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2022-2023 intermediate 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 3

(Ages 9+ by placement) Ballet Level 3 students increase their commitment and begin training for pointe shoe readiness and progressed men’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 Ladies increase their conditioning training to 30 minutes per week and add 30 minutes of Pre-Pointe training. Second year Ballet Level 3 Ladies increase their Pre-Pointe training to 60 minutes per week. 

Ballet Level 3 young men receive specialized training during Young Men’s Class. Tailored to the unique needs of men’s ballet technique, students continue to work on ballet fundamentals emphasizing clarity in positions and core and back strength as they learn the foundations for men’s virtuosic technique. Young men in Level 3 First Year are strongly recommended to register for Level 3A, while young men in Level 3 Second Year are strongly recommended to register for Level 3C so they are all in class together.   

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

details
  • Ages 9+ by October 1 
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 20, 2021  
  • Tuition:           
    • First Year 3A, 3B $2,395/year 
    • Second Year 3C, 3D $2,495/year 
    • Young Men’s Level 3A $2,395/year 
    • Young Men’s Level 3C $2,495/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:

  • Leotard: Colorado Ballet Academy “Allison” Leotard by Eleve in Alpine 
  • 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 
  • Nails: For classes: Nail polish allowed. Groomed short and smooth. No nail enhancements that could scratch or injure a person. You may be asked to remove any nail enhancements or groom nails appropriately at the discretion of the artistic staff. For performances: Groomed short, smooth and natural color, no colored nail polish or nail jewelry. 

Young Men:

  • Shirt: “Gabe” Shirt by Eleve, Grey with CBA Logo 
  • Tights: Body Wrappers Convertible B90 or M90 in Black 
  • 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
ballet level 3 extra classes

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

SCHEDULE/REGISTRATION

level 3a, first year - girls
TECHNIQUE - TUESDAY

5:45pm-7:15pm
Gabrielle Johnson

CONDITIONING - TUESDAY

7:15pm-7:45pm
Gabrielle Johnson

TECHNIQUE - THURSDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm
Gabrielle Johnson

PRE-POINTE - THURSDAY

7:30pm-8:00pm
Gabrielle Johnson

TECHNIQUE - FRIDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm
Gabrielle Johnson

level 3b, first year - girls
TECHNIQUE - MONDAY

4:15pm-5:45pm
Erika Sandre

TECHNIQUE - WEDNESDAY

5:30pm-7:00pm
Erika Sandre

PRE-POINTE - WEDNESDAY

7:00pm-7:30pm
Erika Sandre

CONDITIONING/STRETCH - FRIDAY

5:30pm-6:00pm
Erika Sandre

TECHNIQUE - FRIDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm
Erika Sandre

level 3c, second year - girls
TECHNIQUE - MONDAY

5:45pm-7:15pm
Julianna Donadio

PRE-POINTE - MONDAY

7:15pm-8:15pm
Julianna Donadio

STRETCH & CONDITIONING - WEDNESDAY

5:30pm-6:00pm
Julianna Donadio

TECHNIQUE - WEDNESDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm
Julianna Donadio

TECHNIQUE - THURSDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm
Julianna Donadio

level 3d, second year - girls
TECHNIQUE - TUESDAY

6:30pm-8:00pm
Suellen de Villiers

STRETCH & CONDITIONING - TUESDAY

8:00pm-8:30pm
Suellen de Villiers

TECHNIQUE - WEDNESDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm
Suellen de Villiers

TECHNIQUE - SATURDAY

10:00am-11:30am
Suellen de Villiers

PRE-POINTE - SATURDAY

11:30pm-12:30pm
Suellen de Villiers

level 3a, first year - young men
YOUNG MEN'S CLASS - MONDAY

7:15pm-8:15pm
Jonnathan Ramirez

TECHNIQUE - TUESDAY

5:45pm-7:15pm
Suellen de Villiers

CONDITIONING - TUESDAY

7:15pm-7:45pm
Suellen de Villiers

TECHNIQUE - THURSDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm
Suellen de Villiers

YOUNG MEN'S CLASS - THURSDAY

7:30pm-8:30pm
Jonnathan Ramirez

level 3c, second year - young men
TECHNIQUE - MONDAY

5:45pm-7:15pm
Julianna Donadio

YOUNG MEN'S CLASS - MONDAY

7:15pm-8:15pm
Jonnathan Ramirez

STRETCH & CONDITIONING - WEDNESDAY

5:30pm-6:00pm
Julianna Donadio

TECHNIQUE - WEDNESDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm
Julianna Donadio

TECHNIQUE - THURSDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm
Julianna Donadio

YOUNG MEN'S CLASS - THURSDAY

7:30pm-8:30pm
Jonnathan Ramirez

modern LEVEL 3

Students in Modern Level 3 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 3 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.

Young Men:

  • 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
LEVEL 3 MODERN - WEDNESDAY

4:30pm-5:30pm
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

Ballet level 4

(Ages 10+ by placement) 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 are assessed for pointe work, and depending on individual progression and development, are given the opportunity to begin work en pointe in the second semester.  

Ballet Level 4 young men receive specialized training during Young Men’s Class. Tailored to the unique needs of men’s ballet technique, students continue to work on ballet fundamentals emphasizing clarity in positions and core and back strength as they learn the foundations for men’s virtuosic technique. 

Character and Modern Dance are included in Ballet Level 4 curriculum as essential forms of dance training needed to develop well rounded dancers.  

Character Dance is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, mostly from European countries, and uses movements and music which have been adapted for the theater. Examples of Character Dance are found in full length classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Coppélia, and Sleeping Beauty. Level 4 Character will introduce the fundamentals of this style with emphasis on positions, musicality and history.  

