Advanced Summer Intensive

 

Registration begins Monday, March 6. Please call CCD at 303.466.5685 for more information.

 June 19 - July 29, 2017

This advanced program is for dancers who want a challenging summer experience that will accelerate their ballet and contemporary dance training. The Advanced Summer Intensive runs from June 19 through July 29, 2017 with four divisions serving intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12-22. Students will train up to 8 hours per day Monday-Friday with rigorous and invigorating classes designed to diversify their capacity for movement. An optional 2-hour ballet ballet technique class is also available on Saturdays.

2017 Advanced Summer Intensive Master Teachers:
CCD's Summer Programs combine our top-notch in-house faculty with world class Guest Artists from across the country and around the world.

CCD Faculty will include
Julia Wilkinson Manley, CCD Artistic Director
Danny Ryan, CCD Associate Artistic Director

Guest Summer Master Teachers may include:

Level 7-8 may classes include:

  • Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Gaga, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Baroque, Contemporary, Repertoire, Pas de deux, Character, Health & Wellness Seminars, Video Studies, and Dynamic Stretching.

Level 5-6 may classes include:

  • Ballet, Pre-Pointe or Pointe, Variations, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Baroque, Contemporary, Character, Health & Wellness Seminars, Video Studies, and Dynamic Stretching.

View our Summer 2016 Sample Schedule.

All dancers will have access to Physical Therapy, Fascial Distortion by Sepehr and Tina Zandi, and a full Pilates studio in our Wellness Center.

Performance Opportunity: Summer Moving Project

Students in Div 5-8 who participate in the summer intensive will have opportunities to participate in in-class demonstrations during the 6 week intensive. But those looking for an additional opportunity and are enrolled in weeks 3-6 are invited to perform in our Advanced Summer Intensive Showcase: Summer Moving Project. This valuable program allows students to learn contemporary choreography and classical repertoire in an intensive rehearsal process. Divisions 5-8 will have additional rehearsal times throughout the week. Students enrolled in all 6 weeks receive 2 weeks of additional rehearsal time and may be cast in additional pieces for the showcase. This extensive rehearsal process will culminate with the Summer Moving Project on July 29, 2017 at 6:30pm the Broomfield Auditorium. There is an additional $250 performance fee to participate in Summer Moving Project. This fee covers choreographer and costume fees. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased June 19, 2017.

Audition Procedures:

In State: All intensive students must be placed in the appropriate level by the Artistic Director. If you are within driving distance, please contact us to schedule your audition. Auditions will be held at the Colorado Conservatory of Dance.

Out Of State: If you are out of state, please submit a DVD or video with the following requirements:

  • Please enclose a cover letter that includes your detailed contact information.
  • No more than 5 minutes of barre work – show one side of each of the following: (ladies en pointe, if applicable) plié, tendu, dégagé, fondu, frappé, rond de jambe à terre and en l’air, adagio, grand battement
  • No more than 5 minutes of centre work – show one side of each of the following: (ladies en pointe, if applicable) adagio, pirouettes (en dehors and en dedans), petite allegro, grand allegro
  • Video/DVD submission deadline: May 1, 2017, must be mailed to the Colorado Conservatory of Dance.

 

Audition dates and locations to be announced soon...

Summer Intensive General Schedule: click here. Keep in mind that each week the teachers and some of the elective classes will change (for levels 3-8). Schedules with full details for each week will be posted here before the beginning of the intensive.

Housing Info

(14+, Div 7 & 8)
Fully chaperoned housing is available for Division 7 & 8 students. Transportation and 3 meals per day included.

1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks: $410/week (after May 1 = $425/week). 5 or 6 weeks: $395/week (after May 1 = $405/week)

Housing requests for those under the age of 14 will be considered, but are not guaranteed.

Dress Code

Our dress code is based on classical standards for ballet training and helps students focus on their class work and prepares them for performances. Students feel pride in themselves when they are dressed properly and ready for class.

