2018 Dancing with the Denver Stars

Dancing with the Denver Stars
August 25th, Hilton City Center

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is one of the largest service providers of arts education in the Metro-Denver area, serving 20,000 youth each year. The Dancing with the Denver Stars Gala raises funds that allow CPRD to subsidize our in-school and after-school programming. Your dollars allow CPRD to bring dance, movement and music to public school children.

We are proud to announce our 2018 Chairs George Sparks & Dr. Shandra Wilson

If you would like to support CPRD, our education programs, and our STARs, please review our sponsorship opportunities below. Individual tickets will also go on sale, Spring 2018

DWTDS Sponsorship 2018-base

Schools in bold received the greatest portion of support from funds raised in the 2017 Dancing with the Denver Stars Gala.

Schools we served in the 2017-2018 school year include:

  • Aurora West
  • Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies
  • Crawford Elementary School
  • Denver Academy
  • Denver School of the Arts
  • Fox Ridge Middle School
  • Garden Place
  • Hallett Fundamental Academy
  • Hope Online Parkhill Academy
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy
  • Lyn Knoll
  • Lyons Elementary
  • Manual High School
  • Noel Community Arts School
  • Northeast Mile High Early Learning Center
  • Slavens K-8
  • Soar at Green Valley Ranch
  • Sobesky Academy
  • Studio School
  • Swansea
  • University Prep Arapahoe
  • Whittier K-8th


Historic Photo Exhibit May 4-June 30: Three generations of Mexican/American cultural collaboration on display in CPRD Theatre Lobby

Conmemoración del Centenario de Amalia Hernández
Photo ExhibitionCelebrating the Life Work of Amalia Hernández, Mexico’s International Icon of Dance
In partnership with the Mexican Consulate, CPRD is proud to partner on this exhibition.  More than 40 images of cultural history are being curated by Stan Obert, CPRD’s principal photographer. The photo exhibit is part of the 2018 Cinco de Mayo holiday in Denver and celebrates 125 years of history between Colorado and Mexico.
Opens May 4, closes June 30th in the CPRD Theatre Lobby
Viewing times available during any performance, or by arrangement with CPRD.
The archival photos are from a collection at the Consulate de México in Denver, the Ballet Folklórico de México, and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. Three generations of dance history blending American/Afro-Mestizo/Mexican culture developed with historic collaborations between the two countries. Katharine Dunham, Alvin Ailey, Amalia Hernandez, Viviana Basanta (daughter of Hernández), and Cleo Parker Robinson have spanned history and culture to create new works. 
photo: Mexican President Adolfo López Mateos, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jackie Kennedy  (Ballet Folklórico de México archives)

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