Colorado Ballet

2017-2018 Academy Session

2017-2018 Ballet Program

Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography

The Academy provides training to students starting at age 1 ½ and utilizes the most current standards of ballet training. The Academy begins teaching students from ages 3 through 6 for creative dance and pre-ballet, two classes that lay the foundation for further study of classical ballet. Beginning at age 7, students are placed in Level 1 and advance according to age, experience, and ability.  Our curriculum is designed to guide students from their first introduction to the art through a full course of ballet study.  During their time here, students will take classes in technique, pointe work, pas de deux, modern, jazz as well as vital conditioning classes.  Click here for class descriptions.

For Parent Tot, Creative Dance and Pre Ballet students register per semester with a performance at the end of the spring term. For our Ballet Levels 1-7 registration is for the entire year, class times will remain the same from the fall to the spring term and all prices are listed represent the tuition for the year-long program.  Please click here for more information on tuition reduction and scholarships. All classes will take place at the Armstrong Center for Dance, 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.

 

2017 Fall Semester Program

Classes run from August 21- December 16, 2017

Please be aware that Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet students will not be permitted to move up to the next level mid-year and are required to register for the same level for both the Fall and the Spring semesters.

Parent/Tot Class

 One day a week
 
Ages 1 ½ - 3
    Wednesday 10:00-10:30 a.m.  Kathi Crum  
Register  
  Saturday 11:00-11:30 a.m. Carolina Pahde  Closed
      Tuition for Parent/Tot
$225 for the fall semester with discount or 5 payments of $55

Creative Dance

 One day a week
 
Ages 3-4
    Monday 4:30-5:15 p.m. Anna Bridge  Closed
    Wednesday 10:30-11:15 a.m. Kathi Crum
Register 
    Wednesday  4:30-5:15 p.m. Kathi Crum  
Register  
    Thursday 4:15-5:00 p.m.  Andy Clements
Register
    Saturday 12:30-1:15 p.m. Carolina Pahde  
Closed
   
 Tuition for Creative Dance
$275 for the fall semester with discount or 5 payments of $65

Pre-Ballet

 One day a week
 
Ages 5-6
    Monday 5:15-6:00 p.m. Anna Bridge 
Register 
    Tuesday 4:15-5:00 p.m. Andy Clements
Closed
    Wednesday 5:15-6:00 p.m. Kathi Crum 
Register 
    Friday 4:15- 5:00 p.m. Andy Clements
Register
 
Saturday  11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Andy Clements
Closed
    Saturday 12:45-1:30 p.m. Andy Clements
Closed
      Tuition for Pre-Ballet
$275 for the fall semester with discount or 5 payments of $65

Boys Introduction to Dance

 One day a week  Ages 5-6 
     Monday 4:15-5:00 p.m. Simon Costello   Register
      Tuition for Boys Intro to Dance
$275 for the fall semester with discount or 5 payments of $65
 

2017-2018 Yearly Program

Classes run from August 21, 2017- May 27, 2018. Please see our calendar for further details.


Ballet Level 1

 One day a week
 Ages 7 and up
    Tuesday 5:00-6:00 p.m. Andy Clements
Register 
    Thursday 5:00-6:00 p.m. Andy Clements
Register 
    Friday 5:00-6:00 p.m.  Andy Clements   Register 
    Saturday 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kathi Crum
Register 
    Saturday 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Carolina Pahde
Register 
    Saturday 1:30-2:30 p.m. Andy Clements
Register 
      Tuition for Ballet Level 1
$600.00 for the year with discount or 10 payments of $70

Boys Introduction to Ballet

 One day a week
Ages 7 and up
    Monday 5:00-6:00 p.m.  Simon Costello  Register 
      Tuition for Boys intro to ballet
$600.00 for the year with discount or 10 payments of $70

Ballet Level 2

 Twice weekly, pick one section
Must be evaluated for placement
Section A (For 1st year Level 2 students)
Tuesday and Thursday 4:45-6:00 p.m. Meredith Dake Closed
Section B (For 1st year Level 2 students) Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-5:45 p.m. Kathi Crum  Closed
Section C (For 2nd year Level 2 students)
Monday and Friday 4:30-5:45 p.m.   Kathi Crum   Register 
Section D (For 2nd and 3rd year Level 2 students) Monday and Wednesday 4:30-5:45 p.m.  Carolina Pahde
Register 
Section E

(For 1st year Level 2 students)

 Tuesday and Thursday
6:00-7:15 p.m.
 Andy Clements Register
Additional class (optional)
  Introduction to Modern for Levels 2 and 3 Monday 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Carolina Pahde 
       Tuition for Level 2 Ballet Only
$1,300.00 for the year with discount or 10 payments of $140
       Each additional class
$225 for the year or an additional $22.50 each payment

Ballet Level 3

 Three days weekly, pick one session
 
Must be evaluated for placement
Section A (For 1st year Level 3 students) Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 4:30-6:00 p.m.  Erika Sandre
Closed
Section B (For 1st or 2nd year Level 3 students) Wednesday Thursday and Friday 6:00-7:30 p.m. Erika Sandre
Register
Section C (For 2nd year Level 3 students)  Wednesday and Friday
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Kathi Crum
Closed
     Thursday 4:30-6:00 p.m. Igor Vassine   
Additional classes (optional)

