Close
academy-about-header.jpg

ADVANCED Division

CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 23, 2021

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 GiselleThe 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 during Memorial Day weekend. 

BALLET LEVEL 5

(Ages 11+ by placement) Training intensifies as students mature and gain more knowledge of classical ballet vocabulary. Classes focus on strengthening placement for pointe and men’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 TheaterDuring 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.

MORE INFORMATION

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

In addition to BalletStretch and Condition, Pointe and Men’s class, Level 5 students’ curriculum includes Intermediate Character and Modern.  

Character Dance is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, mostly from European countries, and uses movements and music which have been 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.  

Level 5 Modern will build on the techniques of Limon, Horton and Graham as students continue to explore composition and improvisation. Character and Modern classes culminate with a performance at the end of each semester. 

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

DETAILS
  • Ages 11+ by October 1 
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 18, 2021 
  • Tuition: $2,995/year  
  • Production Fee: $245 
  • Black Box Performance Fee: $45
DRESS CODE

Students shall have the right to dress in accordance with their gender identity, within the dress code requirements stated by CBA.

BALLET 5 LADIES
  • Leotard: “Allison” Leotard by Eleve, Wine with CBA Logo 
  • Last day of month: Student choice of leotard and short ballet skirt.  
  • Tights: Capezio style #1916C (girls), #1916 (adult) in Ballet Pink or tights that match skin tone.
  • Skirt: Black Bullet Pointe style or chiffon wrap skirt may be worn during pointe/variations classes and rehearsals.
  • Shoes: SoDanca SD16C “Bliss” Stretch Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe to match tone of chosen tights, pointe shoes to match tone of chosen tights. 
  • Hair: Hair should be natural in color and worn in a professional ballet style away from the face and off the neck for daily classes.   
  • Jewelry: Small stud earrings or clear gauges allowed. No additional jewelry allowed, including necklaces, rings, bracelets and piercings. You may be asked to remove any jewelry at the discretion of the artistic staff.  
  • Nails: Short and natural color, no colored nail polish or nail jewelry.  
  • Tattoos: No visible tattoos including temporary ink. 
BALLET 5 GENTLEMEN
  • Shirt: “Gabe” Shirt by Eleve, Black with CBA logo.  
  • Tights: Body Wrappers BW90 tights in Black.
  • Socks: White socks by Freed. 
  • Shoes: White canvas ballet technique shoe, sewn elastics.
  • Saturday Technique Class: Student choice of colored fitted shirt and solid black, grey or white tights with appropriate shoes. 
  • Dance Belt: All tights must be worn with a tan or nude colored dance belt. 
  • Hair: Hair and facial hair should be neatly groomed and natural in color. 
  • Jewelry: Small stud earrings or clear gauges allowed. No additional jewelry allowed, including necklaces, rings, bracelets and piercings. You may be asked to remove any jewelry at the discretion of the artistic staff. 
  • Nails: Short and natural color, no colored nail polish or nail jewelry. 
  • Tattoos: No visible tattoos including temporary ink.
CHARACTER
  • Ladies: Colorado Ballet Academy Level 5 Uniform, Mirella Character Skirt MS23 in Black, Capezio 550 Black 1.5” heel Character Shoe. 
  • Gentlemen: Colorado Ballet Academy Level 5 Uniform, Capezio Overture Oxford #446 Character Shoe.
MODERN
  • Ladies: Colorado Ballet Academy Level 5 Uniform with tights rolled up and bare feet. Hair should be neatly pulled away from the face. 
  • Gentlemen: Colorado Ballet Academy Level 5 Uniform with bare feet.

All uniforms must be purchased online by June 18 to ensure arrival by first day of classes.

SCHEDULE/REGISTRATION • LADIES
BALLET LEVEL 5 • LADIES
MONDAY

4:30-6:00pm • Ballet Technique
6:00-7:00pm • Pointe
Jessica Payne

TUESDAY

4:30-5:30pm • Character/Modern
Gregory Gonzales
5:45-7:15pm • Ballet Technique
Domenico Luciano

WEDNESDAY

4:30-6:00pm • Ballet Technique
Domenico Luciano
6:00-6:30pm • Stretch & Conditioning
6:30-7:30pm • Pointe
Anna Duvall

SATURDAY

10:00-11:30am • Ballet Technique
11:30am-12:15pm • Pointe
Anna Duvall

SCHEDULE/REGISTRATION • GENTLEMEN
BALLET LEVEL 5 • GENTLEMEN
MONDAY

4:30-6:00pm • Ballet Technique
Jessica Payne
6:15-6:45pm • Young Men’s Class
Jonnathan Ramirez

