MasterBrandRevConfident 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.”

Summer Registration Available

LT3Y4505Sad that classes are coming to an end? Don’t worry! You can register for week-long summer camps and three or six-week studio classes for every age and interest. Happy summer dancing.

Summer Camps

Studio Classes






Utah Inclusive Arts Festival – May 30, 2015, 9:00 am-12:30 pm



The Utah Inclusive Arts Festival will be held at the Tanner Dance Building on May 30, 2015, 9:00 am-12:30 pm. Participants will interact in dance, theatre and music from leading arts educators.  The Festival is designed to promote arts integration and learn how to build bridges of success for individuals with disabilities.

Come and participate in engaging workshops as families, educators and communities!

CEU’s available to educators

Students (3-21) FREE!
Adults $10