ABOUT CELEBRATE THE BEAT
CELEBRATE THE BEAT PROVIDES THE HIGHEST QUALITY IN-SCHOOL AND AFTER-SCHOOL DANCE PROGRAMS FOR ALL CHILDREN THAT IMPROVES THEIR PHYSICAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING, INSPIRES THEM TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES, AND ESTABLISHES A STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE THAT IMPACTS ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR LIVES.
Click “play” and experience the JOY and PASSION in our children as they learn how to learn through a program that can change the trajectory of their lives. And know that no child ever pays a penny for our classes.
Music and dance classes elicit in students a personal standard of excellence, using dance as the medium to teach children valuable life lessons: that energy, discipline, teamwork, commitment and trying your hardest can lead to success.
Founded by Tracy Straus in 2000, Celebrate The Beat was initially an outreach program for the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. In 2004, after witnessing the profound impact of her efforts, Ms. Straus decided to dance her way to independence, registering Celebrate The Beat as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Celebrate The Beat is proud to collaborate with Associates of National Dance Institute in teaching exchanges and to share best practices in dance education. All dance programs and techniques utilized by Celebrate The Beat are inspired by the award winning National Dance Institute.
Exhilarating. Stimulating. Challenging. Engaging.
Celebrate The Beat offers an array of awe-inspiring and all-inclusive in-school, after-school, and summer music and dance programs. Students are joyfully challenged to develop healthy living habits, collaborative skills, cultural literacy, critical thinking, confidence, and much more. Our classes are led by a team of skilled professionals comprised of a master teaching artist/ choreographer, a live musician, and an assistant teaching artist. Even the press goes crazy for Celebrate the Beat.
IN-SCHOOL & AFTER-SCHOOL
During the 2016 – 2017 school year, Celebrate The Beat will be dancing alongside over 3,500 students in grades K-8 in 28 schools located in communities throughout Colorado and Mexico. Our three to thirty week programs don’t just supplement the core school curriculum…they lead by example. Just ask any student or teacher involved. Children return to their core classes and homes energized and focused, ready to tackle any challenge dancing in their direction.
Joyful Arts Camps offers dance, music and art classes for children ages 7 and up. Designed to foster teamwork, creativity, and joy this week long camp offers daily dance class with live music, rehearsal and choreography, costume and set design. Joyful Arts Camp culminates in a free performance for friends, family and the public.
The Denver Summer Institute provides technique classes in ballet, tap, jazz and ethnic dance for our "All Star" students. This runs from Monday June 6 - Wednesday July 18 at Kearney Middle School from 9am - 3pm daily.
Our Aspen Joyful Arts Camp will be Monday July 23 - Friday July 27 at Aspen Community School Gym from 9am - 3pm daily.
Additionally, Pop Hop is a weeklong immersion culminating in a performance at the Vail International Dance Festival. This year it will run from Monday, July 30 - Friday August 3rd at June Creek Elementary School from 9:30am - 12:30pm daily.
DONATE TO CELEBRATE THE BEAT
To keep celebrating the beat we need your contribution. We’re grateful for anything and everything that dances our way.
By joining Celebrate the Beat, your money goes directly back into the people that we serve. With over 3,500 children receiving the benefits of your generous gift, we give you many, many thanks and welcome you to our Circle of Friends! Your donation provides healthy snacks to our student dancers, sponsorship for one lucky child and live music for our joyful classes and events. Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information on where your hard earned dollars are heading. You can find further information about our other Sponsorship Levels and our Sponsors here. Oh, and be sure to catch a glimpse of our work in motion on the blog!
CONTACT CELEBRATE THE BEAT
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