Classic Dance Academy (CDA)

7036 S. Potomac St, Centennial 80112

(303) 706-0273

conveniently located just south of Arapahoe Rd & Potomac St in Centennial, 1/2 mile north of Denver Broncos headquarters.

2017 YAGP "Outstanding Teacher Award" winner Michelle Dolighan-Rodenbeck & "Outstanding School" Classic Dance Academy  

 CDA is Colorado's premeire school for dance training.  We INSPIRE EXCELLENCE in every student that enters our doors!  With an exceptional faculty of professionally educated instructors we offer the highest quality dance training in every genre for a well rounded dancer in a warm, nurturing environment.  We believe students grow through encouragement and positive guidance.  Specialized structured programs for the tiny dancer ages 3-6 years old up to a pre-professional level ballet training program for the serious ballet student.  Performance opportunities include an annual production of The Nutcracker and our student showcase performance "A Classic Performance" which includes a spring ballet production in June.  Come join the CDA dance family!                                                      ~A good teacher explains, a great teacher inspires~

CDA's "The Nutcracker" 2018, Performances December 7 & 8 Chaparral High School in Parker. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online! ,

Fall registration available NOW online only for the fall 2018-2019 season.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   Fall classes begin MONDAY AUGUST 20, 2018

 CDA now offering Acro class, once monthly-last Saturday of every month. $20 for 2 hour class ($30 non-CDA students) 1:30-3:30pm with Mr. Eddy & Alex Rodenbeck, ages 6+. Register online above, starts Saturday August 25!                                                                 

Please click here to read a wonderful article featuring CDA's production of The Nutcracker 2015:


Check out our video slideshow of both casts of The Nutcracker 2013!


  • We are the home of DEVON STUTZ 2018 Youth America Grand Prix "Hope" award winner, TRACY FULLER (current Ballet Fantastique company member), ARIEL GILLIAM (current Ballet Ariel company dancer), MAYA LUKASIK (Youth America Grand Prix "Hope" award winner 2015, 3rd place classical 2016, 4th place World Ballet Competition), GABRIELE LUKASIK (Youth America Grand Prix Denver 2012 & 2014 1st place, 2013 3rd place, 2015 2nd place, 2016 2nd place; 2015 & 2016 1st place Denver Ballet Guild Young Dancers Scholarship Competition & Outstanding Young Artist award recipient, Bronze medalist place World Ballet Competition), ZIMMI COKER (1st place & Florence Ruston award winner 2014, 2nd place winner 2012 Denver Ballet Guild Young Dancers Scholarship Competition , 2013 Youth Grand Prix Award winner, currently a professional company member with American Ballet Theater in New York) & MICHAL MANGAN current scholarship student & trainee Boston Ballet School-  Congratulations!
  • "Classic Dancers" is CDA's performing and competing company, celebrating our 6th season!  In our first seasons we took home many top awards including "Best School", "Outstanding Energy", "Sportsmanship Award", "Class Act" award & Top High Score Awards & first place trophies.
  • BRAVO! CDA's The Nutcracker is honored to receive an incredible review by Don Atwood with World Dance Reviews, click here to view