Do you love music and movement? The Dance Program at Colorado Academy provides opportunities in a variety of dance genres for students at all levels of interest and experience.
Our students develop skills in collaboration, perseverance, creativity, and communication through movement. Performance opportunities occur throughout the year.
Dance at CA
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Our youngest students incorporate Music classes with dance to tell stories through active movement including the exploration of dance, rhythm, and body movement. Grade level groups present Spring performances.
Middle School students have the opportunity to participate in styles such as Pop/Rock Tap, Jazz/Hip Hop, Ballet, and Dance for Musical Theater.
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Melissa Zaremba holds a BPA in Dance from Oklahoma City University and an MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University. She has performed in more than 30 union productions across the country, including eight years as a Radio City Rockette and in the first national tour of 42nd Street. She is an award-nominated choreographer who has worked in Chicago, Atlanta, Colorado, and Off-Broadway. Zaremba has served in the Adjunct Faculty of dance in the Musical Theater programs at Columbia College (Chicago), Roosevelt University (Chicago), and Abilene Christian University (Texas). She has taught for institutions across the country, including the Rockette Experience and Summer Intensives (as seen on MTV) at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Zaremba recently returned to her home state of Colorado after 14 years in Chicago and has been at CA since 2018.
Rowan Salem is a choreographer, performer, and teacher. As a Teaching Fellow/Gretchen Moran Scholar, she completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., in 2017. Her influences lie in Humphrey/Limon principles, improvisational techniques, and links between philosophy and movement. Recent teaching affiliations include Colorado Ballet Academy, Aspen Academy, Park Hill Dance Academy, Colorado Academy, Amherst College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Rowan recently moved to Colorado and is the recipient of the 2017 Create Award Residency at Art Gym, Denver.