Denver Ballet Theatre Academy is a premiere, pre-professional classical ballet academy and multi-discipline dance school, offering students and dancers of all ages the finest dance training with the most professional faculty in a state of the art studio. Along with this we also offer a Pre-ballet program with classes for children as young as 18 months. Our ballet program follows the internationally renowned Vaganova training syllabus - a progressive and graded training system that has produced some of the best dancers in the world. This program also includes Character Dance, a stylized representation of a traditional folk, or national dance, mostly from eastern European countries, and are an integral part of most major full-length classical performances. DBT Academy students also have the opportunity to train in other dance disciplines including Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary. Every professional company around the world have incorporated Contemporary works into their repertoire, this is why it is so important to be familiar with this type of movement. End of year evaluations for Level 3 and up allow each student the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the technical material they have studied over the past year, and for the faculty to determine the areas that need more work. We also offer one-on-one, individual coaching for those auditioning for summer or college dance programs, professional company apprentice positions and dancers wishing to compete in the annual YAGP and Denver Ballet Guild. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the education, knowledge, training and technique to succeed in the studio and on the stage! Qualities unique to DBT Academy:
YAGP 1st Place winner in Junior Classical Variation, 2nd Place winner Pas de Deux, Top 12 in Senior, Junior & Pre-Competitive Categories, invitations to NYC Finals, plus numerous scholarship offers including Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pittsburg Ballet, Ellison Ballet, Harid Conservatory and the Bolshoi Ballet.
Denver Ballet Guild 3rd Place Winner, and Special Award for Artistry grantee.
Students have multiple opportunities to perform as DBT presents three large-scale productions annually, which include The Nutcracker, another selection from the classical repertoire in the spring, and an end of year Showcase performance.
Dance History. This class delves into the historical and cultural aspects of the art. Students learn about the development of the art form from the times of Louis XIV through the contemporary era and view video performances of all the major ballets by the best companies and choreographers in the world. This class is a must for all aspiring dancers who truly want to enjoy the world of ballet.
Four Week Summer Intensive Program with international guest faculty. Classes include ballet technique, pointe and variations, character dance, pas de deux, jazz, contemporary, PBT, nutrition and injury prevention, pointe shoe workshop, acting for dancers and stage make-up/hair.
Denver Ballet Theatre Academy focuses on artistic excellence in classical ballet through enlightening full length performances, and the finest pre-professional training in the Vaganova teaching syllabus.