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Advanced Division – Approximate ages 12-20

In Advanced 1 Division Pre-Pointe, students heighten their strength, control speed and mental acuity through the introduction of more complex combinations, turns, jumps and balances. Students in this level begin preparing for future pointe work by taking a specialized Pre-Pointe class, which focuses on strength and kinesthetic awareness.

In Advanced 2 Division Beginning Pointe, students begin to transition to our more advanced syllabus, taking on more complex combinations, multiple turns, and big jumps, while refining their movements and building stamina. Female students at this level may study Beginning Pointe, if approved by Lead Faculty.

For students in Advanced 3, their attention turns to “the whole picture” as they gain a comprehensive understanding of how their upper body and lower bodies work together. They learn complex combinations quickly and focus their energies on strength, refinement, confidence and risk taking.

In Advanced 4, this challenging level offers students the opportunity to push themselves with advanced technique. 

Class Recommendations:

It is recommended for Advanced Ballet 1 dancers to take 3-4 ballet classes per week. The requirement is three ballet classes and 2 corresponding pre-pointe classes. There isn’t a prerequisite to take Jazz or Modern. Two Ballet classes per week is needed for Contemporary and Power, Flight & Turn. Taking Power, Flight & Turn class is recommended for all men.

It is recommended for Advanced Ballet 2 dancers to take 3-5 ballet classes per week. In order to take Beginning Pointe, you are required to take three ballet classes and three beginning pointe classes. Two Ballet classes per week is needed for Contemporary and Power, Flight & Turn. Taking Power, Flight & Turn class is recommended for all men.

It is recommended for Advanced 3 & 4 dancers to take 3-6 ballet classes per week. In order to take pointe, dancers are required to take three ballet classes and three corresponding pointe classes each week. Taking non-ballet classes is recommended, but not required. Two Ballet classes per week is needed for Contemporary and Power, Flight & Turn. Taking Power, Flight & Turn class is recommended for all men.

Students in the Advanced Division will be assessed and placed in the appropriate level by one of our Lead Faculty. Class placements are based on skill level and attainment of curriculum goals, rather than age. 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 with our Conservatory Docent, Marnie Rundiks. 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. Ask about a sibling discount upon registration! 

Want to view CCD’s entire 2022-2023 class schedule? Click to view and print our 2022-2023 Class Schedule 8.22A. Questions? Please call the front desk at 303.466.5685.

Advanced Power, Flight & Turn is a class for advanced dancers to gain full-body strength (to keep them safe when lifting other dancers) while perfecting the technical requirements necessary when performing jumps and turns. Dancers will learn variations and other excerpts from classical repertoire typically attributed to male danseurs.

Advanced Tap – This class will take dancers from the fundamentals of tap technique and rhythm to as solid, intermediate/advanced tap vocabulary. Additionally, dancers will learn the basics of tap improvisation.

Ballet – CCD’s ballet training is based on a mixture of the English RAD system, the Italian Cecchetti method, and the French System. Our ‘neutral’, kinesthetically healthy classical technique builds great strength and versatility, while also allowing every kind of physical form to reach its potential in a healthy, accepting environment.

Contemporary – CCD’s Contemporary syllabus explores dance methods, forms, and techniques that fall under the broad umbrella of contemporary dance. Dancers will study historic and present-day philosophies, ideas, attitudes towards performance, and cross-disciplinary creative approaches to movement exploration, while examining their own understanding of dance and performance and beginning their artistic identities as thinkers, movers, and makers.

Composition* – Composition is the study of creating choreography. Dancers are taught progressively more sophisticated ways to manipulate the fundamental elements of dance. The year culminates in a performance called Young Choreographers Showcase, where dancers create works on one another. Dancers are given the opportunity to create works on one another. Dancers are given the opportunity to create a piece of their own or in partnership with another dancer. For those choreographers who have taken multiple years of this class, we may offer the opportunity to design costume and lighting and aid in the production and administration of the performance.

*Composition is an extra fee of $120 per student per year.

Jazz Technique – CCD’s jazz technique syllabus aims to guide our dancers from the historic vernacular roots through the performative styles of Fosse and Luigi to current forms underpinning much of popular dance. We encourage our dancers to become generalists in jazz technique with a historic understanding of the past and future of the art form.

