ABOUT US

Building a Legacy of Excellence

Welcome to A Time to Dance, a dance school in Monument serving Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, and South Denver dancers. Thank you for considering our school. While excellence in technical training is an essential part of our vision, we first look at each student who enters our facility as a child of God. This allows us to nurture each student toward their God-given talents, helping them to see the gift and responsibility of those talents, and showing them how they can enrich the lives of others.

Next, we empower them with the tools and confidence necessary to reach those goals, and then we sincerely celebrate each individual’s path. Finally, we continually look for ways to achieve our high standards of training as we see the world of dance and its pedagogy (the science of teaching) as one that is steeped in history yet is constantly growing and evolving.

Our Approach

To develop the whole dancer we:

  • Prioritize our student’s safety and health

  • Utilize a well-structured curriculum created from extensive research of world-renowned syllabi overlaid with the most current dance science principles

  • Provide a faculty of mentors with extensive backgrounds that is committed to furthering their knowledge and working as a team to discuss how to invigorate the training process as well as the individual student       

  • Promote a welcoming family-centered environment where great care is taken in supporting the students through honest feedback and thoughtful communication in a mutual relationship of respect and appreciation while instilling the importance of detail, and the process and reaching towards one’s full potential.

  • Provide performance opportunities where students showcase their class work, as well as share the joy of being part of a dramatic production while gaining stage and theatrical experience

  • We assist them in looking at their place in the world of dance realistically while continuing to show them their value during the journey.

  • Individuals whose journey leads to careers outside of the dance field utilize the immeasurable attributes from having studied dance.

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Our Beliefs

  • We believe that worship in the arts is an essential part of any thriving society.

  • We believe that the arts encourage, heal, bring hope and increase spiritual strength.

  • We serve our families with uncompromising integrity, uplifting respect, and a high standard of technical excellence.

MISSION STATEMENT

To assist each student in achieving their full potential technically and artistically while encouraging them in their dance goals. 

PURPOSE STATEMENT

The book of Ecclesiastes states that there is a time and season for every event under heaven: “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” A Time to Dance exists to instruct, encourage and inspire students in their season of dance to ‘make His praises glorious’.

We serve our families with uncompromising integrity, uplifting respect and a high standard of technical excellence. 

“Let us praise His name with dancing” (Psalms 149:3). A Time to Dance provides technical and spiritual dance training and strives to uphold God’s standard of instruction in the arts. We view our performances as a platform to present a visual and artistic witness to our Lord Jesus Christ. 

We believe that worship in the arts is an essential part of any thriving society. We believe that the arts encourage, heal, bring hope and increase the spiritual strength of a community. 

Safety and Health

Our dancer’s health is a top priority. A large part of our teaching philosophy and curriculum involves teaching the students about their bodies and its health through anatomy, and incorporating strengthening, proprioceptive and stretching exercises in class appropriate to each level.

  • We follow the latest studies and information being published internationally to dance educators
  • Students are verbally and physically guided to ensure proper and safe alignment
  • Our facility has professionally built sprung floors with a Marley overlay for optimal safety and health for young growing bodies

Dance is an athletic endeavor that requires knowledge and support for a healthy body. These lectures are designed to educate and encourage both parents and students in important areas related to the dance field, a growing dancer’s body, and to answer questions about the school and the training the students are receiving.

Performance Experience

Parents and audience members will always be comfortable with the material that is presented and the costume choices made for all dancers. Dancers have the opportunity to perform extra pieces if they become a member of our performing company, Encore Dance Company.

Year-end Performance

We enhance the performance experience by showcasing a 2-part year-end performance in a theater. This gives the students the opportunity to be a part of a dramatic production while getting stage and theatrical experience.

A Time To Dance’s American Nutcracker/The Nutcracker

Inspired by the American Girl stories, A Time To Dance has created it’s very own unique rendition of the classic Nutcracker tale. The traditional Nutcracker performance has also been incorporated into our repertoire in recent years. Auditions are held annually for young dancers 6 years of age and up to participate in this beautiful holiday tradition that gives them the opportunity to share the joy and magic of the Christmas season through their art.

Check out our promo for the An American Nutcracker on our Gallery Page.

 

Re-Discover Your God-Given Talent

Time to Dance makes every effort to awaken and nurture the artistic potential in students, so they can discover and steward the gifts and talents the Lord has given to each of them. We encourage each student to leave this world better than they found it by reaching outside of themselves to become instruments of God’s will and touch others for His glory.

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