Schedule and Information

Professionals Program

Serving the greater dance community throughout the Denver-Boulder metro area, CCD’s Professionals Program offers local dance professionals affordable rentals, daily technique classes, and long term artist residencies (through our residency program) at CCD. Designed to support local artists, this program reflects CCD’s commitment to building and sustaining the arts within our community.

If you are a local professional and are interested in having  your program at CCD, please contact jwmanley@ccdance.org

Professional Training Center

CCD’s donation-based daily professional classes provide a training center for local professionals to develop their craft in a variety of dance techniques. Halfway between Boulder and Denver, these classes serve the entire local dance community with offerings driven by our commitment to high quality dance education at all levels. We offer the program in partnership with the hand-selected group of teachers, often styled as an open company class connecting students with working professionals. Classes are donation based and drop-in friendly.

All classes are drop-in available with tuition by donation ($5-$15 recommended).  Payments are made directly to the teacher.  Studios are available for pre-warm up 15 minutes before classes begin.

Wild Heart Company Class on Tuesdays: This modern/contemporary class, taught by Artistic Director Kat Gurley, explores a more animalistic and energetic approach to dance. It is highly physical, challenging long held levels of comfort and understanding to awaken undiscovered capacities with each dancer. It uses more traditional modern dance modalities as well as more contemporary and improvisational structures to awaken the animal body. It uses a strong rhythmical base as well as a play between raw power and release to get each dancer invested in not only individual experience, but also the generosity necessary for connection to one another.

Thursday class on 9/6 and 9/13: This contemporary floor-work class taught by company member Page Jenkins, will explore different ways of moving both on the floor and transitioning in and out of the ground. We will spend the majority of the class on the ground developing a sense of how the floor can support us and give us the freedom to move with momentum and ease.

Thursday class on 9/20 and 9/27: This contemporary dynamics class taught by company member Amanda Leise will explore the different dynamics of moving and listening within contemporary dance. We will take into consideration how the music moves us, our curiosity about levels, the power within, traveling through space, rhythmic play, and clear execution.

Thursday class on 10/4 and 10/11: This contemporary acrobatics class taught by company member Mimi Ferrie, will give us confidence and skill in taking our bodies into the floor, going upside down and traversing backwards. Come and learn tools to integrate these skills and naturally transition them into phrase material!

Wild Heart Classes from 10-11:30am on the following dates: Faculty
Tuesday, September 4 Kat Gurley
Thursday, September 6 Page Jenkins
Tuesday, September 11 Kat Gurley
Thursday, September 13 Page Jenkins
Tuesday, September 18 Kat Gurley
Thursday, September 20 Amanda Leise
Tuesday, September 25 Kat Gurley
Thursday, September 27 Amanda Leise
Tuesday, October 2 Kat Gurley
Thursday, October 4 Mimi Ferrie
Tuesday, October 9 Kat Gurley
Thursday, October 11 Mimi Ferrie
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