Emerge Youth Ensemble

A Dance Company For Advanced 1-5 Dancers

Formerly called Studio Company, Emerge Youth Ensemble (EYE) exists to serve Colorado Conservatory of Dance students as they discover how to channel their conservatory training through performance, artistry, activism and pursuing individual goals. As the resident dance company, students will receive training and access to faculty, staff, educators and creators who will nurture the technical proficiency of the dancer while simultaneously supporting the identity of the artist within. Students will be positioned to transition into university programs and to become engaged leaders and community-minded adults. Emerge Dance Collective will embrace CCD’s value of believing in a better life through dance and will collectively cultivate the upcoming generation of artists and citizens.

For Emerge Youth Ensemble members who aspire to pursue dance professionally, we encourage them to explore our Pre-Professional Training Program.

Supporting Staff

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Image by Amanda Tipton Photography | FB- Amanda Tipton-Photographer | IG - @amandatiptonphotography

Performance Requirements

  • Spring Main Stage Performance
  • Spring CSO Sensory-Friendly Performance
  • Anti-Bullying Performances
  • Spring Soiree (CCD Fundraiser)
  • Spring Gala

Note – Nutcracker is not a mandatory performance for students involved with Emerge Youth Ensemble. Additional training and rehearsal hours will be required for students performing in Nutcracker.

Weekly Training Requirements

Advanced 1/2 Students

  • Three Ballet Technique classes
  • One Modern Technique Class
  • Either Jazz, Tap or Conditioning Class
  • Up to three rehearsal hours in the fall
  • Up to six rehearsal hours in the spring

*Approximately 9-12 hours per week

Advanced 3/4/5 Students

  • Four Ballet Technique classes
  • Modern Technique Class
  • Contemporary Class
  • Either Tap or Jazz
  • Up to six rehearsal hours in the fall
  • Up to nine rehearsal hours in the spring

*Approximately 12-16 hours per week

Weekly Rehearsal Slots

  • Tuesday 7:30pm-9pm for Advanced 3-5, 7:30-8:30 only for Advanced 1/2
  • Wednesday 7:45pm-8:45pm Advanced 1/2 only
  • Thursday 4:30pm-6:00pm Advanced 3/4/5 only
  • Saturday 2pm-5pm during the Spring Session
  • Company Warm Up – Thursdays

*Rehearsal schedule will be released at least one month in advance. We will not necessarily call all students, especially at the Advanced 1/2 level, for all rehearsal hours


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