Colorado Ballet Education & Community Engagement’s program curriculum is based in Brain Compatible Dance Education
created by Anne Green Gilbert of the Creative Dance Center. Check out these resources to learn more about what
- Creative Dance Center: A nonprofit organization
that nurtures self-expression, creativity and learning through joyful and meaningful dance experiences. Colorado
Ballet’s Education & Community Engagement Department utilizes methodology from the Creative Dance Center,
established by Anne Green Gilbert.
- Brain Compatible Dance Education:
A structured methodology for teaching dance using a lesson plan and strategies that create an environment in
which the brain is ready, willing and able to learn.
a sequential and holistic exercise based on developmental movement patterns healthy human beings naturally
move through in the first year of life. View sample video.
- Five Part Lesson Plan:
A lesson planning structure which provides repetition and novelty by alternating between teacher-directed activities
and student-centered activities, as well as skill development and improvisation.
- National Dance Institute: A non-profit arts education
organization that brings children together through inclusive dance and music programs. Colorado Ballet’s Education
& Community Engagement Department utilizes methodology from the National Dance Institute.
- Trauma-informed Approach: Approaching education with an understanding of the physiological,
social, emotional and academic impacts of trauma and adversity on our students as a way to drive positive changes
in our systems. Colorado Ballet Teaching Artists utilize a trauma informed approach with each dance class they
Arts/Dance Education Advocacy