The Esther Geoffrey Ballet and Jazz Scholarships and master classes

April 6 and 7

The Colorado Springs Dance Theatre (CSDT) invites all intermediate and above level dance students, ages 11-18 within the Pikes Peak Region to submit an application to compete in the following two competitions: the Jazz Master Class & Scholarship Competition, and, in honor of Esther Geoffrey’s numerous dance contributions to the Colorado Springs community since the 1960’s, the Twentieth Annual Esther Geoffrey Young Dancers’ Scholarship Competition.  Both competitions will provide a 90 minute Master Class, a time for selection of scholarship recipients (4 per competition) and an awards ceremony.  Dancers will be judged on technical proficiency and performance potential.

Reduced rate to the Parsons Dance performance for Master Class and Scholarship Competition participants and their family. This is a $10 savings per ticket from the at-the-door price.
Adult:  $30
Student:  $25

Ballet choreographer and adjudicator: Yosvani Ramos and Domenico Luciano with Colorado Ballet
Date:  Thursday April 6, 2017
Time:  4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:  Wasson Small Gym, 2115 Afton Way

Jazz choreographer and adjudicator: Choreographers from Parsons Dance Company
Date:  Friday April 7, 2017
Time:  4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:  Wasson Small Gym, 2115 Afton Way


Enrollment to the master classes are available at the door.


“I am very grateful for the scholarship that the Esther Geoffrey Young Dancers Scholarship Competition awarded me.  I worked very hard throughout the season in hopes to improve my dance ability, and I am very happy it paid off.  With this money I was awarded, I will be attending Colorado Ballet’s five week Summer Intensive Program…”
Ashley M., 2013 winner