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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Summer Camp Registration Coming Soon

Registration for summer camps will be online on Monday, February 29. Get ready for the summer of creation.


French Immersion Preschool and Kindergarten Open House

Join us this Saturday , February 6, from 1:00-2:00 pm for a view into the French Immersion Preschool and brand new kindergarten program.


Fine Arts Preschool 2016-2017 Applications Open

Interested in joining the Fine Arts Preschool for the 2016-2017 school year? Applications are now available!


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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