JULY 2019

• Happening Now: Summer Intensive, Fall Registration, B² Workshop Registration

• Announcements: Summer Camps, Save the Date

• Healthy Dancer: Children's Hospital Articles—9 Sunscreen Questions, Answered & Summer Sports Hydration Safety

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy

Summer Intensive

Our Summer Intensive Program, directed by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner, is providing students an extensive dance education from our diverse teachers, while presenting a positive environment where they can thrive. The dancers are experiencing many different styles of variations from Petipa to Balanchine and stretching their skills as they learn specific genres like jazz, modern and contemporary. 

Students have ventured outside of the studios to enjoy all Denver has to offer. They went to Elitch Gardens, a Colorado Rockies Baseball Game, 4th of July celebrations, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival and the Denver Performing Arts Complex to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The Colorado Ballet Academy staff is thrilled at the progress and learning taking place within our studios this summer. 

Fall Registration

Online Registration for fall classes is now available. The first day of classes for the fall semester is August 19. Registration is filling up quickly, so be sure to check your child’s classes for availability. Please contact the Academy staff if you have questions about scheduling, leveling or uniforms.

B² Workshop

August 14 - 16 | 4:30PM - 7:15PM

Get a head start on your training for the 2019/20 year with Colorado Ballet Academy’s B² Workshop! This three-day, evening workshop will focus on placement, stamina and clarity in technique to help students put their best foot forward for a successful and exciting new year of dance at CBA. 

Students outside of Colorado Ballet Academy are welcome and encouraged to register for this intensive. Please contact the Academy for placement at academy@coloradoballet.org.

The B² Workshop includes classes in Ballet Technique, Pre-Pointe, Pointe, Men's Technique and Jazz for two levels; Intermediate (Levels 3 & 4) and Advanced (Levels 5-PPD).

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy

Summer Camps

A few slots remain in our Summer Camps. Colorado Ballet Academy is proud to offer an extensive variety of Summer Camps for boys and girls ages 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9.

Prince & Princess Dance Camp
July 29 - August 2 | Ages: 3-4, 5-6

Ballet Fairy & Elf Dance Camp
August 5 - 9 | Ages: 3-4, 5-6

Dance Around the World Camp | Ages: 7-9
   • July 29 - August 2 (East): Teacher Christina Yeh interprets Chinese culture and traditions through Chinese Dance and Jeanette Trujillo-Lucero will lead the students in a set of Flamenco classes.

   • August 5 - 9 (West): John "Mr. Tap" Williams will cover the style of Tap and Molly Bennett will teach students Irish dance during this exploration of Western dance styles.

Save the Date

August 15 | 7:15 PM – YAGP Information Meeting
This meeting will cover YAGP regional and NY dates, different participation options and Colorado Ballet Academy's YAGP program requirements. 

August 24 – YAGP Ensemble and Soloist Auditions
11 - 11:30AM — CBA Levels 3-4
11:30AM - 12PM — CBA Levels 5-6
12 - 12:30PM — CBA Levels 7-PPD

September 8 – Nutcracker Auditions
Academy students will have the opportunity to audition for select roles in Colorado Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. Performances will be at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. More information regarding audition requirements will be posted closer to the audition date.

View our calendar for other upcoming, important dates, and don't forget to mark your calendar.

Colorado Ballet's 2019/20 Season

Single Tickets on Sale Monday, July 15

Colorado Ballet invites you to experience the 2019/2020 season, featuring Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Tour de Force and Ballet MasterWorks at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.


Children's Hospital Colorado Articles

9 Sunscreen Questions, Answered     

What’s the difference between sunblock and sunscreen? And for that matter, what’s the difference between UVA and UVB? Pediatric dermatologist Dr. Anna Bruckner takes on your top questions on all things sunscreen.

Summer Sports Hydration Safety

It can come on quickly, and it can be life-threatening if left unchecked. In these hot summer months, know how to prevent sports dehydration — and how to identify and treat it if it happens — with info from the experts.