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Costs are on sliding scale, see reservation form at the bottom of the page to book or express interest in a workshop.

Day of Dance

School workshops

All grade levels
Day of Dance is a field trip available to students at all grade levels. Bring up to 150 students to Colorado Ballet's studios for a rotation of introductory classes in a variety of dance styles and tour Colorado Ballet's facilities, including the costume shop. Classes may include: creative movement, ballet, jazz, tap, African, Bollywood, Hula, hip hop, and modern dance. The cost is $7 per student.

Balance and Motion

Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Balance and Motion is a field trip or in school workshop recommended for kindergarten through 5th grade.  Students will explore on and off balance and work with partners and props while developing their motor skills through fun movement activities.

Metamorphosis Moves classCreative Movement

Pre-K, Early Elementary
Students will learn about a variety of dance concepts, such as, size, balance, rhythm, levels, shapes, and energy. The class will develop spatial awareness, problem solving, and strengthening the body and brain.

Words In Motion

2nd through 12th Grade
Students strengthen their knowledge of vocabulary words and sentence writing in this movement driven lesson. Students will explore embodiments and definitions of words and create dances based on their understanding of sentence writing.

I Like Me

6th Grade through 12th Grade
Flexible residency addressing individuality and self-esteem through creative movement. While enjoying their own movement and experiencing something new, the youth are able to make connections to their lives and take ownership of their personal strength.

Choreography Basics

4th Grade through 12th Grade
Flexible residency focusing on the elements of dance and choreography, incorporating contemporary dance styles and culminating in a dance piece to perform.

Metamorphosis Moves classMetamorphosis Moves

Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
Colorado Ballet and the Butterfly Pavilion collaborate on this workshop. Students learn about the life cycle of the butterfly through movement in this interactive dance and science class.  
$200/1hr program
Visit www.butterflies.org/education/k-5-outreach.php for more information.

Movement Muscles and Mechanics

6th through12th Grade
This anatomy based workshop is an introduction to the skeletal and muscular systems. Students will learn how to warm up the body properly through stretching and conditioning.

Moving the Moon Phases

1st through 5th Grade
Students who are currently learning about moon phases are great candidates for this integrative movement lesson. We will review the phrases together and then apply the dance concept of size/reach to the entire cycle of phases.

American Country Folk Dances: Contra and Square Dance

2nd Grade through 12th Grade
Students will learn the basic moves of group folk dances of the United States and how to dance them with a partner and in unison with the group. They will explore spatial awareness, relating to the group including call and response, and critical timing.

Blues Dance - The Essence of Rhythm and Cool

3rd Grade through 12th Grade
One of the fundamental features of Blues music is its syncopated polyrhythms, a direct result of its African roots. Students will explore embodied syncopation and improvisation using rhythm and music structure through collaborating with their peers. 

Argentine Tango

4th Grade through 12th Grade
A social dance originating in Argentina - Argentine Tango. Students will learn the basic elements of tango walk, dramatic presence, and posture and body framing. They will explore using these concepts in improvisation with a partner. 

African dance classWest African Dance

Kindergarten through 12th Grade
Students will learn a variety of dances, rhythms and histories from multiple West African cultures. This workshop includes movement, singing, rhythm, and cultural attire.

Social Dances of Yesterday & Today

3rd through 12th Grade
This is an integrative history and movement lesson bringing the dances of the 1920/30's to life for students. Students will learn the basic steps of the Lindy hop and Charleston, and then dive into defining what social dance is in our current culture. This workshop ends with a short piece of original choreography bringing the historic and current socials together.

Ask us!

We have many more on and off campus programs, and we're happy to create unique programs that fit your needs. Just ask: contact Jo Marie Hazelton at jomarie.hazelton@coloradoballet.org or 303-339-1632.

Book a Dance Workshop:

Please fill out this form and a staff person will get back to you within 1 week.


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Day of Dance (all grade levels)
Balance and Motion (K-5th)
Creative Movement (Pre-K
early elementary)
Words In Motion (all grade levels)
Choreography Basics (4th-12th)
Metamorphosis Moves (K-3rd)
Movement Muscles and Mechanics (6th-12th)
Moving the Moon Phases (1st-5th)
Blues Dance - The Essence of Rhythm and Cool
American Country Folk: Contra and Square Dance
West African Dance (K-12th)
Social Dances of Yesterday & Today (3rd-12th)
Argentine Tango

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