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What is Emerge Youth Ensemble?

Emerge Youth Ensemble (EYE) exists to serve Colorado Conservatory of Dance students as they discover how to channel their conservatory training through performance, artistry, activism and pursuing individual goals.

As the resident dance company, students will receive training and access to faculty, staff, educators and creators who will nurture the technical proficiency of the dancer while simultaneously supporting the identity of the artist within.

Students will be positioned to transition into university programs and to become engaged leaders and community-minded adults. EYE embraces CCD’s value of believing in a better life through dance and will collectively cultivate the upcoming generation of artists and citizens.

For EYE members who aspire to pursue dance professionally, we encourage them to explore our Pre-Professional Training Program.

Performance Requirements

  • Spring Main Stage Performance
  • Spring CSO Sensory-Friendly Performance
  • Anti-Bullying Performances
  • Spring Soiree (CCD Fundraiser)
  • Spring Gala

Note – Nutcracker is not a mandatory performance for students involved with Emerge Youth Ensemble. Additional training and rehearsal hours will be required for students performing in Nutcracker.

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2023/2024 EYE Dancers

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2023 - 2024 EYE Dancers | Image by Amanda Tipton Photography

2022/2023 EYE Dancers

2022-2023 Emerge Dancers

Weekly Training Requirements

Advanced 1/2 Students

  • Three Ballet Technique classes
  • One Modern Technique Class
  • Either Jazz, Tap or Conditioning Class
  • Up to three rehearsal hours in the fall
  • Up to six rehearsal hours in the spring

*Approximately 9-12 hours per week

Advanced 3/4 Students

  • Four Ballet Technique classes
  • Modern Technique Class
  • Contemporary Class
  • Either Tap or Jazz
  • Up to six rehearsal hours in the fall
  • Up to nine rehearsal hours in the spring

*Approximately 12-16 hours per week

Weekly Rehearsal Slots

  • Tuesday: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Saturday’s in the spring:  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

*Rehearsal schedule will be released at least one month in advance. We will not necessarily call all students, especially at the Advanced 1/2 level, for all rehearsal hours

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Be one of the first 50 youth students to register for fall classes before
July 31st, and you'll receive a $10 gift card to Boulder Body Wear.
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