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Pre Professional Program – Ages 14-24

Our 2020-2021 season will be a mixture of in-person and zoom classes. This allows both dancers and instructors alike to participate fully either in person on a limited basis, online, or a combination of both. While it’s our desire and plan to return to fully in-studio instruction and rehearsal as soon as possible, we will continue to follow the guidance of local, state, and federal health officials and eagerly await a world in which the COVID-19 virus is mitigated to an extent that will allow this. Our hybrid schedule will include an A and B rotating schedule. One week, a group of dancers will be in-person at CCD while the other dancers are conducting classes via Zoom. The following week, both groups will rotate to the opposite method of learning. We will attempt to pair families so their classes will be on the same rotation schedule. All students will also have the opportunity to attend all classes via Zoom only if this is what makes them most comfortable. For the Adult schedule, some of our Faculty will be teaching via Zoom only. Please visit https://ccdance.org/adult-program/ for all Adult Class info.

Please read our Fall 2020 Safety Protocols.

Please print and sign our CCD Fall 2020 COVID-19 Waiver before taking any classes beginning August 9, 2020.

 

Students in this program often plan to go on to college programs or professional careers in dance. For entry into this program, students are required to study six days per week. Attendance in specific classes and absences are taken into consideration before applying to this program. Classes are challenging and highly motivating, and students have high expectation for themselves and the quality of their work. They are pushed to move beyond their comfort zone and make personal discoveries in their artistry and technique. Contract Required.

2020-2021 Course Class Descriptions:

Advanced Power, Flight, and 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.

Jazz Technique & Anthropology – Learning Jazz Technique is a great opportunity for dancers to explore explosive performative qualities in their movement. In this class, dancers will not only explore the various styles of Jazz Technique – including Luigi, Fosse, Giordano, and more – but they will learn the deep history and Social Dance roots of this art form. Dancers will explore the cultures and people who built the foundation of Jazz and understand the why behind every move they make. This class will also have a strong emphasis on musicality and rhythm.

Coaching – Pre-Professional Program dancers will gain expertise with a select few classical variations and contemporary works in preparation for auditions and participation in Denver Ballet Guild.

Modern Dance is a very general term which encompasses a vast wealth of history. At CCD, we believe in teaching our dancers the history behind the dance styles they learn. As such, our Modern Dance program will take dancers through each individual syllabus – including Graham, Cunningham, Horton, Humphrey, and more. Younger Modern dancers will gain a generalized foundation for the important over-arching principles associated with Modern Dance. As the dancers progress through CCD’s program, they will learn the history and cultural implications of each style, become fluent in each form, and begin to think about the role they play in its evolution.

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. CCD students studying online will need to have their own equipment:
  • Fusion Ball (sometimes called a Pilates ball)
  • Fit Ball 
  • Flex band (9 feet long). 
  • Please reach out to our administrative staff for more information before making any purchases

Strength & Injury Prevention – Taking dance classes isn’t enough to make dancers as strong as they need to be to withstand the rigors of training and performing. This class is designed to make sure our dancers have strong abdominal musculature, safe spines, safe hips, powerful arms, and sturdy feet and ankles. This is a must-take class for dancers who are serious about not getting injured.

Technique Intensive – CCD’s Technique Intensive class allows for dancers and their dance teachers to focus collectively on the minute details of proper technique, which will ultimately contribute to our dancers feeling successful and confident. Very important to us, we also want our students to feel they are being seen and understood. This will sometimes be a one-on-one class, a small group, or a large class setting. This class will eventually expand to other dance forms, but it will remain a ballet-focused class during the 2020-2021 season.

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.

Vulnerability, Authenticity, and Response – This call takes a deep look at the power of vulnerability to build resilient, authentic artists in a world over-rife with perfectionism. This will be a moving class, a writing class, a thinking class, an asking class, and a creating class, and it will not look the same each week.

 

2020-2021 rotating Class Schedule for our Pre Professional Program. Students will rotate between In Person and Online. Those who wish to take all online are able to do so as well. 

GALA represents a class that will perform in CCD’s year-end performance on June 5, 2021*.

*Date is subject to change.
Pre Professional Program Day In Person Class     Time    Online Class Time
Monday PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

Lizanne McAdams-Graham

       6:15-8:15pm

 

PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

Lizanne McAdams-Graham

6:15-8:15pm

Monday PPP Variations/Gala

(GALA)

Lizanne McAdams-Graham

8:15-8:45pm

PPP Variations/Gala

(GALA)

Lizanne McAdams-Graham

8:15-8:45pm

Tuesday

PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

Jennifer Howard

4:00-5:30pm

PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

Jennifer Howard

4:00-5:30pm

Tuesday Vulnerability, Authenticity, and Response

Maree ReMailia

5:30-6:30pm

Vulnerability, Authenticity, and Response

Maree ReMailia

5:30-6:30pm

Tuesday PPP Jazz Technique & Anthropology

(GALA)

Chris Harris

6:30-7:30pm

PPP Jazz Technique & Anthropology

(GALA)

Chris Harris

 

