Education Tracks

We reach 2,900 students every year in schools throughout the 7 counties of the Greater Denver area. Our programs use partner dancing to grant youth the tools to express themselves, communicate with others, problem-solve through improvisational thinking, take artistic risks, and engage in interdisciplinary learning experiences with historical and cultural studies.

Program Offerings

One-Time Workshop: Dance with Visiting Artist(s) in Residence

One-time workshop, or miniseries with specialist instructors.

We host internationally acclaimed talent from all over the world and make them available to teach in local schools. Learn more about our Guest Artist Program and available visiting artists here.

In the past we have been able to offer:

  • Swing Era dances: Lindy Hop, Jazz, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, St. Louis Shag

  • South/Central American dances: Argentine Tango, Bachata, Merengue, Salsa

  • Modern Urban dances: Chicago Footwork, House

One-Time Workshop: Dance with Local Teaching Artist(s)

Denver boasts some of the most talented vernacular dancers in the nation. Our local teaching artists regularly perform and teach around Denver, the U.S., and abroad, and are active in developing age-appropriate dance curriculum for a one-time workshop or miniseries.

We offer: Lindy Hop, Basic Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, St. Louis Shag, Charleston, Vernacular Jazz, Bachata, Merengue, Salsa , Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Hip Hop, Chicago Footwork, West Coast Swing, Tap

One-Time Workshop: Jazz Clinic for Middle/High School Jazz Bands with Visiting Artist(s) in Residence

This program provides a unique opportunity to receive a one-time clinic or mini-series with internationally acclaimed jazz musicians. Several times a year, we bring in some of the best Swing, Jazz and Blues musicians in the country, and make them available to your aspiring Jazz students.

Extended Dance Program

All classes are tailored to age groups 5-18. This program consists of at least 1 class per week, for 6-12 weeks. Depending on needs and age, classes range from basic motor skill education to specialized dance techniques.

We currently offer extended dance programming in: Basic movement, Basic Swing, Lindy Hop, 1920s Charleston, Vernacular Jazz, Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Ballroom, Tango and Modern Urban styles

Extended Dance Program: Student Performance

Do your students have a ball, showcase or cotillion coming up? We provide custom choreography to suit the needs of your event and make your students shine!

We currently offer student dance performance programming in basic Swing, Lindy Hop, 1920s Charleston and vernacular Jazz. If you would like choreography in a style not listed here, please contact us directly to discuss other options.

This program requires a minimum of 8, 1-hour sessions.

Activity Day: All-Day Program

This programming is designed for Field Days, Health/Wellness Days, where students get a taste of dance as a fun way to exercise. This program is also the best option for a “CMDance takes over your classroom” day. The classes run from 25-45 minutes, and are offered in a variety of styles. We take requests!



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