Divsions 5 & 6

Division 5 Division 6
Leotard (Ladies) Plain & unadorned black leotard Plain & unadorned black leotard
Shirt (Men) Plain white short sleeve crew-neck t-shirt
Tights Ladies: Pink full-footed ballet tights (no footless or rolled-up tights)
Shoes Ladies: Pink leather ballet shoes with full or split sole
Men: Black leather ballet shoes with full or split sole
Hair Ladies: Bun with hairnet, bobby pins and hair clips (no bangs or wispies)
Men: Short and neat, or pulled into a ponytail if long
Jazz (Ladies & Men) Dress code + black jazz pants and black jazz shoes
Modern (Ladies & Men) Dress code + black jazz pants and bare feet
Pilates (Ladies & Men) Leotard, t-shirt or other exercise top
Tights, leggings, shorts or other exercise attire
Bare feet or socks
Contemporary (Ladies & Men) Dress code + other attire and footwear determined by instructor
Character (Ladies) Dress code + black calf length skirt and character shoes
Pre-pointe and Pointe Shoes (Ladies) To save money and hassle, pre-pointe and pointe shoes must be reviewed and approved by Artistic Director before sewing or wearing them for class.
Although pointe shoes are very exciting for younger dancers, they are not toys, and can cause serious injuries – please do not allow younger dancers to try on pointe shoes.

Divisions 7 & 8

Division 7 Division 8
Leotard (Ladies) Plain & unadorned black or navy leotard Plain & unadorned black, navy blue, dark grey, dark brown, burgundy/maroon, dark green, and black.
Shirt (Men) Plain white short sleeve crew-neck t-shirt. Division 8 men only; white, navy blue, burgundy, dark green, and dark grey.
Tights Ladies: Pink full-footed ballet tights (no footless or rolled-up tights)
Shoes Ladies: Pink leather ballet shoes with full or split sole
Men: Black leather ballet shoes with full or split sole
Hair Ladies: Bun with hairnet, bobby pins and hair clips (no bangs or wispies)
Men: Short and neat, or pulled into a ponytail if long
Jazz (Ladies & Men) Dress code + black jazz pants and black jazz shoes
Modern (Ladies & Men) Dress code + black jazz pants and bare feet
Pilates (Ladies & Men) Leotard, t-shirt or other exercise top
Tights, leggings, shorts or other exercise attire
Bare feet or socks
Contemporary (Ladies & Men) Dress code + other attire and footwear determined by instructor
Character (ladies) Dress code + black, calf length skirt and black character shoes
Pointe Shoes (Ladies) To save money and hassle, pointe shoes must be reviewed and approved by School Director before sewing or wearing them for class.
Although pointe shoes are very exciting for younger dancers, they are not toys, and can cause serious injuries – please do not allow younger dancers to try on pointe shoes.

Divsions 5 & 6

Paid in full before May 1 Paid in full after May 1
2 Week Session $672 $722
4 Week Session $1,306 $1,406
6 Week Session $1,486 $1,636
Summer Moving Project Participation Fee (optional) $250 $250

Divisions 7 & 8

Paid in full before May 1 Paid in full after May 1
2 Week Session $850 $900
4 Week Session $1,563 $1,663
6 Week Session $1,781 $1,931
Summer Moving Project Participation Fee (optional) $250 $250

Registration begins Monday, March 6. Please call CCD at 303.466.5685 for more information.

Nutcracker Requirements

In order to participate in CCD's annual Nutcracker performance or be eligible for Studio Company, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be age 7 by August 19, 2017 (No Exceptions)
  • Must have performed in at least one CCD Gala production (or equivalent to be approved by Artistic Director)
  • Must take at least 4 full weeks of summer dance camp at CCD or an approved national summer program during the summer of 2016
  • Within your 4 full weeks of summer dance camp, attended a minimum of the following ballet classes during the summer camp:

- Summer Divisions 5-6        20 ballet classes (8 minimum at CCD)

- Summer Divisions 7-8        30 ballet classes (10 minimum at CCD)

For Divisions 2 through 8, ballet classes missed during the summer dance camp can be made up during the interim classes to meet the requirements listed above.  Interim weeks are June 5 - June 16 and July 31 - Aug 11.

Please note requirements are number of technique classes attended, not number of hours.  Pointe, intensive, specialty dance classes, and private lessons do not count toward these requirements.

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