TUESDAY

4:30-5:30pm • Character
Gregory Gonzales
5:45-7:15pm • Ballet Technique
Domenico Luciano

WEDNESDAY

4:30-6:00pm • Ballet Technique
6:15-6:45pm • Level 5-7 Men's Conditioning
Domenico Luciano

SATURDAY

10:00-11:30am • Ballet Technique
Anna Duvall
11:30am-12:00pm • Level 5-7 Men's
Domenico Luciano

level-5-533x800.jpg
level-6-800x800-0001.jpg

Ballet Level 6

Ballet Level 6 training becomes more rigorous as the complexity of combinations increase. 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 AllegroIn addition to Ballet, Conditioning, Pointe and Men’s training, Level 6 curriculum includes Variations, Character and Contemporary.

Details
  • Ages 12+ by October 1 
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 18, 2021 
  • Tuition: $3,795/year  
  • Production Fee: $245 
  • Black Box Performance Fee: $45 
Dress Code

Students shall have the right to dress in accordance with their gender identity, within the dress code requirements stated by CBA.

BALLET 6 LADIES
  • MondayWednesdaySaturday production rehearsals: “Allison” Leotard by EleveBlack with CBA logo 
  • Tuesday, Thursday: “Cocoa” Leotard by EleveLagoon with CBA logo 
  • Saturday Technique Class: Student choice of leotard and short ballet skirt. 
  • Skirt: Black Bullet Pointe style or chiffon wrap skirt may be worn during pointe/variations classes and rehearsals 
  • Tights: Capezio style #1916C (girls), #1916 (adult) in Ballet Pink or tights that match skin tone  
  • Shoes: SoDanca SD16C “Bliss” Stretch Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe to match tone of chosen tights, pointe shoes to match tone of chosen tights 
  • HairHair should be natural in color and worn in a professional ballet style away from the face and off the neck for daily classes.  
  • Jewelry: Small stud earrings or clear gauges allowed. No additional jewelry allowed, including necklaces, rings, bracelets and piercings. You may be asked to remove any jewelry at the discretion of the artistic staff. 
  • Nails: Short and natural color, no colored nail polish or nail jewelry. 
  • Tattoos: No visible tattoos including temporary ink. 
BALLET 6 GENTLEMEN
  • Monday, Wednesday, Saturday Production Rehearsals: “Gabe” Shirt by Eleve, Black with CBA logo.  
    • Black tights, convertible or footed: Purchase Here.
    • Black canvas ballet technique shoe, sewn elastics 
  • Tuesday, Thursday: “Gabe” Shirt by Eleve, White with CBA logo.  
    • Grey tights, convertible or footed: Purchase Here. 
    • White canvas ballet technique shoe, sewn elastics 
    • White socks by Freed 
  • Saturday Technique Class: Student choice of colored fitted shirt and solid black, grey or white tights with appropriate shoes. 
  • Dance Belt: All tights must be worn with a tan or nude colored dance belt. 
  • Hair: Hair and facial hair should be neatly groomed and natural in color. 
  • Jewelry: Small stud earrings or clear gauges allowed. No additional jewelry allowed, including necklaces, rings, bracelets and piercings. You may be asked to remove any jewelry at the discretion of the artistic staff. 
  • Nails: Short and natural color, no colored nail polish or nail jewelry. 
  • Tattoos: No visible tattoos including temporary ink. 
CHARACTER
  • Ladies: Colorado Ballet Academy Level 6 Uniform with Mirella Character Skirt MS23 in Black, Capezio 550 Black 1.5” heel Character Shoe 
  • Gentlemen: Colorado Ballet Academy Uniform and Capezio Overture Oxford #446 Character Shoe 
MODERN
  • Ladies and Gentlemen: Colorado Ballet Academy Level 6 Uniform with tights rolled up and bare feet. 

All uniforms must be purchased online by June 18 to ensure arrival by first day of classes.

