All grade levels
Day of Dance is a field trip available to students at all grade levels. Bring up to 150 students to Colorado Ballet's studios for a rotation of introductory classes in a variety of dance styles and tour Colorado Ballet's facilities, including the costume shop. Classes may include: creative movement, ballet, jazz, tap, African, Bollywood, Hula, hip hop, and modern dance. The cost is $7 per student.
Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Balance and Motion is a field trip or in school workshop recommended for kindergarten through 5th grade. Students will explore on and off balance and work with partners and props while developing their motor skills through fun movement activities.
Pre-K, Early Elementary
Students will learn about a variety of dance concepts, such as, size, balance, rhythm, levels, shapes, and energy. The class will develop spatial awareness, problem solving, and strengthening the body and brain.
2nd through 12th Grade
Students strengthen their knowledge of vocabulary words and sentence writing in this movement driven lesson. Students will explore embodiments and definitions of words and create dances based on their understanding of sentence writing.
6th Grade through 12th Grade
Flexible residency addressing individuality and self-esteem through creative movement. While enjoying their own movement and experiencing something new, the youth are able to make connections to their lives and take ownership of their personal strength.
4th Grade through 12th Grade
Flexible residency focusing on the elements of dance and choreography, incorporating contemporary dance styles and culminating in a dance piece to perform.
Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
Colorado Ballet and the Butterfly Pavilion collaborate on this workshop. Students learn about the life cycle of the butterfly through movement in this interactive dance and science class.
Visit www.butterflies.org/education/k-5-outreach.php for more information.
6th through12th Grade
This anatomy based workshop is an introduction to the skeletal and muscular systems. Students will learn how to warm up the body properly through stretching and conditioning.
1st through 5th Grade
Students who are currently learning about moon phases are great candidates for this integrative movement lesson. We will review the phrases together and then apply the dance concept of size/reach to the entire cycle of phases.
2nd Grade through 12th Grade
Students will learn the basic moves of group folk dances of the United States and how to dance them with a partner and in unison with the group. They will explore spatial awareness, relating to the group including call and response, and critical timing.
3rd Grade through 12th Grade
One of the fundamental features of Blues music is its syncopated polyrhythms, a direct result of its African roots. Students will explore embodied syncopation and improvisation using rhythm and music structure through collaborating with their peers.
4th Grade through 12th Grade
A social dance originating in Argentina - Argentine Tango. Students will learn the basic elements of tango walk, dramatic presence, and posture and body framing. They will explore using these concepts in improvisation with a partner.
Kindergarten through 12th Grade
Students will learn a variety of dances, rhythms and histories from multiple West African cultures. This workshop includes movement, singing, rhythm, and cultural attire.
3rd through 12th Grade
This is an integrative history and movement lesson bringing the dances of the 1920/30's to life for students. Students will learn the basic steps of the Lindy hop and Charleston, and then dive into defining what social dance is in our current culture. This workshop ends with a short piece of original choreography bringing the historic and current socials together.
We have many more on and off campus programs, and we're happy to create unique programs that fit your needs. Just ask: contact Jo Marie Hazelton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-339-1632.
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