• All patrons 12+ must be fully vaccinated OR provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within six hours of the performance start time.
  • Patrons under the age of 12, do not need to provide proof of testing.
  •  All audience members 2+ must wear masks for the duration of the performance and while on the Performing Arts Complex at PCS premises, unless enjoying refreshments outdoors or in designated areas.
  • This policy goes into effect September 15 and is in place until further notice.
  • Additional details on vaccine verification and entry process are under development and will be communicated to our patrons in advance of your performance date. For more information about our new health and safety policy, please continue to visit this page for more detailed information.
  • Patrons who do not comply with this policy will not be admitted.
  • Colorado Conservatory of Dance will be utilizing E-Tickets for all foreseeable performances. E-Tickets will be emailed at the time of order purchase and confirmation.
  • Guidelines to enter the venue will be emailed to each ticket holder 72 hours prior to your performance date and time.
  • Colorado Conservatory of Dance will continue to follow the most current guidelines recommended by the Broomfield Department of Public Health & Environment, Adams County Health Department, Colorado State, and CDC.
  • For those attending our Sensory-Friendly Performance on Friday, December 17, separate guidelines will be provided to ticket holders.

Please visit our Ticket Policy and Venues page for the most up to date information.


A Partnership to Change Lives

CCD and Denver Young Artists Orchestra have embarked upon a special collaboration to bring CCD’s acclaimed anti-bullying program to area elementary schools with live performance music composed by Florence Price (née Smith; April 9, 1887 – June 3, 1953), noted as the first African-American woman to be recognized as a major symphonic composer. Adapted from the award-winning children’s book, “My Secret Bully” by Trudy Ludwig, CCD’s ballet empowers youth to go beyond bystander by reinforcing safe, effective, and caring behaviors.

When working with and performing for our elementary schools, CCD has teamed up with YouthSeen, an organization committed to curating and providing spaces that speak to mental health in wellness, in however young people need to engage. This partnership with YouthSeen will bring a different outlet to our youth by engaging them somatically and through guided wellness techniques. This partnership will provide a unique opportunity for our youth to be grounded and empowered with the ability to express themselves as they go on the journey of this production.

Come see the premiere of this new work as CCD hosts DYAO at the Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School! Tickets are FREE for students and educators, with a 25% discount for all CCD adults and community.

Saturday, November 20

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CCD2021 for 25% off

Colorado Conservatory of Dance presents

The Nutcracker

Colorado Conservatory of Dance’s production of The Nutcracker, presented yearly since 1993, boasts gorgeous sets and costumes, stunning choreography, and professional guest artists from around the world.

With International Guest Stars:
Chase O’Connell & Beckanne Sisk of Ballet West on Dec 10-12, 2021
Gavin Hounslow & Sharon Wehner on Dec 17-19, 2021

Friday, December 10 at 6:30pm
Saturday, December 11 at 1pm & 6:30pm
Sunday, December 12 at 1pm
Saturday, December 18 at 1pm & 6:30pm
Sunday, December 19 at 1pm

All performances will be held at the Performing Arts Complex at PCS, 1001 W. 84th Ave, Denver, CO 80260. (West of I-25 at 84th and Huron Street.)

Adult Tickets (19-64 years of age): Prime $49 / Standard $39 / Value $29
Senior Tickets (65 years and up): Prime $44 / Standard $34 / Value $24
Teen Tickets (13-18 years of age): Prime $44 / Standard $34 / Value $24
Child Tickets (18 months up to 12 years of age): Prime $40 / Standard $30 / Value $20

Day of ticketing will increase by $5 per ticket type. Ticket sales are final.


Tickets will go on sale Saturday, September 18, 2021

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Tickets for this special performance are only available over the phone. Please call 303.466.5685.

