Connexus Dance Collective

Connexus Dance Collective, formerly the Contemporary Dance Company, is in its fourth season at Colorado Ballet Society.

The company rehearses year-round and performs in a variety of shows. The season is from August-March. Rehearsals are on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Company dancers will usually perform in 2-3 concerts.

The company will provide dancers with the opportunity to expand their repertoire and increase their versatility under the leadership of company manager Laci Landry.

Audition
  • Dancers registered in levels 3b-8 may audition for CDC

  • There are usually two audition opportunities (in June and August)

  • Dancers may be accepted into the Junior or Senior Company

  • Casting commences with the results of the first audition

  • Rehearsals will usually begin over the summer for those dancers with availability

Requirements
  • A $335 annual fee is due in two payments of $200 by September 1, and $135 due by December 1.

    • Refunds are at the discretion of the Director

    • If a company member withdraws from the company, after rehearsals have started, a $75 recasting fee may be applied to your account.

  • Rehearsal calls are mandatory

    • Regular rehearsals are on Monday and Wednesday evenings (with a release time of 8:45pm for Jr company and 9pm for Senior Company); and occasional Saturday rehearsals.

    • Schedules are posted at the studio and emailed

  • Each level 3b-8 has a mandatory number of weekly classes to attend. Please inquire at the Front Desk for detailed information​.

  • All company members are required to attend all Ballet Society sponsored master classes.

  • Training for four full weeks over the summer is required for all company members.

    • Summer training does not have to be completed at CBS.

    • The minimum level of summer training would consist of 6 hours per week for 4 weeks.

Benefits
  • Ongoing dance education and enjoyment

    • The company experience will enhance the training you are already receiving in class by stretching your growth tremendously through rehearsal preparation and performances as you continue to fulfill your potential as an artist

  • CDC members receive vouchers for 2 complimentary tickets with the purchase of at least 2 tickets for the March performance. Vouchers are available at the Front Desk when tickets go on sale

  • Company members are often given a special discounted rate to CBS held master classes to assist you in taking advantage of the opportunity to work with exceptional dance artists

  • Company members may take additional classes at the level below, on a space-available basis, at no additional charge

Performance opportunities for 2021-2022

Petite Nutcracker

  • Connexus choreography will open for the performances during Thanksgiving week on November 26 and 27 at Library 21c

  • Only the dancers staying in town over the break will be cast in these performances.

CDC Concert with Spotlight Showcase

  • March date and location TBD

  • CDC will present an act of original choreography.

Additional Performance Opportunities for CDC members

A Colorado Nutcracker with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs

  • December 21, 2021 at 7pm at Pikes Peak Center 

  • December 22, 2021 at 2pm & 6pm at Pikes Peak Center 

  • There is a performance fee of $120 for all dancers not in the Colorado Youth Ballet (this includes a $20 media fee)

Beautiful Chaos

  • Date TBD

  • A program of student choreography in collaboration with students
    of the CS Conservatory of the Arts. Participation is optional, and there are no extra fees. More information will be available in December.

Spotlight 

  • March date and location TBD

  • This production is optional and performed as Act 1 of the Connexus concert. The focus is primarily on faculty choreography and variations from the classical repertoire, with some student choreography.

  • A fee of $55 is due January 1. This fee includes a $20 media fee.

Studio Division Performance

  • May date TBD

  • A fee of $110, due February 1. This fee includes a $20 media fee.

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