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The Colorado Ballet Academy opened registration today for the 2015-2016 session of dance classes for children and adults. The session begins on August 24 and includes the ballet program, Pre-professional Division and adult and teen open program. Online registration is open now, in-person registration opens August 1.
The ballet program includes dance classes for toddlers through teens in creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet, tap, modern, jazz, yoga, Pilates and more.
The Pre-professional Division for ages 13 to 21 provides training to ease the transition from student to professional dancer. Students participate in 28 hours of class per week, Monday through Saturday. The audition-only program is geared toward developing the whole artist, offering classes beyond dance technique to create well-rounded dancers ready for the professional ballet world. Many students participate in online academic programs to allow for more concentration on their ballet training.
“This is the second year of the Pre-professional Division at the Academy,” said Valerie Madonia, Colorado Ballet Academy Director. “The program continues to grow and we anticipate offering two levels this year with no more than 15 students in each level. This allows dancers to take classes in a small, focused and nurturing environment.”
Colorado Ballet Academy students registered for the 2015-2016 session will have the opportunity to audition for roles in Colorado Ballet’s 2015 production of The Nutcracker and 2016 production Alice (in Wonderland). Auditions for The Nutcracker will take place on September 13 and auditions for Alice (in Wonderland) will take place on October 18.
In addition to the ballet program and Pre-professional Division, the Academy offers an adult and teen open program with classes for various skill levels in ballet.
All classes will take place at Colorado Ballet’s studios at the Armstrong Center for Dance, 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.
“This is the second year we have been able to offer classes in our new building,” said Madonia. “Our location in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe gives our Academy more visibility in the community and more opportunities to perform during First Fridays and other special events.”For more information about fall classes or auditions, visit www.coloradoballet.org/academy.
Colorado Ballet will be offering two Passport to Dance sessions at the Montclair Recreation Center this summer! The sessions will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday afternoons. The first session is June 19, 26, July 10 and 17 and the second session is July 24, 31, August 7 and 14.
Passport to Dance is a 4-week session of varying dance genres including Ballet, Creative Movement, Hip-hop, West African dance and much more! Each session offers two levels, depending on a student's age:
The cost for each session (4 classes) is $24. To register, contact Samantha Hyde at 303-339-1619 or e-mail email@example.com.
Photos from Colorado Ballet's Arts with Altitude Gala on May 16 are
now available to view and purchase through Custom Creations Photography:
|Buckstein plays for Arts with Altitude patrons
Photo by Custom Creations Photography
from Colorado Ballet Academy's Spring Performance on May 16 are now
available to view and purchase through Francisco Estevez Photography:
|Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography
This video includes photos and videos of artists of Colorado Ballet, students from Colorado Ballet Academy and students in our education and outreach programs.
The video originally aired at the Arts with Altitude Gala on May 16, 2015.
Find some great deals, and support Colorado Ballet in the process! Join our auction and discover fabulous trips, one-of-a-kind art, the hottest restaurants in Denver, and more!
Bid between May 11-16 (closes at 9:30pm on the 16th) online at http://coballet.myab.co/.
See all of these items in person at the Arts with Altitude Gala this Saturday, May 16. For more information, visit coloradoballet.org/gala.
The Academy will also have refreshments in Studio 4 (Posner Salon) across the hall from the theater.
Don't miss this exciting performance at our home in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe! Stay tuned for our other First Friday performances coming up this year.
About First Fridays:
Within Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, you can enjoy over 60 participating galleries, artist studios and restaurants joining the First Friday Art Walk (6-9 p.m.) every first Friday of the month. Free guided shuttle coaches pick you up at the light rail station at 10th Avenue and Osage Street and ferry you around the Art District on First Fridays between 5:30-10 p.m. Visit www.artdistrictonsantafe.com for more information.
|Colorado Ballet's Black Box Theater|
Marking its 27th season with world premieres, exceptional debuts, and captivating collaborations, the Vail International Dance Festival announces Colorado Ballet as a featured company during the 2015 season, which will be held July 27 through August 10 in Vail, Colorado. The Festival welcomes back Colorado Ballet, which performed last during the 2011 Festival, premiering a new work by Emery LeCrone.
On Sunday, August 2 at 7:30pm at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Colorado Ballet will perform in Ballet Blast, along with the National Ballet of Mexico, BalletX, and BalletCollective. Ballet Blast will feature a selection of international ballet stars for a diverse evening of dance, from classic to contemporary, with music by the cutting edge string quartet, Brooklyn Rider.
On Sunday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Colorado Ballet will perform in Balanchine Celebration, a performance featuring a selection of the world’s finest dancers in a unique evening of Balanchine ballets. Members of Colorado Ballet’s corps de ballet will perform Concerto Barocco with guest principal dancers.
On Monday, August 10 at 7:30pm at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Colorado Ballet will perform on the closing night of the Festival in Dance for $20.15, an evening for everyone with specially-priced tickets for every seat in the house. Dance for $20.15 features Colorado Ballet performing In Pieces, with choreography by Val Caniparoli with music by Poul Ruders.
“When Colorado Ballet presented the world premiere of In Pieces in 2013, the Denver Post described it as ‘contemporary action-packed’ and now our dancers have the opportunity to present this exciting work on an international stage,” said Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director. “This is the first time since 2011 that Colorado Ballet has performed at the Vail International Dance Festival and we are honored that Damian Woetzel has chosen us to perform at a festival that includes some of the world’s greatest dancers performing a variety of dance genres. I believe our dancers have tremendous talent and this is a chance for dance fans from all over the world to see that talent firsthand.”
The Vail International Dance Festival performances take place at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail and the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek. Tickets for all performances except for Dance for $20.15 are now on sale. Tickets for Dance for $20.15 go on sale June 15. Visit www.vaildance.org for more information and follow the Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information on Colorado Ballet, visit www.coloradoballet.org and follow Colorado Ballet on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Artists of Colorado Ballet perform "In Pieces"