Men’s & Power, Flight & Turn is a class for advanced dancers to gain full-body strength (to keep them safe when lifting other dancers) while perfecting the technical requirements necessary when performing jumps and turns. Dancers will learn variations and other excerpts from classical repertoire typically attributed to male danseurs.

Modern TechniqueCCD’s modern dance syllabus focuses our dancers on the general concepts and techniques of modern dance while imparting specific somatic and improvisational skills. This conceptual understanding allows dancers to be successful in a range of modern styles while creating a full and developed physical understanding of their body and its abilities. Including a historical overview of modern dance allows students to better interpret the development and future of this technique.

Pas de Deux – This class is based on the basic understanding of how two individual dancers can bear each other’s weight, manipulate the physics of one’s movements, and work jointly to create beautiful shapes. Both classical and contemporary modalities will be used in teaching this class, and all dancers will learn to safely bear and give weight.

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best. The program uses various sizes of Fit Balls and flex bands to simulate ballet/dance technique, thus the muscle memory applied to class work. Highly appreciated by physical therapists around the world, the system is well organized by age, level and challenges. All PBT balls will be provided for all students who take classes in-person. CCD students studying online will need to have their own equipment:

  • Fusion Ball 7-9″ (sometimes called a Pilates ball) 
  • Fit Ball – 55cm-65cm
  • Flex band (9 feet long) will be available for purchase at the front desk

Variations/Gala – Dancers enrolled in Variations will learn solo and small ensemble works from existing standard classical repertoire. Each class will learn three to four variations per year, allowing the faculty member to focus on refinement and the details of each variation. For those who choose to perform in our annual production of Gala, dancers will perform one or two of these variations as a small group based on the artistic vision of each individual faculty member.

Advanced 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

4:15-5:45pm

David Barbour – Temporary

Advanced 1/2/3 Body Prep

4:00-4:30pm

Carly Hambridge

Advanced 1/2 Barre

4:00-4:30pm

Kerry Healy

Advanced 1/2/3 Body Prep

4:00-4:30pm

Kerry Healy

Advanced 1/2 Progressing Ballet Technique

4:00-5:00pm

Karen Shanley

Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

12:00pm-1:30pm

Rebeca Rameriz Vargas

 

Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

4:30-6:00pm

Carly Hambridge

Advanced 1/2 Jazz

(GALA)

4:30-5:45pm

Michelle Bernier

Advanced 1/2 Ballet

4:30-6:00pm

Jamie Schuler

Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

5:00-6:30pm

Laura Whitby

Advanced 1 Pre-Pointe

6:00-6:45pm

Jacqueline Campos

Advanced 1/2 Modern

6:00-7:15pm

Kerry Healy

Advanced 1/2 Modern

(GALA)

6:00-7:15pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 1 Pre-Pointe

6:30-7:15pm

Jacqueline Campos

 

 

Advanced 1/2 Tap

(GALA)

7:15-8:00pm

TBD Michelle Bernier

Advanced 1/2 Men’s & Power, Flight & Turn

(GALA)

7:30-8:15pm

Dominic Walsh

Advanced 1 Repertoire

(GALA)

7:15-8:00pm

Laura Whitby

GALA represents a class that will perform in CCD’s year-end performance on June 3, 2023*.

*Date is subject to change.
Advanced 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

4:15-5:45pm

David Barbour – Temporary

Advanced 1/2/3 Body Prep

4:00-4:30pm

Carly Hambridge

Advanced 1/2 Barre

4:00-4:30pm

Kerry Healy

Advanced 1/2/3 Body Prep

4:00-4:30pm

Kerry Healy

Advanced 1/2 Progressing Ballet Technique

4:00-5:00pm

Karen Shanley

Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

12:00-1:30pm

Rebeca Rameriz Vargas

Advanced 2 Beginning Pointe

5:45-6:30pm

David Barbour – Temporary

Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

4:30-6:00pm

Carly Hambridge

Advanced 1/2 Jazz Technique

(GALA)

4:30-5:45pm

Michelle Bernier

Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

4:30-6:00pm

Jamie Schuler

Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

5:00-6:30pm

Laura Whitby

Advanced 2 Beginning Pointe

6:00-6:45pm

Carly Hambridge

Advanced 1/2 Modern

6:00-7:15pm

Kerry Healy

Advanced 1/2 Modern

(GALA)

6:00-7:15pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 2 Beginning Pointe

6:30-7:15pm

Laura Whitby

 

Advanced 2 Repertoire

(GALA)

6:45-7:30pm

Carly Hambridge

Advanced 1/2 Tap

7:15-8:00pm

Michelle Bernier

Advanced 1/2 Men’s & Power, Turn, & Flight

(GALA)

7:30-8:15pm

Dominic Walsh

 

GALA represents a class that will perform in CCD’s year-end performance on June 3, 2023*.

