Children's Division

2021 Spring Classes

Virtual Classes Begin January 11, 2021

Children’s Division classes are for children ages 1 ½ through 7+ years of age. Classes in this division include Parent Tot, Creative Dance 1, Creative Dance 2, Pre-Ballet 1, Pre-Ballet 2 and Ballet Level 1. Scroll down this page to view all class descriptions, registration fees, schedules, dress codes and more.

Have questions or need help with registration? Contact Colorado Ballet Academy at academy@coloradoballet.org


Parent tot class - Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography

Parent Tot

(Ages 1 ½-3 years with a Parent or Guardian) Specifically designed to instill the joy of movement and music at a very young age, Parent Tot emphasizes gross motor skill development, coordination, balance, imagination and bonding in an encouraging and nurturing environment. For the benefit of students attending this class we request only one adult per student.

Session 1: The Wonders of Winter
January 11 - February 9
(no classes 1/18, 1/19)
Parents, Caregivers and their young dancers will dance to Waltz of the Snowflakes from Nutcracker and Vivaldi’s Winter as they explore the wonders of our beautiful Colorado winters. The energy and movements of gently falling snow and sharp, angular icicles along with winter themed interactive exercises and music will foster imagination and growth.

Session 2: Love is in the Air
February 15 - March 20
(no classes 2/24 - 27)
Parents, Caregivers and their young dancers will be introduced to Cupid from the ballet Don Quixote and the love story between the characters Kitri and Basilio. Feelings of happiness, caring and love through movement, music, shapes and patterns associated with these feelings will be explored through movement and music. Love is in the Air is designed to help our youngest students cope with the stresses of the current pandemic and is sure to help our adults as well!

Session 3: Signs of Spring
March 22 - April 24
(no classes 3/29 - 4/3)
Parents, Caregivers and their young dancers will dance for the change of season through Vivaldi’s Spring and the Spring Variation from the ballet Cinderella. New growth and rebirth will be explored through imaginative movements representing dormant winter life waking up after a long rest. Seedlings growing, flowers opening and birds hatching and more will be expressed through dance and music.

Session 4: A Trip to Italy
April 26 - May 22
(finishes one week after regular Academy classes)
Parents, Caregivers and their young dancers will take an imaginary trip to Italy as they explore the ballet Flower Festival at Genzano. Participants will learn about the different flowers, vibrant floral arrangements and related festivities celebrated at this annual Italian tradition as they paint an imaginary, colorful picture incorporating shapes, levels, dance movements and music.

If minimum enrollment is not reached the Thursday prior to the first class, classes may be combined or canceled.

Details

  • Ages 1.5-3 as of February 1
  • One 30 Minute Class Per Week  
  • Registration Fee: $10 - Signup for more than one session before February 9 and only pay the registration fee once!
  • Tuition per 4 Week Session: $50

Dress Code

  • Parents: Comfortable clothing that allows for mobility
  • Toddlers: Comfortable, body hugging clothing that allows for mobility

Creative Dance 1Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography

Creative Dance 1

(Ages 3-4 years) Students will be introduced to the concepts of body and spatial awareness as well as the use of imagination in movement and musicality. Boys and girls begin identifying basic forms of movement through dance games, songs, music and rhythmical patterns.

Session 1: The Wonders of Winter
January 11 - February 9
(no classes 1/18, 1/19)
Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet students will dance to Waltz of the Snowflakes from Nutcracker and Vivaldi’s Winter as they explore the wonders of our beautiful Colorado winters. Students will explore the energy and movements of gently falling snow and sharp, angular icicles along with winter themed interactive exercises to foster imagination and growth appropriate for each age group.

Session 2: Love is in the Air
February 15 - March 20
(no classes 2/24 - 27)
Creative and Pre-Ballet students will be introduced to Cupid from the ballet Don Quixote and the love story between the characters Kitri and Basilio. Students will explore feelings of happiness, caring and love through movement, music, shapes and patterns associated with these feelings. Love is in the Air is designed to help our youngest students cope with the stresses of the current pandemic and is sure to help our adults as well!

Session 3: Signs of Spring
March 22 - April 24
(no classes 3/29 - 4/3)
Creative and Pre-Ballet Students will dance for the change of season through Vivaldi’s Spring and the Spring Variation from the ballet Cinderella. New growth and rebirth will be explored through imaginative movements representing dormant winter life waking up after a long rest. Classes will be interactive, allowing students to express their ideas of seedlings growing, flowers opening and birds hatching through speaking, dance and music.

Session 4: A Trip to Italy
April 26 - May 22
(finishes one week after regular Academy classes)
Creative and Pre-Ballet Students will take an imaginary trip to Italy as they explore the ballet Flower Festival at Genzano. Students will learn about the different flowers, vibrant floral arrangements and related festivities celebrated at this annual Italian tradition as they paint an imaginary, colorful picture incorporating shapes, levels, dance movements and music.

If minimum enrollment is not reached the Thursday prior to the first class, classes may be combined or canceled.

