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2024-2025 fall & year round
ADVANCED DIVISION classes

Colorado Ballet Academy students in Levels 1 through our Pre-Professional Division have the extraordinary opportunity to participate in the annual full-length classical ballet production at the magnificent Ellie Caulkins Opera House in downtown Denver in May. Each class is featured in age appropriate original and adapted choreography in ballets such as Swan Lake, Coppelia and Giselle. The experience of being a part of a large-scale production gives students countless lifelong skills, an ultimate sense of accomplishment and comradery along with the thrill of telling a story through dance.

ALL ACADEMY CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 26, 2024 

Fall Semester: August 26, 2024 – December 14, 2024 
No Classes: September 2-3, 2024, September 25-28, 2024, November 25-30, 2024 

Spring Semester: January 13, 2025 – May 10, 2025
No Classes: January 20-21, 2025, February 19-22, 2025, March 24-29, 2025

Have questions or need help with registration? Contact Colorado Ballet Academy at academy@coloradoballet.org

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ballet level 5

Ages 12+ by placement
Fall Semester: August 26, 2024 – December 14, 2024 
No Classes: September 2-3, 2024, September 25-28, 2024, November 25-30, 2024  

Spring Semester: January 13, 2025 – May 10, 2025 
No Classes: January 20-21, 2025, February 19-22, 2025, March 24-29, 2025

Training intensifies as students mature and gain more knowledge of classical ballet vocabulary. Classes focus on strengthening placement for pointe and male’s work, developing articulation of port de bras and transition steps, pirouettes, clarity of Allegro, musicality and maturing artistry. Performance is emphasized at this level and opportunities increase to include Fall Feature and First Fridays in our Black Box Theater. During this progression, students become aware of the long-term goals inherent to classical ballet training. Each student’s natural abilities are fostered, and students are encouraged to pursue their passion for dance.  

Male specialized training becomes more advanced as they continue to refine the fundamentals of ballet, emphasize clarity in positions, develop core and back strength and essential foundations for male’s virtuosic technique. 

In addition to Ballet, Stretch and Condition, Pointe and Male Technique classes, Level 5 students’ curriculum includes Character and Contemporary.  

Character dance is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, mostly from European countries, and uses movements and music adapted for the theater. Examples of Character Dance are found in full length classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Coppelia, and Sleeping Beauty. Level 5 Character will strengthen the fundamentals of this style with emphasis on positions, dynamic movement, and musicality.  

Contemporary dance seeks to explore the limitless possibilities of the human body in motion, emphasizing fluidity, spontaneity, and individual expression. This form of dance celebrates the uniqueness of each dancer, encouraging them to embrace their own artistic voice and explore their personal narratives. At its core, contemporary dance often focuses on the connection between movement and emotion, aiming to evoke a wide range of feelings and experiences in both the performer and the audience.   

Students in this level are eligible to participate in Colorado Ballet Academy’s Youth America Grand Prix and Denver Ballet Guild programs.  

Details
Ages 12+ by October 1 
Registration Fee: $50 
Black Box Production Fee: $65 
Ellie Caulkins Opera House Production Fee: $295 
Tuition: $3,645/year

Dress code   
Please view the CBA Dress Code document here: CBA Dress Code 

SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

ballet level 5-females
monday

4:30pm-6:00pm
Technique with Carlos Molina

6:00pm-7:00pm 
Stretch/Conditioning with Carlos Molina

7:00pm-8:00pm  
Pointe with Allie Wilson

TUESDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm 
Technique with Carlos Molina

ThurSDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm 
Character/Contemporary with Erika Sandre / Rober Sher-Machherndl

6:00pm-7:30pm 
Technique with Carlos Molina

7:30pm-8:30pm 
Pointe with Bernadette Torres

SATURDAY

9:30am-11:00am 
Technique with Erica Cornejo

11:00am-11:45am 
Pointe with Erica Cornejo

12:00pm-2:00pm 
Production with Erica Fischbach

ballet level 5-males
MONDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm 
Technique with Carlos Molina

6:00pm-6:30pm  
Stretch/Conditioning with Carlos Molina

6:30pm-7:00pm  
Advanced Male Technique with Carlos Molina

TUESDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm 
Technique with Carlos Molina

THURSDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm 
Character/Contemporary with Erika Sandre / Rober Sher-Machherndl

6:00pm-7:30pm 
Technique with Carlos Molina

7:30pm-8:30pm 
Advanced Male Conditioning with Carlos Molina

SATURDAY

9:30am-11:00am 
Technique with Erica Cornejo

11:30am-12:00pm 
Advanced Male Technique with Roberto Munoz

12:00pm-2:00pm 
Production with Erica Fischbach

LEVEL 5 EXTRA CLASSES

Level 5 students are given the option to add additional classes to their curriculum training.
These classes will help strengthen their skills and round out their movement vocabulary.

