Monday, June 27, 2016

Colorado Ballet working to cut down on number of ticket scammers

Colorado Ballet's last few seasons have been the most successful in our Company's history, but because of the popularity of many of our productions, ticket scammers have picked up on this and each season, more and more of them have been buying lower-priced tickets early in the season and reselling them at much higher prices.  We have seen our $30 and $50 tickets resold on ticket scammer websites for as much as $750 a piece.  These steep price increases cause issues with patrons and affects our mission to make ballet available to all audiences.  Also, if there are ticketing problems with these seats, we cannot do anything to help the patrons because they did not buy directly through Colorado Ballet.  When the tickets are not sold by the scammer sites, it leaves holes in the audience for an otherwise sold-out performance, which affects our performers as well.
  
Every season, we encourage our patrons to only buy directly through ColoradoBallet.org and a few other sites authorized sites that we work with like AltitudeTickets.com.  However, the number of scammers keeps increasing.  So, during the 2016-2017 season, we have a new way of helping our customers and cutting down on the number of scammers.  When single tickets go on sale on July 15, the print-at-home option for tickets will not be available.  Colorado Ballet will send paper copies of tickets in the mail at no additional charge to ticket buyers.  Approximately one month before each production opens, we will turn on the print-at-home option for tickets again.

We hope that this will help cut down on the number of ticket scammers and keep Colorado Ballet's ticket prices reasonable.

Friday, June 24, 2016

It's not too late to subscribe to the 2016-2017 season!

Subscriptions for the 2016-2017 season are on sale now, and it is not too late to secure your seats.  Current subscribers have until June 30 to renew their seats and we encourage new subscribers to secure their seats before single tickets go on sale to the general public on July 15.
   
The 2016-2017 season will include Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Ballet MasterWorks and The Little MermaidBallet MasterWorks includes Firebird, by choreographer Yuri Possokhov and music by Igor Stravinsky; Serenade choreographed by George Balanchine to Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings in C”; and Petite Mort by Jiří Kylián with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  The subscription package includes Swan Lake, Ballet MasterWorks and The Little Mermaid.
   
Season subscribers receive 25% off all performances, including the option of purchasing additional tickets for any of the productions during the season including The Nutcracker at the discounted subscriber price.  In addition, subscribers receive the best seats ahead of the general public, invitation to exclusive subscriber events, and free ticket exchange.

Click here for more information on becoming a season subscriber.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Take a look at our season creative!

Here is a look at Colorado Ballet's 2016/2017 season creative:

Chandra Kuykendall by Allen Birnbach

Morgan Buchanan by Allen Birnbach

Maria Mosina by Allen Birnbach

Dana Benton by Allen Birnbach

Monday, June 13, 2016

Summer Intensive 2016 starts today!

The Colorado Ballet Academy Summer Intensive starts today!  Between now and July 22, students from all over the U.S. and the world will be studying at our Summer Intensive.  We want to welcome these students to Denver!
 
Under the direction of Valerie Madonia, the program is for serious intermediate dance students through pre-professional levels.  With internationally renown master teachers and Colorado Ballet Academy's own highly regarded school faculty, the program offers classes designed to provide far-reaching improvement for each student.

Focus is placed on developing the whole dancer by offering classes according to level in ballet technique, pointe, men’s class, variations, pas de deux, modern, contemporary, character, Pilates, body conditioning as well as lectures on injury prevention, nutrition, Anatomy in Clay ©,  and dance history.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Summer Young Dancer Workshop starts next week

The first session of Colorado Ballet Academy's Summer Young Dance Workshop starts next week and runs through June 24.  The second session runs from June 27 through July 8.

The workshop for students ages 9 to 12 (not yet on pointe) is an introduction to more serious dance training.  In addition to a daily ballet class, students at the workshop take classes in character, modern, choreography and pre-pointe.  Each day winds down with a lecture series, stretch and conditioning class or dance film.

On the final day of each session, students will have a showing in our Black Box Theater.

We are excited to have these students train with us starting next week!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Check out The Villager's article on Colorado Ballet's 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

The Villager posted an article on their website about Colorado Ballet's 2nd annual Golf Tournament on June 6 at the Lakewood Country Club.  Click here to read the article

The Tournament will honor Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs, who just finished his 10th season with the Company.  Boggs was a former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and was the former Academy Director of Chelsea Piers Golf Club in New York City. 
The tournament will consist of foursomes and will include on-course challenges like closest to the pin and longest drive for both men and women.  Colorado Ballet will also award prizes to the top foursome and competition winners.  The event will also include lunch.  This is the second year of the tournament, which raises money for Colorado Ballet’s professional Company, Academy and Education and Community Engagement programs.

Click here to learn more about the golf tournament

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Academy summer open program begins May 9

Colorado Ballet Academy's 2016 Summer Open Program classes will begin on Monday, May 9.
  
The Open Program for teens and adults is a unique division of students and teachers dedicated to the growth and fostering of dance as an art form and a vital part of a healthy lifestyle.  Our classes offer a wide variety of classes and instructors to choose from, with a flexible schedule that meets the needs of both the working professional and busy student.

Click here for more information.

Adult open program students