Our Falcon Location
A Colorado Nutcracker
December 21 at 7pm
December 22 at 2pm & 6pm
Come delight in Colorado’s
history and beauty, with the
sweetest treat of the holiday season!
At our Falcon Location We Offer
Our Ballet levels include:
Sparkle Babies (ages 2.5-3)
Sparkle (ages 3-5)
Sparkle (ages 4-5)
Ballet 1a Silver
Ballet 1a Gold
Ballet 1b Silver
Ballet 1b Gold
Ballet 3a/Int A
Ballet 3b/Int B
Pre Pointe/Pointe 3b/Int B
Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread and highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary. Ballet has been influential globally and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres and cultures. Various styles like Cecchetti, Vaganova, RAD, etc., have been created throughout the years as an evolution of the original Italian style.
Ballet is the cornerstone of Colorado Ballet Society’s curriculum. We currently follow the American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum. Dancers may begin as early as age 2.5 in our Sparkle and Superhero programs, where they learn age-appropriate skills and expression. Dancers have the opportunity to progress through numerous levels, pre-pointe programs, and finally pointe classes. All students have the opportunity to showcase their talents in a year-end performance.
Our Contemporary Levels Include:
Contemporary dance classes have a large focus on modern technique mixed with elements of ballet and jazz. Dancers will explore different movement styles, a wide range of floor work, and movement through multiple levels of space all while maintaining proper placement and alignment. Dancers are encouraged to strengthen their technique and physicality, enhance their movement quality, and expand their versatility as dancers.”
Classes are available for beginning through advanced dancers, ages 7 and up. All students have the opportunity to showcase their talents in a year-end performance. Those who reach a higher level of achievement may audition for our Contemporary Dance Company, Connexus.
Our Contemporary Levels Include:
Jazz is an energetic and athletic style of dance where students work on strength, flexibility, and stylistic techniques. It combines elements of Ballet, Contemporary, African, and Modern dance. This style of dance is often influenced by the pioneers of Jazz dance such as Katherine Dunham, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, and Jack Cole. Jazz dance has an emphasis on strong lines, musicality, and performance skills.
Classes are available for beginning through advanced dancers, ages 6 and up. All students have the opportunity to showcase their talents in a year-end performance.
Our Tap Levels Include:
Tap is a type of dance that is defined by the rhythmic, percussive sounds made by the metal taps on the bottom of the dancer's shoes. The style features creative and interpretive body movements that allow a dancer to express themselves. Tap helps dancers improve their musicality by emphasizing the downbeat of the music, and clear rhythm. Tap is included in our two youngest levels of classes. Tap is also offered as an individual class for ages 6 and up. All students have the opportunity to showcase their talents in a year-end performance.
Hip Hop Dance
Our Hip-hop levels include:
Hip Hop 2/Excel
Hip Hop 3/Int
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or has evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It is a fun, high-energy class that encourages individual style and creativity while learning and developing coordination, confidence, and a wide variety of styles. It includes a wide range of styles, primarily breaking, locking, and popping, created in the 1970s and popularized by dance crews in the United States. All students have the opportunity to showcase their talents in a year-end performance.
Our Stretch levels include:
Stretch 3a/Int A
Stretch is a fantastic class for our young dancers as they grow physically into their bodies. While these dancers are malleable and can be stretched in a healthy and monitored class, we work with them to ensure safety and assist the dancers in learning clear and understandable forms of stretching. While it is important to stretch your body, it is even more important to have a clear understanding of how to do so with attention and care. The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility, and range of motion.
Colorado Ballet Society developed and offers this specially designed preparation program as a part of our focus on health and safety for a young dancer. The curriculum for the class includes: a look into the history and how dancing on pointe evolved; a basic understanding of the anatomy of the foot, as well as the structure of the pointe shoe; proper foot care; and how to care for and sew ribbons and elastic onto pointe shoes. Most importantly, dancers will be taught TheraBand, Pilates, and physical therapy exercises designed to strengthen the structures of the foot and ankle, while continuing to work on placement and strengthening of the legs and core.
Pre Pointe is by invitation only to dancers that have shown physical, mental, and emotional readiness. Pre Pointe is usually begun in the summer and continues into the fall semester. Following pre pointe, dancers go en pointe between October and January.
Currently we have no
Adult beginner classes
Currently we have no Adult beginner classes. With interest, new classes will form in Fall 2019. A minimum enrollment of 4 students is needed to form a class.
Adults with previous dance experience are sometimes able to participate in intermediate and advanced classes. A free placement session is offered to assure that each individual is properly assessed by ability and experience, with the final decision determined at the discretion of the director. A dancer's ability to execute the required material is given high consideration.
About the Free Trial Placement Class
If your dancer does NOT have dance wear, they can wear any form-fitting athletic clothing, with their hair pulled back. If they don't have the prescribed footwear for class, they may wear socks. Once they register with us, please note that we are a uniform school and they will need to purchase the proper uniform requirements.
Falcon Class Options by Level:
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