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Advanced Division – Approximate ages 12-20

Please read our Fall 2021 Health & Safety Protocols Amended 8.14.2021  and complete our 2021-2022 Season Health & Safety Waiver and turn in before taking any classes in-person beginning August 1, 2021.

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. 

Advanced 5 is an alternative to our Pre-Professional Program for dancers who are dancing at a high, pre-professional level but want less of a commitment.

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 & 5 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 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. Ask about a sibling discount upon registration! 

Want to view CCD’s entire 2021-2022 class schedule? Click to view and print our 2021 Fall & 2022 Spring Printable Class Schedule updated 8.23.2021. 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

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.

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

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 Ballet Technique

4:10-5:40pm

Morgan Sicklick

Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

4:15-5:45pm

David Barbour

Advanced 1/2 Jazz Technique

(GALA)

4:00-5:15pm

Page Jenkins

Advanced 1/2 Modern Technique

4:15-5:45pm

Jamie Schuler

Advanced 1 Ballet Technique

4:15-5:45pm

Kerry Healy

Advanced 1/2/3 Ballet Technique

11:15am-12:45pm

Rebeca Rameriz Vargas

Advanced 1 Pre-Pointe

5:40-6:25pm

Michelle Bernier

Advanced 1/2 Modern Technique

(GALA)

5:45-7:15pm

Page Jenkins

Advanced 1/2 Progressing Ballet Technique

5:15-5:45pm

Sean Watson

Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

5:45-7:15pm

Jamie Schuler

Advanced 1 Pre-Pointe

5:45-6:30pm

Kerry Healy

Advanced 1/2 Tap

6:25-7:25pm

Michelle Bernier

 

Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

6:00-7:30pm

Sean Watson

Advanced 1/2 Pre & Beginning Pointe

7:15-8:00pm

Jamie Schuler

Advanced 1/2 Progressing Ballet Technique

6:45-7:30pm

Karen Shanley

 

 

Advanced 1/2 Power, Flight & Turn

7:30-8:15pm

Sean Watson

 

 

Advanced 1 Variations

(GALA)

7:30-8:15pm

Julia Meng

GALA represents a class that will perform in CCD’s year-end performance on June 4, 2022*.

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

4:10-5:40pm

Jennifer Howard

Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

4:15-5:45pm

David Barbour

Advanced 1/2 Jazz Technique

(GALA)

4:00-5:15pm

Page Jenkins

Advanced 1/2 Modern Technique

4:15-5:45pm

Jamie Schuler

Advanced 2 Ballet Technique

4:15-5:45pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 1/2/3 Ballet Technique

11:15am-12:45pm

Rebeca Rameriz Vargas

Advanced 2 Beginning Pointe

5:40-6:25pm

Kerry Healy

Advanced 1/2 Modern Technique

(GALA)

5:45-7:15pm

Page Jenkins

Advanced 1/2 Progressing Ballet Technique

5:15-5:45pm

Sean Watson

Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

5:45-7:15pm

Jamie Schuler

Advanced 2 Beginning Pointe

5:45-6:30pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 1/2 Tap

6:25-7:25pm

Michelle Bernier

 

Advanced 1/2 Ballet Technique

6:00-7:30pm

Sean Watson

Advanced 1/2 Pre & Beginning Pointe

7:15-8:00pm

Jamie Schuler

Advanced 1/2 Progressing Ballet Technique

6:45-7:30pm

Karen Shanley

 

 

Advanced 2 Beginning Pointe

7:30-8:15pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 2 Variations

(GALA)

7:30-8:15pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

 

 

Advanced 1/2 Power, Flight & Turn**

7:30-8:15pm

Sean Watson

 

 

GALA represents a class that will perform in CCD’s year-end performance on June 4, 2022*.

** Possible Gala Class

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

4:00-4:30pm

David Barbour

Advanced 3/4 Ballet Technique

4:15-5:45pm

Dominic Walsh

Advanced 3/4 Jazz Technique

(GALA)

4:00-5:15pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 3 Ballet Technique

4:15-5:45pm

Dominic Walsh

Advanced 3 Ballet Technique

4:15-5:45pm

Laura Whitby

Advanced 1/2/3 Ballet Technique

11:15am-12:45pm

Rebeca Rameriz Vargas

Advanced 3/4/5/PPP Tap

4:30-5:15pm

Michelle Bernier

Advanced 3/4 Modern Technique

(GALA)

5:45-7:15pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 3/4 Ballet Technique en Pointe

5:15-7:15pm

David Barbour

Advanced 1/2/3 Modern Technique

5:45-7:15pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 3 Intermediate Pointe

5:45-6:30pm

Laura Whitby

Advanced 3 Intermediate Pointe

12:45pm-1:30pm

Rebeca Rameriz Vargas

Advanced 3/4 Contemporary

(GALA)

4:30-5:30pm

David Barbour

 

Advanced 3/4 Composition*

7:30-9:00pm

David Barbour

Advanced 3/4 Power, Flight & Turn/Pas de deux**

6:30-7:15pm

Sean Watson

 

Advanced 3 Ballet Technique

5:40-7:10pm

Morgan Sicklick

 

 

Advanced 3/4 Progressing Ballet Technique

7:30-8:15pm

Karen Shanley

 

Advanced 3 Intermediate Pointe

7:15-8:00pm

Morgan Sicklick

 

 

 

 

Advanced 3 Variations

(GALA)

8:00-8:45pm

Morgan Sicklick

 

 

 

 

*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 4, 2022*.