Details

  • Age 3 as of February 1 | No Audition Required
  • One 45 Minute Class Per Week
  • Registration Fee: $10 - Signup for more than one session before February 9 and only pay the registration fee once!
  • Tuition per 4 Week Session: $65

Dress Code

  • Girls: Pastel Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Canvas Ballet Shoes. Short pastel skirt optional. Hair should be neatly pulled back and away from face.
  • Boys: Form fitting White T-Shirt, Black spandex bike shorts or form fitting black sweat pants, white socks and white canvas ballet shoes.

Colorado Ballet Academy does not sell items for Creative Dance Dress Code. Please visit one of our local dancewear retailers to locate the items listed on this page.


Creative Dance 2 - Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography

Creative Dance 2

(Ages 4-5 years) Young boys and girls continue their development by identifying basic forms of movement through imaginative games, songs, music and rhythmical patterns at an age appropriate level while continuing to foster independence. Students learn concepts of body and spatial awareness, use of energy, taking direction from their instructor and sharing turns with peers.

Session 1: The Wonders of Winter
January 11 - February 9
(no classes 1/18, 1/19)
Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet students will dance to Waltz of the Snowflakes from Nutcracker and Vivaldi’s Winter as they explore the wonders of our beautiful Colorado winters. Students will explore the energy and movements of gently falling snow and sharp, angular icicles along with winter themed interactive exercises to foster imagination and growth appropriate for each age group.

Session 2: Love is in the Air
February 15 - March 20
(no classes 2/24 - 27)
Creative and Pre-Ballet students will be introduced to Cupid from the ballet Don Quixote and the love story between the characters Kitri and Basilio. Students will explore feelings of happiness, caring and love through movement, music, shapes and patterns associated with these feelings. Love is in the Air is designed to help our youngest students cope with the stresses of the current pandemic and is sure to help our adults as well!

Session 3: Signs of Spring
March 22 - April 24
(no classes 3/29 - 4/3)
Creative and Pre-Ballet Students will dance for the change of season through Vivaldi’s Spring and the Spring Variation from the ballet Cinderella. New growth and rebirth will be explored through imaginative movements representing dormant winter life waking up after a long rest. Classes will be interactive, allowing students to express their ideas of seedlings growing, flowers opening and birds hatching through speaking, dance and music.

Session 4: A Trip to Italy
April 26 - May 22
(finishes one week after regular Academy classes)
Creative and Pre-Ballet Students will take an imaginary trip to Italy as they explore the ballet Flower Festival at Genzano. Students will learn about the different flowers, vibrant floral arrangements and related festivities celebrated at this annual Italian tradition as they paint an imaginary, colorful picture incorporating shapes, levels, dance movements and music.

If minimum enrollment is not reached the Thursday prior to the first class, classes may be combined or canceled.

Details

  • Age 4 as of February 1 | No Audition Required
  • One 45 Minute Class Per Week  
  • Registration Fee: $10 - Signup for more than one session before February 9 and only pay the registration fee once!
  • Tuition per 4 Week Session: $65

Dress Code

  • Girls: Pastel Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Canvas Ballet Shoes. Short pastel skirt optional. Hair should be neatly pulled back and away from face.
  • Boys: Form fitting White T-Shirt, Black spandex bike shorts or form fitting black sweat pants, white socks and white canvas ballet shoes.

Colorado Ballet Academy does not sell items for Creative Dance Dress Code. Please visit one of our local dancewear retailers to locate the items listed on this page.


Pre-ballet 1 - Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography

Pre-Ballet 1

(Ages 5-6) Boys and girls are introduced to beginning concepts of ballet including turn out, coordination, spatial awareness and class etiquette. Students continue to use their imagination to foster young artistry as they focus on musicality and increase their movement vocabulary.

Session 1: The Wonders of Winter
January 11 - February 9
(no classes 1/18, 1/19)
Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet students will dance to Waltz of the Snowflakes from Nutcracker and Vivaldi’s Winter as they explore the wonders of our beautiful Colorado winters. Students will explore the energy and movements of gently falling snow and sharp, angular icicles along with winter themed interactive exercises to foster imagination and growth appropriate for each age group.

Session 2: Love is in the Air
February 15 - March 20
(no classes 2/24 - 27)
Creative and Pre-Ballet students will be introduced to Cupid from the ballet Don Quixote and the love story between the characters Kitri and Basilio. Students will explore feelings of happiness, caring and love through movement, music, shapes and patterns associated with these feelings. Love is in the Air is designed to help our youngest students cope with the stresses of the current pandemic and is sure to help our adults as well!

Session 3: Signs of Spring
March 22 - April 24
(no classes 3/29 - 4/3)
Creative and Pre-Ballet Students will dance for the change of season through Vivaldi’s Spring and the Spring Variation from the ballet Cinderella. New growth and rebirth will be explored through imaginative movements representing dormant winter life waking up after a long rest. Classes will be interactive, allowing students to express their ideas of seedlings growing, flowers opening and birds hatching through speaking, dance and music.