Level 4 Modern will introduce techniques of Limon, Horton and Graham as students begin to explore composition and improvisation. Character and Modern classes culminate with a performance at the end of each semester. 

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

Details
  • Ages 10+ by October 1 
  • Registration Fee: $30 – Waived if registered by June 20, 2021 
  • Tuition:           
  • First Year 4A $2,695/year 
  • Second Year 4B $2,895/year 
  • Production and Performance Fee: $295 (covers Black Box Theater and Ellie Caulkins Opera House performances) 
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. 

Ladies Ballet 4:

  • Leotard: “Allison” Leotard by Eleve, Midnight with CBA Logo. 
  • Last day of the month: Student choice of leotard and a short ballet skirt. 
  • Skirt: Black Bullet Pointe style or chiffon wrap skirt may be worn during pointe/variations classes and rehearsals
  • 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: Hair should be natural in color and worn in a professional ballet style away from the face and off the neck for daily classes.
  • Jewelry: Small stud earrings or clear gauges allowed. No additional jewelry allowed, including necklaces, rings, bracelets and piercings. You may be asked to remove any jewelry at the discretion of the artistic staff.
  • Nails: Nails: For classes: Nail polish allowed. Groomed short and smooth. No nail enhancements that could scratch or injure a person. You may be asked to remove any nail enhancements or groom nails appropriately at the discretion of the artistic staff. For performances: Groomed short, smooth and natural color, no colored nail polish or nail jewelry. 
  • Tattoos: No visible tattoos including temporary ink. 

Young Men Ballet 4:

  • Shirt: “Gabe” Shirt by Eleve, Grey with CBA Logo 
  • Tights: Body Wrappers Convertible B90 or M90 in Black 
  • Socks: White socks by Freed 
  • Shoes: SoDanca SD16C “Bliss” Stretch Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe in White 
  • Saturday Technique Class: Student choice of colored fitted shirt and solid black, grey or white tights with appropriate shoes.
  • Dance Belt: All tights must be worn with a tan or nude colored dance belt.
  • Hair: Hair should be natural in color and worn in a professional ballet style away from the face and off the neck for daily classes.
  • Jewelry: Small stud earrings or clear gauges allowed. No additional jewelry allowed, including necklaces, rings, bracelets and piercings. You may be asked to remove any jewelry at the discretion of the artistic staff.
  • Nails: Nails: For classes: Nail polish allowed. Groomed short and smooth. No nail enhancements that could scratch or injure a person. You may be asked to remove any nail enhancements or groom nails appropriately at the discretion of the artistic staff. For performances: Groomed short, smooth and natural color, no colored nail polish or nail jewelry. 
  • Tattoos: No visible tattoos including temporary ink 
level 4 extra classes

Students in Ballet Level 4 are given the option to add an additional class to strengthen their core and expand their movement vocabulary. Students may choose to add Level 4/5 Jazz to their weekly schedule. 

SCHEDULE/REGISTRATION

BALLET level 4a - ladies
technique - MONDAY

5:45pm-7:15pm
Erika Sandre

pre-pointe/pointe - monDAY

7:15pm-8:15pm
Erika Sandre

TECHNIQUE - tuesDAY

5:00pm-6:30pm
Erika Sandre

modern/character - TUESDAY

6:30pm-7:30pm
Alexis Drabek/Erika Sandre

TECHNIQUE - ThurSDAY

5:30pm-7:00pm
Erika Sandre

PRE-POINTE/POINTE - thursDAY

7:00pm-8:00pm
Erika Sandre

ballet LEVEL 4B - LADIES
TECHNIQUE - MONDAY

5:45pm-7:15pm
Fiona Hutchens

POINTE - MONDAY

7:15pm-8:15pm
Fiona Hutchens

TECHNIQUE - TUESDAY

5:00pm-6:30pm
Suellen de Villiers

CHARacter/modern - TUESDAY

6:30pm-7:30pm
Erika Sandre/Alexis Drabek

TECHNIQUE - THURSDAY

5:30pm-7:00pm
Suellen de Villiers

pointe - THURSDAY

7:00pm-8:00pm
Suellen de Villiers

TECHNIQUE - SaturDAY

12:30pm-2:00pm
Suellen de Villiers

BALLET LEVEL 4A - YOUNG MEN
TECHNIQUE - MONDAY

5:45pm-7:15pm
Erika Sandre

YOUNG MEN'S CLASS - MONDAY

7:15pm-8:15pm
Jonnathan Ramirez

TECHNIQUE - TUESDAY

5:00pm-6:30pm
Erika Sandre

MODern/character - TUESDAY

6:30pm-7:30pm
Alexis Drabek/Erika Sandre

TECHNIQUE - THURSDAY

5:30pm-7:00pm
Erika Sandre

young men's class - THURSDAY

5:30pm-8:30pm
Jonnathan Ramirez

BALLET LEVEL 4B - YOUNG MEN
TECHNIQUE - MONDAY

5:45pm-7:15pm
Fiona Hutchens

YOUNG MEN'S CLASS - MONDAY

7:15pm-8:15pm
Jonnathan Ramirez

TECHNIQUE - TUESDAY

5:00pm-6:30pm
Suellen de Villiers

CHARacter/modern - TUESDAY

6:30pm-7:30pm
Erika Sandre/Alexis Drabek

TECHNIQUE - THURSDAY

5:30pm-7:00pm
Suellen de Villiers

YOUNG MEN'S CLASS - THURSDAY

7:30pm-8:30pm
Jonnathan Ramirez

TECHNIQUE - SaturDAY

12:30pm-2:00pm
Suellen de Villiers

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Photo credit: Mark Hutchens

jazz levels 4 and 5

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

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. 

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
level 4 and 5 jazz - tuesday

7:30pm-8:30pm
David Smithey