Dance Team


We are ready to continue our great tradition and our partnership with Danza Dance Academy as we begin year 13th of the DCS Montessori Dance Team! The dance team is an after-school program for all students in Upper Elementary and Middle School regardless of experience.

Our focus will be on learning new and exciting dance, gymnastic, and cheer moves and emphasizing school spirit and team commitment. A great learning experience for everyone!  When you enroll, you are signing up for an entire semester. Part of our class is to teach students about team commitment, and we want to include your dancer in our performances.

Tuition:

We have simplified payments this year. Our Dance Team classes are split into two semesters, you can sign up for one semester or both. You will pay 50% of the tuition for the semester when you enroll, then we will bill you for the balance of the semester tuition mid-semester. Tuition covers classes twice weekly, snacks for the classes, Super Practice instruction, dinner for Super Practices, most costume items, props, and miscellaneous items – this works out to less than $10 per hour. Refunds/Cancellations/Transfers For Dance Team: If you cancel enrollment prior to September 1st (for 1st Semester Classes) or prior to January 26th (for 2nd Semester Class), we will refund your tuition less a $40 cancellation fee. After these dates, there will be no refunds. We are unable to transfer students to a different class.

What your dancer will need:

Your dancer will need to provide his/her own black jazz dance shoes to wear to class each day.  You can purchase these at any dance supply store.  If you visit Dance Xtreme at 6860 S Clinton St, Greenwood Village, CO 80112, Vicky will give you a discount when you mention Danza Dance.  Your dancer should also have their hair pulled back from their faces and should wear stretchy, comfy clothing such as leggings, sweat pants or yoga pants and a top that allows free movement.

1st Semester Schedule:

Classes start Monday, August 21st.  We will hold classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. For Upper Elementary students, classes will be from 3:30 – 4:30 pm (snack time will be from 3:20 – 3:30). Middle School students will have class from 4:00 – 5:00 (snack time will be from 3:50-4:00).  Classes are held when school is in session.  There are no classes the week of October 16th.  Super Practices will be on Friday, September 15th and November 17th these take place from 3:20-7:30 pm.  Our annual Holiday Party will be on Friday, December 15th 3:20-7:30 pm.  Dinner will be provided for Super Practices and for the Holiday Party.  Plan on your dancer performing at the Castle Rock Starlighting on Saturday, November 18th.

2nd Semester Schedule:

Classes start Wednesday, January 17th.  We will hold classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. For Upper Elementary students, classes will be from 3:30 – 4:30 pm (snack time will be from 3:20 – 3:30). Middle School students will have class from 4:00 – 5:00 (snack time will be from 3:50-4:00).  Classes are held when school is in session.  There are no classes the weeks of January 8th and March 26th.  Super Practices will be on Friday, February 16th, April 20th, and May 18th.  The annual school assembly performance will be on Monday, May 21st.  The annual parent and family performance is tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 1st at Englewood High School.  Rehearsal for this performance will take place prior to the show so please block time from 4 pm until 8 pm until we have further details.

All of the above dates are posted to our website school calendar.

Policies:  Danza Dance Instructors are asked to follow school policies.  If you have any issues with the Dance Team program please contact DCS Montessori at asp@dcsmontessori.org.

Meet your teachers:

haileeMs. Hailee Willcox took her first dance class when she was three years old and has continued with her passion for dance since then. She trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, to lyrical, tap and clogging. During her 4 years of high school, she was on the varsity cheerleading team at Douglas County High School. Hailee attended Wichita State University in Kansas and was the captain of her college’s dance team. Being a former student of Danza Dance Academy she is honored to have joined the teaching staff at Danza Dance Academy.  She loves teaching hopes to spread her love of dance to everyone.  Ms. Hailee will be teaching students on Mondays.

 

 

 

hollyMs. Holly J. Schlotterback has extensive experience as a choreographer in addition to being a seasoned performing arts instructor for all ages and disciplines in both the public and private sectors. Before taking a break from the dance studio schedule to spend time with her two young children, Holly spent five years as office manager and instructor at Petite Company Director and at Michelle Latimer Dance Academy. She is currently instructing a variety of classes throughout Denver and the surrounding areas. Holly is a current member of the HER. Dance Company and is a 15 year veteran of The Damsels Dance Company. Holly also works throughout Denver and the Front Range in productions and promotions. She is the Entertainment Coordinator for Kevin Larson Presents, and an events coordinator for the Colorado Firefighter’s Calendar. For her day job, Holly is a part-time salon manager at Rockstar Industries, Inc. located in Cherry Creek. She is very excited to be joining the Danza Dance / DCS Montessori family as an instructor.  Ms. Holly will be teaching students on Wednesdays.

 

 

deniseMs. Denise Danzo received most of her dance training in Steamboat Springs, CO. She spent many intensive summers training at the famous Perry Mansfield School of the Arts, located in Steamboat. She is a previous company member of Ballet North West. She has 20 years of dance teaching experience and has spent the last 10 years teaching dance in one of Denver’s most prestigious dance schools. She has an Associate of Arts Degree specializing in business and art. Denise has been the Director and Choreographer for the Denver Nuggets Professional Dance Team. She has performed in and choreographed for two Ford Truck commercials, one Ford Car commercial, and a dance video “Reality” for Cabana Boy Records. She has spent the last couple of years working with many cheerleading and pom squads in the Denver Metro area choreographing state routines, and musical theater for high school productions. She specializes in children’s dance.  Ms. Denise will be coordinating classes and will help out at Super Practices.

 

To sign up for Dance Team, click here.  If you haven’t registered for a Summer Camp or ASP previously, have your credit card handy.

If you prefer to pay by check, please sign up online and then contact us about payment.

Questions? Email us at asp@dcsmontessori.org

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