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Elementary Divison

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 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.

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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. 

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 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.  

Boys in Ballet Level 1 receive additional conditioning specific to boys’ technique.

DETAILS
  • Ages 7+ as of October 1
  • Two 1-Hour Classes Per Week 
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 18, 2021 
  • Tuition: $1,395/year
  • Production Fee: $175
DRESS CODE

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

  • Girls: 
    • Leotard: Colorado Ballet Academy “Allison” Leotard by Eleve in Powder Pink 
    • 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 pulled neatly away from face in a bun
  • Boys: “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 neatly groomed.

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

SCHEDULE/REGISTRATION • GIRLS
BALLET 1A

MONDAY
6:15-7:15pm

Christina Bargelt

SATURDAY
10:45-11:45am

Christina Bargelt

BALLET 1B

TUESDAY
4:00-5:00pm

Erika Sandre

FRIDAY
4:00-5:00pm

Erika Sandre

BALLET 1C

THURSDAY
4:30-5:30pm

Julianna Donadio

SATURDAY
10:00-11:00am

Julianna Donadio

SCHEDULE/REGISTRATION • BOYS
BOYS BEGINNING BALLET

MONDAY
4:45-5:45pm

Kevin Gaël Thomas

WEDNESDAY
6:00-7:00pm

Kevin Gaël Thomas

LEVEL 1 EXTRA CLASSES

Students in Ballet Level 1 are given the option to add Level 1 Modern and Levels 1-2 Beginner Tap. 

MODERN LEVEL 1

Students in Levels 1 Modern will begin 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 Colorado Ballet’s Black Box Theater in May. 

  • Tuition: $395/year 
  • Performance Fee: $45
  • Dress Code:
    • Girls: Colorado Ballet Academy Level 1 Dress Code or Level 2 Uniform with tights rolled up and bare feet. Hair should be neatly pulled away from the face.
    • Boys: Colorado Ballet Academy Uniform with bare feet.
SATURDAY

11:45am-12:45pm
Julianna Donadio

BEGINNER TAP LEVELS 1-2

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, pull backs, pick ups, turns and intricate rhythms. All Tap classes culminate with a showcase performance in May.

  • Tuition: $395/year 
  • Performance Fee: $45 
  • Dress Code: 
    • Girls and Boys: Comfortable form-fitting clothing and tap shoes.
TUESDAY

6:15-7:15pm
Janina Blue

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Ballet LEVEL 2

(Ages 8+Boys and girls are invited to Ballet Level 2 after they have demonstrated 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.  

Boys continue their focus on conditioning specific to boys’ technique in addition to Level 2 curriculum skills. Boys in Ballet Level 2 will attend Boys Beginning Ballet on Mondays and Ballet Level 2D on Wednesdays. 

Details
  • Ages 8+ as of October 1 
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 18, 2021 
  • Tuition: 
    • First Year 2A, 2B $1,595/year 
    • Second Year 2C, 2D $1,695/year 
  • Production Fee: $175 
Dress Code

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

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 pulled neatly away from face in a bun 
Boys
  • Shirt: “Gabe” Shirt by Eleve, White with CBA Logo. 
  • Tights: 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 neatly groomed 

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

Schedule/Registration • Girls
FIRST YEAR • 2A GIRLS
MONday

4:30-6:00pm
Christina Bargelt

SATURday

9:15-10:45am
Christina Bargelt

FIRST YEAR • 2B GIRLS
TUEsday

4:15-5:45pm
Julianna Donadio

FRIday

4:15-5:45pm
Julianna Donadio

SECOND YEAR • 2C GIRLS
TUESDAY

4:30-6:00pm
Anna Duvall

Friday

4:30-6:15pm• Technique & Conditioning
Anna Duvall

SECOND YEAR • 2D GIRLS
MONDAY

4:30-6:00pm
Suellen de Villiers

WEDNESDAY

4:15-6:00pm • Technique & Conditioning
Suellen de Villiers

Schedule/Registration • Boys
BOYS BEGINNING BALLET
Monday

4:45-5:45pm
Kevin Gaël Thomas

BALLET • BOYS 2D
WEDNESDAY

4:15-6:00pm
Suellen de Villiers

LEVEL 2 EXTRA CLASSES

Students in Ballet Level 2 are given the option to add Level 2 ModernLevel 2/3 Jazz and Levels 1-Beginner Tap.  

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. 

  • 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 neatly pulled away from the face.
    • Boys: Colorado Ballet Academy Uniform with bare feet.
 FRIDAY

6:15-7:15pm
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. 

  • 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 freestyle pulled away from face.
 THURSDAY

4:45-5:45pm
David Smithey

BEGINNER TAP LEVELS 1-2

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, pull backs, pick-ups, turns and intricate rhythms. All Tap classes culminate with a showcase performance in May. 

  • Tuition: $395/year 
  • Performance Fee: $45
  • Dress Code:
    • Girls and Boys: Comfortable form-fitting clothing and tap shoes. 
TUESDAY

6:15-7:15pm
Janina Blue

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