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JOFFREY DENVER

07/10/17 – 07/21/17
(1 - 2 Week Sessions)

Ages 8 – 25

The Joffrey Denver program is led by Colleen Merwin a former professional dancer and an established Joffrey instructor. Mrs. Merwin’s ability to engage and transform a dancer is unparalleled. Dancers are immersed in classical and contemporary ballet. This program has an intense ballet focus with daily classes in classical and contemporary ballet, point, variations, improv and current contemporary classes. Be ready to be transformed as a dancer.

We are not offering housing/meals at this location.

Tuition

$699 per week

Tuition Due at Registration: $300

Tuition Balance Deadline: May 1st

Registration Fee: $99

2.5% Processing Fee

For all transactions, a 2.5% processing fee will be applied. Half of processing fee will be due upon registration, other half will be charged on May 1st for final tuition payment.

Joffrey FAQ's

Some of the most common camp questions are answered on the below FAQ.

For more detailed information about our summer dance camps, feel free to check out the following links. Please look this over, and if you still have a question, don’t hesitate to email us at support@joffreyballetschool.com. Our offices are open from 9 am to 6 pm CST.

Studio Location:

Cherry Creek Dance in Denver
2625 E 3rd Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Note: Please see your Weekly Schedule’s studio assignment for your exact location

The Joffrey Ballet School has setup a very simple and orderly PickUp/Drop Off process. Please drop off your dancer at least 15 minutes before the start of class to warm up. When picking up your happy dancer, please arrive promptly at the end of classes. Please note, after initial check-in, the dancers will have a mandatory orientation.

Please check the Orientation Times section for full details. Please join us Monday morning at the start of your intensive for the opportunity to meet the JBS Staff and review your schedules.

Orientation occurs every Monday at Cherry Creek Dance Center’s Studio 7 from 8-8:30AM. Please be on time! Here the Artistic Director will meet you, share policies, and answer any questions parents or students may have. Students will receive name tags, schedules, and groups at orientation.

Sample Schedule

Daily Schedule

Ballet Technique
9:15AM – 10:45AM

Pointe/Pre-Pointe
11:00AM – 12:15 AM

Lunch
12:15PM – 1:00PM

Modern/Dunham Technique/Variations/Contemporary Ballet
3:00PM – 4:30pM

 

Stretch
4:30PM – 5:00

You will be emailed a link to your dance schedule. You will receive it a week before your session starts.

There is a Lost and Found table set-up each Friday. Please check this section for any misplaced items before you leave. If you realize that you did not make it home with an item, please call Customer Service at +1 888.438.3808 and leave a message describing the missing item(s). All claimed items will be returned C.O.D. Items will be held for two weeks, and after that time they will be donated to charity. Please label all items and make sure that you have all your belongings before leaving. JBS is not responsible for lost or broken items.

We know you are anxious to find out everything you need to know to prepare for your intensive(s) and we cannot wait to share all the details! All dancers are required to complete our Online Pre-Check In form prior to arrival. All dancers will need to DocuSign their Pre-Check In packet, print and bring it with them to orientation/housing check in.

Friday July 21st at 2:30PM

Duration: approximately 30 minutes

Location: Cherry Creek Dance Center
Studio 7, 2625 E 3rd Ave, Denver, CO 80206

 

Parking: Street parking

Purchasing Tickets:

Tickets will be available at the door. $5 per person. Cash only.

We do not provide transportation from the airport for this intensive.

Non-Refundable Tuition and Other Fees

It is the policy of the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School that all tuition and other fees paid shall not be refunded at any time, regardless of the time of cancellation by the student or student’s parents or guardians or whether the relevant program has commenced. In the event that the relevant program has been cancelled by the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School, the School will make best efforts to move the student into a substantially similar program; in the event that no such substantially similar program exists, the School will issue a full refund.
In some instances we are able to offer a credit towards a future Joffrey program. The Registration Fee, All Deposits, and all Processing Fees are non-refundable and will be forfeited.
Prior to May 1st, a credit for any remaining tuition and some additional payments may be placed in the dancer’s name to be used the following summer.
After May 1st, all payments are non-refundable unless due to injury or illness certified by a Dr’s. note. A partial credit may be used towards next summer at Joffrey Ballet School’s Discretion.

The Joffrey Ballet School prides itself in taking photos of the dancers that represent their superb experience and will utilize the photos for its website and or marketing and advertising purposes. Dancers and parents are welcome to take photos of the dance experience. When attending the program you consent to the use of your photography in our website and marketing materials.