BALLET LEVEL 6 • LADIES
Monday

4:30-4:45pm • Conditioning
4:45-6:15pm • Ballet Technique
6:45-7:45pm • Pointe
Leah McFadden

Tuesday

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
Domenico Luciano
7:30-8:30pm • Pointe/Variations
Anna Duvall

Wednesday

4:30-6:00pm • Technique en Pointe
Anna Duvall

Thursday

4:30-5:30pm • Character/Contemporary
Erika Sandre/Robert Sher-Machherndl
5:45-7:15pm • Ballet Technique
Domenico Luciano

Saturday

10:00-11:30am • Ballet Technique
Domenico Luciano

BALLET LEVEL 6 • GENTLEMEN
MONDAY

4:30-4:45pm • Conditioning
4:45-6:15pm • Ballet Technique
Leah McFadden
6:15-6:45pm • Level 5-7 Men's Jumps
Jonnathan Ramirez

TUESDAY

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
7:30-8:30pm • Men's Technique & Variations
Domenico Luciano

Wednesday

4:30-6:00pm • Ballet Technique
Anna Duvall
6:15-6:45pm • Men’s Conditioning
Domenico Luciano

Thursday

4:30-5:30pm • Character/Contemporary
Erika Sandre/Robert Sher-Machherndl
5:45-7:15pm • Ballet Technique
Domenico Luciano

Saturday

10:00-11:30am • Ballet Technique
11:30am-12:00pm • Level 5-7 Men's
Domenico Luciano

Ballet LEVEL 7

Ballet 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 techniquethe 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. 

Details
  • Ages 12+ by October 1 
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 18, 2021 
  • Tuition: $3,995/year  
  • Production Fee: $245 
  • Black Box Performance Fee: $45 
Dress Code

Students shall have the right to dress in accordance with their gender identity, within the dress code requirements stated by CBA.

BALLET 7 LADIES
  • MondayWednesday, Saturday Production Rehearsals: “Allison” Leotard by Eleve, Black with CBA logo. 
  • Tuesday, Thursday: “Cocoa” Leotard by EleveSangria with CBA logo 
  • Saturday Technique Class: Student choice of leotard and short ballet skirt. 
  • Skirt: Black Bullet Pointe style or chiffon wrap skirt may be worn during pointe/variations classes and rehearsals 
  • Tights: Capezio style #1916C (girls), #1916 (adult) in Ballet Pink or tights that match skin tone 
  • Shoes: SoDanca SD16C “Bliss” Stretch Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe to match tone of chosen tights, pointe shoes to match tone of chosen tights 
  • Hair: Hair should be natural in color and worn in a professional ballet style away from the face and off the neck for daily classes.  
  • Jewelry: Small stud earrings or clear gauges allowed. No additional jewelry allowed, including necklaces, rings, bracelets and piercings. You may be asked to remove any jewelry at the discretion of the artistic staff. 
  • Nails: Short and natural color, no colored nail polish or nail jewelry. 
  • Tattoos: No visible tattoos including temporary ink.  
BALLET 7 GENTLEMEN
  • Monday, Wednesday, Saturday Production Rehearsals: “Gabe” Shirt by Eleve, Black with CBA logo.  
    • Black canvas ballet technique shoe, sewn elastics 
    • Black tights, convertible or footed: Purchase Here.
  • Tuesday, Thursday: “Gabe” Shirt by Eleve, White with CBA logo.  
    • Grey tights, convertible or footed: Purchase Here.
    • White canvas ballet technique shoe, sewn elastics 
    • White socks by Freed 
  • Saturday Technique Class: Student choice of colored fitted shirt and solid black, grey or white tights with appropriate shoes. 
  • Dance Belt: All tights must be worn with a tan or nude colored dance belt. 
  • Hair: Hair and facial hair should be neatly groomed and natural in color. 
  • Jewelry: Small stud earrings or clear gauges allowed. No additional jewelry allowed, including necklaces, rings, bracelets and piercings. You may be asked to remove any jewelry at the discretion of the artistic staff. 
  • Nails: Short and natural color, no colored nail polish or nail jewelry. 
  • Tattoos: No visible tattoos including temporary ink. 
CHARACTER
  • Ladies: Colorado Ballet Academy Level 7 Uniform with Mirella Character Skirt MS23 in Black, Capezio 550 Black 1.5” heel Character Shoe 
  • Gentlemen: Colorado Ballet Academy Uniform and Capezio Overture Oxford #446 Character Shoe 
MODERN
  • Ladies and Gentlemen: Colorado Ballet Academy Level 7 Uniform with tights rolled up and bare feet. 

All uniforms must be purchased online by June 18 to ensure arrival by first day of classes. 

Schedule/Registration • Ladies
BALLET LEVEL 7 • LADIES
Monday

4:30-4:45pm • Conditioning
4:45-6:15pm • Ballet Technique
Jonnathan Ramirez
6:15-7:30pm • Pointe/Variations
Anna Duvall

Tuesday

5:45-7:15pm • Ballet Technique
7:15-8:30pm • Pointe
Whitney Popp

Wednesday

4:30-6:15pm • Technique en Pointe
Erica Fischbach

Thursday

4:30-5:30pm • Contemporary/Character
Robert Sher-Machherndl/Erika Sandre
5:45-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
Whitney Popp

Saturday

10:00-11:30am • Ballet Technique
Erica Fischbach

Schedule & Registration • Gentlemen
BALLET LEVEL 7 • GENTLeMEN
Monday

4:30-4:45pm • Conditioning
4:45-6:15pm • Ballet Technique
6:15-6:45pm • Level 5-7 Men's Jumps
Jonnathan Ramirez

Tuesday

5:45-7:15pm • Ballet Technique
Whitney Popp
7:30-8:30pm • Men's Technique & Variations
Domenico Luciano

Wednesday

4:30-6:15pm • Ballet Technique
Erica Fischbach
6:15-6:45pm • Men’s Conditioning
Domenico Luciano

Thursday

4:30-5:30pm • Contemporary/Character
Robert Sher-Machherndl/Erika Sandre
5:45-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
Whitney Popp

Saturday

10:00-11:30am • Ballet Technique
Erica Fischbach
11:30am-12:00pm • Level 5-7 Men's
Domenico Luciano

pre-pro-training-tab-940.jpg

BALLET LEVELS 5, 6 AND 7
EXTRA CLASSES

Students in Levels 5, 6 and 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, Levels 4B and 5 Jazz, Advanced Jazz, and Intermediate Tap. Students in this level are eligible to participate in Colorado Ballet Academy’s Youth America Grand Prix and Denver Ballet Guild programs.

level-40533x800.jpg

Extra Ballet & Variations
For Levels 5, 6 and 7

Extra Ballet is an opportunity for intermediate and advanced students to supplement their training with an additional technique class. This class focuses on fine details, use of the upper body, breath of movement and expression, as well as an increasingly advanced repertory of steps.

Students will learn several variations from classical repertoire and focus on artistry, strength and stamina as required in solo pieces. This class meets one day a week and is only available as part of a bundle with Extra Ballet.

Details

Tuition: $395/year

Dress Code
  • Ladies and Gentlemen: Colorado Ballet Academy Uniform as assigned to your level  
Schedule/Registration
Friday 

4:30-6:00pm
Suellen de Villiers

JAZZ LEVELS 4 AND 5

Levels 4 and 5 Jazz will give students a thorough grounding in jazz terminology and technique while giving them an opportunity to grow as performers. 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.

DETAILS
  • Tuition: $395/year 
  • Performance Fee: $45
DRESS CODE
  • Ladies and Gentlemen: Colorado Ballet Academy Level 5 Uniform, Black tights optional, jazz shoes optional, hair may be worn free style pulled away from face.
SCHEDULE/REGISTRATION
TUESDAY

7:30pm-8:30pm
David Smithey

Jazz_Levels_4-5.png
FirstFriday19-8633.jpg

Jazz Levels 6, 7 and PP1

Levels 67, 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. 

Details
  • Tuition: $395/year 
  • Performance Fee: $45 
Dress Code
  • Ladies and Gentlemen: Colorado Ballet Academy Uniform as designated for your level, Black tights optional, jazz shoes optional, hair may be worn free style pulled away from face.
Schedule/Registration
Tuesday

4:30-5:30pm
David Smithey

INTERMEDIATE TAP LEVELS 5, 6, 7
AND PPD

Intermediate Tap continues the development of tap technique & terminology. Students will further develop skills including musicality and sound clarity with an added focus on increasing speed and developing style. Intermediate level tappers should expect to master double and triple time steps, traveling time steps, 4 & 6 beat riffs, double pull-backs, pick-ups, more advanced turns, as well as more intricate rhythms and improvisation. Class begins at the “tap barre” and progresses to center floor combinations and repetitive exercises, instilling a strong skill set for the advanced tapper. All Tap classes culminate with a Showcase performance in May. 

Details
  • Tuition: $395/year 
  • Performance Fee: $45 
Dress Code
  • Ladies and Gentlemen: Comfortable form-fitting clothing and tap shoes.
Schedule/Registration
THURSDAY

7:30-8:30pm
Mr. Tap

tap-shoes.jpg