Schedule and Information

Professionals Program

Serving the greater dance community throughout the Denver-Boulder metro area, CCD’s Professionals Program offers local dance professionals affordable rentals, technique classes, and long term artist residencies (through our residency program) at CCD. Designed to support local artists, this program reflects CCD’s commitment to building and sustaining the arts within our community.

If you are a local professional and are interested in having  your program at CCD, please contact jwmanley@ccdance.org

Professional Training Center

CCD’s weekly professional classes provide a training center for local professionals to develop their craft in a variety of dance techniques. Halfway between Boulder and Denver, these classes serve the entire local dance community with offerings driven by our commitment to high quality dance education at all levels. We offer the program in partnership with the hand-selected group of teachers, often styled as an open company class connecting students with working professionals. Classes are drop-in friendly.

Wild Heart Classes at CCD:

All Wild Heart classes are drop-in available with tuition fees as follows: drop-in $18 |  Student/artist $15 | Pre-registration pricing on or before 8/22/19: 12 pack for $175 | Student/artist: 12 pack for $125. At the door pricing: 12 pack for $200 | Student/artist: 12 pack for $150

Wild Heart accepts cash, credit card and check. Studios are available for pre-warm up 15 minutes before classes begin. CCD Class Punch Cards can not be used for these classes.

*ask us about special arrangements if other options or packages are needed.
Wild Heart’s Fall 2019 Classes | 12 week series from August 26- November 14, 2019

Mondays – Open to ALL – 10-11:30am

*drops ins allowed, pre-registration encouraged

Wild Heart’s ‘Open to All’ contemporary modern class is first and foremost a practice of discovery.  This class will engage and encourage a full-bodied effort into encountering the intelligence of our skin, tissues, bones and cells.  This physical discovery of body will draw the dancer closer to moving from center.  From this movement the dancer can begin to experience the energetic body.  Within this subtler aspect of movement, the dancer has the opportunity to open to others through the danced expression of self. All dancers are welcome to this class and encouraged to come with beginner’s mind.

Tuesday Open Company Class – Open to Advanced Movers – 10-11:30am

*drops ins allowed, pre-registration encouraged

Wild Heart’s advanced contemporary modern class investigates a more animalistic and energetic approach to dance.  It is highly physical, challenging long held levels of comfort and understanding to awaken undiscovered capacities with each dancer. It uses more traditional modern dance modalities as well as more contemporary and improvisational structures to awaken the animal body. It uses a strong rhythmical base as well as a play between raw power and release to get each dancer invested in not only individual experience, but also the generosity necessary for connection to one another.

Thursdays Open to Intermediate Movers – 10-11:30am

*Specialty workshops with pre-registration required

Dancing with Another: using partnering as an opportunity to shift our focus from ourselves to another.

Dates: 8/29, 9/5, 9/19

Wild Heart’s advanced contemporary modern class investigates a more animalistic and energetic approach to dance.  It is highly physical, challenging long held levels of comfort and understanding to awaken undiscovered capacities with each dancer. It uses more traditional modern dance modalities as well as more contemporary and improvisational structures to awaken the animal body. It uses a strong rhythmical base as well as a play between raw power and release to get each dancer invested in not only individual experience, but also the generosity necessary for connection to one another. Have you ever felt inhibited by the desire to receive praise and attention, and to be noticed by other and seen as successful? Have you ever noticed that desire taking your attention away from the experiences happening deeper in your body and limiting the possible connections that you could make with others? Within this workshop we will explore the act of focused partnering, and how shifting our awareness away from ourselves and towards connecting to another can in turn draw us deeper into relationship with ourselves and others.

Dancing within an Ensemble: using group dancing to shift our focus from being right to be in the right relationship.

Dates: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17

Have you ever found your need to be right overpowering what’s happening around you? Have you ever noticed it taking away from the possibility of joyful and spontaneous experiences of connection? In this workshop, we will dive into dancing as a group and work towards laying down our individual needs to be right so we can collectively lay within the deeper current of being in a right relationship to others and ourselves.

Dancing as an original form of play into reverence: using our natural instincts to play while moving in order to shift our focus from one of control to one of reverence.

Dates: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14

Have you ever found your need for control over a situation on power over the happenings in your life, limiting your capacity to . inhabit and embrace what is right her and right now? In this workshop, through the instinctual act of playing while dancing we will allow curiosity to be our guide. Since play automatically destabilizes power structures within and without, we are then more equipped to enter into the vibrant and purposeful action of reverent cooperation with life.

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