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2024-2025 fall & year round
INTERMEDIATE 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 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.

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 3

Ages 10+ 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

Ballet Level 3 students increase their commitment and begin training for pointe shoe readiness and progressed male’s training. Additional attention is paid to proper extension of the legs, shaping the feet and upper body positions. Repetition and retention are emphasized with increased difficulty in barre and center work as students work to develop movement sequences, port de bras, balance, musicality, and imaginative artistry.

First year Ballet Level 3 Females add 30 minutes of Pre-Pointe training. Second year Ballet Level 3 Females add 30 minutes of conditioning and increase their Pre-Pointe training to 60 minutes per week. 

Male’s in Level 3 First Year should register for Level 3A, while Male’s in Level 3 Second Year should register for Level 3C. In Level 3A and 3C, students receive specialized male training, which is tailored to address the unique requirements of male ballet technique. These classes focus on ballet fundamentals, emphasizing clarity in positions and strengthening the core and back, while also laying the groundwork for male's virtuosic technique. 

Ballet Level 3 students are eligible for participation in Colorado Ballet Academy’s Youth America Grand Prix and Denver Ballet Guild programs.


Details
Ages 10+ by October 1 
Registration Fee: $50 
Production Fee: $195 
Tuition:           
Females 3A or 3B $2,595/year 
Females 3C or 3D $2,695/year 
Males Level 3A $2,595/year 
Males Level 3C $2,695/year 

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

SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

ballet 3a, first year-females
tuesday

4:30pm-6:00pm
3A Technique with Suellen De Villiers 

WEDNESDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm  
3A Technique/Conditioning with Suellen De Villiers 

6:00pm-6:30pm  
3A Pre-Pointe with Suellen De Villiers 

THURSDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm 
3A Technique with Suellen De Villiers 

ballet 3b, first year-females
tuesDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm
3B Technique with Bernadette Torres

ThursDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm 
3B Technique with Bernadette Torres

saturDAY

12:00pm-1:30pm 
3B Technique with Suellen De Villiers

1:30pm-2:00pm 
3B Pre-Pointe with Suellen De Villiers

ballet 3c, second year-females
MONDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm
3C Technique with Bernadette Torres

tuesDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm 
3C Technique with Bernadette Torres

7:30pm-8:30pm  
3C Pre-Pointe with Bernadette Torres
 

WEDNESDAY

6:30pm-8:30pm 
3C Technique/Conditioning with Bernadette Torres

ballet 3d, second year-females
tuesDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm
3D Technique with Suellen De Villiers

7:30pm-8:30pm 
3D Pre-Pointe with Suellen De Villiers

ThursDAY

7:00pm-8:30pm 
3D Technique with Suellen De Villiers

friDAY

4:30pm-6:30pm  
3D Technique/Conditioning with Suellen De Villiers

ballet 3a, first year-males
monDAY

7:30pm-8:30pm
3A Intermediate Division Male Technique with Kevin Gaël Thomas

wedneSDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm 
3A Technique with Suellen De Villiers

THURSDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm 
3A Technique with Suellen De Villiers

saturDAY

12:00pm-1:00pm 
3A Intermediate Division Male Technique with Roberto Munoz

ballet 3c, second year-males
MONDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm
3C Technique with Bernadette Torres

7:30pm-8:30pm 
3A Intermediate Division Male Technique with Kevin Gaël Thomas

tuesDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm 
3C Technique with Bernadette Torres

WEDNESDAY

6:30pm-8:30pm  
3C Technique/Conditioning with Bernadette Torres

SATURDAY

12:00pm-1:00pm 
3C Intermediate Division Male Technique with Roberto Munoz

ballet LEVEL 3 EXTRA CLASSES

Students in Ballet Level 3 are given the option to add Level 3 Modern.  

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level 3 modern

Level 3 Modern will introduce techniques of Limon, Horton and Graham as students begin to explore composition and improvisation. Modern dance classes emphasize the exploration of movement principles and techniques characteristic of the genre. Participants learn to connect with their bodies and explore concepts such as contraction, release, suspension, fall and recovery, and weight transfer. Level 3 Modern class will culminate with a showcase performance in May.  

