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.

CDA is proud to announce Youth America Grand Prix 2017 special awards: "Outstanding Teacher Award" winner Michelle Dolighan-Rodenbeck & "Outstanding School" Classic Dance Academy!  Congratulations to 2017 Youth America Grand Prix award winner Gabriele Lukasik!


   CDA is Colorado's premeire school for dance training.  We INSPIRE EXCELLENCE in every student that enters our doors!  With a professional 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~

Registration is always open! Online below and in person at CDA.

Monday: OFFICE HOURS: 4:30-7:30pm

Tuesday: OFFICE HOURS: 4:30-7:00pm

Wednesday: OFFICE HOURS: 5:30-6:30pm

Thursday: OFFICE HOURS: 4:30-7:00pm

Friday: OFFICE HOURS: Closed

Saturday: OFFICE HOURS: 8:45-12:00pm

 SUMMER 2017 dance info available now, click the "Summer" tab.  Our annual pre-professional Summer Intensive Program info is now available at our Summer tab!  Open to ages 10+ serious dance students, acceptance by audition only.  Auditions Saturday April 15, 12-1:30pm (non CDA students $15 audition fee)

Our annual showcase "A Classic Performance" featuring all CDA dancers and special presentation of the ballet classic "Don Quixote" Friday June 9th 6:30pm, Saturday June 10th 12:00pm at Chaparral High School tickets available online

Interested in learning more about becoming a 2017-2018 member of CDA'S performance & competition team "Classic Dancers"? MANDATORY informational meeting Friday, June 2nd, 6:00-7:15pm at Classic Dance Academy. Get info on company participation, team expectations and we'll answer any questions related therein. Info packets will be provided for you to take home. ALL interested participants must have a parent/guardian in attendance at the meeting to be eligible for auditions. Company auditions: Tuesday, June 13th, 4:30-9:00pm- exact audition time slots will be determined by age and the youngest dancers will audition first. "Classic Dancers" members must be age 5 before December 31st, 2017. Training in a variety of dance styles is strongly recommended, but not required.
Questions? contact Heather Marsh-Schieck at

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 TRACY FULLER (current Colorado Ballet studio 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, 5th 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 studio company member with American Ballet Theater in New York) & MICHAL MANGAN current scholarship student 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