Academy Entrance as of June 17th, 2024

Academy Break

August 5-10

Take any ISDI Pre-Pro/Professional Class for a $25 Drop-In!

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Academy Scholarship Portal

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Academy’s policy is designed to promote students’ disciplined study of dance. Scholarships are awarded to students based on financial need, dedication to the program and availability. The financial aspect of this process will be modeled off of the Denver Office of Economic Development’s 2021 Income Limits.

All students who wish to receive a scholarship award must do the following:

  • Complete online application
  • Bring Proof of Household Income within 2 weeks of application acceptance.

Please allow 2 weeks to process applications.

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.

CPRD Academy is Hiring Teaching Artists!

Academy Teaching Artists

 

Youth Ensemble Director

Junior Youth Ensemble Director

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