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Intermediate 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 GiselleThe 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 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 brasbalance, musicality and imaginative artistry 

First year Ballet Level 3 young ladies increase their conditioning training to 30 minutes per week and add 30 minutes of Pre-Pointe training. Second year Ballet Level 3 young 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. 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 18, 2021  
  • Tuition:
    • First Year 3A, 3B $2,195/year
    • Second Year 3C, 3D $2,295/year 
    • Young Men’s Level 3A $2,295/year 
    • Young Men’s Level 3C $2,295/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 Alpine 
  • Tights: SoDanca style TS-82 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 EleveGrey with CBA Logo 
  • Tights: Sodanca Styel SL-160 in Black 
  • Socks: White socks by Freed 
  • Shoes: SoDanca SD16C “Bliss” Stretch Canvas Split Sole Ballet Shoe in White 
  • Hair should be neatly groomed 

*Recommended SoDanca tights and shoes can be purchased at Dance Xtreme in Centennial. All CBA students receive a 10% discount. 

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

SCHEDULE/REGISTRATION • GIRLS
FIRST YEAR • 3A GIRLS
TUESDAY

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
Anna Duvall

THURSDAY

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
7:30-8:00pm • Pre-Pointe
Anna Duvall

FRIDAY

6:15-7:45pm • Ballet Technique
7:45-8:15pm • Stretch & Conditioning
Anna Duvall

FIRST YEAR • 3B GIRLS
MONDAY

4:15-5:45pm • Ballet Technique
Erika Sandre

WEDNESDAY

5:30-7:00pm • Ballet Technique
7:00-7:30pm • Pre-Pointe
Erika Sandre

FRIDAY

6:00-6:30pm • Ballet Technique
6:30-8:00pm • Stretch & Conditioning
Erika Sandre

SECOND YEAR • 3C GIRLS
MONDAY

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
7:30-8:30pm • Pre-Pointe
Julianna Donadio

WEDNESDAY

5:30-6:00pm • Stretch & Conditioning
6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
Julianna Donadio

THURSDAY

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
Julianna Donadio

SECOND YEAR • 3D GIRLS
TUESDAY

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
7:30-8:30pm • Pre-Pointe
Suellen de Villiers

WEDNESDAY

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
Suellen de Villiers

SATURDAY

10:30am-12:00pm • Ballet Technique
12:00-12:30pm • Stretch & Conditioning
Suellen de Villiers

SCHEDULE/REGISTRATION • BOYS
FIRST YEAR • 3A BOYS
MONDAY

7:30-8:30pm • Young Men's Ballet
Domenico Luciano

TUESDAY

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
Anna Duvall

THURSDAY

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
Anna Duvall
7:30-8:30pm • Young Men's Ballet
Domenico Luciano

FRIDAY

6:15-7:45pm • Ballet Technique
Anna Duvall

SECOND YEAR • 3C BOYS
MONDAY

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
Julianna Donadio
7:30-8:30pm • Young Men's Ballet
Domenico Luciano

WEDNESDAY

5:30-6:00pm • Stretch & Conditioning
6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
Julianna Donadio

THURSDAY

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
Julianna Donadio
7:30-8:30pm • Young Men's Ballet
Domenico Luciano

LEVEL 3 EXTRA CLASSES

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

MODERN LEVEL 3

Students in Level 3 Modern will be introduced to fundamentals of modern dance as they explore forms of movement that are different from their ballet class. Students will gain an understanding of how the different techniques complement each other as they begin to explore composition and improvisation. All Modern classes culminate with a showcase performance in May. 

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

4:30-5:30pm
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. 

  • 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

ADVANCED BEGINNER TAP LEVELS 3 AND 4

Students will continue learning 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 advanced rhythms. All Tap classes culminate with a showcase performance in May. 

  • Tuition: $395/year 
  • Performance Fee: $45
  • Dress Code: 
    • Young ladies and young men: Comfortable form-fitting clothing and tap shoes. 
WEDNESDAY

7:30-8:30pm
Mr. Tap

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Ballet 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.  