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extra ballet & variations for levels 5, 6, 7

Extra Ballet is an opportunity for serious students to supplement their training with an additional technique/variations class. Students will work to advance their skills of learning combinations quickly and apply corrections as they dance in an abbreviated, one-hour technique class. After this invigorating warm up, students will learn variations from the classical repertoire, focusing on the strength, stamina and artistry required for solo pieces. 

Tuition: $645/year 

Dress code   
Please view the CBA Dress Code document here: CBA Dress Code 

extra ballet & variations schedule/registration
Friday

4:30pm-6:30pm 
Extra Ballet & Variations with Roberto Munoz

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ballet level 6

Ages 13+ by placement
Fall Semester: August 26, 2024 – December 14, 2024
 
No Classes: September 2-3, 2024, September 25-28, 2024, November 25-30, 2024 

Spring Semester: January 13, 2025 – May 10, 2025 
No Classes: January 20-21, 2025, February 19-22, 2025, March 24-29, 2025 

Level 6 training becomes more rigorous as the complexity of combinations increases. Students focus on fluidity of transitions, clarity of movement, sustained Adagio, advanced repertoire of turns and moving combinations, complex Allegro and stamina for Petite and Grand Allegro. In addition to Ballet, Conditioning, Pointe and Male Technique classes, Level 6 curriculum includes Variations, Character and Contemporary.  

Character dance is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, mostly from European countries, and uses movements and music adapted for the theater. Examples of Character Dance are found in full length classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Coppelia, and Sleeping Beauty. Level 6 Character will strengthen the fundamentals of this style with emphasis on positions, dynamic movement, and musicality.  

Contemporary dance seeks to explore the limitless possibilities of the human body in motion, emphasizing fluidity, spontaneity, and individual expression. This form of dance celebrates the uniqueness of each dancer, encouraging them to embrace their own artistic voice and explore their personal narratives. At its core, contemporary dance often focuses on the connection between movement and emotion, aiming to evoke a wide range of feelings and experiences in both the performer and the audience. 

Students in this level are eligible to participate in Colorado Ballet Academy’s Youth America Grand Prix and Denver Ballet Guild programs.
 

Details
Ages 13+ by October 1 
Registration Fee: $50 
Black Box Production Fee: $65 
Ellie Caulkins Opera House Production Fee: $295 
Tuition: $4,095/year

Dress code   
Please view the CBA Dress Code document here: CBA Dress Code 

SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

ballet level 6-females
monday

4:30pm-6:00pm 
Technique with Allie Wilson

6:00pm-7:00pm  
Pointe/Variations with Allie Wilson 

TUESDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm  
Technique with Mayo Sugano 

7:30pm-8:30pm  
Pointe with Mayo Sugano

WEDNESDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm 
Technique en Pointe with Roberto Muñoz

THURSDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm
Character/Contemporary with Erika Sandre / Robert Sher-Machherndl

6:00pm-7:30pm  
Technique with Roberto Muñoz

SATURDAY

10:00am-11:30am 
Technique with Roberto Muñoz

12:00pm-2:00pm 
Production with Erica Fischbach

ballet level 6-males
monDAY

4:30pm-6:30pm 
Technique with Alexandra Wilson   

6:30pm-7:00pm  
Advanced Male Technique with Carlos Molina 

TUESDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm  
Technique with Mayo Sugano 

7:30pm-8:00pm  
Pointe Barre with Mayo Sugano 

WEDNESDAY

4:30pm-6:30pm 
Technique with Roberto Muñoz

6:30pm-6:30pm 
Advanced Male Technique with Roberto Muñoz

THURSDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm
Character/Contemporary with Erika Sandre / Robert Sher-Machherndl

6:00pm-7:30pm  
Technique with Roberto Muñoz

7:30pm-8:00pm
Advanced Male Conditioning with Carlos Molina

SATURDAY

10:00am-11:30am 
Technique with Roberto Muñoz

11:30am-12:00pm  
Advanced Male Technique with Roberto Muñoz

12:00pm-2:00pm 
Production with Erica Fischbach

LEVEL 6 EXTRA CLASSES

Students in Level 6 are given the option to add additional classes to their curriculum training to broaden their skills, strengthen their core, increase flexibility, and round out their movement vocabulary. Students may choose from: Extra Ballet/Variations, and Jazz, and Pas de Deux.

