The Dance Conservatory of Denver, or the DCD as it is commonly referred to, is a school dedicated to helping students learn professional dancing in a caring and happy atmosphere. Here, students learn more than just how to dance. They also learn respect for their bodies, the muscle groups in their bodies, discipline, and above all, they develop a healthy passion for the arts.
Registration is for an entire school year, as in other dance schools from September to June. Since class space at the Dance Conservatory of Denver is limited, students are encouraged to register early. Otherwise, they may be put on a waiting list.
This annual tuition can be paid yearly or on a monthly basis. However, your class placement is not reserved until at least the first monthly payment is received. In addition to this monthly tuition, there is a small non-refundable registration fee of $25. After this, all monthly tuition is due on the first of the month. Any payment that is received after the 10th of each month incurs a late fee of $20. To make things easier, an automatic payment plan can be requested. This would involve a direct debit of your bank account or credit card account on the 1st of each month.
Each and every student is given a small handbook that must be read thoroughly by both students and parents alike. All the rules of the school and DCD expectations for students are listed clearly in this small handbook.
Once registered, the fun can begin! The Dance Conservatory of Denver takes ages from as little as 3 years old, which is commonly referred to as the pre-ballet class. Then the other classes for young children are divided into the elementary ballet & tap class, which is for ages 5 and up. This is followed by the intermediate ballet and jazz class level 1, which is for ages 7 and up. This is often followed by intermediate ballet and jazz level 2. The level 2 class has a requirement that its students must at least have completed 1 year of intermediate ballet and jazz.
Then the real work begins as students get older. The pre-professional ballet class has classes twice per week followed by the pre-professional ballet 2 & pointe class, which also have 2 obligatory classes per week. Tuition ranges from $100 to $125 per month.