Ballet

Early Dance

Colburn’s Early Dance Program is designed to foster the love of dance and music in little dancers between the ages of 2 and 6.

This class develops imagination, physical coordination, and musicality for young dancers.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Sheila Gonzalez 2yr 10mo - 4yr 11mo 09/06 - 05/23 Tu 02:15 pm - 03:00 pm $820.00
Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Victoria Dobson 3yr - 4yr 11mo 09/10 - 05/27 Sa 08:45 am - 09:30 am $820.00

This class serves as an introduction to the magic and physical rigor of ballet training, introducing concepts about body awareness, turned-out body positions, and dancing in dialogue with music.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Sheila Gonzalez 5yr - 6yr 11mo 09/06 - 05/23 Tu 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm $820.00
Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Sheila Gonzalez 5yr - 6yr 11mo 09/10 - 05/27 Sa 09:30 am - 10:30 am $820.00
Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Sheila Gonzalez 5yr - 6yr 11mo 09/10 - 05/27 Sa 08:00 am - 08:55 am $820.00

Children’s Dance Program

Grow in technique and artistry through these multidisciplinary class levels.

Level 1 lays the foundation for a young dancer in the technique and musicality of both ballet and tap dance. This level also includes a Stretch & Strengthen class to help these young dancers understand and develop their bodies as athletic artists.

 

Tuesday, 4-5:30pm: Ballet

Tuesday 5:30-6:15pm: Stretch & Strengthen

Thursday 4-5:30pm: Ballet

Thursday, 5:30-6:15pm: Tap

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Kelly Ann Sloan 7yr - 8yr 11mo 09/06 - 05/25 Tu, Th 04:00 pm - 06:15 pm $2500.00

This class provides an opportunity to explore ballet and related dance genres in an encouraging boys-only class environment.

 

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Victor Jarvis 5yr - 6yr 11mo 09/06 - 05/23 Tu 03:15 pm - 04:00 pm $820.00

This class establishes a strong dance foundation for young male students in an encouraging boys-only environment, then moves to a coeducational setting for their fundamentals of tap dance. A Stretch & Strengthen class is also included in the curriculum to help the students understand their bodies as athletic artists.

Tuesdays: 4:00-5:30pm – Technique (Jarvis) Studio B  

Tuesdays: 5:30-6:15pm – Stretch & Strengthen (Sloan) Studio B (combined with Level I ) 

Thursdays: 4:00-5:30pm – Technique (Jarvis) Studio B  

Thursdays: 5:30-6:15pm – Tap (Royster) Studio (combined with level I)

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Victor Jarvis 7yr - 8yr 11mo 09/06 - 06/01 Tu, Th 04:00 pm - 06:15 pm $2500.00

Level II continues the technical work begun in Level I in both the ballet and tap dance. Students in this level begin to expand their vocabulary of dance movement and deepen their body awareness and strength through their Stretch & Strengthen class.

Mondays 4-5:30pm Ballet with Kelly Ann Sloan in Studio B

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm: Stretch & Strength with Sloan in Studio B

Wednesdays 4-5:30pm: Ballet with Sloan in Studio B

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm Tap with Joseph Wiggan in Studio B

Fridays 4-5:30pm Ballet with Cowgill in Studio B

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Kelly Ann Sloan 8yr - 9yr 11mo 09/07 - 05/26 Mo, We, Fr 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm $2900.00

Level III begins a more intensive schedule in ballet (adding beginning pointework), continues with more complex concepts in tap dance and physical conditioning, and introduces modern dance technique to the students. At this level, students experience the intensity and interdisciplinary dimensions of pre-professional dance education.