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extra ballet & variations for LEVELs 5, 6, 7

Extra Ballet is an opportunity for serious students to supplement their training with an additional technique/variations class. Students will work to advance their skills of learning combinations quickly and apply corrections as they dance in an abbreviated, one-hour technique class. After this invigorating warm up, students will learn variations from the classical repertoire, focusing on the strength, stamina and artistry required for solo pieces.  

Tuition: $645/year

Dress code   
Please view the CBA Dress Code document here: CBA Dress Code

extra ballet & variations schedule/registration
friday

4:30pm-6:30pm 
Extra Ballet & Variations with Roberto Muñoz

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JAZZ and contemporary for LEVELS 6, 7 & pp1

Levels 6, 7 and PP1 Jazz will give students an opportunity to push themselves technically while further developing their performance range and individual artistic voice. The warm-up and progressions will use classic jazz technique to develop students' musicality, athleticism, alignment, and performance. Students will use this technical base to explore a variety of jazz styles, including classical, musical theater, jazz funk and lyrical/contemporary. All Jazz classes culminate with a showcase performance in May. 

This class will explore a lot of floor work and knee pads are highly encouraged to prevent injury. 

Tuition: $495/year 
Performance Fee: $55 

Dress code   
Please view the CBA Dress Code document here: CBA Dress Code

jazz & contemporary levels 6, 7, pp1 schedule/registration
TUESDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm 
Jazz/Contemporary L6/7/PPD1 with David Smithey

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pas de deux

Levels 6 and 7 have the unique opportunity to participate in pas de deux class, an essential skill for aspiring dancers. Students will study the foundations of traditional classical ballet pas de deux including adagio, pirouettes, simple lifts, balances, and transitional steps in tandem.  

Tuition: $695/year

Dress code   
Please view the CBA Dress Code document here: CBA Dress Code

pas de deux schedule/registration
wedneSDAY

6:30pm-7:30pm  
Pas de Deux with Carlos Molina

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BALLET LEVEL 7

Ages 14+ by placement
Fall Semester: August 26, 2024 – December 14, 2024 
No Classes: September 2-3, 2024, September 25-28, 2024, November 25-30, 2024 

Spring Semester: January 13, 2025 – May 10, 2025
No Classes: January 20-21, 2025, February 19-22, 2025, March 24-29, 2025 

Level 7 is the highest level in the after-school Academy. Students experience professional caliber classes and are encouraged to demonstrate the work ethic needed to embark on a professional career or reputable college dance program. Emphasis is placed on refining technique, the exploration of artistic individuality and freedom of movement while adding the study of classical repertoire and performance opportunities. Students in Ballet Level 7 will be given guidance and support as they prepare for a professional dance career or entry into collegiate programs.  

In addition to Ballet, Level 7 students are required to take Pointe, Variations, conditioning, one semester of Character and one semester of Contemporary Dance.  

Character dance is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, mostly from European countries, and uses movements and music adapted for the theater. Examples of Character Dance are found in full length classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Coppelia, and Sleeping Beauty. Level 6 Character will strengthen the fundamentals of this style with emphasis on positions, dynamic movement, and musicality.  

Contemporary dance seeks to explore the limitless possibilities of the human body in motion, emphasizing fluidity, spontaneity, and individual expression. This form of dance celebrates the uniqueness of each dancer, encouraging them to embrace their own artistic voice and explore their personal narratives. At its core, contemporary dance often focuses on the connection between movement and emotion, aiming to evoke a wide range of feelings and experiences in both the performer and the audience. 

Students in this level are eligible to participate in Colorado Ballet Academy’s Youth America Grand Prix and Denver Ballet Guild programs.


