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 2018 Hope award winner Devon Stutz!

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~

Summer registration now open!  Click the summer tab for all info. Registration via form (at "forms and schedules" tab) mail or email to us with the summer registration fee to hold your spot.  

"Stay In Shape" classes offered Tuesdays & Saturdays July 3-August 11, join us! Email for more info-schedule at the "forms and class schedules" tab

Fall registration available online only for the fall 2018-2019 season.  Registration open AUGUST 1, 2018 10:00am!  Link available 8/1/18-for fall class schedule see the "forms & class schedules tab" Fall classes begin MONDAY AUGUST 20.

 Welcome new faculty members Casey Dalton,  Niki Kraft & Eddy Kovac-we are thrilled to be growing and adding such amazing teachers to "Inspire Excellence" with the CDA team! *see faculty bios at the faculty tab

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