volunteer hours by becoming a Class Coordinator

Reminder: No Ogden rehearsals or performance this week


Safety Reminders
  • 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.

VIsion!

See selected dancers from the Children’s Dance Theatre perform “SHOUT”, choreographed by CDT alum Jacque Bell, as part of the Vision performance at Capitol Theatre on Friday, Sept. 24.

Vision brings a broad range of choreographic works to stage, each representing individual or cultural transformative moments. Produced by the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts (NYC), works for stage and screen have been curated from a national roster of professional dance artists, and will feature over 70 performers of all ages.

Get your tickets by clicking the button below!

Get Tickets


Class Coordinators

We still need class coordinators for the following classes:

  • Miss Amy’s 2nd grade
  • Miss Miss Mary Ann’s 4th grade
  • Miss Eliza’s 5th grade
  • Miss Ashley’s 6th grade
  • Miss Tina’s 7th grade
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade
  • Miss Mary-Martha’s HS I
  • Miss Joni’s HS II

Just a reminder that each CDT family is asked to give 20 volunteer hours each year. This is one way that you can fulfill your hours!

Class Coordinator job responsibilities include helping to plan and coordinate class parties, setting up costume fittings, assisting with the Holiday Party, and gathering items for the In Accord Auction. Parents who volunteer for this position can earn at least 7 hours per year. If you are interested, please click the button below to sign up

Class Coordinator Sign Up


Upcoming CDT Performance: Roots & Wings

This year, CDT will present “Roots & Wings” at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. This performance is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:00 PM and includes all ODD numbered CDT classes, Dance Ensemble*, and the cast of SHOUT. New choreography for this show will be created during regular CDT class times. In order to participate, CDT dancers must have a good attendance record and attend both of the following days:

Rehearsal at Tanner Dance                   

Friday, Nov. 12 from 4:00 – 5:15 PM

Performance at Rose Wagner              

Saturday, Nov. 13 from 4:30 – 8:00 PM (exact call times for each class will be sent out soon)

Participating classes:

  • Miss Melony’s 3rd grade
  • Miss Mimi’s 3rd grade
  • Miss Eliza’s 5th grade
  • Miss Tina and Miss Lexi’s 7th grade
  • Miss Natalie’s 9th grade
  • Miss Joni’s High School II
  • Dance Ensemble
  • SHOUT

*Dance Ensemble will also perform in two “Ring Around the Rose” matinees also held on November 13. Additional information will be sent regarding these shows. 

**All even numbered CDT classes will perform in the In Accord concerts in January.


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