• Announcements: Auditions: Summer Intensive; 2020-2021 Pre-Professional Division Auditions; Young Dancer Workshop, 2020 Summer Camps, 2020 Summer Classes, Scheduled Breaks, Family Observation Week, Weather Policy

• Performances: All-Academy Production of Coppélia, Saturday Soirée, Coppélia Production Resources, YAGP, Young Dancers Competition

• Healthy Dancer: Children's Hospital Articles—Sustenance on the Slopes & Sportsmanship Tips

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy

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Summer Intensive, Pre-Professional Division & Young Dancer Workshop Auditions

February 16 and March 8 at Colorado Ballet

2020 Summer Intensive Auditions

2 Week, June 22 - July 3 | 3 Week, July 6 - 25 | 5 Week, June 22 - July 25

Colorado Ballet Academy’s 2020 Summer Intensive Auditions continue! Eligible CBA students are invited to attend our Summer Intensive and must audition in order to be placed. The audition is free of charge for CBA students.

Auditions will be held at Colorado Ballet Academy on February 16 and March 8. It is highly recommended to attend the February 16 audition as slots are filling up. There is no guarantee of availability by the March 8 audition. Current CBA students wanting to register for Summer Intensive auditions should follow the directions sent via email on December 10, 2019. If you did not receive the email, please contact the Academy.

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2020-2021 Pre-Professional Division Auditions

Colorado Ballet Academy's Pre-Professional Division is a daytime training program for career track students ages 14-20. The Academy’s Pre-Professional Division provides the necessary training to transition students from the classroom to professional careers.

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2020 Young Dancer Workshop Auditions

Session 1, June 15 - 26 | Session 2, June 29 - July 10
Boys and girls ages 9-12 (not yet on pointe)

Young dancers experience an introduction to intensive ballet training during Colorado Ballet Academy’s Young Dancer Workshop. Students participate in daily ballet classes with additional classes in pre-pointe, young men’s classes, character, modern, choreography, body conditioning, music for dancers, anatomy, ballet history and more.

Please email academy@coloradoballet.org to receive more information about registering for the 2020 Young Dancer Workshop auditions.

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2020 Summer Camps
Registration Open!

June 1-5, June 8-12, July 27-31, August 3-7

Colorado Ballet Academy is proud to offer an amazing variety of Summer Camps for boys and girls ages 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9 for this upcoming summer. 

Make a Ballet
June 1 - 5 & June 8 - 12 | Ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-9
Each week the dancers will create a beloved ballet that they will perform at the end of the week. Costumes, scenery, choreography, ballet and more will fill their week.

Prince & Princess Dance Camp
July 27 - 31 | Ages 3-4, 5-6
The classic prince and princess featured prominently in the world of ballet come to life in this camp. The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Nutcracker are some of the ballets the dancers will explore. 

Ballet Fairy & Elf Dance Camp
August 3 - 7 | Ages 3-4, 5-6

Fairies, elves, pixies and sprites! Venture into the world of these delightful beings featured in famous ballets such as The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Dance Around the World Camp, East & West
July 27 - 31 (East) | Ages 7 - 9
August 3 - 7 (West) | Ages 7 - 9
North, South, East & West! Every country has traditional and classical dance forms. In addition to daily ballet classes, students will learn and practice other popular dance forms from around the world.  

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2020 Summer Classes
Registration Opens Soon!

New Flexible Scheduling

June 1 - June 26 | June 29 - July 24
Children’s Division classes are offered for children ages 1 ½ through 7+ years of age. Classes in this division include Parent Tot, Creative Dance 1, Creative Dance 2, Pre-Ballet 1, Pre-Ballet 2 and Ballet Level 1. 

June 1 - July 24
Elementary Division classes are offered for students aged 8+. Students have the option of registering for a single session or multiple sessions to create greater ease with summer scheduling. Receive a 10% discount when signing up for six or more sessions of the same level. 

Scheduled Academy Breaks

Please remember CBA will not be holding regularly scheduled Academy classes (including Adult Open Classes) during the following dates: 

• February 26 – 29, 2020
• March 30 – April 4, 2020 

Family Observation Week

March 23-28

Please join us March 23-28 for Observation Week! You’re invited to come to class to see first-hand what the students are learning. Specific observation times and days will be announced soon. We hope you’re able to make it!

