December Newsletter

December 4, 2019



December Newsletter 


Giving Tuesday

A 9-year-old girl dances around the living room while watching a commercial on TV for the Nutcracker. She dreams of being a dancer, but living in a low-income neighborhood with a single mom it’s only a dream.  What she doesn’t know yet, is in the spring she will have the chance to go watch her first live dance performance, thanks to you.  Your gift today funds CSDT programs which allow students to experience the arts.  Today is Giving Tuesday, a great time to think about your end-of-year donations. Give now!

30 Under 30

Continuing to fulfill our mission of making dance accessible to all generations, Colorado Springs Dance Theatre is launching 30 Under 30
30% off for patrons under the age of 30.
This applies to every event for the rest of Season 43, New Year’s Eve included!

Get your tickets now!

New Board Members

We are thrilled to announce three new spectacular women who are joining the board of Colorado Springs Dance Theatre:

Stephanie Horton, Laurilea McDaniel
& Camille Brauch (not pictured)

Camille is a professional dancer, Stephanie is the Assistant Director of Development at UCCS and Laurilea is the Visual and Performing Arts Facilitator for School District 11.  We are grateful for the collective knowledge these women bring to CSDT and this holiday season we are particularly thankful to all our hardworking board members for the immense amount of energy they contribute to bringing CSDT programs to fruition. 


Meet Isabelle Harris

Isabelle is one of last season’s Esther Geoffrey scholarship recipients. She was chosen for a scholarship in our Ballet division. Isabelle trains at Colorado Ballet Society under the direction of Patty Hoffman. 

Colorado Ballet Society will be hosting an ABT teacher training workshop for pre-primary through level 3 this Spring, March 21st-29th, 2020. Maybe you want to become an ABT Certified teacher? Find out more information here.

Applications Open! 

Dance History

The origin of the Nutcracker, a classic Christmas Story, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. Set to music by Tchaikovsky and originally choreographed by Marius Petipa, it premiered a week before Christmas 1892 at Moscow’s Imperial Theater. Since premiering in western countries in the 1940s, this ballet has become perhaps the most popular to be performed around Christmas time and luckily Colorado Springs has plenty of options!