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Accelerate! Division – Ages 9 and Older
Our 2020-2021 season will be a mixture of in-person and zoom classes. This allows both dancers and instructors alike to participate fully either in person on a limited basis, online, or a combination of both. While it’s our desire and plan to return to fully in-studio instruction and rehearsal as soon as possible, we will continue to follow the guidance of local, state, and federal health officials and eagerly await a world in which the COVID-19 virus is mitigated to an extent that will allow this. All students will also have the opportunity to attend all classes via Zoom only if this is what makes them most comfortable. For the Adult schedule, some of our Faculty will be teaching via Zoom only. Please visit https://ccdance.org/adult-program/ for all Adult Class info.
A program unique to CCD, Accelerate! is specifically designed to help pre-teens and teens jump into ballet through an accelerated learning process. Before they know it, they are prepared to integrate into our Intermediate Division.
Suggested number of classes for Accelerate! Division students include 2 ballet classes. If students wish to enroll in Jazz (Intermediate 2 or Intermediate 3 based on ability/experience) and/or Somatics & Improv, students are required to take 2 ballet classes per week.
2020-2021 Accelerate! Class Schedule. Those who wish to take all online are able to do so as well.
GALA represents a class that will perform in CCD’s year-end performance on June 5, 2021*
*Date subject to change.
|Accelerate! Ballet Technique
(Weekly In Person or Online Class)
|Optional – Intermediate 2 Somatics/Improv
|Accelerate! 2 Ballet Technique
Angela Momo Sakai
|Optional – Intermediate 1/2 or 3 Intro to Jazz
(GALA) – 5:30-6:30pm (Int 3)
(GALA) 6:30-7:30pm (Int 1/2)
Students in the Accelerate! Division will be assessed and placed in the appropriate level by one of our Lead Faculty. If you are a new student, please submit our Class Assessment Form for a trial class. You may also call 303.466.5685 and speak to one of our Lead Faculty. If you are a returning student, please log on to your Student/Parent Portal to register for classes. Upon registration, each student will pay a $35 Registration Fee, siblings will pay $10.
Want to view CCD’s entire 2020-2021 class schedules? Click view and print our In Person 2020-2021 Schedule – Updated 1.18.21 and our Online 2020-2021 Schedule – Updated 1.18.21. Questions? Please call the front desk at 303.466.5685.
Accelerate! Division Tuition Information
CCD’s season begins mid August runs for 38 non-consecutive weeks as outlined in the school calendar. Tuition installments are due on the first of every month. A late fee of $35 will be applied after the 5th of the month. Save 3% by paying by cash, check or ACH.
To disenroll, the Front Desk must be notified by the 15th of the month prior to disenrollment. For example, notify the Front Desk by April 15th for May.
|Hours Per Week||Per Hour||Per Month||Full Year||Half Year||5% Prepaid Half Year by August 8, 2020 & January 5, 2021|
Students may receive a 5% Discount by paying for the Half Year Installment if paid in full by August 8, 2020 and January 5, 2021.
Dress Code for Accelerate! Division Students for the 2020-2021 Season
New dress code goes into effect August 24, 2020. CCD is beginning a three year transition to present a more equitable and inclusive version of the standard, classical dress code. At this time, we are working with our partners at Boulder Body Wear to find reliable, high-quality vendors, but a consistent offering will take time. Until our dress code transition is complete, we will allow female dancers to choose between wearing pink tights and pink shoes OR flesh colored tights and shoes. Our ultimate goal is to have tights and shoes which match each female dancer’s skin tone.
|Leotard (Girls/Young Ladies)||NEW – Custom Ballet Rosa leotard in Lavender/Black is available only through Boulder Body Wear.|
|Shirt (Boys/Young Men)||NEW – Ballet Rosa shirt in Shadow|
|Tights||Girls/Young Ladies – Flesh-tone tights to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible. Dancers who take modern will need convertible tights. Please see our friends at BBW to help you find the perfect match.
Boys/Young Men – Body Wrapper black tights (B90 or M90)
|Shoes||Girls/Young Ladies– Flesh-tone canvas shoes to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible. Please see our friends at BBW to help you find the perfect match.
Boys/Young Men – Black canvas ballet slippers
|Hair||Girls/Young Ladies – Long hair must be pulled away from the face into a secure bun. No Bangs. Short hair must also be kept from the face using barrettes or pins. Headbands are not allowed at this level.
Boys/Young Men – Hair should be neat and away from the face. Long hair must be pulled into a ponytail.
|Somatics/Improv||Dress code + black jazz pants and bare feet; dancers may wear their hair in a ponytail if they have enough time between classes to change their hair style. Tardiness will not be permitted because of a hair change.|
|Modern (Ladies & Men)||Dress code + black jazz pants and bare feet; dancers may wear their hair in a ponytail if they have enough time between classes to change their hair style. Tardiness will not be permitted because of a hair change.|
|Jazz (Ladies & Men)||Dress code + black jazz pants and bare feet; dancers may wear their hair in a ponytail if they have enough time between classes to change their hair style. Tardiness will not be permitted because of a hair change.|
|Variations||Girls/Young Ladies – Dress Code + ballet skirt
Boys/Young Men – Dress Code
|A Special Note for our Transgender Students||Students shall have the right to dress in accordance with their gender identity, within the constraints of the dress codes stated in CCD’s dress code policies.|
|A Special Note for Girls/Young Ladies||Girl’s tights serve as underwear dance beneath their leotards, be sure to buy dance tights which have a cotton crotch. Underwear inhibits movement, and are not allowed under tights. We know this can be a bit of a surprise for younger dancers, but they adjust quickly.|
|A Special Note for Boys/Young Men||Boys and men should always wear dance briefs or a dance belt under their tights. These items serve the same purpose as a jockstrap and protect a male dancer from injury. You can purchase dance briefs and dance belts from Boulder Body Wear.|
Help avoid an uncomfortable situation for your dancer by explaining these aspects of ballet dress code ahead of time, and arrive to class in proper attire. This will also prepare them for our year-end Gala and other performances as they progress.