Photos and video recording are permitted and encouraged during observation class.

Weather Policy

Colorado Ballet Academy will cancel classes due to inclement weather when conditions are deemed unsafe to travel and/or Denver Public Schools close. We strictly follow DPS closures and delays, but some exceptions may be made with our afternoon/evening classes.

While every effort is made to notify families by email, this is not always an efficient process. Here are some valuable resources:

• Notices will be posted on CBA’s social media accounts: Instagram & Facebook.
• The voicemail for the main Academy line 303.339.1623 will be changed to reflect closings. 
• As staff may be working remotely due to travel conditions, it is best to email academy@coloradoballet.org for questions regarding weather related closures.  
• For morning classes, every attempt will be made to announce closures by 8:00am. For afternoon/evening classes, every attempt will be made to announce closures by 12:00pm.  
• These cancellations will not count as an absence.  
• Additionally, if CBA has not announced a closure and you feel unsafe traveling to class please email academy@coloradoballet.org if you will be absent. It will not be counted as an absence. 

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy

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Academy Production of Coppélia

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

May 23, 2020 | 1:00PM & 6:00PM

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy presents the full-length ballet, Coppélia. All students enrolled in Levels 1 through Pre-Professional Division will perform on May 23, 2020, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. This beloved, comic ballet will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary on May 25. Colorado Ballet Academy is happy to share this amazing performance opportunity with our students. 

Please make sure you are buying tickets directly from the Colorado Ballet site, not from a third party seller.

Saturday Soirée

March 21, 2020 | 4:00PM

Our March Saturday Soirée will feature the Student Choreography Project facilitated by Erica Fischbach, Colorado Ballet Academy Director and Domenico Luciano, Colorado Ballet Academy Principal.

Coppélia Production Information Resources

If you were unable to attend the Parent Meeting on January 25, 2020, here are a few items you may have missed.

Coppélia Parent Information Packet

Download a copy of the Coppélia Parent Information Packet. This is updated from what was handed out at the parent meeting. This has contact information, a synopsis of the ballet and more!

Coppélia Volunteer Interest Form

We are seeking parent volunteers to help with various costuming and production needs. Parents interested in volunteering can indicate interest in volunteer opportunities via the online form.

Coppélia Advertisement Form

Promote your business by purchasing ad space and wish your dancer good luck with a shout out in the 2020 Spring production program book! The program book will be passed out at the performances at Ellie Caulkins Opera House on May 23.

Coppélia Email List

If you would like to have more than one email on the general contact list for future Coppélia  information including T-Shirts, Flower orders and more, please fill out the email List online form. 

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YAGP | February 28 - March 1

Our students are competing in the Denver Regional Youth America Grand Prix the last weekend in February. A total of 55 students in Levels 3 to PPD will be performing 4 Large Ensembles, 53 Solos, and 1 Pas de Deux. We wish our dancers luck as they perform at such a prestigious ballet competition. Last year, Colorado Ballet Academy was named Outstanding School of the 2019 Youth America Grand Prix.

Young Dancers Competition 

March 6 - 8

Denver Ballet Guild is hosting their annual Young Dancers Competition the first weekend in March. Colorado Ballet Academy will be sending 56 students to take Master Classes and compete selected variations with their peers in the Denver dance community. 


Children's Hospital Colorado Articles

Lunch and Snack Ideas for Skiing and Snowboarding 

A day on the slopes can burn a lot of calories, which is why it’s important to fuel and hydrate your body regularly throughout the day to keep your energy up. From lunch to a snack, here are some foods you might want to pack.  

Parents Play an Important Role in Sportsmanship

Emotions run high in sports. As a parent, you want to see your kid do well, and it’s easy to become angry and vocal when you feel a poor call was made by the coach or referee. But your actions can have a long-term effect on your kid, so try these tips instead.   


Tour de Force
March 6 - 8, 2020

Ballet MasterWorks
April 3 - 12, 2020