February 2021

• Announcements: Young Dancer Workshop, Spring Children's Division Classes: Love is in the Air, Summer Camps, Open Program Virtual Classes, Audition Reminder: Pre-Professional Division, Upcoming Breaks, YAGP, NHSDA Inductions

• Healthy Dancer: What You Need to Know About Face Coverings for Kids, The Female Athlete Triad


Photo by Mark Hutchens featuring Colorado Ballet Academy Level 4 Students

2021 Young Dancer Workshop

Boys & Girls Ages 9-12 | Not Yet En Pointe | Summer 2021

We are pleased to announce that audition registration is open for the 2021 Young Dancer Workshop. Register today to secure your spot!  

Auditions will be conducted virtually and held on the following dates: February 21 and March 7. Students also have the option to submit an audition video in place of a live virtual audition. 

Young dancers will experience an introduction to intensive ballet training during Colorado Ballet Academy’s Young Dancer Workshop. Students work closely with the accomplished leaders of CBA in a mentoring, inclusive environment as they participate in daily ballet classes and complimentary classes including character, modern, jazz, classical choreography and interactive artist talks. YDW will emphasize growth in technique, artistry and dance phrasing. Each session will have a fundamental focus and will concentrate specifically on adagio, turns, petit allegro, grand allegro, artistry and step sequencing. Sessions will culminate with a short performance.

Photo by Mark Hutchens featuring Colorado Ballet Academy Children’s Division Student

2021 Spring Children's Division Classes

Session 2: February 15-March 20

Love is in the Air! Register now for Session 2 of our virtual Children's Division Classes. Students will be introduced to Cupid from the ballet Don Quixote, as well as the love story between the characters Kitri and Basilio. Feelings of happiness, caring and love will be explored through movement, music, shapes and patterns. Love is in the Air is designed to help our youngest students cope with the stresses of the current pandemic and is sure to help adults as well!        

Photo by Francisco Estevez featuring Colorado Ballet Academy’s Children Division Students

2021 Summer Camps: Save the Date!

Registration Opens Soon

May 31-June 4 | June 7-11 | July 26-30 | August 2-6

Colorado Ballet Academy is proud to offer an amazing variety of camps for boys and girls ages 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9 this summer. Details and registration will be available online in late February. 

Open Program Virtual Classes

Register Now for Session 2

New class alert! Colorado Ballet Academy is now offering a Wednesday evening Intermediate Ballet class with Suellen DeVilliers and a Wednesday morning Intermediate Ballet Barre and Conditioning with Erika Sandre.

Photo by Mark Hutchens featuring Colorado Ballet Academy Pre-Professional Division Student

Audition Reminder: Pre-Professional Division

Live Virtual Audition on Sunday, March 21

Audition for Colorado Ballet Academy's Pre-Professional Division by attending a live virtual audition or submitting an audition video. Registration is open for the Pre-Professional Division live virtual audition on Sunday, March 21, 2021.

For more information regarding Pre-Professional Division auditions please contact us at preprofessionaldivision@coloradoballet.org.

Upcoming Breaks

Students will not be having regular classes on the following dates: 

  • February 24-27, 2021 – February Break

  • March 29-April 3, 2021 – Spring Break

Youth America Grand Prix

Regional Semi-Final Denver: February 19 & 20

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is the world’s largest global network of dance. It fulfills its mission to support and develop world-class dancers, ages 9-19, of all economic, ethnic and geographic backgrounds.

Even though YAGP looks a little different this year, our students have been working hard and preparing to compete in the Regional Semi-Final: Denver - February 19 & 20. Students have received ten hours of virtual coaching and have recently come into the studios for a few final rehearsals. Thirty-one students from Levels 3 through Pre-Professional Division will represent Colorado Ballet Academy, competing with twenty-seven classical solos, twenty-one contemporary solos and one duet. 

We wish our students the best of luck as they perform February 19 & 20! Please email academy@coloradoballet.org to find out more about how you can tune in for the live-streaming of the event.   

National Honor Society Dance America

Congratulations on Your Induction, Samantha, William & Veronica!

Congratulations to Samantha Milshtein, William Ro and Veronica Turner, all of whom were recently inducted into the NHSDA Junior Program! In addition to having their hard work and dedication recognized, each accomplished student now has access to NHSDA programming, events and affiliated artists and members for mentorship and networking opportunities. We are so proud of each of you!  

What You Need to Know About Face Coverings for Kids

Answers to Parents' Top Questions

By now we all know that almost everyone over the age of two should wear a face covering when out in public or around people with whom they don’t live. This is because it’s one of the most effective ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But what are the best kinds of face coverings for kids? And what if you’re having trouble getting your kid to wear one? Our experts tackle these questions and many more.

The Female Athlete Triad

Girl Power: Health & Strength for Female Athletes

Sports like gymnastics, soccer and track require high energy input, meaning girls in those sports must eat enough of the right foods to remain healthy and at the top of their game. Unfortunately, many female athletes underestimate their caloric needs. When this happens, it can lead to three dangerous symptoms.