Tuition: $495/year 
Performance Fee: $55 

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

level 3 modern schedule/registration
thursday

6:00pm-7:00pm 
Level 3 Modern Technique with Alexis Drabek

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ballet level 4

Ages 11+ 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 

Ballet Level 4 students begin a deeper study of the fundamentals of ballet and an understanding of the commitment to excellence. Barre and center work combinations become more advanced as students work on sequences, transition steps and stamina. Students in 4A begin to work en pointe at the barre, in the second semester, while students in 4B progress to incorporating center work en pointe.  

Ballet Level 4 intermediate males receive specialized training during Intermediate Male Technique class. Tailored to the unique needs of male ballet technique, students continue to work on ballet fundamentals emphasizing clarity in positions, and core and back strength, as they learn the foundations for male virtuosic technique.

Jazz and Modern dance are included in Ballet Level 4 curriculum as essential forms of dance training needed to develop well rounded dancers. In their Jazz classes, students will learn jazz terminology and technique while giving them an opportunity to grow as performers. Students will use this technical base to explore a variety of jazz styles, including classical, musical theater, jazz funk and lyrical/contemporary. Modern dance classes emphasize the exploration of movement principles and techniques characteristic of the genre. Participants learn to connect with their bodies and explore concepts such as contraction, release, suspension, fall and recovery, and weight transfer. All Jazz and Modern classes culminate with a showcase performance in May. 

Students in this level are eligible to participate in Colorado Ballet Academy’s Youth America Grand Prix and Denver Ballet Guild programs. 


Details
 
Registration Fee: $50 
Black Box Production Fee: $65 
Ellie Caulkins Opera House Production Fee: $295 
Tuition:           
First Year 4A $2,895/year 
Second Year 4B $3,095/year  

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

SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

ballet 4a-females
monday

6:00pm-7:30pm 
4A Technique with Bernadette Torres

7:30pm-8:30pm  
4A Pre-Pointe with Bernadette Torres

wednesDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm  
4A Technique with Bernadette Torres

6:00pm-7:00pm  
4A Jazz/Modern with David Smithey / Alexis Drabek 

friDAY

4:15pm-5:45pm  
4A Technique with Bernadette Torres

5:45pm-6:45pm  
4A Pre-Pointe with Bernadette Torres

ballet 4b-females
monDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm 
4B Technique with Erika Sandre

7:30pm-8:30pm  
4B Pointe with Erika Sandre

wedneSDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm  
4B Technique with Erica Cornejo

6:00pm-7:00pm   
4B Jazz/Modern with David Smithey / Alexis Drabek 

FRIDAY

4:15pm-5:45pm  
4B Technique with Erica Cornejo

5:45pm-6:45pm  
4B Pointe with Erica Cornejo

saturDAY

12:00pm-1:30pm  
4B Technique with Erica Cornejo

ballet 4a-males
monDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm 
4A Technique with Bernadette Torres

7:30pm-8:30pm  
4A Intermediate Division Male Technique with Kevin Gaël Thomas

wednesDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm  
4A Technique with Bernadette Torres
 

6:00pm-7:00pm    
4A Jazz/Modern with David Smithey / Alexis Drabek 

friDAY

4:15pm-5:45pm  
4A Technique with Bernadette Torres

SATURDAY

12:00pm-1:00pm  
4A Intermediate Division Male Technique with Roberto Munoz

ballet 4b-males
monDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm 
4B Technique with Erika Sandre

7:30pm-8:30pm   
4B Intermediate Division Male Technique with Kevin Gaël Thomas

WEDNESDAY

4:30pm-6:00pm   
4B Technique with Erica Cornejo

6:00pm-7:00pm    
4B Jazz/Modern with David Smithey / Alexis Drabek

FRIDAY

4:15pm-5:45pm  
4B Technique with Erica Cornejo

SATURDAY

12:00pm-1:00pm  
4B Intermediate Division Male Technique with Roberto Munoz

Photos by Mark Hutchens