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2024-2025 fall & year round
ELEMENTARY 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
features age appropriate original and adapted choreography in ballets such as
Swan Lake, Coppélia 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, and 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 1

Ages 7+
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 

Ballet Level 1 commences the first year of formal classical ballet training. Students are introduced to Colorado Ballet Academy’s progressive curriculum and the fundamentals of classical ballet. Ballet Level 1 students will focus on developing important skills and body awareness during this formative year including proper posture and body alignment, coordination and strength, musicality, imaginative artistry, and French terminology.  

The same curriculum content is taught in Level 1A, 1B, and 1C; families have the choice of which schedule works best for them.

Level 1 Males: Level 1 males are required to attend two classes per week. Attendance is mandatory for Monday's Elementary Male Technique class. For their second class, males have the option to choose between 1A, 1B, or 1C. 

Details
Two 60-minute classes per week 
Registration Fee: $50 
Production Fee: $195 
Tuition: $1,545/year  

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

SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

ballet 1a-females
tuesday

6:00pm-7:00pm
1A with TBD 

thurSDAY

6:00pm-7:00pm 
1A with TBD 

ballet 1b-females
monDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm
1B with TBD 

saturDAY

12:00pm-1:00pm 
1B with TBD 

ballet 1c-females
monDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm 
1C with Erika Sandre 

wednesDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm  
1C with Erika Sandre

ballet 1a-males
MONDAY

5:30pm-6:30pm
Elementary Division Male Technique with Kevin Gaël Thomas

thursDAY

6:00pm-7:00pm 
1A with TBD 

ballet 1b-males
MONDAY

5:30pm-6:30pm
Elementary Division Male Technique with Kevin Gaël Thomas

thursDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm 
1B with TBD 

ballet 1c-males
MONDAY

5:30pm-6:30pm 
Elementary Division Male Technique with Kevin Gaël Thomas

wednesDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm  
1C with Erika Sandre

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ballet level 2

Ages 8+ 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

Students are invited to Ballet Level 2 once they have demonstrated full understanding of the concepts covered in Ballet 1. Body alignment, muscle awareness, and focus most heavily impact progress in ballet technique. Ballet Level 2 students explore expanded skills in the fundamentals of ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, musicality, and imaginative artistry while increasing movement, strength, and flexibility. 

Ballet Level 2 students attend class twice per week for two hours. Class curriculum includes ballet technique, stretch and condition, and music for dancers.  

The Level 2 music program will teach students a basic understanding of music as it applies to ballet dancers and foster an appreciation and love for the music that is the driving force behind ballet. Students will become familiar with different time signatures and different rhythms such as waltz, mazurka, polka, and gallop. They will learn what a musical preparation to an exercise is and how to count it, as well as how to count the different dance rhythms. Classical ballet music repertoire such as Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and Adam will be introduced, and students will begin to understand which music is appropriate for an adagio as opposed to a tendu or petit allegro.

Details
Ages 8+ as of October 1 
Registration Fee: $50  
Production Fee: $195 
Tuition: $2,245/year 

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

SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

ballet 2a, first year-females
tuesday

5:30pm-7:30pm 
2A Technique/Conditioning with Erika Sandre   

THURSDAY

5:30pm-6:00pm   
2A Music with Bobo Suzuki 

6:00pm-7:30pm   
2A Technique with Erika Sandre 

ballet 2c, second year-females
wednesDAY

5:00pm-7:00pm 
2C Technique/Conditioning with Erika Sandre

FRIDAY

5:00pm-5:30pm    
2C Music with Bobo Suzuki

5:30pm-7:00pm   
2C Technique with Erika Sandre

ballet 2a, second year-males
MONDAY

5:30pm-6:30pm
2D Elementary Division Male Technique with Kevin Gaël Thomas

THURSDAY

5:30pm-6:00pm   
2D Music with Bobo Suzuki

6:00pm-7:30pm  
2D Technique with Erika Sandre

ballet 2b, second year-males
MONDAY

5:30pm-6:30pm 
2B Elementary Division Male Technique with Kevin Gaël Thomas

friDAY

5:00pm-5:30pm   
2D Music with Bobo Suzuki

5:30pm-7:00pm  
2D Technique with Erika Sandre

ballet 2c, second year-males
MONDAY

5:30pm-6:30pm  
2C Elementary Division Male Technique with Kevin Gaël Thomas

thursDAY

5:30pm-7:00pm    
2C Music with Erica Cornejo

7:00pm-7:30pm   
2C Technique with Bobo Suzuki

LEVEL 2 EXTRA CLASSES

Students in Ballet Level 2 are given the option to add Level 2 Tap.  

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level 2 tap

Students will be introduced to tap technique and terminology as they build their skills in musicality, sound clarity, speed, and style. Tappers can expect to learn double and triple time steps, 3 & 5 beat riffs, turns, and intricate rhythms. This fun and immersive class will help your students become more well-rounded as they continue to advance through the Academy’s levels and associated curriculum. This class culminates with a showcase performance in May.

Tuition: $495/year 
Performance Fee: $55 

level 2 tap schedule/registration
tuesday

4:30pm-5:30pm 
Level 2 Tap with Janina Falik 

DRESS CODE

Level 2 uniform  
No extra clothing allowed 
Tap Shoes (choose from options below) 
TA04 - Basic Tap - Dance X-treme Bodywear (shoplightspeed.com) Vegan Leather - SoDanca 

CG19C - CADENCE - Dance X-treme Bodywear (shoplightspeed.com) Leather - Capezio 

Any comparable oxford-type, lace up tap shoes, preferably with leather sole traction. 

Photos by Mark Hutchens