School of Dance

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School of Dance title banner.

ABOUT THE SANGRE DE CRISTO SCHOOL OF DANCE

The mission of the School of Dance

The Sangre de Cristo School of Dance was founded as an original part of the Arts Center in 1972 as an integral part of arts education for all Southern Colorado. We continue to take that mission seriously and strive to offer the very best in dance education and training. Our primary focus is dance education, and we offer not only training for pre-professional dancers, but also a much wider education for all those who love dance and will use this formidable communication tool throughout their lives to enhance their understanding, perspective, and influence on issues that need “discussion” beyond verbal discourse. Everyone, from the aspiring prima ballerina to the aspiring politician, health professional, scientist, engineer, teacher, athlete, and parent advocate will find life lessons in this program.

At the Sangre de Cristo School of Dance, we maintain a commitment to students and their families to provide:

  • Curricula that are developmentally appropriate, progressive, and sequential in each genre taught.
  • Attention to the total development of each student regardless of their future aspirations as dancers or latent abilities.
  • Professional training to students with the desire to pursue a performing career.
  • Respect for the uniqueness of the individual student so that the dance program is directed toward being a positive experience for age-appropriate learning pursued in a safe environment free from embarrassment or disparagement, abusive language, intimidation, unhealthy competition, or other negative stressors.
  • Use of current pedagogical knowledge, methods, and techniques known through dance medicine, scientific research, and literature to ensure safe practices.
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Three young female dancers prepare for dancing.

 

CONTACT THE SCHOOL OF DANCE

Phone: 719-295-7221

Email: schoolofdance@sdc-arts.org

HOURS:

Mon-Wed:  4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Fri: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Sat: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Sun: Closed

VIEW PERFORMANCES

Nanine Wainwright
Nan Wainwright

Artistic Director

Oksana Milliken
Oksana Milliken

Office Coordinator

Gabrielle Bilger
Gabrielle Bilger

Instructor

Katie Farmer
Katie Farmer

Instructor

Kayla Gray
Kayla Gray

Instructor

Jonelle Mireles
Jonelle Mireles

Instructor

Nancy Tracey
Nancy Tracey

Instructor

Brittany Walker
Brittany Walker

Instructor

Portraits by Dave Hayden, Photographer in Residence.