Mission

At Colorado Conservatory of Dance, we unleash individual potential and invigorate community through dance.

Vision

The Colorado Conservatory of Dance will be a responsible and stable national model of excellence in dance, health & wellness, and non-profit management.

Support Our Mission

Help us make lives better through dance

Your donation will support our community education and conservatory programs, expanding our reach throughout Colorado to improve lives with our world-class dance education.

Values

We believe that dance should be available and accessible to all.

With direction, purpose, and intent, the Colorado Conservatory of Dance creates a healthy and generous environment where students, parents and community members are nurtured and encouraged to develop their most creative and fulfilled selves. We responsibly pursue our mission with high standards and high expectations. We value mentorship and partnership, and we believe that dance should be available and accessible to all.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Colorado Conservatory of Dance does not discriminate against any person based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, native language, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, ancestry, ethnicity, marital status, gender, veteran status, military status, political service, affiliation, disability, income, height, or weight.

The Board may from time to time adopt a more formal written form of Nondiscrimination Policy from time to time, to be retained with the official records of the Corporation. It is the policy goal of CCD to implement the most inclusive nondiscrimination policies and procedures, including but not limited to those that are consistent with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (nondiscrimination on the basis of disability), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (nondiscrimination on the basis of age), regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these three statutes at Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84, and 91, and the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, C.R.S. Section 24-34-410, et seq.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Colorado Conservatory of Dance supports BBIPOC, AAPI, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and neurodiverse peoples, as well as those who have been historically marginalized, oppressed, or underrepresented in our society. We believe in respect for all perspectives, the value of creativity, the power of art, and treating other humans with dignity and kindness.

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Julia Wilkinson Manley

A Letter from the
Founder & Artistic Director

Dear New CCD Family and Dancer,

We are delighted you’ve chosen to begin or continue your studies with us. Let me tell you a little bit about what you can expect…

CCD is a community school of the arts, which means we are dedicated to providing each and every student with methodical, detailed instruction, building a foundation for their healthy future as a dancer. We take seriously our responsibility to teach in a kinesthetically healthy way, and we continue to evolve how we teach based on current research and training from the world’s best body scientists. 

At the core of who we are as an organization is a deep commitment to providing a safe environment for both mental and physical health, and we say proudly that we are a body safe environment, where we encourage our dancers to set their movements free in a judgment-free classroom. We do this by teaching through the lens of “process” – rather than right versus wrong; success versus failure. We believe that every experience in dance is part of a life-long process. 

What you may notice is that our conservatory dancers don’t spend their time preparing for or attending dance competitions. This is purposeful. We want our dancers to focus on their own progress and path, rather than feeling pressured to attain the ideals of an ever-increasingly art-less, trick-ful, money-driven machine. We want to promote deep artfulness – vulnerability and authenticity – for our young performers. We do this by crafting meaningful performing experiences for them, the opportunities for which grow as they gain more expertise with their art form

Whether you are a dancer yourself or a parent of one, we hope you’ll proudly get involved with our organization. Beyond the immense activity you’ll see here in our Broomfield studios, CCD is also committed to utilizing our expertise to help our community become enlightened and enlivened through dance. In fact, we reach thousands of elementary-aged students through our community education programs each year. You can support our mission, and our great non-profit work, by toting the whole family to see a performance, attending our fundraisers, advertising your business in our playbills, and taking your fill of classes. 

We are proud to serve and partner with you on your dance journey. Thank you for trusting us with this important decision. 

Best wishes,
Julia Wilkinson Manley
Founder & Artistic Director, Colorado Conservatory of Dance

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