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CHILDREN'S DIVISION 
spring 2023

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

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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.

Details

Spring semester: January 23, 2023 – May 13th 

No classes February 20-25 and March 27-April 1 

  • Ages 1.5-3 as of October 1 
  • One 30 Minute Class Per Week   
  • Registration Fee: $30
  • Tuition per Session: $215 
Dress Code
  • Parents: Comfortable clothing that allows for mobility
  • Toddlers: Comfortable, body-hugging clothing that allows for mobility
Schedule/Registration
TUESDAY

9:00am-9:30am
Suellen de Villiers

SATURDAY

9:30am-10:00am
Suellen de Villiers

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Creative Dance 1

(Ages 3-4 years) New! Creative Dancers will celebrate their session with a performance in Colorado Ballet’s Black Box Theater!  

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 more forms of movement through dance games, songs, music, and rhythmical patterns. Spring Semester will focus on an exciting theme that brings creativity and animation into the classroom, resulting in a fun and inspiring experience. Students will end the semester in high spirits with a heartwarming performance in our own Black Box Theater.  

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

Details

Spring semester: January 23, 2023 – May 13th 

No classes February 20-25 and March 27-April 1 

  • Age 3 as of October 1 | No Audition Required 
  • One 45 Minute Class Per Week   
  • Registration Fee: $30
  • Tuition per Session: $265 
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.

Schedule/Registration
wednesday

3:45pm-4:30pm
Christina Bargelt

friDAY

4:00pm-4:45pm
Christina Bargelt

Saturday

9:00am-9:45am
TBD

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Creative Dance 2

(Ages 4-5 years) Creative Dancers will celebrate their session with a performance in Colorado Ballet’s Black Box Theater!  

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 continue to identify basic forms of movement through dance games, songs, music, and rhythmical patterns. Spring Semester will focus on an exciting theme that brings creativity and animation into the classroom, resulting in a fun and inspiring experience. Students will end the semester in high spirits with a heartwarming performance in our own Black Box Theater.  

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

Details

Spring semester: January 23, 2023 – May 13th 

No classes February 20-25 and March 27-April 1 

  • Age 4 as of October 1 | No Audition Required 
  • One 45 Minute Class Per Week   
  • Registration Fee: $30
  • Tuition per Semester: $265 
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.

Schedule/Registration
thursday

4:00pm-4:45pm
Christina Bargelt

Saturday

9:45am-10:30am
TBD

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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 vocabulary. Each session will focus on an exciting theme that brings creativity and animation into the classroom, resulting in a fun and inspiring experience. The Spring session will culminate with a performance for family and friends in our Black Box Theater.* 

*Audience capacity for the 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. 

Details

Spring semester: January 23, 2023 – May 13th 

No classes February 20-25 and March 27-April 1 

  • Age 5 as of October 1 | No Audition Required 
  • One 45 Minute Class Per Week   
  • Registration Fee: $30
  • Tuition per Session: $265 
Dress Code

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

Girls:

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 1 Dress Code. Please visit the link above to visit the Discount Dance website to purchase the required leotard.  

Schedule/Registration
monDAY

4:00pm-4:45pm
Christina Bargelt

THURSDAY

4:45pm-5:30pm
Christina Bargelt

SATURDAY

10:30am-11:15am
TBD

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BOYS PRE-BALLET

(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 vocabulary. The Spring session will culminate with a performance for family and friends in our Black Box Theater.* 

*Audience capacity for the 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. 

DETAILS

Spring semester: January 23, 2023 – May 13th 

No classes February 20-25 and March 27-April 1 

  • Age 5 as of October 1 | No Audition Required 
  • One 45 Minute Class Per Week   
  • Registration Fee: $30
  • Tuition per Session: $265 
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 Boys Pre-Ballet 1 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

FULL YEAR CLASSES

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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