The Dance Program at Colorado Academy trains students in the technique and performance of concert dance styles including Modern/Contemporary, Ballet, Tap and Jazz, with numerous performance opportunities throughout the year. Electives in both contemporary and classic forms are offered to all students, with a Conservatory of Dance Program available for advanced students through audition and company participation.
Students accepted into the Conservatory of Dance Program are part of the company, Equus, which is the performing dance ensemble of the school. Taught by professional teachers and choreographers, Equus performs at various school venues, service learning events, and the annual In Concert each March. In addition, Elective offerings in all genres, including a styles class for musical theater dance, are offered to students at all levels of experience and expertise.
Middle School students have the opportunity to participate in Modern/Contemporary Dance, Jazz/Rock Tap, and Classical Ballet the latter of which is a a multi-level elective with individuated instruction given to meet students at their level. While exploring dance as an art form through various styles, students learn technique and choreography in preparation for Upper School classes and the Conservatory program.
Elective Dance Classes
Beginning in Grade 7, students may choose to take a dance class as their arts elective. In Upper School, students may choose to take dance as either an arts elective or as one trimester of their outside sport requirement. Students accepted for conservatory study may apply two trimesters of dance to fulfill their sports credits.