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, September 18, 2021

Performance details:

  • House lights will remain on the make the environment not-s-scary.
  • Music will be altered so there will not be any sudden loud noises.
  • Participants may fee free to express themselves or react to the ballet in a way they need.
  • Use of therapeutic manipulatives are allowed.
  • Use of iPads or similar devices is permitted, but for the safety of the dancers, we prohibit the use of flashed or sudden bright lights.
  • CCD will only sell half the seats, allowing for guests to sit where they feel most comfortable. Social distancing is strongly encouraged.
  • All Ticket Policies listed above, will also be required for this performance. Masks are required for those 2+.
  • Ticket sales are final.
  • This event will sell out!

Question: Who is the intended audience for this performance? And who qualifies as a “guest of honor”?

Answer: As part of CCD’s commitment to “dance is for everyone” the Sensory-Friendly performance are intended specifically for people with sensory needs that might otherwise not feel welcome attending typical performances, whom we refer to as our “Guests of Honor” and who pay no admission price. Additionally, we offer deeply discounted ticket prices for anyone accompanying those guests. 


Question: How long will this performance be?

Answer: The Sensory-Friendly “Nutcracker” lasts for slightly under two hours.


Question: Is there an intermission?

Answer: Yes. This is generally 20 minutes in duration.


Question: I have a three-year old daughter who won’t sit through a typical two hour performance, may I bring her to this one instead?

Answer: You may be surprised to learn that families with young children are actually encouraged to attend our Nutcracker matinee performances. After each performance, we have a special on-stage experience for children this age! The Sensory-Friendly performance features a number of accommodations that are specially designed for those whose needs would make them uncomfortable or unable to attend a “typical” performance. 


Question: I am a senior and we are on a fixed income, may we come to this performance?

Answer: While the Sensory-Friendly performance is not geared towards seniors, we do offer Value and Senior pricing for all our Nutcracker performances in order to make the experience affordable for all audience members.


Question: I see that the Guests of Honor are able to get up and move about, can you please explain what this means?

Answer: Guests of Honor are encouraged to leave their seats and move about the theatre as we realize that some are better able to process the performance’s magic through a kinesthetic experience. We only ask that their movements do not impede the enjoyment or safety of other audience members or performers. 


Question: Manipulatives are allowed, will this distract the dancers?

Answer: If the use of personal manipulatives assist our Guests of Honor in their enjoyment of the performance, we encourage their use. Rest assured that our performers are aware and supportive of the variety of accommodations made for our Guests of Honor during the Sensory-Friendly performance.  


Question: Is flash photography allowed?

Answer: Unfortunately, as this can be a danger to our dancers, flash photography is prohibited. 


Question: Will the dancers be in full costume?

Answer: Absolutely!


Question: What about potentially scary masks?

Answer: Out of respect for our guests of honor, whose responses to sudden and unexpected stimulus may inhibit their enjoyment of the performance, we begin the experience by showing all attendees our Mouse costume, so that the audience has seen our dancer with the mask on and off.


Question: What is a “Tutu Petting Zoo”?

Answer: We have a table set up so guests can touch and feel costume pieces and pointe shoes from this performance. 


Question: Will this performance sell out?

Answer: YES. We did completely sell out in 2018 & 2019! As we hate the notion of turning away families for this special event, please be certain to get your tickets early once you’re confident that the Sensory-Friendly performance is the correct one for you and your family. 


Question: Will the new Ticket Policies be in place for the Sensory-Friendly Performance?

Answer: Yes. In order to protect all our Patrons, as well as our dancers, the Mask and Vaccine/Testing requirements will also be in place during our Sensory-Friendly performance.

Colorado Conservatory of Dance presents

A Sensory-Friendly Nutcracker

This performance allows people with sensory, social and learning disabilities to participate in a cherished holiday tradition with their families.

With International Guest Stars:
Gavin Hounslow & Sharon Wehner

Friday, December 17 at 6:30pm

This performance will be held at the Performing Arts Complex at PCS, 1001 W. 84th Ave, Denver, CO 80260. (West of I-25 at 84th and Huron Street.)

Guest of Honor is FREE / Family Members $10 per ticket

Please note: this performance is only for those who have sensory, social, and learning disabilities and their families.

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