6:30-7:30pm

Wednesday Advanced 3/4/PPP Ballet Technique

Roberto Muñoz

4:00-5:15pm

Wednesday Advanced 3/4/PPP Restorative Yoga

Roe Johnson

5:15-6:15pm

 

Wednesday Advanced/PPP Power, Flight & Turns

(GALA)

Michael Hinton

5:45-6:30pm

Advanced PPP Power, Flight & Turns

(GALA)

Michael Hinton

5:45-6:30pm

Wednesday  

Advanced 3/4/PPP Contemporary

(GALA)

Jennifer Howard

6:30-7:30pm

 

Wednesday  

Advanced 3/4/PPP Composition

Chris Harris

7:30-9:00pm

 

Thursday  

Advanced 2/3/4/PPP Progressing Ballet Technique

Karen Shanley

4:00-5:00pm

Thursday PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

Dominic Walsh

5:45-7:15pm

PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

Dominic Walsh

5:45-7:15pm

 

Friday PPP Modern

(GALA)

Chris Harris

4:00-5:00pm PPP Modern

(GALA)

Chris Harris

4:00-5:00pm

 

Friday  PPP Ballet Technique

Dominic Walsh

 

5:00-6:30pm

PPP Ballet Technique

Dominic Walsh

5:00-6:30pm

 

Friday PPP Coaching

Dominic Walsh

6:30-7:30pm

PPP Coaching

Dominic Walsh

6:30-7:30pm

 

Saturday  

Advanced 1/2/3/4/PPP Progressing Ballet Technique

Karen Shanley

   11:15-11:45am

 

 

Saturday  

Advanced 3/4/PPP Power Ballet en Pointe

Julia Wilkinson Manley

  11:15-1:00pm

Students in the Pre Professional Program will be assessed and placed in the appropriate level by one of our Lead Faculty. 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.

 

Want to view CCD’s entire 2020-2021 class schedules? Click view and print our In-Person Class Schedule and our Online Class Schedule. Questions? Please call the front desk at 303.466.5685.

 

Pre Professional Program Tuition Information

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. Save 3% by paying by cash, check or ACH.

To disenroll, the Front Desk must be notified by the 15th of the month prior to disenrollment. 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 8, 2020 & January 5, 2021
0.5 $16.71 $32 $317  $159  $150.81
.75 $16.71 $48 $476  $238  $226.21
1 $16.99 $65 $646  $323  $306.67
1.25 $14.48 $69 $688  $344  $326.71
1.5 $15.05 $86 $858  $429  $407.48
2 $16.18 $123 $1,230  $615  $584.10
2.5 $15.87 $151 $1,508  $754  $716.13
3 $15.59 $178 $1,777  $889  $844.20
3.5 $15.32 $204 $2,038  $1,019  $967.84
4 $15.05 $229 $2,288  $1,144  $1,086.61
5 $14.48 $275 $2,751  $1,376  $1,306.82
6 $13.93 $318 $3,176  $1,588  $1,508.62
7 $13.37 $356 $3,556  $1,778  $1,689.30
8 $12.81 $389 $3,894  $1,947  $1,849.76
9 $11.70 $400 $4,001  $2,001  $1,900.67
10 $11.14 $423 $4,233  $2,117  $2,010.77
11 $10.59 $443 $4,427  $2,213  $2,102.64
12 $10.02 $457 $4,569  $2,285  $2,170.33
13 $9.48 $468 $4,683  $2,342  $2,224.48
14 $8.91 $474 $4,740  $2,370  $2,251.56
15 $8.36 $477 $4,765  $2,383  $2,263.47

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Students may receive a 5% Discount by paying for the Half Year Installment if paid in full by August 8, 2020 and January 5, 2021.

Dress Code for Pre Professional Program Students 

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) CCD Custom Motionwear style #2679 in cobalt/black (available only at Boulder Body Wear)

Baltogs “Maria” Aleksandra leotard in black/navy (ME547/ME547c)

Unitard/Shirt (Men) 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, headbands are allowed in Advanced division only.
Men – Hair should be neat and away from the face. Long hair must be pulled into a ponytail.
Jazz (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 (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
Restorative Yoga & Maree ReMaila’s Classes Dance or exercise apparel; dancers who will also take ballet before or after are encouraged to wear their ballet dress code underneath to make their change most efficient.
Variations Ladies – Dress Code + Ballet Skirt
Progressing Ballet Technique Tools needed: Fusion Ball (7-9″ diameter), Fit Ball, and a Flex Band (9 feet long)
Strength & Injury Prevention Please check back soon
Advanced Power, Flight & Turn Dress Code
Power Ballet Dress Code
Pointe Students must be approved to wear pointe shoes by the Director
A Special Note for our Transgender Students Students shall have the right to dress in accordance with their gender identity, within the constraints of the dress codes stated in CCD’s dress code policies.
*Expanded Dress Code Day for Pre Professional Program Students Only* On Fridays, PPP Division dancers may utilize our expanded dress code.

Ladies:

Solid black, navy blue, burgundy/maroon, dark brown, dark grey, or dark green leotard

Men:

Plain white, navy blue, burgundy, dark green, or dark grey short sleeve crew neck t-shirt (no visible logos) with black footed tights. See JWM for approved styles.

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