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Tanner Dance Flyer

Learning Through Movement with Tanner Dance

Date: Friday, February 12th, 2016

Time: 1:00PM to 3:30PM

Cost: FREE!

Learn how to transform your teaching with dance integration and reinforce your curriculum through meaningful whole-body movement. Watch the Tanner Dance educators work with a class of children, then practice the concepts by dancing with the Tanner Dance educators yourself.

This FREE workshop is available for all elementary teachers and paraprofessionals.


Presenter Biographies:

MARY ANN LEE is the director of the Tanner Dance Program and Children’s Dance Theatre in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah, where she is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Dance. She trained with Virginia Tanner and was a member of Children’s Dance Theatre. She received master’s degrees in dance and French from Mills College and the University of Cincinnati, respectively. She performed professionally with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and Moveable Feast Dance Company in San Francisco and with the Contemporary Dance Theatre in Ohio. Ms. Lee was a dance specialist for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Artists-in-Schools program and taught throughout the United States. She has been an invited guest teacher in China, Japan, The Netherlands, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, England, Finland, Canada, and Brazil. Ms. Lee continues to teach at the University of Utah in the Departments of Modern Dance and Education, and in the Tanner Dance Program. She teaches throughout Utah, nationally, and internationally.

RACHEL KIMBALL has been part of Tanner Dance for most of her life as both a student and faculty member. Rachel directs the Tanner Dance Arts in Education Program (Outreach to schools) and enjoys working with teachers in the classroom as well as through ongoing Professional Development Workshops. As a teaching artist, she has taught in numerous communities throughout the western United States,Tawain and Denmark.  Rachel holds a BFA in modern dance from the University of Utah. Rachel also sits on the board of daCi (dance and the Child international) USA chapter as a member at large. She continues teaching and choreographing as faculty for the Children’s Dance Theatre and the Tanner Dance Studio Programs. Rachel is committed to the philosophy and vision of students finding their own voice through dance.

DIANA TIMOTHY grew up dancing with Tanner Dance and the Children’s Dance Theatre. She graduated with a BFA in modern dance from the University of Utah, where she was a member of Performing Dance Company and co-director of the student concerts. She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Communication from the University of Utah. Diana is a full time dance specialist and currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Tanner Dance Arts in Education Program and Director of the Tipping Point Company and In Motion Company. She teaches the CDT eighth grade class and assists Mary Ann Lee with the CDT sixth grade class.

National Parks Project Flyer

Science + History + Art: 4th Grade National Parks Project

Dates: November 11th, January 13th, February 17th

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Cost: All 3 Workshops are FREE!

To celebrate the National Parks Centennial in 2016, we are providing 4th grade teachers with 3 classes incorporating science, visual art, and our surrounding national parks' history. 

This program is free, but participating teachers must commit to coming to at least 1 of the 3 workshops and must teach the integrated art project from the workshop(s). In exchange, we will give you a class set of the art supplies needed for the project. We would like to work with 1-2 teachers from each elementary school in Iron County. 

You must register for each workshop you would like to attend. Please use the links below to register!

*The November and January workshops have passed. To see images, visit the Gallery page.

February 17: REGISTER HERE!

Cedar Breaks National Monument's history, plants, and a watercolor painting lesson 

Old School New School Summer Workshop Flyer

Old School & New School Art: Summer Workshop for Teachers

Dates: June 27th - 28th

Time: 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Cost: $45

Optional SUU Continuing Education Credit is an additional $21. 15 re-licensure points awarded. 

Location, teachers, and other information is coming soon. 

Experiment with a variety of traditional art processes selected to integrate with science, social studies, and language arts curriculum in all elementary grades. 

Then take each project to the next level by digitizing, enhancing, connecting, and animating your works of art. 


2016 Art, Music, & Me Poster

2016 Art, Music, & Me Kids Summer Camp

Dates: June 13th - 18th

Times: 9:00AM - 12:00PM OR 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Cost: $50 per child, $40 for each additional sibling

Ages: 8 - 12 years old

Location: Bottom floor of the Emma Eccles Jones Education Building in rooms 104 and 105.

Please join us this year at our 8th Annual artsFUSION: Art, Music, & Me Kids Summer Camp. 

This year our theme is “Community" where we will explore unique and exciting ways of expressing each child's individual personalities and creativity in the world of art and music. We have excellent teachers this year: Debra Davis (art) and Melanie Baker (music). 

PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING: This year we are changing the camp's format. The camp will be one week long, with a morning session and afternoon session. You can only register for one session, whichever time works best for your family. Both morning and afternoon sessions will do the same projects and will still be divided into two age groups

We will hold the final performance and art show with all camp students on Saturday, June 18th. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the new format, please email


Please look at our gallery page to view photos of this year's past events, including the Art, Music, & Me Kids Camp and teacher workshops. 

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 artsFUSION is made possible by the generous support of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation