Create Opportunities through Dance
SHOWCASE OF DANCE
Showcase of Dance gives Colorado school children a unique opportunity to experience dance and the arts. Each year, this program brings more than 6,000 at-risk students to the theater to enjoy a special performance featuring local dance companies such as Colorado Ballet and Cleo Parker Robinson. Each performance introduces students to classical ballet, modern, and cultural dance, and is educational, entertaining, and age-appropriate. Many of the children attending Showcase are seeing a live dance performance for the first time in their lives.
The Guild spends more than $28,000 for Showcase of Dance annually, and welcomes underwriting for this program through generous donations toward the costs of facility rental and bus transportation to and from the theater venue. Costs for bus transportation exceed $300 per busload.
In-School Programs promotes arts education among school children by bringing local professional dance companies to perform in individual Metro Denver schools.
With your help we can continue to offer these impactful programs.
Our Community Enrichment program provides grants to dance companies totaling more than $85,000 annually to encourage performance development and innovation. This support for diverse dance companies enriches the Denver arts scene. To read, and apply, for our 2021 Community Enrichment Grant click here
Past grant recipients include: