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2022-2023 CHILDREN'S DIVISION
fall & YEAR-ROUND CLASSES

PARENT TOT – PRE-BALLET 1: CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 15, 2022
PRE-BALLET 2 – LEVEL 7: CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 22, 2022 
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 1, 2022 

Children’s Division classes are for children ages 1 ½ through 7+ years of age. Classes in this division include Parent Tot, Creative Dance 1, Creative Dance 2, Pre-Ballet 1, and Pre-Ballet 2. Scroll down this page to view all class descriptions, registration fees, schedules, dress codes and more.

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

Parent Tot

(Ages 1 ½-3 years with a Parent or Guardian) Instill the love of movement and music in your tot with this imaginative class. Parents and young children bond in an encouraging and nurturing environment while developing coordination, motor skills, musicality, and balance. Each 8-week session will focus on an exciting theme that brings creativity and animation into the classroom, resulting in a fun and inspiring experience. To maximize the benefit for all students, we request only one parent or guardian attend per child.

Sessions

Session 1: August 15, 2022 – October 15, 2022  

Session 2: October 17, 2022 – December 17, 2022 

Details
  • Ages 1.5-3 as of October 1 
  • One 30 Minute Class Per Week   
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 20, 2021  
  • Tuition per Session: $125 
Dress Code
  • Parents: Comfortable clothing that allows for mobility
  • Toddlers: Comfortable, body-hugging clothing that allows for mobility
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Photo credit: Jamie Kraus

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Photo credit: Mark Hutchens

Creative Dance 1

(Ages 3-4 years) Our youngest aspiring dancers will be introduced to the concepts of body and spatial awareness as well as the development of imagination through movement and musicality. Students begin identifying basic forms of movement through dance games, songs, music, and rhythmical patterns. Each 8-week session will focus on an exciting theme that brings creativity and animation into the classroom, resulting in a fun and inspiring experience. Sessions will culminate with a mini performance for family and friends.* 

*Audience capacity for the in-studio mini performance will be determined by current CDC guidelines and local mandates. Parents are welcome to video their child’s mini performance for family and friends to enjoy. 

Sessions

Session 1: August 15, 2022 – October 15, 2022 

Session 2: October 17, 2022 – December 17, 2022 

Details
  • Age 3 as of October 1 | No Audition Required 
  • One 45 Minute Class Per Week   
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 20, 2021 
  • Tuition per Session: $155 
Dress Code

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

  • Girls: Pastel Leotard, Pink or Skin Tone Tights, Canvas Ballet Shoes to match tone of chosen tights. Short pastel skirt optional. Hair should be neatly pulled back and away from face. 
  • Boys: Form-fitting White T-Shirt, Black spandex bike shorts or form-fitting black sweatpants, white socks and white canvas ballet shoes. 

Colorado Ballet Academy does not sell items for Creative Dance Dress Code. Please visit one of our local dancewear retailers to locate the items listed above.

Creative Dance 2

(Ages 4-5 years) Young boys and girls continue their development by identifying basic forms of movement through imaginative games, songs, music and rhythmical patterns at an age-appropriate level while continuing to foster independence. Students learn concepts of body and spatial awareness, use of energy in movement, taking direction from their instructor and taking turns with peers. Each 8-week session will focus on an exciting theme that brings creativity and animation into the classroom, resulting in a fun and inspiring experience. Sessions will culminate with a mini performance for family and friends.* 

*Audience capacity for the in-studio mini performance will be determined by current CDC guidelines and local mandates. Parents are welcome to video their child’s mini performance for family and friends to enjoy.

Sessions

Session 1: August 15, 2022 – October 15, 2022 

Session 2: October 17, 2022 – December 17, 2022 

Details
  • Age 4 as of October 1 | No Audition Required 
  • One 45 Minute Class Per Week   
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 20, 2021
  • Tuition per Semester: $155 
Dress Code

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

  • Girls: Pastel Leotard, Pink or Skin Tone Tights, Canvas Ballet Shoes to match tone of chosen tights. Short pastel skirt optional. Hair should be neatly pulled back and away from face. 
  • Boys: Form-fitting White T-Shirt, Black spandex bike shorts or form-fitting black sweatpants, white socks and white canvas ballet shoes. 

Colorado Ballet Academy does not sell items for Creative Dance Dress Code. Please visit one of our local dancewear retailers to locate the items listed above.

