Classic Dance Academy (CDA)

7036 S. Potomac St, Centennial 80112

(303) 706-0273

conveniently located just south of Arapahoe Rd & Potomac St in Centennial, 1/2 mile north of Denver Broncos headquarters.

2017 YAGP "Outstanding Teacher Award" winner Michelle Dolighan-Rodenbeck & "Outstanding School" Classic Dance Academy  


CDA is Colorado's premeire school for dance training.  We INSPIRE EXCELLENCE in every student that enters our doors!  With an exceptional faculty of professionally educated instructors we offer the highest quality dance training in every genre for a well rounded dancer in a warm, nurturing environment.  We believe students grow through encouragement and positive guidance.  Specialized structured programs for the tiny dancer ages 3-6 years old up to a pre-professional level ballet training program for the serious ballet student.  Performance opportunities include an annual production of The Nutcracker and our student showcase performance "A Classic Performance" which includes a spring ballet production in June.  Come join the CDA dance family!                                                      ~A good teacher explains, a great teacher inspires~

Don't miss our Classic Dancers company showcase Saturday, January 25th @ 430pm. Come support our dancers in their 2020 competition pieces! Cleo Parker Robinson Dance:  119 Park Avenue West; Denver, CO 80205 Tickets- $10/each (children under 2 sitting on laps are free) on sale at CDA 1/11 9:30am, general admission seating. 


Summer 2020 dates are now available, see our Summer tab! Pre-Professional Summer Intensive Program June 22-July 17, ages 10+, 9:15-3:30 $1400/$395 per week, 2 wk min to perform. acceptance by audition only, auditions Saturday April 4, 12-130pm

Great article about CDA owner/director Michelle Dolighan-Rodenbeck

2019-2020 registration is open all year, click to register online: join our dance family!

 Our latest testimonial 10/2018: "My daughter really loves CDA. We are both very excited about it! She loves ballet again, and she looks forward to hip-hop and lyrical every week. She loves the teachers and enjoys the company of her fellow students. You set a warm and welcoming tone at your studio. Thank you to you and your wonderful teachers for bringing her love of dance back to life."                                                                

Please click here to read a wonderful article featuring CDA's production of The Nutcracker 2015:


Check out our video slideshow of both casts of The Nutcracker 2013!


  • We are the home of DEVON STUTZ 2018 Youth America Grand Prix "Hope" award winner, TRACY FULLER (current Ballet Fantastique company member), ARIEL GILLIAM (current Ballet Ariel company dancer), MAYA LUKASIK (Youth America Grand Prix "Hope" award winner 2015, 3rd place classical 2016, 4th place World Ballet Competition), GABRIELE LUKASIK (Youth America Grand Prix Denver 2012 & 2014 1st place, 2013 3rd place, 2015 2nd place, 2016 2nd place; 2015 & 2016 1st place Denver Ballet Guild Young Dancers Scholarship Competition & Outstanding Young Artist award recipient, Bronze medalist place World Ballet Competition), ZIMMI COKER (1st place & Florence Ruston award winner 2014, 2nd place winner 2012 Denver Ballet Guild Young Dancers Scholarship Competition , 2013 Youth Grand Prix Award winner, currently a professional company member with American Ballet Theater in New York) & MICHAL MANGAN current scholarship student & trainee Boston Ballet School-  Congratulations!
  • BRAVO! CDA's The Nutcracker is honored to receive an incredible review by Don Atwood with World Dance Reviews, click here to view