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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2015-2016 Registration Happening Now

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Classes have started, but it’s not too late to join. Check out these schedules:

Creative Dance

Art FUNdamentals


Jazz/Hip Hop

Baile Latin

Dance and Art

Brigham City Satellite

Ogden Satellite

Park City Satellite

South Jordan Satellite

All Boys Classes

Adult Classes

Bring a Friend and Get Some Swag

T-Shirt and Tank for Bring a Friend

Those who get a friend to register for class will become part of the Virginia Tanner Club. Members of the club will get a free, exclusive Tanner Dance t-shirt or tank top (adult and kids sizes available), as well as early access to studio show ticket sales at Kingsbury Hall. Here’s how it works:

1. Register for your own class.

2. Have your friend register for class. They must write your name in the “How did you hear about our program?” section. They must also be new to Tanner Dance.

3. The office will contact you about your free merchandise and early ticket sales!

Building Access

Campus Map Fall 2015

Please enter Campus Center Drive on 1725 E and exit on 1800 E. This will keep traffic flowing smoothly during class changes.

Parking Information




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