** Possible Gala Class

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

4:00-4:30pm

David Barbour

Advanced 3/4 Ballet Technique

4:15-5:45pm

Dominic Walsh

Advanced 3/4 Jazz Technique

(GALA)

4:00-5:15pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 4/5/PPP Modern Technique

4:15-5:45pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 4/5 Ballet Technique

4:15-5:45pm

Sean Watson

Advanced 4/5/PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

11:15am-12:45pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 3/4/5/PPP Tap

4:30-5:15pm

Michelle Bernier

Advanced 3/4 Modern Technique

(GALA)

5:45-7:15pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 3/4 Ballet Technique en Pointe

5:15-7:15pm

David Barbour

Advanced 4/5/PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

5:45-7:15pm

Dominic Walsh

Advanced 4 Advanced Pointe

5:45-6:30pm

Sean Watson

Advanced 3/4 Contemporary

(GALA)

4:30-5:30pm

David Barbour

 

Advanced 3/4 Composition*

7:30-9:00pm

David Barbour

Advanced 3/4 Power, Flight & Turn/Pas de deux**

6:30-7:15pm

Sean Watson

 

Advanced 4 Ballet Technique

5:40-7:10pm

David Barbour

 

 

Advanced 3/4 Progressing Ballet Technique

7:30-8:15pm

Karen Shanley

 

Advanced 4 Advanced Pointe

7:15-8:00pm

David Barbour

 

 

 

 

Advanced 4 Variations

(GALA)

8:00-8:45pm

David Barbour

 

 

 

 

*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 4, 2022*.

** Possible Gala Class

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

4:30-5:15pm

Michelle Bernier

Advanced 5/PPP Modern Technique

(GALA)

4:15-5:45pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 5/PPP Progressing Ballet Technique

4:00-4:30pm

Sean Watson

Advanced 4/5/PPP Modern Technique

4:15-5:45pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 5/PPP Ballet Technique

4:15-5:45pm

David Barbour

Advanced 4/5/PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

11:15am-12:45pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 5/PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

5:40-7:10pm

Jennifer Howard

Advanced 5/PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

5:45-7:15pm

Dominic Walsh

Advanced 5/PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

4:30-6:00pm

Jennifer Howard

Advanced 4/5/PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

5:45-7:15pm

Dominic Walsh

Advanced 5/PPP Progressing Ballet Technique

5:45-6:30pm

Karen Shanley

Advanced 5/PPP Variations

(GALA)

7:10-7:55pm

Jennifer Howard

 

Advanced 5/PPP Jazz Technique

(GALA)

6:00-7:15pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 5/PPP Power, Flight & Turn/Partnering**

6:30-7:30pm

David Barbour

 

 

 

Advanced 5/PPP Composition*

7:30-9:00pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 5/PPP Contemporary

(GALA)

7:30-8:30pm

David Barbour

 

*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 4, 2022*.

** Possible Gala Class

*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 9, 2021 & January 3, 2022
0.5 $17.21 $33 $327  $163  $155.32
.75 $17.21 $49 $490  $245  $232.98
1 $17.50 $67 $665  $333  $315.88
1.25 $17.29 $82 $821  $411  $390.11
1.5 $17.09 $97 $974  $487  $462.71
2 $16.67 $127 $1,267  $633  $601.79
2.5 $16.35 $155 $1,553  $777  $737.79
3 $16.06 $183 $1,831  $915  $869.65
3.5 $15.78 $210 $2,099  $1,049  $966.90
4 $15.50 $236 $2,356  $1,178  $1,119.10
5 $14.91 $283 $2,833  $1,416  $1,345.63
6 $14.35 $327 $3,272  $1,636  $1,554.11
7 $13.77 $366 $3,663  $1,831  $1,739.84
8 $13.19 $401 $4,010  $2,005  $1,904.64
9 $12.05 $412 $4,121  $2,061  $1,957.52
10 $11.47 $436 $4,359  $2,179  $2,070.34
11 $10.91 $456 $4,560  $2,280  $2,166.18
12 $10.32 $471 $4,706  $2,353  $2,235.31
13 $9.76 $482 $4,821  $2,411  $2,290.18
14 $9.18 $488 $4,884  $2,442  $2,319.79
15 $8.61 $491 $4,908  $2,454  $2,331.16

Students may receive a 5% Discount by paying for the Half Year Installment if paid in full by August 9, 2021 and January 3, 2022.

*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.

Leotard (Ladies) Custom Ballet Rosa leotard in Marine/Black available only through Boulder Body Wear.
Baltogs “Maria” Aleksandra leotard in black/navy (ME547/ME547c).
Unitard/Shirt (Men) *Men’s Dress Code is currently under review. Please check back here often for updates.*

Ballet Rosa unitard “Conrad” in Marine/Black or Ballet Rosa leotard “Endo” in Marine
Wear Moi unitard style: Elan in black/navy with black socks.

Tights/Socks Ladies – Flesh-toned 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.

Men – If wearing Ballet Rosa leotard, it must be worn with black tights and black socks. When wearing the unitard, Men must still wear black shocks.

Shoes Ladies – 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.

Men – Black canvas ballet slippers.

Hair 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. A simple plain black headband is allowed in class.

Men – Hair should be neat and away from the face. Long hair must be pulled into a ponytail.

Jazz Technique (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.
Modern Technique (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.
Contemporary (Ladies & Men) Dress code + black jazz pants and ballet shoes; hair in a bun for ladies.
Variations Ladies – Dress Code + Ballet Skirt
Coaching Ladies – 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.
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.

Ladies:
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

Men:
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 & 5 – solid white, navy, burgundy/maroon, dark brown, dark grey, or dark green dance shirt (no logos) with black footed tights.

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