*Date is subject to change.
Advanced 3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Advanced 3/4/5 Tap

(GALA)

4:30-5:30pm

Michelle Bernier

Advanced 1/2/3 Body Prep

4:00-4:30pm

Carly Hambridge

Advanced 3/4/5 Body Prep

4:00-4:15pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 1/2/3 Body Prep

4:00-4:30pm

Kerry Healy

Advanced 3/4/5 Ballet Technique

4:30-6:30pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 3/4/5 Ballet Technique

11:15am-1:30pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 3 Ballet Technique

5:45-7:15pm

Kerry Healy

Advanced 3/4 Modern Technique

(GALA)

4:30-5:45pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 3/4/5 Barre

4:15-4:45pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 3 Ballet Technique

4:30-6:00pm

Kerry Healy

Advanced 3 Intermediate Pointe

6:30-7:15pm

Rebeca Rameriz Vargas

Advanced 3/4 Contemporary

(GALA)

7:15-8:15pm

Brandon Welch

Advanced 3/4 Ballet Technique

6:00-7:30pm

Dominic Walsh

Advanced 3/4 Modern

4:45-6:00pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 3/4 Pointe

6:00-6:45pm

Jaime Schuler

Advanced 3/4/5 & Adult Seminar

7:15-8:15pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

 

Advanced 3 Intermediate Pointe

8:15-9:00pm

Kerry Healy

 

Advanced 3/4 Jazz

(GALA)

6:00-7:15pm

Page Jenkins

Advanced 3/4 Men’s & Power, Flight, & Turn

6:00-6:45pm

Dominic Walsh

 

 

Advanced 3 Composition**

7:30-9:00pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 3 Repertoire

(GALA)

6:45-7:30pm

Jaime Schuler

 

 

*Composition class is an added fee of $120 per student per year due upon registration.

GALA represents a class that will perform in CCD’s year-end performance on June 3, 2023*.

*Date is subject to change.
Advanced 4 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Advanced 3/4/4 Tap

(GALA)

4:30-5:30pm

Michelle Bernier

Advanced 4/5 Jazz Pedagogy

4:00-4:30pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 3/4/5 Body Prep

4:00-4:15pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 4/5 Modern Pedagogy

4:00-4:30pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 4/5 Ballet Pedagogy

4:00-4:30pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 3/4/5 Ballet Technique

11:15am-1:30pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 4 Ballet Technique

5:45-7:15pm

Rebeca Rameriz Vargas

Advanced 3/4 Modern Technique

(GALA)

4:30-5:45pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 3/4/5 Barre

4:15-4:45pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 4 Ballet Technique

4:30-6:00pm

Carly Hambridge

Advanced 3/4/5 Ballet Technique

4:30-6:30pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 3/4 Contemporary

(GALA)

7:15-8:15pm

Brandon Welch

Advanced 3/4 Ballet Technique

6:00-7:30pm

Dominic Walsh

Advanced 3/4 Modern

4:45-6:00pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 3/4 Pointe

6:00-6:45pm

Jamie Schuler

Advanced 4/5 Pointe

6:30-7:15pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

 

Advanced 4 Advanced Pointe

8:15-9:00pm

Rebeca Rameriz Vargas

 

Advanced 3/4 Jazz

(GALA)

6:00-7:15pm

Page Jenkins

Advanced 3/4 Men’s & Power, Flight, & Turn

(GALA)

6:00-6:45pm

Dominic Walsh

Advanced 3/4/5 & Adult Seminar

7:15-8:15pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

 

 

Advanced 4/5 Composition**

7:30-9:00pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 4 Repertoire

(GALA)

6:45-7:30pm

Carly Hambridge

 

 

**Composition class is an added fee of $120 per student per year due upon registration.

GALA represents a class that will perform in CCD’s year-end performance on June 3, 2023*.

*Date is subject to change.

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.

