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"Alicia is reliable, dedicated and eternally upbeat. She is a hardworking, top-performing dance instructor and has my highest recommendation." 

                                                                -Jaye Petrick, Artistic Director, Napa Valley Ballet


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"Alicia Laumann is a master coach who loves this treasured art form.  She has taught me to reach deeper into my physical capabilities, and I am very grateful."     

— Emma Harris, City Ballet San Francisco


Intensive Classical Variation Workshops

Join Canyon Concert Ballet’s Alicia Laumann in learning Classical variations from beloved ballets of the Imperial Russian Ballet 1860s-1890s!

Each workshop will include a daily short pre-pointe or pointe barre, an intensive Pilates strength and stretching session and the learning of 2-3 Classical variations with detailed coaching. Each variation has a unique style and character and will challenge the dancers in their performance of them.

These workshops are a great supplement to regular summer ballet schedules and are a special opportunity to prepare for and/ or refine pointe work, gain musicality and performance quality and learn more about famous ballets.

June 20-June 24: Ages 9-11 (Pre-pointe)
July 11-15: Ages 12-14 (Pre and Beginning Pointe)
July 18-22: Ages 12 and Up (Intermediate Pointe)

Times: Monday through Friday 1:30-3:30PM
with showing on Fridays at 3pm

Cost: $125 per workshop

*Limit 12 dancers per workshop

Young Choreographer's Workshop

w/ Alicia Laumann & Monik Jones

Choreography is not just for the highly trained! In fact, turning young choreographers loose can produce results that will delight and surprise.

This workshop will stretch the student’s creative skills by teaching the basic concepts in creating a choreographic composition. Students will explore how to choose a theme or a topic and how to use images, words and the fundamental building blocks of time, space, energy and motifs to create new movement. Finally, students will learn how to stage the movement, choose appropriate music and prepare it for presentation.

July 18-22: Ages 8-16
Times: Monday through Friday 9:30am-12:30pm
Final showing of work Friday, July 22 at 11:30am

Workshop will include: A daily dynamic and creative warm-up, improvisation exercises and games, learning of choreography fundamentals, creation of solo and group choreography, and videography of work.

Cost: $150 

*Limit 30 dancers

Intensive Classical Variation Workshop / June 20-24
from 125.00

June 20-24: Ages 9-11

Purchase a Classical Workshop + Young Choreographer's Workshop and Save $25!

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Intensive Classical Variation Workshop / July 18-22
from 125.00

July 18-22: Ages 12 and Up
(Intermediate Pointe)

Purchase a Classical Workshop + Young Choreographer's Workshop and Save $25!

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Intensive Classical Variation Workshop / July 11-15
from 125.00

July 11-15: Ages 12-14
(Pre and Beginning Pointe)

Purchase a Classical Workshop + Young Choreographer's Workshop and Save $25!

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Young Choreographer's Workshop / July 18-22
from 150.00

July 18-22: Ages 8-16

Purchase a Classical Workshop + Young Choreographer's Workshop and Save $25!

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Alicia Laumann graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts and danced professionally with Ballet Austin. She spent three years taking daily classes with Alonzo King and performing in San Francisco. She received her BA and MFA in dance from UC Irvine, where she was a member of Donald McKayle’s Etude Ensemble. Alicia has taught and choreographed for a wide array of institutions including a Visiting Professorship at Colorado Mesa University where she taught Dance History and Choreography and the Rock School in Philadelphia. She coached and choreographed for two dancers who competed at the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in NYC. She is currently on faculty at Canyon Concert Ballet and continues to teach and choreograph independently.

Monik Jones graduated from the Los Angeles High School for the Arts, received her BFA from UCLA and her MFA from UC Irvine. She is a hip hop dance historian and instructor as well as a master teacher of West African dance. She is a long-time professor at Irvine Valley College, Long Beach City College and Mt. San Antonio College where she teaches and choreographs both African diaspora dance forms and hip hop. She has traveled to Ghana and Brazil to learn from master teachers. She brings 20 years of teaching experience to both kids and adults.

Canyon Concert Ballet is recognized as the premier ballet academy in northern Colorado. CCB currently serves approximately 350 students and adults in a variety of genre, including a dance theater division and a dance fitness division. Graduates have danced with such diverse organizations as New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Miami City Ballet, Complexions, Mark Morris Dance Company, Twyla Tharp. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet West and on Broadway.

Canyon Concert Ballet
1031 Conifer St
Fort Collins, CO80524

707.603.9102 for more info

25% of all proceeds benefit CCB (501c3)