Confident that the use of wholesome, creative activity would allow children to develop alert minds, healthy bodies, and strong character, Virginia Tanner established the Tanner Dance Program in 1937. An important pioneer and visionary, she dreamed of bringing “a measure of beauty into the life of a child.”

The Tanner Dance Program is an arts auxiliary of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah and is dedicated to the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service. Inherently, the program nurtures an appreciation of dance, music, literature, theatre, and the visual arts.

The Tanner Dance Program remains committed to Virginia Tanner’s original mission – creating worthwhile human beings who contribute to their community. This unique vision of giving students the opportunity to share their own voices through the arts has grown every year and today the program serves more than 30,000 students annually at the University of Utah and in our community through the organization’s programs and services.

“Creating Worthwhile Humans – One Dancer at a Time.”

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Spring Registration

Registration for spring classes is currently open for returning students. Please call the office at 801-581-7374 to complete spring registration if you haven’t yet. Tanner Dance will stop holding classes for current students on Monday, December 14 and open any remaining spots in classes to new students. Additionally, a few new classes are open for registration now to all students:

Kindergarten Creative Dance on Wednesdays

Satellite Classes in Park City

Satellite Classes in Sandy

Visual Art Classes for K-6th Grade

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Holiday Breaks

Tanner Dance will be on break Thursday-Saturday, November 26-28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy your turkey coma! Winter Break will run Monday, December 14 through Saturday, January 2.

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New Programs for Adults with Disabilities

This January, Tanner Dance is introducing new programs for adults with disabilities that teach life skills through the arts. Learn more.

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Adult Classes

Adult classes are now available on a drop-in basis. Take time out of your week to move and create. Learn more.

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