Our Essence

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance 1970-2022

We use the universal language of dance to honor the African Diaspora, explore the human condition, champion social justice, unite people of all ages and races, and ultimately celebrate the complexity of life through movement.

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We offer technique and movement classes for all ages and skill levels! From African to Hip Hop, Ballet to Zumba, online and in person.

Back to school schedule now available. Visit our Academy page.

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Inspiring Movement

Our education programs ignite students minds and bodies with unique programs for preschool to undergraduate.

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A Denver Treasure

Our Professional dance ensemble works to transcend the boundaries of culture, class and age while telling the stories that embody the complexity of the human condition.

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A home for all

The CPRD Historic Theatre is a 240-seat proscenium theater. It is home to many local dance, theater, and emerging artists. Space rentals are available and the space has seen considerable renovation in the past few years.

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A Message From Cleo

Our warmest welcome to you all! As members of our village you have entered a place with One Spirit/Many Voices. What a time we’ve all had over these past two years, with so many changes in our daily lives. Still, we’ve kept on dancing in new and innovative ways, with many of you dancing right along with us. I’ve been known to say that “Dance is just life out loud.” That’s more true than ever these days – so let’s DANCE and take these next steps TOGETHER!

You’ll find that our website has added some new spaces as we expand our virtual world to stay connected.

We are delighted to share our love of dance with every body, regardless of age, background, or experience level; you are a part of our village and we looking forward to dancing with you!

In the spirit of the dance,
Cleo Parker Robinson

Messages of remembrance have been pouring in from all over the country – from the worlds of both athletics and the arts, all with one recurring theme – the kindness, patience, and strength of Tom Robinson, and the indelible impact he leaves behind.

Those wishing to express their support of the family are asked to send their condolences to Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Avenue West, Denver, Co.  80205 or to info@cleoparkerdance.org

We ask that the family’s privacy been honored and that there be no phone calls at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cleo Parker Robinson Dance.

Denver and Beyond

A cultural institution since 1970

CPRD is a Denver institution, based in Five Points, that has served the community for 50 years, teaching generations of families the beauty, fun and healing power of dance.

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119 Park Ave W,
Denver, CO 80205
303.295.1759
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