Arts in EducationSince its inception, CPRD has served well over half a million K-12 students in school districts throughout the Front Range. CPRD Education programs infuse arts into curriculum, which helps ignite a truly unique learning process. Through innovative lesson plans and workshop techniques, the CPRD Education Team engages students through the magic of movement and creative expression.

Dance is a powerful medium that contributes to healthy minds and healthy bodies.

Students learn life-changing social and emotional skills; accountability; work ethic and teamwork.

CPRD Education works with
40+ schools every year

We provide 250+ workshops
along the Front Range

“I wanted to thank you for our field trip dance experience on Friday.  The kids all really enjoyed it and allowed a lot of them to step out of their comfort zone.  Many children were very hesitant going into the day, but when we returned they were talking about it non-stop and telling their parents how much they truly enjoyed it.  Your instructors were top notch, very supportive, and full of energy.  This is definitely a field trip destination that will go to the top of my list!” – Andrew Krajewski, Site Director, Ridge Kids on the Move Summer Camp

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance employs best practices in arts-in-education as well as dance instruction in a variety of genres to strengthen academic achievement.Our team offers a 45-minute lecture/demonstration—a signature audience participation, demonstration and performance—or we may work with a school to deliver curriculum through one-week to year-long residencies. Residencies are mapped to Colorado State Education standards, and present exciting ways to enliven the curriculum and transform abstract concepts into tangible subjects.

The CPRD Education Team, comprised of professional dancers, are available to capture the imagination of students through dynamic performances to fit a wide variety of occasions. Whether performing or teaching, one of the primary objectives of CPRD Arts-in-Education programs is to inspire positive and healthy social development for a diverse world.

For more information on how to bring the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Education Team into your school for an interactive program of dance and fun call (303) 295-1759 ext. 10 or e-mail Shelby@cleoparkerdance.org.

CPRD/MSUD Dance Major

Metro State Dance MajorCleo Parker Robinson Dance and Metro State Denver have joined forces to offer a Dance major through the Individualized Degree Program (IDP).

The dance curriculum includes coursework in modern, jazz, ballet, hip hop, world dance forms, world dance history and culture, community-based dance practices, somatics, pedagogy, improvisation, choreography, contemporary dance and interdisciplinary performance, movement analysis, dance production and arts administration. All students will participate in individualized field experience projects throughout the Denver Metro Area.