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.About CPRD
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.More Details
Our education programs ignite students minds and bodies with unique programs for preschool to undergraduate.More Details
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.More Details
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.More Details
Our warmest welcome to you all! As members of our village you have entered a place with One Spirit/Many Voices.
We are so thrilled to announce the next chapter of CPRD – A new 25,000 square foot wing will connect to our landmark building and solidify CPRD’s presence our historic neighborhood. We currently plan to break ground this winter and open the new space in late 2024.
A note on the new wing from Malik Robinson:
“The Cleo Parker Robinson Center for the Healing Arts is a legacy project that will have impact for at least the next 100 years if the current Historic Shorter AME Church built in 1925 is any standard of measure. This facility will amplify our ability to serve as a gathering space where communities and creatives come to exchange ideas and inspire us through the artwork. We are building room to grow our rigorous CPRD Academy Program and widen the avenue to access the arts. The new state-of-the-art production and performance facility will be an accessible incubator for the several dozen organizations who lease it. Our Advocacy and Wellness programs are anchored in legacy and traditions built by the elders of Shorter AME Church. The pandemic underscored the links between the arts, movement, community, and health advocacy; our expanded hub continues this critical mission.”
Donations of every size and background- just like dancers of every size and background – are welcome and encouraged here. Please click the donate button below to help us secure our future
In the spirit of the dance,
Cleo Parker Robinson, Founder & Artistic Director
Malik Robinson, Executive Director
New Wing rendering by Fentress Architects and unveiled to the public May 23, 2023.