SUMMER 2020 at CDA!
Summer is the perfect time to focus on dance!
All summer programs require a $25* registration fee per student.
*10% sibling discount! if 2 or more friends of yours sign up, the summer registration fee is waived!

Registrations open Saturday March 14th, 10:00am.  Electronic Registration form available here 


Princess Camp 9:30-noon, ages 3-5, one week June 15-19 $185

Mini’s Workshop level 1/1.5 ages 5-7, one week June 22-26 $175

Daily Schedule 2:15-4:30:

                2:15-3:15 Ballet

                3:15-3:30 snack break

                3:30-4:00 Tap

                4:00-4:30 Jazz/Hip Hop/Lyrical

Children’s Intensive Workshop Level 2, ages 7-9+, one week, June 22-26 $285

Daily Schedule 10-2:15pm:

                10-10:30 Strength & Flex

                10:30-12 Jazz/Tap/Lyrical/Hip-Hop

                12-12:30 Dance History

                12:30-1 lunch

                1-2:15 Ballet Technique

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

Daily Schedule: 9:15-10 Strength & Flexibility, 10-11:30 Ballet technique, 11:30-12 lunch, 12:00-1:00 pointe/variations, 1:00-1:30 dance clinic (discussions on everything related the stage/dance history/career/health/injury prevention/stage make-up & hair/etc), 1:30-3:30 one hour each of 2 genres Hip-Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap/Musical Theater, character dance.

**CDA’s Summer Intensive Program (SIP) is designed for the serious dance student looking to focus strongly on technique, immersing themselves over the summer to improve greatly in all areas of dance.  Students do not need to be on pointe but must be age 10 as of January 1, 2020 (check with Michelle for exceptions) and have completed one year of Ballet 4 at CDA/comparable school (some exceptions considered based on student history/goals).  Acceptance by audition only.  The full day program is 9:15am-3:30pm Mon-Fri, full day must be taken, one week options available, 2 weeks required required to participate in final in studio presentation on Friday July 19. Guest Instructors: Julia Anderson (ballet), Camille Dali (Jazz/Contemporary), Casey Dalton (ballet), Terrell Davis (Jazz/Contemporary), Stacey Dion (Jazz/Contemporary), Terri-Sue Dorn (Jazz/Contemporary), Mallauri Esquibel-Hansen (Jazz/Contemporary), Donovan Helma, Thea Jaworski (Jazz/Contemporary), Mark Otloski (ballet), Kevin Gael Thomas (ballet) and Amy Anderson of Gentle Fitness. With CDA faculty: Maria Mosina, Michelle Dolighan-Rodenbeck, Staci Kinkead-Fox, Heather Marsh-Schieck, Niki Kraft, Joshua Glenn

CDA’s 2020 Pre-Professional Summer Intensive Program Auditions: Due to our current situation related to the Corona virus global pandemic and mandatory “state at home order” we are not holding the in person audition class originally scheduled for Saturday April 4. In lieu of our in person auditions we are doing auditions for our 2020 Summer Intensive Program via video submission. Details for the video requirements are below. Considering the challenges in dancing from home please do not risk safety in creating this class, we just need to see each dancer and their abilities which is simple for us to judge in very easy combinations. If students even want to video a ballet class from home this week during their Zoom virtual class that works. Please email video to Michelle at along with your audition form (available here soon) by 4pm Saturday April 4, 2020. If you are unable to create a video class due to restrictions within your space please send a video of your dancer’s most recent solo. Let me know if you have any questions.4 weeks of incredibly inspiring dance education right at home in Colorado!

Video Audition Details
The audition videos should be no less than 15 minutes in length and include the following:
Barre (one side only)
  • Plies
  • Tendues
  • Jete
  • Ronde de jambe
  • Adagio
  • Grand Battement
Center floor work
  • Adagio
  • pirouette combination (if possible)
  • Petite allegro (small jump-changement, eschappe, jete, assemble if possible)


Children’s Intensive Workshop Level 3, ages 8+ two weeks, July 6-17 $575

Daily Schedule:

                10-10:30 Strength & Flex

                10:30-12 Jazz/Tap/Lyrical/Hip-Hop

                12-12:30 Dance History

                12:30-1 lunch

                1-2:30 Ballet Technique

Summer Combo Class, pre-ballet/tap combo class, 4 weeks Saturdays July 11-August 1 $75 10:00-11:00 (ages 3-5)

 Maintenance Classes late July/early August TBA