Try 2 Weeks of any dance form 100% FREE! (5112 South College Unit A)
Come try any (or all!) of the dance styles listed below for 2 WEEKS FREE!!! If you are not interested in continuing after your free classes, you can withdraw with absolutely no hassle.
We offer Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Clogging, Hip Hop, Break Dancing, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tumbling, Combination, Pom, & Adult Classes. All ages are welcome!!!!
MORE STUDIO INFO:
The Finest in Dance Instruction. . .High Country Conservatory of Dance is proud to provide premier dance instruction to students of all ages and skill levels in Northern Colorado. Formed in 1999, HCCD has brought together nationally accredited instructors and directors who have had years of experience in their respective dance regimes. The instructors at HCCD are carefully chosen for their expertise, style, and teaching abilities. It is true that although one can learn to dance well, that doesn't necessarily mean that one can teach well. HCCD instructors can do both. Each style of dance is taught by instructors who are specifically skilled in that art form. The classes combine strong technique (an item which is essential in a good dancer) with fun-filled classes.
As a parent we realize you have a choice between several different studios. All studios are not the same. We constantly renovate and improve our facilities and provide ongoing training to our staff to ensure we are always providing our students and parents with the best experience possible.
Since 1999, hundreds of students have taken dance classes in our Fort Collins Studio. What started in a neighborhood garage, serving only a few students, has grown to serving hundreds.
FACILITY. . .Our facility has 11,000 square feet of space. It features the following:
-Professional Floating Dance Floor: This type of flooring is absolutely necessary in preventing fatigue and reducing the risk of injury.
-Full-Length Mirrors: This allows our dancers to see both their upper & lower body as they move.
-Two-Way Viewing Mirrors: This feature allows our parents to view their child's progress without disrupting or interrupting the class.
-Parking: Our facility has plenty of parking and is extremely accessible. This ensures the safety of you and your children
-Customer Service. . .Knowledgeable, helpful office staff are available to assist students during class times. We strive to provide good service and take care of all of the "details," so lessons remain hassle free and enjoyable.
CONSERVATORY VERSUS STUDIO...What is the difference between a "studio" and a "conservatory"? A conservatory is a "school." There are many dance studios that hold dance classes but do not have a set curriculum they follow. Thus, every teacher is free to teach whatever he, or she wants. HCCD has a levels program and a strict curriculum that is followed which keeps dancers on the right track. In conjunction with this program, regular evaluations and report cards are mailed home every other month to inform the parents/students of the progress made.
LEVELS PROGRAM. . . In his groundbreaking book, The Game of Work, Charles Coonradt says that scorekeeping stimulates us to create more of the positive outcomes we're keeping track of. It actually reinforces the behavior that created these outcomes in the first place (Jack Canfield, The Success Principles). High Country Conservatory of Dance offers premier level programs that do the "scorekeeping." These programs are designed to show a student's progress and award his/her achievements. At HCCD all dancers are focused on individually, using the levels and evaluation programs that are specifically geared for each style of dance. These special programs allow our instructors and the directors to target the needs of each dancer -- something extremely important at HCCD. Every two months students receive a copy of their current level showing the steps and techniques they have mastered. In addition to this, they receive comments from their instructors on their accomplishments, future goals, and what to work on! This "one-on-one" approach prevents any student at HCCD from "falling through the cracks." This also allows each parent the opportunity to know exactly where their child is in the levels' program and how they are progressing.
QUALIFIED AND CARING INSTRUCTORS. . .The High Country Conservatory of Dance considers it vital to have highly qualified instructors who have developed their expertise through graduate dance degrees, national certification, or vast experience within their chosen field of dance. We are proud of this and feel it is vital to our students' progression. Our teachers are chosen not only for their qualifications, but for their ability to relate to the typical needs of our students. At HCCD we care about our students. Each is looked at individually and focused on. This factor helps create a wholesome and caring environment which we feel is so important to each student's development!
"From our very first lesson with High Country Conservatory of Dance, I knew we had found something special. The instructors and director know my children and are personally aware of their progress, providing individualized instruction both inside and outside formal classes. Because classes are well run, much is accomplished, and the instructors' ability to break dances down to individual steps enables students to grasp complicated sequences. Perhaps most importantly, however, the instructors genuinely enjoy dancing and teaching--which is infectious. My son and daughter remain excited and eager dancers."
-- A. Houchin
"We absolutely love HCCD! My daughter has picked up the steps so well and the dances seem so difficult! We also enjoy the monthly report cards on her progress. The teachers are wonderfully skilled in dance, and are great with the students! Thank you HCCD!"
-- A. Yates
"Dancing at High Country Conservatory of Dance has been more than I ever could have asked for or imagined that a dance studio could offer. The atmosphere is unlike any other studio I have danced at. HCCD truly strives to create an environment where everyone can feel comfortable, accepted, and free to express themselves. It is an amazing place to not only develop into a well trained dancer, but also learn discipline, gain self-confidence, and build life-long friendships. I have had the experiences of a lifetime being able to compete across the nation, travel and perform at theme parks and festivals, and to dance on national television. When I first started dancing and performing ten years ago, I was dancing at two different studios and quit the other one to just dance at HCCD. I specifically remember my mom loving the fact that I had the opportunity to perform more often, compared to the typical once a year recitals like most studios. Another attribute that really makes High Country stand out among the rest is the wholesome environment and values that they uphold. The dancers are always in beautiful costumes that are modest, which is a very rare thing to see today, especially in the dance world. Also, it is very family oriented and accommodating to the needs of each individual specifically. Students here learn a lot more than how to dance; they learn how to be a good person. I attribute a lot of my comfort of being on stage to dancing with this studio growing up, and it has helped in so many aspects of my life including school, pageantry, and public speaking. Although with High Country I have been given the opportunities of a lifetime, traveled to places I never would have, won national titles with my team, and developed a unique talent and a passion for performing, nothing comes close to the family that I have become a part of through dancing here. This studio is so much more than a place to learn how to dance, it's a family and this is very apparent from the directors and teachers to the newest of students. I wish every family could experience what this studio has to offer, it is truly unlike anything else."
- Jacey Sisneros, Miss Colorado 2008
"My daughter and I both dance at HCCD. We love to dance and doing it together makes it something special that we share. She gets a lot of joy out of performing with her mom at the same recitals. I cannot express how happy we are with HCCD. It is a great form of exercise and a great place to make new friends. In addition, the family that runs this business is simply wonderful. They are a very warm group that makes you feel at home from day one. I highly recommend HCCD and would encourage anyone of any age to at least check out this wonderful dance facility."
-- S. Canfield
"My daughter started with HCCD seven years ago and progressed from basic steps to competing nationally at the Junior Olympics and performing across the U.S. and on national TV in front of the "America's Got Talent" judges. Since then my other two daughters and I have all taken classes. If you are interested in fun and exercise -- or competing and performing nationally at the highest levels -- HCCD can make it happen for you!"
"Our daughter absolutely loves her dance classes at HCCD and looks forward to them every week. The instructors do a wonderful job of keeping the kids on task but letting them have fun, as well--a difficult balance when working with five-year-olds! We consistently see huge improvements in our daughter's skills and love that we never have to ask her to practice--she takes this initiative on her own. We're sure that she's learned this enthusiasm for dance from her instructors. Thank you for all that you do!"
-- K. Burkhart
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