Details
Ages 14+ by October 1 
Registration Fee: $50 
Black Box Production Fee: $65 
Ellie Caulkins Opera House Production Fee: $295 
Tuition: $4,345/year 

Dress code   
Please view the CBA Dress Code document here: CBA Dress Code

SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

BALLET LEVEL 7-Females
MONDAY

4:30pm-6:15pm 
Technique/Conditioning with Roberto Muñoz

6:15pm -7:30pm 
Pointe/Variations with Roberto Muñoz

TUESDAY

5:45pm-7:15pm   
Technique with Whitney Popp 

7:15pm -8:30pm 
 Pointe/Variations with Whitney Popp

WEDNESDAY

4:30pm-6:15pm   
Technique en Pointe with Whitney Popp 

THURSDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm
Contemporary/Character with Robert Sher-Machherndl / Erika Sandre

6:00pm-7:30pm  
Technique with Bernadette Torres

SATURDAY

10:00am-11:30am 
Technique with Erica Fischbach

12:00pm-2:00pm 
Production with Erica Fischbach

ballet level 7-males
MONDAY

4:30pm-6:15pm 
Technique/Conditioning with Roberto Muñoz   

6:30pm-7:00pm  
Advanced Male Technique with Carlos Molina 

TUESDAY

5:45pm-7:15pm  
Technique with Whitney Popp 

7:15pm-8:30pm  
Pointe/Variations with Whitney Popp

WEDNESDAY

4:30pm-6:15pm  
Technique en Pointe with Whitney Popp
 

6:00pm-6:30pm 
Advanced Male Technique with Roberto Muñoz

THURSDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm
Character/Contemporary with Erika Sandre / Robert Sher-Machherndl

6:00pm-7:30pm  
Technique with Bernadette Torres

7:30pm-8:00pm
Advanced Male Conditioning with Carlos Molina

SATURDAY

10:00am-11:30am 
Technique with Erica Fischbach

11:30am-12:00pm  
Advanced Male Technique with Roberto Muñoz

12:00pm-2:00pm 
Production with Erica Fischbach

LEVEL 7 EXTRA CLASSES

Students in Level 7 are given the option to add additional classes to their curriculum training to broaden their skills, strengthen their core, increase flexibility, and round out their movement vocabulary. Students may choose from Extra Ballet/Variations, Jazz and Pas de Deux.

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extra ballet & variations for levels 5, 6, 7

Extra Ballet is an opportunity for serious students to supplement their training with an additional technique/variations class. Students will work to advance their skills of learning combinations quickly and apply corrections as they dance in an abbreviated, one-hour technique class. After this invigorating warm up, students will learn variations from the classical repertoire, focusing on the strength, stamina and artistry required for solo pieces. 

Tuition: $645/year

Dress code   
Please view the CBA Dress Code document here: CBA Dress Code

extra ballet & variations schedule/registration
friDAY

4:30pm-6:30pm 
Extra Ballet & Variations with Roberto Muñoz

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JAZZ and contemporary for LEVELS 6, 7 & PP1

Levels 6, 7 and PP1 Jazz will give students an opportunity to push themselves technically while further developing their performance range and individual artistic voice. The warm-up and progressions will use classic jazz technique to develop students' musicality, athleticism, alignment, and performance. Students will use this technical base to explore a variety of jazz styles, including classical, musical theater, jazz funk and lyrical/contemporary. All Jazz classes culminate with a showcase performance in May. 

This class will explore a lot of floor work and knee pads are highly encouraged to prevent injury. 

Tuition: $495/year 
Performance Fee: $55

Dress code   
Please view the CBA Dress Code document here: CBA Dress Code

jazz & contemporary levels 6, 7 & pp1 schedule/registration
TUESDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm 
Jazz/Contemporary L6/7/PPD1 with David Smithey

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PAS DE DEUX

Levels 6 and 7 have the unique opportunity to participate in pas de deux class, an essential skill for aspiring dancers. Students will study the foundations of traditional classical ballet pas de deux including adagio, pirouettes, simple lifts, balances, and transitional steps in tandem.  

Tuition: $695/year

Dress code   
Please view the CBA Dress Code document here: CBA Dress Code

pas de deux schedule/registration
WednesDAY

6:30pm-7:30pm  
Pas de Deux with Carlos Molina

Photos by Mark Hutchens