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2019-2020 Season

Ascend Local Choreography Festival

July 2, 2019

Regular ticket: $17.00

Student Ticket: $12.00


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Applications NOW OPEN for
Ascend Regional Choreography Festival!

Dear Dance Makers,

Colorado Springs Dance Theatre is excited to announce the 1st Annual Ascend Choreography Festival. CSDT is commissioning 6 professional and aspiring choreographers from the Pikes Peak Region to present their work and participate in an extraordinary celebration of creativity and movement.

We are looking for YOU! Chosen submissions will receive a commission package valued at over $500 and the opportunity to share their work on the world-class Ent Center stage April 10th, 2020.

The choreographer must be a Colorado resident
The choreographer must be age 16 or older
Solos discouraged
The piece must be an original work for ASCEND
Length of work 8-14 minutes

Commission Package includes:
$300 cash
Photo & Video Package documenting the performance
Costume Support
10 hours of free rehearsal space
Choreography Workshop with the guest dance company, FLOCK


Chosen submissions will be notified within the following week.

– Submission Deadline w/ video clip*
February 15th- Announcement of Chosen Choreographers
March 28th- Informal Showing (piece must be complete)
April 6th-  In-Studio Dress Rehearsal
April 7th- Choreography Workshop with FLOCK
April 8th-  In-Studio Dress Rehearsal
April 9th- Ent Center Tech
April 10th- 7:30 pm Show

Colorado Springs Dance Theatre encourages you to flex your creative muscles and share with the community your unique choreographic signature. To participate please follow the submission procedures on this page. For questions please email us at

ASCEND extends CSDT’s mission of advocating for the art of dance in the Pikes Peak region by cultivating a stronger, more vibrant professional community and by giving support to working artists in the field. May you thrive!

Jordan McHenry, Executive Director CSDT
& The Board of Trustees