To withdraw from classes, the Front Desk must be notified by the 15th of the month prior to withdrawing from classes. 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 13, 2022 & January 2, 2023
0.5 $17.73 $34 $337  $168  $159.98
.75 $17.73 $51 $505  $253  $239.97
1 $18.03 $68 $685  $342  $325.35
1.25 $17.81 $85 $846  $423  $401.81
1.5 $17.60 $100 $1,003  $502  $476.59
2 $17.17 $130 $1,305  $652  $619.84
2.5 $16.84 $160 $1,600  $800  $759.93
3 $16.54 $189 $1,886  $943  $895.74
3.5 $16.25 $216 $2,162  $1,081  $1,026.81
4 $15.97 $243 $2,427  $1,213  $1,152.67
5 $15.36 $292 $2,918  $1,459  $1,386.00
6 $14.78 $337 $3,370  $1,685  $1,600.73
7 $14.18 $377 $3,773  $1,886  $1,792.03
8 $13.59 $413 $4,130  $2,065  $1,961.78
9 $12.41 $424 $4,245  $2,122  $2,016.25
10 $11.81 $449 $4,489  $2,245  $2,132.45
11 $11.24 $470 $4,697  $2,349  $2,231.17
12 $10.63 $485 $4,847  $2,424  $2,302.37
13 $10.05 $497 $4,966  $2,483  $2,358.89
14 $9.46 $503 $5,030  $2,515  $2,389.38
15 $8.87 $505 $5,055  $2,527  $2,401.09

Students may receive a 5% Discount by paying for the Half Year Installment if paid in full by August 13, 2022 and January 2, 2023.

*Composition class is an added fee of $120 per student per year due upon registration.

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.

Female-identifying students Baltogs “Maria” Aleksandra leotard in black/navy (ME547/ME547c), flesh tone tights to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible. Dancers who take modern will need convertible tights. Flesh-toned 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.
Male-identifying students Ballet Rosa #Paulie in Fris or Marine, Capezio Men’s black tights #10361M, black canvas ballet flats, thin black socks if needed.
Hair Female-identifying students – Long hair must be pulled away from the face into a secure bun. Bangs must be secured back. Short hair must also be kept from the face using barrettes or pins. A simple plain black headband is allowed in class.

Male-identifying students – Long hair should be secured and away from the face. Long hair must be pulled into a ponytail.

Jazz Technique Dress code + black jazz pants and black jazz shoes; 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 Technique 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.
Contemporary Dress code + black jazz pants and ballet shoes; hair in a bun for ladies.
Variations Female-identifying students- Dress Code + Ballet Skirt
Coaching Female-identifying students – Dress Code + Ballet Skirt
Progressing Ballet Technique All PBT balls will be available for students taking class in-person. At home students will need: Fusion Ball (7-9″ diameter) and a Fit Ball.  Flex Bands (9 feet long) will be available for purchase to all students at the front desk.
Advanced Power, Flight & Turn Dress Code
Pointe Students must be approved to wear pointe shoes by the Director
Advanced Tap Dancers in Advanced Tap may wear black jazz pants over their base CCD dress code. Tap shoes with a low heel are recommended, versus a tap shoe with a high heel. Lace up full sole oxford tap shoes are recommended.
A Special Note for our Transgender Students You may use the dress code with which you identify. A gender-neutral bathroom/changing area is available and belongings may be stored in our general-purpose lockers. CCD is also committed to continuing to evolve with how we provide a safe space for our transgender community. As such, we are currently researching further dress code options. If there is another option which would make you or your dancer feel safe and accepted, let’s have a conversation, so the organization may continue to evolve.
*Expanded Dress Code Day for Advanced Students Only* On Fridays, Advanced Division dancers may utilize our expanded dress code. Advanced Students are allowed to wear the listed colors below, based on their level.

Female-identifying students:
Adv 1 & 2 – Solid black leotard
Adv 3 – Solid black or navy leotard
Adv 4 & 5 – Solid black, navy blue, burgundy/maroon, dark brown, dark grey, or dark green leotard

Male-identifying students:
Advanced 1 & 2 – solid white dance shirt (no logos) with black footed tights.
Advanced 3 – solid white or navy dance shirt (no logos) with black footed tights.
Advanced 4 – solid white, navy, burgundy/maroon, dark brown, dark grey, or dark green dance shirt (no logos) with black footed tights.

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