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Photo credit: Jamie Kraus

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Photo credit: Jamie Kraus

Girls Pre-Ballet 1

(Ages 5-6) Girls are introduced to beginning concepts of ballet technique including turn out, coordinating upper body and lower body movements, spatial awareness and class etiquette. Students continue to use their imagination to foster artistry as they focus on musicality and increase their movement vocabulary. Each 8-week session will focus on an exciting theme that brings creativity and animation into the classroom, resulting in a fun and inspiring experience. Sessions will culminate with a mini performance for family and friends.* 

*Audience capacity for the in-studio mini performance will be determined by current CDC guidelines and local mandates. Parents are welcome to video their child’s mini performance for family and friends to enjoy. 

Sessions

Session 1: August 15, 2022 – October 15, 2022 

Session 2: October 17, 2022 – December 17, 2022 

Details
  • Age 5 as of October 1 | No Audition Required 
  • One 45 Minute Class Per Week   
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 20, 2021 
  • Tuition per Session: $155 
Dress Code

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

  • Pastel Cap-Sleeved Leotard* and pastel mock wrap skirt**, Pink or Skin Tone Tights, Canvas Ballet Shoes to match tone of chosen tights. Short pink skirt optional. Hair should be pulled neatly away from face in a bun. 

Colorado Ballet Academy does not sell items for Pre-Ballet Dress Code. Please visit one of our local dancewear retailers to locate the items listed above. 

*Pastel Cap-sleeved Leotard

**Girls Basic Georgette Mock Wrap Skirt | Bloch CR5110 | DiscountDance.com

BOYS PRE-BALLET 1

(Ages 5-7) Boys are introduced to the athleticism and fundamentals of ballet. Boys will develop ballet technique, teamwork skills, strength and stamina in a positive and motivating environment. Students continue to use their imagination to foster artistry as they focus on musicality and increase their movement vocabulary. Each 8-week session will focus on an exciting theme that brings creativity and animation into the classroom, resulting in a fun and inspiring experience. Sessions will culminate with a mini performance for family and friends.* 

*Audience capacity for the in-studio mini performance will be determined by current CDC guidelines and local mandates. Parents are welcome to video their child’s mini performance for family and friends to enjoy.  

SESSIONS

Session 1: August 15, 2022 – October 15, 2022 

Session 2: October 17, 2022 – December 17, 2022 

DETAILS
  • Age 5 as of October 1 | No Audition Required 
  • One 45 Minute Class Per Week   
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 20, 2021
  • Tuition per Session: $155 
DRESS CODE

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

  • Form-fitting White T-Shirt, Black spandex bike shorts, white socks and white canvas ballet shoes. 

Colorado Ballet Academy does not sell items for Pre-Ballet Dress Code. Please visit one of our local dancewear retailers to locate the items listed above.

Schedule/Registration
monday

4:00pm-4:45pm
Kevin Gaël Thomas

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Photo credit: Mark Hutchens

FULL YEAR CLASSES

Pre-Ballet 2

(Ages 6-7) Pre-Ballet 2 is the bridge between the creative format for young children and the formal structure of classical ballet training. Aspiring young dancers continue to increase their understanding of ballet concepts, coordination, musicality and imaginative artistry in an encouraging environment. Beginning classical ballet fundamentals, classroom etiquette and self-discipline are introduced in preparation for Level 1. Pre-Ballet 2 students will celebrate their year of training and accomplishments with a special performance in our Black Box Theatre. 

Details
  • Age 6 as of October 1 | No Audition Required 
  • One 1-hour Class per Week 
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 20, 2021 
  • Tuition per Year: $745 
  • 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.  

  • Girls: Pastel Cap-Sleeved Leotard* and pastel mock wrap skirt**, Pink Tights, Pink Canvas Ballet Shoes. Short pink skirt optional. Hair should be pulled neatly away from face in a bun.
  • Boys: Form-fitting white T-Shirt, black spandex bike shorts, white socks and white canvas ballet shoes. 

Colorado Ballet Academy does not sell items for Pre-Ballet Dress Code. Please visit one of our local dancewear retailers to locate the items listed above. 

*Pastel Cap-sleeved Leotard

**Girls Basic Georgette Mock Wrap Skirt | Bloch CR5110 | DiscountDance.com

Schedule/Registration
wednesDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm
Christina Bargelt

thursday

4:30pm-5:30pm
Suellen de Villiers

SATURDAY

9:00am-10:00am
Christina Bargelt

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Photo credit: Jamie Kraus