Global Children's Weeks and STREAM

CPRD’s Children’s Global Camp teaches students over a dozen dance genres through a cultural passport including global activities, crafts, and daily performances. Past genres have included, Hip Hop, Capoeira, Celtic, Polynesian, West African, Jazz, Hula, Modern, South Korean, Flamenco, Ballet, Mexican Folklorico, East Indian and more!

Pre-Professional / Professional Intensive

Our Pre-Professional / Professional Intensive hones the skills of trained teenagers and young adults from around the country, furthering their technique and expression, with the goal of getting each individual closer to the beginning of their professional careers.

The time has come- the 2023 Academy Student Showcase is just two months away!

Our showcase will be held on Sunday, May 21st at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre. Performances will take place at 1:30PM and 4:30PM.

The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Academy runs over 40 classes per week for dancers ages 1-101. Our classes are diverse, with styles ranging from modern, tap, musical theatre, ballet, jazz, West African dance and drumming, and hip hop, among others. Our teaching artist staff consists of local educators from the Denver area to around the nation, previous professional dancers to current CPRD ensemble members, collegiate-level Professors of Dance, dance company founders, and award-winning choreographers. The 2023 Academy Student Showcase will be made up of pieces choreographed by our teaching artists and performed by their classes in a culmination of what our students have learned this season.

You can purchase tickets at the link in our bio- $10 per person, $8 for youth 10 and under! We hope you can join us in support of the artistic development happening at the CPRD Academy!

AND WE NOW HAVE A LIVESTREAM OPTION! For our our-of-staters who want to see their loved ones perform, you can watch them live! $5 per household per show.

CPRD/MSUD Dance Major

The MSU Denver Dance major is unique in its versatility and in its partnership with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (CPRD). CPRD is recognized worldwide for their dynamic cross-cultural curriculum, community engagement, innovative choreography, and promotion of American dance heritage. In this exciting program, CPRD’s mission of social transformation through dance and MSU Denver’s academic rigor and focus on real-world experience converge.

The dance curriculum includes coursework in modern, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, tap, world dance forms, world dance history and culture, community-based dance practices, somatics and anatomy, pedagogy, improvisation, choreography, contemporary dance and interdisciplinary performance, movement analysis, dance production, and arts administration. The Dance Program allows students to combine their interest in dance with other fields, taking classes in non-profit management, teaching or arts administration, among others. The program will utilize service learning, field experience, and internship programs to enrich students’ learning and to foster a connection between MSU and its student body and the Denver community. We aim to prepare students for their future in dance and beyond, supporting their specific career and educational goals through concrete learning experiences and creative exploration.

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