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Virginia Tanner created the Tanner Dance Program in 1937, and today the program continues to nurture an appreciation of dance, music, literature, theater and visual arts in a beautiful home, the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex. The program reaches over 40,000 children and adults throughout Utah each year through Children’s Dance Theatre, the Virginia Tanner Creative Dance and Studio Program with classes on the University of Utah campus and in satellite locations throughout Utah, the Arts in Education Program, the Fine Arts Preschool and French Immersion Preschool, and Dancers with Disabilities programs for children and adults. Tanner Dance 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.

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Summer camps and studio classes are filling fast. Choose from week-long camps and 3-6 week classes for a summer that fits your schedule.

Press Start

Please join Elevate Theater Company, a musical theater troupe for adults with and without disabilities, on May 6 for their performance of Press Start.

Studio Show: Make a Wish

You can purchase tickets for the Tanner Dance studio shows here, or learn more about the shows here.

Utah Inclusive Arts Festival

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Utah Inclusive Arts Festival on Saturday, May 20. Learn more here.



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