Who is this for?
This advanced program is for dancers who want a challenging summer experience that will accelerate their ballet and contemporary dance training in an intimate, individualized setting. The Advanced Summer Intensive runs June 18 – July 28, 2018 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 technique class is also available on Saturdays.
Guest Master Teachers may include:
International Choreographer & faculty at Alonzo King Lines Ballet
Mary Margaret Holt
Dean of Fine Arts, University of Oklahoma
Executive Director, Sacramento Ballet
Julia Wilkinson Manley
CCD CEO & Artistic Director
CCD Associate Artistic Director
Advanced 2 & 3 classes may include:
Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Gaga, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Character, Health & Wellness Seminars, Video Studies, and Dynamic Stretching
Advanced 1 classes may include:
Ballet, Pre-Pointe or Pointe, Variations, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Character, Health & Wellness Seminars, Video Studies, and Dynamic Stretching.
• Special classes offered for male students.
• Class size is limited.
• Special seminars may be added throughout the intensive.
• CCD boasts 5 beautiful studios with beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains.
• Dancers will have access to Physical Therapy, Fascial Distortion and a full Pilates studio.
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: 303.466.5685 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Auditions will be held at the Colorado Conservatory of Dance.
Out Of State: DVD’s or YouTube video link is accepted. Please print the attached 2018 summer audition form with all applications. DVD’s or YouTube links should include the following information:
1. Barre Work : 3-5 short combinations to one side only
(14+, Advanced 2 & 3) Fully chaperoned housing is available for Advanced 2 & 3 students. Transportation and 3 meals per day included. Housing requests for those under the age of 14 will be considered, but are not guaranteed.
Advanced Summer Tuition:
“I have never excelled more as a dancer than while at CCD. With new friendships and supportive faculty members, you have a foundation to achieve anything.”
– Lindsay 2016 & 2013
Students who are enrolled in at least weeks 3-6 are invited to perform in CCD’s 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 works for the showcase. This extensive rehearsal process will culminate with the Summer Moving Project on July 28, 2018. Additional fee for Summer Moving Project is $250.
“Overall, this entire experience has inspired me to grow further as a dancer, and I learned a lot from the guest teachers to the Artistic Director. I have never met such a great group of dancers, faculty, and staff. They have inspired me on stage, outside of dance, and inside the studio.”
– Paige (2016)