Colorado Ballet 39.7335° N -104.999° W

Description

Colorado Ballet Education and Community Engagement's mission is simple: Every. Body. Dance!

Every: to make dance accessible to everyone.
Body: to promote dance and movement as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Dance: to encourage creativity and expression through dance, and foster an appreciation for ballet.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Colorado Ballet has chosen to prioritize the safety of our students and shift our education to virtual platforms. However, our programs continue to reach a variety of students and families with different backgrounds across Colorado. Some of our learning experiences include:

-Weekly dance classes for students K-8 (30 min)

-Stand alone workshops or recurring residencies for students of all ages (15 - 60 min)

-Student matinees: students attend a professional Colorado Ballet production (20-21 season posted here)

-Live streams of our productions

-Assemblies: From the Page to the Stage!

-Day of Dance: field trip to our facilities (can be adapted to the virtual platform)

-Professional Development

-And more!

Our virtual classes, workshops, and camps will be provided via Zoom. This being said, a laptop, tablet, or smartphone will be required to participate. Links to Zoom classes will be sent prior to each event.

We also love to create new content to bring to your school! Contact us to find out how we can work together to integrate movement into your classroom - in-person or virtual.

For more information or to schedule workshops, assemblies, day of dance, or professional development, contact Emily Herrin at emily.herrin@coloradoballet.org.

For more information or to schedule weekly dance classes, residencies, student matinees, or live streams contact Cassie Wilson at cassie.wilson@coloradoballet.org


Lunch Notes

Students will have time to eat their own lunches/snacks during summer camps.

Bathroom Notes

For Student Matinee there are multiple accessible bathrooms located throughout the theater, for Day of Dance we have four accessible bathrooms with multiple stalls on the main floor of the building

Info

1075 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

(303) 339-1619

cassie.wilson@coloradoballet.org

Sun
Closed
Mon
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tues
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thur
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat
Closed
Subjects
Art, Dance, Agriculture, Science, Traditional Dance, Biology, Engineering, Space, Life Sciences, Animals, Adaptation, Physics, Reading, Literature, Ecosystems, Earth's Systems, My Community, Leadership, Team Building, The Water Cycle, Chemistry, Speaking & Listening, Folk Dance, History, Arts, Writing, Music, Social Studies, Cultural Connections
Activities
Internship, Live Virtual Event, Professional Development, Partnership, Performance, Family Programs, School Based Program, Field Trip
Grades
K 2, 3 5, 6 8, 9 12, Preschool, Adult, Postsecondary
Cost
Scholarships Available, Reduced Price For Title 1 Schools, Free Programs
Accommodations
Special Education Programs

Learning Experiences

Internship

Every Body M.O.V.E.

Join the Every Body M.O.V.E. program, a 16-week virtual workshop series that includes two, 2-5 minute, regularly occurring movement-based videos per week for elementary school students. These videos are available in two tracks (K-2nd & 3rd-5th) as support materials for teachers to be used in class or as assignments for students independently and cover diverse subjects to support students and curriculum.

Subjects Covered

art, dance

Grades
3-5, k-2
Capacity
100 stu.
Activity

internship

Duration
5 min.

Balancing Bodies

Investigate balance (on/off balance) and body parts by exploring movements as a group and working individually. Students will develop their own style of movement and express themselves creatively. This option can include a bonus follow along “Human Body Countdown” recorded activity as supplementary content. This class aligns with 1st grade science standards.

Subjects Covered

physics, dance

Grades
k-2
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

internship

Duration
60 min.

Irish Step Dance

Students will learn about some of the history of Irish dance and practice introductory Irish dance techniques as well as learn the elements of a “step” or “steps.” The class will put these steps together in sequence to traditional music and perform them together in groups. This high energy class is a great fit for anyone interested in rhythm and timing.

Subjects Covered

art, dance, traditional dance

Grades
3-5, 6-8
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

internship

Duration
30 min.

Performing Plants

Plant the seeds and watch them grow! Plants, like performers, need both water and light to grow and be successful! Exploring the dance concept of levels, students will embody the journey of a plant from seeds to flowers or trees as they gain water and sunlight. This class aligns with kindergarten science standards. (Available both live and recorded).

Subjects Covered

art, dance, agriculture, science

Grades
k-2
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

internship

Duration
30 min.

Live Virtual Event

Professional Development

Partnership

Performance

Family Programs