 

 

Mondays 4-5:30pm Ballet with Robyn Gardenhire in Studio A

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm Beginner Pointe w/Gardenhire in Studio A

Wednesdays 4-5:30pm Ballet w/Gardenhire in Studio A

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm: Modern w/Tamsin Carlson in Studio A

Fridays 4-5:30pm: Ballet w/Kelly Ann Sloan in Studio A

Fridays 5:30-6:30pm, Stretch and Strength w/Kelly Ann Sloan in Studio A

Saturdays 9-10:30am: Ballet w/Jasmine Perry in Studio A

Saturdays 10:30-11:30am: Tap with Denise Scheerer in Studio B

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Robyn Gardenhire 10yr - 12yr 11mo 09/07 - 05/27 Mo, We, Fr, Sa Varied $3900.00

Young Adult Dance Program

The Young Adult Program builds the bridge from foundational dance training to a more conservatory-level rigor and interdisciplinary dance education.

The Intermediate Level includes rigorous and multifaceted training in ballet, tap, and modern dance to develop well-rounded technical and expressive dancers.

Mondays: 4:00-5:30pm – Ballet (Cowgill) Studio GRH

Mondays: 5:30-6:30pm – Pointe (Cowgill) Studio GRH

Tuesdays: 4:00-5:30pm – Ballet (Gardenhire) Studio GRH

Tuesdays: 5:30-6:30pm – Stretch & Strengthen (Cowgill) Studio B 

Wednesdays: 4:00-5:30pm – Ballet (Cowgill) Studio GRH

Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30pm – Pointe (Cowgill) Studio GRH

Fridays: 4:00-5:30pm – Ballet (Gardenhire) Studio GRH

Fridays: 5:30-7:00pm – Tap (Sullivan) Studio B

Saturdays: 10:30am-12:00pm – Ballet (Romy Karz) Studio A

Saturdays: 12:00-1:30pm – Modern (Carlson) Studio A 

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Katherine Cowgill 11yr - 13yr 11mo 09/06 - 05/27 Mo, Tu, We, Fr, Sa Varied $5250.00

The Advanced Level is the most intensive and multidimensional ballet-focused course in Colburn’s afternoon class offerings. Students train in ballet technique, as well as supplementary ballet courses in pointe, variations, and pas de deux (partnering). They continue with modern dance technique, add an additional day of physical conditioning in their Stretch & Strengthen class, and add Artistic Inquiry—a weekly university-style course that explores the history and development of ballet and its relationship with other dance forms and disciplines.

Mondays: 5:30-6:30pm – Stretch & Strength (Jarvis) Studio Early Childhood  

Mondays: 6:30-8:00pm – Ballet (Cowgill) Studio GRH 

Tuesdays: 4:15-5:15pm – Artistic Inquiry (Jensen) Studio Early Childhood  

Tuesdays: 5:30-7:00pm – Ballet (Belliston) Studio GRH 

Tuesdays: 7:00-8:00pm – Pointe (Sloan) Studio GRH  

Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30pm – Stretch & Strength (Jarvis) Olive 5th floor 

Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00pm – Ballet (Sloan) Studio GRH 

Thursdays: 4:00-5:30pm – Ballet (Perry) Studio GRH 

Thursdays: 5:30-6:30pm – Variations/Rehearsal (Sloan) Studio GRH 

Fridays: 5:30-7:00pm – Ballet (Ady) Studio GRH  

Fridays: 7:00-8:00pm – Pas De Deux (Ady) Studio GRH  

Saturdays: 9:00-10:30am – Ballet (Cowgill) Studio GRH 

Saturdays: 10:30am-12:00pm – Modern (Carlson) Studio GRH 

 

Men can take the following class instead of Pointe:

Tuesdays 2:30-4:00pm – Advanced men’s (Belliston) Studio A 

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Kelly Ann Sloan 13yr - 18yr 11mo 09/06 - 05/27 Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa Varied $6650.00

The Dance Academy is a rigorous pre-professional ballet training program that both honors the great traditions of classical ballet and embraces the new and contemporary. 

Students learn masterworks and deepen their understanding of the great tradition of this art form. They also collaborate with the choreographers of today and develop their own creative voices. Our holistic artistic education shapes dancers as thinkers, artists, and performers as they experience life in the cultural heart of a global city. 

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