Open Program

Open Program students

Who can take Adult Open Ballet?

CBA’s Open Program is open to the public. You do not need to be a student or affiliate of Colorado Ballet to participate. Classes are co-ed and open to students 12+ years old. We welcome any and everybody to participate in Adult Open classes at CBA.

Can I take a class for free to try it out?

We do not offer free classes, but recommend you take a class at the drop in rate to determine if it will be a good fit for you.

How do I know what level I’m in? Do I have to stay in this level?

Adult classes are self-leveled. We recommend reading the class descriptions on our website to get a better idea of the material covered in each class. If you take a class and feel it is not an appropriate level, you are welcome to move up or down according to your comfort level. All classes can be taken on a drop-in basis and we encourage you to try different classes and instructors to find one that suits you.

What do I wear?

Adults are encouraged to wear whatever they feel comfortable moving in. For women, leotards and tights are often chosen, but you are welcome to wear your favorite yoga leggings and top. For men, proper workout attire must be worn at all times, including a t-shirt.

Ballet shoes are recommended instead of socks for their added traction and no-slip on the Marley dance floor. CBA does not sell ballet shoes. These may be purchased at several dance stores in Denver and surrounding areas.

Where do I go when I arrive?

The main entrance for the building is on the west side through the parking lot off of 11th Ave. Once you arrive you must visit the front desk to sign in. The studio assignments will be given upon check in. Please note that studios may change at any given time due to Company and Academy scheduling.

When should I arrive?

If you have a punch-card, plan on arriving 5-10 minutes before the class to check in at the front desk and receive your studio assignment.

If you did not pre-register online, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of class. We must complete registration for you at the front desk and receive payment before you can enter class.

Should I pre-register?

Yes! Pre-registering and paying online saves us time and will get you into the studio faster. If you are unable to register online, please allow time before class begins to register before entering class. Upon completion of pre-registration you will receive a waiver that will need to be printed out, signed and brought in with you on your first class. If you do not have access to a printer, we can supply a waiver upon check-in.

Can I park in the Colorado Ballet lot?

Our parking lot is reserved for company and staff members from 9:00am – 6:00pm daily, including Saturdays. There are two visitor spots, but the rest are assigned. Please do not park in any space during the aforementioned hours and please do not park in non-designated areas within the lot. We encourage you to find parking along any of the streets surrounding Colorado Ballet, but keep an eye on the signs for parking limitations and restrictions.

Can I come early or stay after class to work on my own or stretch?

For general safety reasons, we are unable to allow a student in the classroom without an instructor present.

How will I know if an instructor has arranged for a substitute?

As often as possible we let students know ahead of time if a substitute instructor has been arranged. Substitutions may occur last minute and, unfortunately, we are not able to update this information online. Upon check-in at the front desk, we will let you know of any last-minute changes. If you choose to take the class, you will be charged. No refunds will be given after class based on instructor changes.

How will I know if an Adult Open Class is cancelled due to weather?

If we are able to make it into the office, we will try to notify those who have attended the class in the last few weeks. The best way to remain updated on Academy weather closures is by following Colorado Ballet Academy on Facebook and Instagram (@coloradoballetacademy). If you ever feel unsafe or unable to travel to CBA for a class you purchased online, please let us know by sending an email to or calling the office at 303-339-1623.

The class I was attending was cancelled. Why does this occur?

Classes must consistently have an average of six students. Every semester classes are evaluated on their attendance within the first full month of sessions. If the class is not meeting minimums, Colorado Ballet Academy exercises the right to cancel it.

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