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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, Coppelia, and Sleeping Beauty. Level 4 Character will introduce the fundamentals of this style with emphasis on positionsmusicality 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 18, 2021 
  • Tuition:   
    • First Year 4A $2,445/year 
    • Second Year 4B $2,595/year 
  • Production Fee: $245 
  • Balck Box 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.  

BALLET 4 LADIES
  • 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: SoDanca Style TS-82 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: Short and natural color, no colored nail polish or nail jewelry.
  • Tattoos: No visible tattoos including temporary ink. 
BALLET 4 YOUNG MEN
  • Shirt: “Gabe” Shirt by Eleve, Grey with CBA Logo.
  • Tights: SoDanca Style SL-159 (adult size) or SL-160 (youth size) 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 and facial hair should be neatly groomed and natural in color. 
  • 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: Short and natural color, no colored nail polish or nail jewelry. 
  • Tattoos: No visible tattoos including temporary ink.

*Recommended SoDanca tights and shoes can be purchased at Dance Xtreme in Centennial. All CBA students receive a 10% discount. 

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

Schedule/Registration • Ladies
FIRST YEAR • 4A LADIES
Monday

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
7:30-8:30pm • Pre-Pointe
Suellen de Villiers

Tuesday

4:30-6:00pm • Ballet Technique
Suellen de Villiers
6:30-7:30 • Modern/Character
Alexis Drabek/Erika Sandre

Thursday

5:30-7:00pm • Ballet Technique
7:00-8:00pm • Pre-Pointe
Suellen de Villiers

SECOND YEAR • 4B LADIES
Monday

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
7:30-8:30pm • Pointe
Erika Sandre

Thursday

5:30-7:00pm • Ballet Technique
7:00-8:00pm • Pointe
Erika Sandre

Tuesday

5:00-6:30pm • Ballet Technique
Erika Sandre
6:30-7:30pm • Modern/Character
Alexis Drabek/Erika Sandre

Saturday

12:30-2:00pm • Ballet Technique
Suellen de Villiers

Schedule/Registration • Young Men
FIRST YEAR • 4A YOUNG MEN
Monday

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
Suellen de Villiers
7:30-8:30pm • Young Men’s Class
Domenico Luciano

Tuesday

4:30-6:00pm • Ballet Technique
Suellen de Villiers
6:30-7:30pm •  Character/Modern
Erika Sandre/Alexis Drabek

Thursday

5:30-7:00pm • Ballet Technique
Suellen de Villiers
7:30-8:30pm • Young Men’s Class
Domenico Luciano

SECOND YEAR • 4B YOUNG MEN
Monday

6:00-7:30pm • Ballet Technique
Erika Sandre
7:30-8:30pm • Young Men’s Class
Domenico Luciano

Thursday

5:30-7:00pm • Ballet Technique
Erika Sandre
7:30-8:30pm • Young Men’s Class
Domenico Luciano

Tuesday

5:00-6:30pm • Ballet Technique
Erika Sandre
6:30-7:30pm • Character/Modern
Erika Sandre/Alexis Drabek

Saturday

12:30-2:00pm • Ballet Technique
Suellen de Villiers

LEVEL 4 EXTRA CLASSES

Students in Ballet Level 4 are given the option to add additional classes to strengthen their core and expand their movement vocabulary. Students may choose from Level 4/5 Jazz and Advanced Beginner Tap.  

ADVANCED BEGINNER TAP LEVELS 3 AND 4

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 advanced rhythms. All Tap classes culminate with a showcase performance in May. 

  • Tuition: $395/year 
  • Performance Fee: $45
  • Dress Code:
    • Young ladies and young men: Comfortable form-fitting clothing and tap shoes. 
WEDNESDAY

7:30pm-8:30pm
Mr. Tap

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. 

  • 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. 
TUESDAY

7:30pm-8:30pm
David Smithey

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