Introduction to Modern for Levels 2 and 3 Monday 6:00-7:00 p.m. Carolina Pahde 
      Tuition for Level 3 ballet only
$1,700.00 for the year with discount or 10 payments of $180
      Each Additional Class  $225.00 for the year or an additional $22.50 each payment

Ballet Level 4

 Three days weekly, pick one session
 Must be evaluated for placement
Section A Monday Ballet 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Igor Vassine  
Register
(For 1st year Level 4 students) Tuesday Ballet 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Igor Vassine
 
Pre-Pointe 7:30-8:30 p.m. 
Igor Vassine 
  Thursday Ballet 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Igor Vassine
 
Pre-Pointe 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Igor Vassine 
Section B
Monday Ballet 6:00-7:30 p.m
Kathi Crum  
Register
(For 2nd year Level 4 students) Tuesday Ballet 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Kathi Crum  
 
Pre-Pointe 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Kathi Crum  
  Thursday Ballet
6:00-7:30 p.m. Kathi Crum 

Pre-Pointe 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Kathi Crum 
Additional Classes (optional)
  Beginning Modern for Level 4 Wednesday 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Carolina Pahde 
  Intermediate Tap for Levels 2, 3, & 4 Monday 7:30-8:30 p.m.
John Williams ("Mr. Tap") 
       Tuition for Level 4 ballet only
$1,900.00 for the year with discount or 10 payments of $200
       Each Additional Class
$225.00 for the year or an additional $22.50 each payment

Ballet Level 5

 Four days weekly
 Must be evaluated for placement

Monday Ballet 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Erika Sandre
Register
 
Pointe 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Heather Prokhnitski
  Tuesday
Ballet 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Heather Prokhnitski
  Wednesday Ballet 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Heather Prokhnitski
 
Pointe 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Heather Prokhnitski
  Saturday Ballet 9:00-10:30 a.m. Kathi Crum 
    Level 5, 6, & 7 Ballet Class
Please see posted schedule for weekly times
10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Erica Fischbach   
Additional classes (optional)
  Intermediate Jazz Tuesday 6:00-7:15 p.m. 
Page Jenkins
  Intermediate Modern for Level 5 Monday 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Carolina Pahde
  Advanced Tap
Wednesday 7:30-8:30 p.m.
John Williams ("Mr. Tap")   
      Tuition for Ballet Level 5 only
$2,600.00 for the year with discount or 10 payments of $270
      Each Additional Class
$225.00 for the year or an additional $22.50 each payment 

Ballet Level 6

 Five days weekly
 Must be evaluated for placement
  Monday Modern 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Jennifer DePalo-Peterson 
Register
 
Ballet 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Erika Sandre
 
Pointe 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Heather Prokhnitski

Tuesday Ballet 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tracy Jones 
  Wednesday Ballet 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Cynthia Gottlob
  Thursday Ballet  4:30-6:00 p.m.
Erika Sandre
 
Pointe/Variations 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Erica Fischbach
  Saturday Ballet 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Erika Sandre
 
Level 5, 6, & 7 Ballet Class
Please see posted schedule for weekly times
10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Erica Fischbach
Additional Classes (optional)
  Advanced Jazz Tuesday 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Page Jenkins
  Pas de Deux** Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Francisco Estevez
  Advanced Tap Wednesday 7:30-8:30 p.m. John William ("Mr. Tap") 
  Extra Ballet Friday 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Igor Vassine
 


      Tuition for Ballet Level 6 only
$3,400.00 for the year with discount or 10 payments of $350
      Each Additional Class
$225.00 for the spring semester or an additional $22.50 each payment 
      **Pas de Deux Additional Class
$350.00 for the year or an additional $35 each payment
This class does not meet every week, please see descriptions for specific schedule

Ballet Level 7

 Five days weekly
 Must be evaluated for placement
  Monday Ballet 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Heather Prokhnitski
Register
 
Advanced Modern 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Jennifer DePalo-Peterson
  Tuesday Ballet 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Francisco Estevez 
 
Pointe
7:30-8:30 p.m. 
Heather Prokhnitski 
  Wednesday Ballet 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Erica Fischbach 
 
Pointe 6:00-6:30 p.m. Erica Fischbach 
  Thursday Ballet 4:30-6:00 p.m. Whitney Popp
 
Pointe/Variations 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Maria Mosina
  Saturday
Ballet 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Erica Fischbach 
 
Level 5, 6, & 7 Ballet Class
Please see posted schedule for weekly times
10:30-1:30 p.m. Erica Fischbach 
Additional Classes (optional)
  Advanced Jazz Tuesday 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Page Jenkins
  Pas de Deux**
Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Francisco Estevez 
  Advanced Tap
Wednesday 7:30-8:30 p.m.
John William ("Mr. Tap")
  Extra Ballet Friday 4:30-6:00 p.m. Igor Vassine
 


      Tuition for Ballet Level 7 only
$3,700.00 for the year with discount or 5 payments of $380
      Each Additional Class
$225.00 for the year or an additional $22.50 each payment 
      **Pas de Deux Additional Class
 $350.00 for the year or an additional $35 each payment
This class does not meet every week, please see descriptions for specific schedule

Photo: Colorado Ballet Academy students by Francisco Estevez Photography

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