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2022-2023 elementary division
fall 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, 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 along with the thrill of telling a story through dance during Memorial Day weekend.

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

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Ballet LEVEL 1

(Ages 7+) 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. 

Boys Ballet 1: Boys attend Monday Beginning Boys Ballet and Wednesday Ballet 1A technique for a total of two classes per week. 

Ages 7+ as of October 1 

Details
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 20, 2021 
  • Two – 2 1-Hour Classes Per Week 
  • Tuition: $1,445/year 
  • Production Fee: $195 
Dress Code

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

All uniforms must be purchased online by July 1 to ensure arrival by first day of classes. 

Girls:
Pink Leotard, Pink or Skin Tone Tights, SoDanca SD16C “Bliss” Stretch Canvas Ballet Shoes to match tone of chosen tights. Hair should be natural in color and worn in a professional ballet style away from the face and off the neck for daily classes.

Boys:
Shirt: “Gabe” Shirt by Eleve, white with CBA Logo, black Spandex Bike Shorts, nude dance belt, white socks by Freed,  SoDanca SD16C “Bliss” Stretch Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe in White. Hair should be natural in color and worn in a professional ballet style away from the face and off the neck for daily classes.

SCHEDULE/REGISTRATION

BALLET 1 - GIRLS
BALLET 1A - MONDAY

6:15pm-7:15pm
Christina Bargelt

BALLET 1A - WEDNESDAY

6:00pm-7:00pm
Christina Bargelt

BALLET 1B - MONDAY

4:45pm-5:45pm
Christina Bargelt

BALLET 1B - SATURDAY

11:30am-12:30pm
Christina Bargelt

BALLET 1c - thursDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm
Julianna Donadio

BALLET 1C - SATURDAY

10:00am-11:00am
Julianna Donadio

ballet 1 - boys
boys beginning BALLET - MONDAY

4:45pm-5:45pm
Kevin Gaël-Thomas

BALLET 1A - WEDNESDAY

6:00pm-7:00pm
Christina Bargelt

BALLET LEVEL 2

(Ages 8+ by placement) Boys and girls are invited to Ballet Level 2 after they have demonstrated a full understanding of the previous level. Body alignment, muscle awareness and focus will determine progress. 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. Second year Ballet Level 2 students add Conditioning to their curriculum to enhance muscle awareness and core strength.  

Level 2 curriculum will include an introduction to tap technique and terminology to help build 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. Tap will be included once per week for 30 minutes as part of Level 2 Ballet Technique. This fun and immersive addition to their ballet class will help students become more well-rounded as they continue to advance through the Academy’s levels and associated curriculum. Students will have the chance to demonstrate their tap skills during the showcase performance in May.

Boys Ballet Level 2: Boys attend Boys Beginning Ballet on Mondays plus one additional technique class and its corresponding tap class per week. Current students register for the class based on their evaluation. New students, please contact the office for placement.  

DETAILS
  • Ages 8+ as of October 1 
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 20, 2021 
  • Tuition:           
  • First Year 2A, 2B $1,995/year 
  • Second Year 2C, 2D $2,095/year 
  • Production Fee: $195 
DRESS CODE

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

All uniforms must be purchased online by July 1 to ensure arrival by first day of classes. 

Ballet Girls:

  • Leotard: Colorado Ballet Academy “Allison” Leotard by Eleve in Wisteria  
  • 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   
  • Hair should be natural in color and worn in a professional ballet style away from the face and off the neck for daily classes.

Tap Girls:

Ballet Boys:

  • Shirt: “Gabe” Shirt by Eleve, white with CBA Logo 
  • Shorts: Black Spandex Bike Shorts, nude dance belt  
  • Socks: White socks by Freed   
  • Shoes: SoDanca SD16C “Bliss” Stretch Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe in White 
  • Hair should be natural in color and worn in a professional ballet style away from the face and off the neck for daily classes.

