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The mission of the Henry Academy of Dance is to provide careful and effective training to produce exceptional dancers who are prepared for advanced finishing programs, professional careers, and lifelong movement.

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Dance Classes


Dance Programs For All Ages

Dance Classes


Dance Programs For All Ages

 Children's dance class

Children's dance class

dance classes for children 3 to 5 years old

An introduction to dance and creative movement! Beginning dance Students learn the basics of classroom management and work on skills targeted for developing bodies. Through our children's dance program, dancers practice hand-eye coordination, explore movement at different "levels," and learn basic skills such as balance, isolations, and tempo. This class gives young students a head-start preparation for more advanced skills. This children's class builds a foundation of skills and knowledge through fun and exploration, and it encourages and supports a love of dance! Students pretend to dip their toes in a pool and stand like a flamingo while learning simple ballet, lyrical, and jazz technique. 
 Students of the Children's Dance Program

Students of the Children's Dance Program

dance Classes for children 5 to 8 years old

This dance class offered for children ages 5 to 8 encourages the development of strong, healthy bodies, and prepares the dancers for more advanced ballet, jazz, lyrical, and modern dance techniques. Our skilled instructors work with the students on coordinating arms and legs together, combining steps into more difficult patterns, and strengthening basic dance skills. This class is the perfect introduction to fast-paced jazz combos and fundamental ballet principles!
 

 Advanced ballet class

Advanced ballet class

 

Classes for Dancers 9 and older

Join our levels program for a well-rounded, meaningful dance education. The Henry Academy of Dance follows the world-renowned Russian ballet technique, developing dancers who are physically and mentally prepared for a lifetime of dance. This program successfully prepares students for prestigious ballet finishing schools, university programs, and professional careers in dance.  Our school of dance has successfully prepared students for programs such as the Harid Conservatory, Open World Dance Foundation, Master Ballet Academy, Kirov Academy of Ballet, State Street Ballet, and many more.

 

 Adult ballet students of the Henry Academy of Dance

Adult ballet students of the Henry Academy of Dance

 

Classes for Adult dancers

Beginning or experienced adult dancers are welcome at the Henry Academy of Dance! Join our school's ballet levels program and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of dance at any age. 

 

 

 Advanced students of the Henry Academy Tour Dance Companies

Advanced students of the Henry Academy Tour Dance Companies

Touring and Performance dance Companies

Our school offers Touring and Performance Dance Companies!  Each year, serious dance students may audition for our Touring and Performing Companies. Touring Companies travel throughout Northern Colorado performing jazz, lyrical, and contemporary pieces at schools, festivals, and community events. They finish each touring season with a performance at the Children's Hospital in Aurora, CO.  The Ballet Performance Company prepares a "mini-ballet" every year.  These students are given the opportunity to showcase both classical ballet works as well as character and Historic Dance.
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Our Philosophy


Our Philosophy


WE HONOR the long-standing tradition of classical ballet training, and preserve the methods of the Russian technique in our dance school. Instruction of complimentary styles such as jazz, lyrical, and contemporary dance is supported by a well-founded, consistent ballet background. 

WE BUILD our dance classes to support the current physical and technical ability of our dancers.  The children's and beginner's dance classes introduce basic body awareness and control.  These classes also provide a foundation of skills and vocabulary for future advanced dance classes.  Older students master precise dance technique within our school's carefully designed syllabus that demands the proper development of the musculature. 

WE CREATE opportunities for lifelong success as a dancer.  In our dance school's advanced levels, our students are held to, and perform at, the highest technical, professional and artistic standards expected for finishing schools, universities, and professional companies. 

WE VALUE quality training and the individual success of each and every one of our students!  In our school, students benefit from highly trained instructors who have studied dance pedagogy and continue their own education.  As a result, our dancers develop a deep understanding of technique, dance history, artistry, and a lifelong love and appreciation of dance and the arts. 

WE CONSIDER dance a way of life and prepare students to successfully face the highlights and the challenges involved.  Our school promotes an environment that supports a healthy love of dance that will follow students throughout their lives.

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Dance Schedule


Dance Schedule


New Students: Please call 970-281-5153 for a FREE trial class!

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*Summer dance schedule begins Monday, June 11, 2018*

  • Preschool is open to students aged 3-4
  • Combo 1 is open to any students in kindergarten through 2nd grade (age 5-8)
  • Combo 2 is open to experienced students in 2nd grade (age 7-8)
  • Ballet Levels 1 through 7 are open to students in 3rd grade or above (8+)
  • Groove Fitness Class is open to everyone! No experience necessary. Join us for a great workout in a fun environment!