THE SCHOOL OF ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET - ASPEN
The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, under the direction of Melanie Doskocil, is committed to providing the finest classical ballet training. As the official school of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, a not-for-profit cultural organization, we are proud to be affiliated with an internationally recognized and critically acclaimed dance company. Students are taught in small classes in a supportive environment that fosters confidence and individual accomplishment as well as technique and artistry. Members of the professional company as well as world-renown master teachers are invited to teach in our school throughout the year.
The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is committed to providing our students a diverse multi-disciplinary dance curriculum. Classical ballet is the foundation for many types of dance and today's dancer must be proficient in many styles of dance. In addition to ballet, we offer workshops in jazz and modern dance throughout the year.
In addition to classroom work, students are given opportunities to perform in our annual recital in the spring and in Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, at Aspen District Theatre, alongside professional dancers. We consider performance opportunities a valuable part of training and invaluable to the growth of the student; developing stage presence, musicality, discipline and confidence.
Parents: Please click here to download a letter regarding the 2012 ASFB Nutcracker.
The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is conveniently located at our main headquarters at Colorado Mountain College in the Airport Business Center. We also have 2 satellite locations serving our mid-valley neighbors at Basalt Elementary School and the Third Street Center.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
0245 Sage Way
Aspen, Colorado 81611
Basalt Elementary School Red Brick Building
151 E. Cottonwood Drive
Basalt, Colorado 81621
Third Street Center
520 S. Third St.
Carbondale, Colorado 81623
Fall Classes begin September 3, 2013.
For an up-to-date class schedule please click here.
To register for classes please use the New Student Registration link on this page. Current students may access there information by clicking on the Current Student Login link.
|Creative Dance||1 class per week||$75|
|Pre Ballet||1 class per week||$75|
|Beginning Ballet||1 class per week||$75|
|Ballet 1||2 classes per week||$135|
|Ballet 2||2 - 4 classes per week||$145|
|Ballet 3||2 - 6 classes per week + pointe||$160|
|Ballet 4||4 - 6 classes per week + pointe||$180|
|Intermediate||4 - 6 classes per week + pointe||$210|
|Advanced||Unlimited classes per week||$220|
|Adult Ballet Class Card||10 punch card. Valid for 1 year||$140|
|Adult Ballet walk-in||$16|
|Annual registration fee||$25|
Tuition must be paid in full at the beginning of the month. REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE. Make up classes for classes missed are encouraged! Missed classes may be made up at an equal level or one below within 1 month of the missed class. All students are required to pay the yearly registration fee. Please add the fee to the first tuition payment.
|CLASS LEVEL||DRESS CODE|
|Creative Dance||Pale Pink|
|Pre Ballet||Pale Pink|
|Level 2||Royal Blue|
|Level 3||Hunter Green|
|Advanced||Black leotard of choice|
No classes on the following dates:
- September 2 - Labor Day
- October 12-14 - Fall Break
- November 24 –December 1 – Thanksgiving Break
- December 21 – January 5 – Winter Break
- February 17 – President’s Day
- March 22 – 30 – Spring Break
- May 18 – Annual RecitalLast official day of classes
- May 30 – Last official day of classes
Due to the difficulty in scheduling make up classes, the Aspen school does not usually close for weather related issues. Please use your best judgment in determining whether or not to send students to class. In the rare event that classes are to be cancelled, notification will be posted on the School Director's voicemail box (970-925-7175 x16) by 1:00pm the same day.
To download the 2013 - 2014 Academic year calendar, please click here.
The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, through the efforts of its Board of Trustees, offers scholarships based on financial need and merit. Scholarship applications are available through the business office for students 7 and older who have been in the school at least one year. The deadline to turn in scholarship applications is September 26th. No applications will be accepted after this date. Financial aid determinations will be made October 1st, and will be retro-active to September.