Session 4: A Trip to Italy
April 26 - May 22
(finishes one week after regular Academy classes)
Creative and Pre-Ballet Students will take an imaginary trip to Italy as they explore the ballet Flower Festival at Genzano. Students will learn about the different flowers, vibrant floral arrangements and related festivities celebrated at this annual Italian tradition as they paint an imaginary, colorful picture incorporating shapes, levels, dance movements and music.

If minimum enrollment is not reached the Thursday prior to the first class, classes may be combined or canceled.

Details

  • Age 5 as of February 1 | No Audition Required
  • One 45 Minute Class Per Week
  • Registration Fee: $10 - Signup for more than one session before February 9 and only pay the registration fee once!
  • Tuition per 4 Week Session: $65

Dress Code

  • Girls: Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Canvas Ballet Shoes. Short pink skirt optional. Hair should be pulled neatly away from face in a bun.
  • Boys: Form fitting White T-Shirt, Black spandex bike shorts, white socks and white canvas ballet shoes.

Colorado Ballet Academy does not sell items for Pre-Ballet Dress Code. Please visit one of our local dancewear retailers to locate the items listed on this page.


Pre-ballet 2 - Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography

Pre-Ballet 2

(Ages 6-7) Students continue to increase their understanding of ballet with enhanced development of ballet concepts including turn out, coordination, spatial awareness, and a specific focus on class etiquette. Classical positions of the feet and additional classical movement vocabulary is emphasized in preparation for Level 1 readiness.

Session 1: The Wonders of Winter
January 11 - February 9
(no classes 1/18, 1/19)
Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet students will dance to Waltz of the Snowflakes from Nutcracker and Vivaldi’s Winter as they explore the wonders of our beautiful Colorado winters. Students will explore the energy and movements of gently falling snow and sharp, angular icicles along with winter themed interactive exercises to foster imagination and growth appropriate for each age group.

Session 2: Love is in the Air
February 15 - March 20
(no classes 2/24 - 27)
Creative and Pre-Ballet students will be introduced to Cupid from the ballet Don Quixote and the love story between the characters Kitri and Basilio. Students will explore feelings of happiness, caring and love through movement, music, shapes and patterns associated with these feelings. Love is in the Air is designed to help our youngest students cope with the stresses of the current pandemic and is sure to help our adults as well!

Session 3: Signs of Spring
March 22 - April 24
(no classes 3/29 - 4/3)
Creative and Pre-Ballet Students will dance for the change of season through Vivaldi’s Spring and the Spring Variation from the ballet Cinderella. New growth and rebirth will be explored through imaginative movements representing dormant winter life waking up after a long rest. Classes will be interactive, allowing students to express their ideas of seedlings growing, flowers opening and birds hatching through speaking, dance and music.

Session 4: A Trip to Italy
April 26 - May 22
(finishes one week after regular Academy classes)
Creative and Pre-Ballet Students will take an imaginary trip to Italy as they explore the ballet Flower Festival at Genzano. Students will learn about the different flowers, vibrant floral arrangements and related festivities celebrated at this annual Italian tradition as they paint an imaginary, colorful picture incorporating shapes, levels, dance movements and music.

If minimum enrollment is not reached the Thursday prior to the first class, classes may be combined or canceled.

Details

  • Age 6 as of February 1 | No Audition Required
  • One 45 Minute Class per Week
  • Registration Fee: $10 - Signup for more than one session before February 9 and only pay the registration fee once!
  • Tuition per 4 Week Session: $65

Dress Code

  • Girls: Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Canvas Ballet Shoes. Short pink skirt optional. Hair should be pulled neatly away from face in a bun.
  • Boys: Form fitting White T-Shirt, Black spandex bike shorts, white socks and white canvas ballet shoes.

Colorado Ballet Academy does not sell items for Pre-Ballet Dress Code. Please visit one of our local dancewear retailers to locate the items listed on this page.


FULL YEAR CLASSES

Ballet Level 1 - Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography

Ballet Level 1

(Ages 7+) Ballet Level 1 boys and girls learn the beginning fundamentals of classical ballet. Class will focus on basic ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology, musicality and imaginative artistry. Students will be introduced to elementary barre and center work, and boys will learn conditioning specific to boys’ technique. This class is offered once a week. Ages 7+ as of October 1.

Details

  • Registration Fee: $30
  • Tuition: $695 $595/year
  • 2-Payment Plan Fee: $20
  • 10-Payment Plan Fee: $100

Dress Code

  • Girls: Pink Leotard, Pink or Skin Tone Tights, Canvas Ballet Shoes to match tone of chosen tights. Hair should be neatly pulled back and away from face.
  • Boys: Form fitting White T-Shirt, Black spandex bike shorts, white socks and white canvas ballet shoes.

Colorado Ballet Academy does not sell items for Ballet 1 Dress Code. Please visit one of our local dancewear retailers to locate the items listed on this page.


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