Community Education Empowered by
Colorado Conservatory of Dance

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We reinforce curricular goals—like gravity, electromagnetic waves, literacy, history, and more— through dance.

Our Move2Learn Cultural Series (M2L) is a bilingual program that focuses on promoting cultural inclusivity by celebrating the shared ancestry and traditions of our diverse community. Students learn history, dances, and songs across ten 45-60 minute classes that end in a culminating student body performance open to parents, families, and community.


Since 2006

30,000 Colorado students have seen our anti-bullying programs

Our signature Anti-Bullying Ballet Program is a unique opportunity for educators to showcase solution oriented content with deeper focus on SEL components. The program includes English and Spanish narration and pre-materials, and features an original presentation tour with performance, lecture, and demonstration that deliver messages of inclusivity, compassion, tolerance. New topics include immigration, ESL, socioeconomic issues and bias, and gender identity.

After-School Ballet

We offer world-class ballet training to local elementary schools

Our free onsite after-school and summer dance classes provide dedicated dance exposure to students in underserved populations who may not have access to traditional studios. Weekly classes introduce culturally inclusive styles with a focus in classical ballet technique and terminology.

Production, Technical & Design Internship at Pinnacle Charter School

Work Experience through Education

Through our partnership with Pinnacle Charter School, we facilitate the Production, Technical, & Design Internship for Pinnacle High School students. During the program, students gain real-world theater experience working on professional and student productions under the supervision of the Production Manager.

Participation in CCD’s internship program is an honor and also a commitment. Each year, we invite 10 students to participate in the year long program. This program is considered to be a pre-professional path to working in the technical theater industry.


Colorado Conservatory of Dance is committed to supporting promising professional dancers and choreographers, businesses and non-profits. Learn about our current residents, Art as Action and 3rd Law Dance Theatre.

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Broomfield Community FoundationSill-Terhar MotorsRangeview Tech CenterSydney & Joyce Levy
We value mentorship and partnership,
and we believe that dance should be
available and accessible to all.
Leslie Castañuela Barnes
Executive Director & ex officio
CCD is a 501(c)3 non-profit organizationEngagement & Impact
Our Community Education Programs
now engage over 11,000 individuals
each year throughout Adams, Broomfield,
Jefferson, and Boulder Counties.
11,000 Served
Every year CCD awards over $70,000
in financial aid and scholarships
to deserving youth dancers.
$70,000 Given Annually

Did you know?

SCFD supports many of our programs!

We’ve provided community education for years

Serving over 11,000 individuals each year, CCD’s Community Education Programs are some of the most comprehensive in the Denver metro area and are praised for their collaborative approach and highly skilled instructors. These programs reflect CCD’s deep commitment to collaboration and making lives better through dance.

We empower people with better lives through dance

We understand the importance of high-quality arts education. We teach dance in a healthy, caring, and nurturing way by listening, seeing, and fulfilling the needs of all of our dance students—both children and adults. CCD gives the same great training and commitment to students who dance purely for the joy of it as it does to those who have career aspirations.

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