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Artistic Director of Joffrey South Georgia & Denver

Colleen Merwin

Colleen Barnes hails from South Texas. While earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music on scholarship, Colleen danced with Dayton Ballet, served as a rehearsal mistress at School of the Performing Arts, fitted pointe shoes, and lived abroad in Nanchang, China, where she taught all forms of dance at Allen Ballet under director Song Ting.

She danced with Ballet Pensacola and Dance Now Miami!, touring domestically and abroad. In 2013 Colleen had the honor and pleasure being hand-picked by Anna-Marie Holmes to work with the late David Holmes as the guest principal dancer in his production of The Nutcracker, where she performed both Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen. Her favorite roles include Diego Salterini’s Chronicles; Hannah Baumgarten’s Unburden; Swan Lake’s Pas de Trois; the Opera Singer in Gaite Parisienne; and the demi-soloist role in Balanchine’s Walpurgisnact, among others.

Colleen Barnes has worked at the Joffrey Ballet School since 2009, working as both faculty and administration, where she has taught Ballet, Pointe, Dance Conditioning, Rehearsals, and Music for Dancers. In addition to pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Tisch Dance Department, she is the Artistic Director for both the Joffrey South (Georgia) and Joffrey Denver summer intensives. Impassioned to inspire and empower young people through dance, Colleen has participated in the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s teacher training workshop in both 2014 and 2016, in addition to the Joffrey teacher training program for the last four years; she is also a certified Pilates mat instructor. Colleen has taught ballet around the world, coaches dancers privately, and serves as a judge/teacher for the Wild About Dance Competition. She resides in Brooklyn with her husband and their two miniature Australian shepherds.

Rodney Hamilton

Rodney Hamilton, a native of St. Louis, began his dance training at the age of 10 and trained with Carr Lane V.P.A., COCA, Alexandra School of Ballet, and Katherine Dunham. After graduating with a BFA in Dance from the Juilliard School, he joined Ballet Hispanico of New York where he was a principal dancer and assistant rehearsal director for 10 years. During this time, he performed works by José Limon, Paul Taylor, Hans van Manen, Robert Battle, Ohad Naharin, David Parsons, William Whitener, Ann Reinking, Ramon Oller, Sergio Trujillo, Trinette Singleton, Agnes DeMille, Talley Beatty, Annabel Lopez Ochoa, Vicente Nebrada, and numerous other well-known choreographers. Mr. Hamilton was part of the national touring cast of Hello Dolly with Carol Channing and worked with the Broadway cast of Tarzan. In 2012 Mr. Hamilton became the resident choreographer for the Saint Pete City Theater where he choreographed Hello Dolly, Footloose, and Memphis. Mr. Hamilton has taught ballet and modern all over the world, and is a master teacher of the Dunham technique. He is now obtaining his Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Risa Mochizuki

Risa Mochizuki, a principal dancer with the New Jersey Ballet Company, was born in Tokyo and trained at the Antwerp Royal Ballet School and the Kishibe and Kawasaki Ballet School in Japan. She has won medals at several international ballet competitions. She danced solo and principal roles with Teatrul de Balet Sibiu, Constanta National Opera Ballet, and Timisoara National Opera Ballet in Romania. Principal roles include Don Quixote, Paquita, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Chopiniana and La Vivandiere. Risa has also become an experienced teacher, teaching classes and coaching at many schools including Idaho Falls School of Ballet, Idaho Ballet Theater, Dance Tech in Ammon, ID, Elite Studio in Shelley, ID, Studio One in Idaho Falls, and New Jersey School of Ballet.

Joffrey South Georgia Instructor

Kristina D’Onofrio

Kristina is currently a third year MFA in the Department of Dance at The Ohio State University where she is a Graduate Teaching Associate, the recipient of a Ohio State University Fellowship and a Career Development Grant. She has presented at the TedX Ohio State University and received a Columbus Dances Fellowship award for choreography.

Kristina graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati with a B.F.A. in dance where she studied on scholarship. While in college she danced as a member of the Tulsa Ballet II and the Louisville Ballet. She has also performed as a guest artist with the Dayton Ballet and Kentucky Ballet Theatre. After graduating she danced for three years with the Festival Ballet Providence in Rhode Island while also working with Colleen Cavanaugh’s contemporary dance company Part of the Oath Dance Theater as a performer and instructor in her outreach after school program.

Kristina enjoys teaching students ages three-adult and has worked locally in Columbus, Cincinnati and Rhode Island. She spent a summer as an instructor of ballet, pointe, variations and composition at the Festival Ballet Providence Center for Dance Education Senior and Junior summer intensives. Kristina is currently on staff with BalletMet dance academy and the BalletMet Educational Outreach program.