Colorado Dance Center was established in 1981 by Bonnie Berman, dancer and performer. For nearly three decades our studio has been dedicated to providing quality dance education in the south metro Denver area.
Professional dancing standards are upheld for all students whether their interests are: educational, recreational, or professional because every individual student’s progress and welfare is of great concern to us. We place students in classes based upon their ability level, taking into consideration individual age and maturity.
PHILOSOPHY & PROGRAM
Colorado Dance Center wants everyone to experience the artistry, physical education, and joy of dance. All ages are accepted and encouraged to dance. We’ve had mothers and grandmothers grace our stage alongside their dancers. We accept all body shapes and sizes. Physical health and safety are emphasized in our dance curriculum.
Students are taught to become great technical dancers and performers. We believe that it is crucial for dancers to have opportunities to perform. We offer an annual SUMMER PRODUCTION where students learn the aspects of writing and performing in an original dance production. Our studio is truly unique because dancers experience much more than a “recital,” they learn the theatrical art of storytelling through dance.
OWNER & DIRECTOR: Tina Jackson is a proud alumnus of Colorado Dance Center. Tina fell in love with dance there when five years old, and idolized Miss Bonnie. Tina has over 20 years of dance and performing experience. She trained with Colorado Dance Center for 10 years and also trained and performed with many Denver ballet companies. In August 2007 she returned to Colorado Dance Center as the new owner and director. She believes that Colorado Dance Center’s success is due to the philosophy and quality instruction established by Bonnie Berman. Tina is excited to build upon the studio’s 30 year legacy. She wants to share her expertise and love of dance with everyone who enters the doors at Colorado Dance Center.
Our spacious facility includes a reception room, parent waiting room, dressing room, and most importantly a large well equipped marley dance floor. This professional dance floor is designed with dancers’ safety in mind. The floor is cushioned for ballet dancers with pointe shoes.
Dance is a performing art. Dance training must provide students with opportunities to perform and express their talents.
ANNUAL SUMMER PERFORMANCE: This is open to all Colorado Dance Center students.
A story such as “Cinderella” is written and choreographed to be presented on stage. The show is presented to the public. We believe that the Performing Arts uplift and strengthen our community. Our dancers inspire the youth in our community to be creative in an artistic, positive way. Summer Performances are usually held at the end of July or the beginning of August.
TUITION: Tuition is monthly and is due the 1st of each month. We have NO CONTRACTS. There is a discount for taking more than one class per week. Also a 10% discount for families with more than one student.
Once a year $20 Registration Fee per student.
*Students will not be refunded for missing a class during the session. Students are allowed to do a make up class in a separate recommended class from the instructor.
*FREE TRIAL CLASS TO NEW PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
TUITION, REFUNDS, & MAKE-UPS: Registration fee is due for all students in September or at time of enrollment. Registration fee is non-refundable. Tuition is due in advance and payable on or before first class of each session. $5 late fee if not paid within 10 days of due date. It is our policy that refunds will not be given. We do allow make-up classes. Make-up classes are allowed only within the session they are missed. Ask the teacher for appropriate make-up times. No deduction from next session for classes missed. Those who wish to pay for individual classes will pay the single class rate.
OBSERVING CLASSES: Many students are distracted when there are observers in the studio. There are specific days designated for parents to attend their children’s classes. If it is not possible to attend these “Open House” days, or if you have out-of-town guests who wish to observe, please make arrangements with the teacher.
THE STUDIO WILL BE CLOSED: Thanksgiving week and two weeks at Christmas. On days with inclement weather, the studio will close when Littleton public schools are forced to close.