Tap Boys:

level 2 extra classes

Students in Ballet Level 2 are given the option to add 2 Modern and Level 2/3 Jazz.  

SCHEDULE/REGISTRATION

ballet 2a, first year - girls
BALLET 2A tap - thursdAY

5:30pm-6:00pm
Janina Falik

BALLET 2A - THURSDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm
Christina Bargelt

BALLET 2A - SATURDAY

10:00am-11:30am
Christina Bargelt

ballet 2b, first year - girls
BALLET 2b TAP - TueSDAY

4:30pm-5:00pm
Janina Falik

BALLET 2B - TUESDAY

5:00pm-6:30pm
Julianna Donadio

BALLET 2B - FRIDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm
Julianna Donadio

ballet 2c, second year - girls
BALLET 2c - TUESDAY

4:15pm-5:45pm
Gabrielle Johnson

BALLET 2C TAP - TUESDAY

5:45pm-6:15pm
Janina Falik

BALLET 2C TECHNIQUE & CONDITIONING - FRIDAY

4:15pm-6:00pm
Gabrielle Johnson

ballet 2d, second year - girls
BALLET 2D - monDAY

4:15pm-5:45pm
Suellen de Villiers

BALLET 2D TAP - MONDAY

5:45pm-6:15pm
Janina Falik

BALLET 2D TECHNIQUE & CONDITIONING - WEDNESDAY

4:15pm-6:00pm
Suellen de Villiers

beginning ballet 1 & 2 - boys
boys beginning BALLET - MONDAY

4:45pm-5:45pm
Kevin Gaël Thomas

BALLET 2D - WEDNESDAY

4:15pm-6:00pm
Suellen de Villiers

ballet 2 - first year 2a tap - boys
boys first year tap - thursday

5:30pm-6:00pm
Janina Falik

ballet 2 - first year 2a ballet - boys
boys first year 2a ballet - thurSDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm
Christina Bargelt

BALLET 2 - SECOND YEAR 2D TAP - BOYS
BOYS SECOND YEAR 2D TAP - MONDAY

5:45pm-6:15pm
Janina Falik

BALLET 2 - SECOND YEAR 2D BALLET - BOYS
BOYS SECOND YEAR 2D BALLET - WEDNESDAY

4:15pm-6:00pm
Suellen de Villiers

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modern level 2

Students in Level 2 Modern continue to explore forms of movement that are different from their ballet class, gaining an understanding of how the different techniques complement each other. Modern dance class develops core strength, placement, coordination, origination of power and creativity, and is an essential form of dance training for the diverse repertoire of movement required of professional dancers today. All Modern classes culminate with a showcase performance in May.

details
  • Tuition: $395/year 
  • Performance Fee: $45 
dress code

Girls:

  • Colorado Ballet Academy Level 2 Uniform with tights rolled up and bare feet. Hair should be natural in color and worn in a professional ballet style away from the face and off the neck for daily classes.

Boys:

  • Colorado Ballet Academy Uniform with bare feet. Hair should be natural in color and worn in a professional ballet style away from the face and off the neck for daily classes. 
schedule/registration
Modern level 2 - Friday

6:00pm-7:00pm
Julianna Donadio

jazz LEVELs 2 and 3

This class provides an introduction to Jazz dance with a modern flair! Students will be provided a thorough grounding in jazz terminology and technique while exploring a variety of styles including classical Jazz, musical theater, Jazz Funk and lyrical/contemporary. The warm-up and progressions will develop musicality, athleticism, alignment and coordination. Upon completion of this course a lucid engagement of concepts should be applicable towards movement clarity, technical prowess and full body expression of movement. All Jazz classes culminate with a showcase performance in May. 

details
  • Tuition: $395/year 
  • Performance Fee: $45 
dress code

Young ladies and young men:

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
Jazz Levels 2 & 3 - Thursday

4:30pm-5:30pm
David Smithey