Academy Entrance as of June 17th, 2024

Academy Closures Summer 2024

Independence Day

July 4

Closure Due to Scheduled Construction-Related Power Outage

Saturday, July 13

Academy Break

August 5-10

2024 International Summer Dance Institute!

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Academy offers 4 programs, 6 weeks, and all levels of dance plus theatre tech in the International Summer Dance Institute (ISDI) for ages 3 through adult!

  • June 17-21 | STREAM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, Media) Join our theater tech program!
  • June 24-28 | Global Children’s Week 1
  • July 1-3 | Global Children’s Mini Week 2
  • July 8-12 | Global Children’s Week 3
  • July 15-19 | Pre-Pro + Professional + Youth Intensive Week 1
  • July 22-26 | Pre-Pro + Professional + Youth Intensive Week 2


  • STREAM Week | Ages 10-15
  • Children’s Weeks | Ages 3-13
  • Pre-Pro + Professional Weeks | Ages 13-Adult
  • Youth Intensive: Ages 9-13


  • Children’s Weeks + STREAM |$450-One Week, $850-Two Weeks / 2 Siblings
  • Pre-Pro + Professional Weeks | $500-One Week, $1,000 Both Weeks
  • Youth Intensive |$900-Both Weeks, $450-One Week

Limited scholarships available! If you’re interested in applying for a need-based scholarship, please fill out both the registration form and the scholarship application.

Please send any questions to


Global Children's Week Information

CPRD’s Children’s Camp teaches students over a dozen dance genres through cultural movement, 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!


  • 8:30-9:00am – Check-in
  • 9:00-9:55am – Harambee
  • 10:00-10:45am – Technique
  • 10:45-11:00am – Snack Time
  • 11:00-11:25 – Group Activity
  • 11:30-12:15pm – Global Class
  • 12:20-12:50pm – Lunch
  • 12:55-1:55pm – Crafts
  • 2:00-3:00pm – Pamoja
  • 3:00-3:15pm – Check-out

Pre-Pro + Professional + Youth Intensive Week Information


We will be offering housing this summer at an additional cost. It is offered on a first-come-first-served basis, as we have limited spots. Housing will be $400 per week. There is no scholarship for housing.


  • Cleo Parker Robinson – CleoDance
  • Omar Humphrey – Ballet & Modern
  • Jennifer Bell-Grey – Ballet
  • Madeline Massingill – Hip-Hop
  • Stephanie Powell – Ballet
  • Keith Williams – Dunham
  • Gaspard Louis – Contemporary
  • Samiyah Lynnice – Graham & Afro Fusion
  • Jasmine Francisco – Repertoire and more!

Become an ISDI Host Family!

Host an out-of-state dancer for our Pre-Professional/ Professional/ Youth Intensive Weeks!

Open your home and enrich both your community and your family’s life!

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.

Academy Teaching Artists


Youth Ensemble Director

Junior Youth Ensemble Director

Frequently Asked Questions