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Pre-Professional Program – Ages 14-24

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

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.

Pre-Professional 2021-2022 Course Class Descriptions:

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.

Jazz Technique & Anthropology – Learning Jazz Technique & Anthropology 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 Technique 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

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.

2021-2022 Class Schedule for our Pre-Professional Program

Pre Professional Program Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Advanced 3/4/5/PPP Tap

4:30-5:15pm

TBD

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 en Pointe

4:15-5:45pm

David Barbour

Advanced 3/4/5/PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

11:15am-12:45pm

Julia Wilkinson Manley

Advanced 5/PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

5:30-7:00pm

Jennifer Howard

Advanced 5/PPP Ballet Technique en Pointe

5:45-7:15pm

TBD

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

TBD

Advanced 5/PPP Progressing Ballet Technique

5:45-6:30pm

Karen Shanley

Advanced 5/PPP Variations

(GALA)

7:00-7:45pm

Jennifer Howard

 

Advanced 5/PPP Jazz Technique & Anthropology

(GALA)

6:00-7:15pm

Chris Harris

Advanced 5/PPP  Power, Flight & Turn/Pas de deux**

6:30-7:30pm

David Barbour

 

PPP Coaching

7:45-8:45pm

Jennifer Howard

 

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 $100 per student due upon registration.

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

*Date is subject to change.

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. Ask about a sibling discount upon registration! 

Want to view CCD’s entire 2021-2022 class schedule? Click view and print our 2021-2022 Class Schedule Updated 7.23.2021. 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.

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 $ per year due upon registration.

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) NEW – 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 & Anthropology (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
Progressing Ballet Technique Tools needed: Fusion Ball (7-9″ diameter), Fit Ball, and a Flex Band (9 feet long)
Advanced Power, Flight & Turn Dress Code
Advanced 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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