Celebrate the Beat believes in the power of arts to help children succeed, and that our programs contribute to a healthier, higher achieving student body. CTB’s “low threshold, high ceilings” philosophy creates access to quality programs for high need populations, while increasing educational equity more broadly.  This in turn raises up the whole community.

We do more than teach children to dance, we empower children through the power of dance.  We believe that every child has a powerful beat within. It is our hope to help them to find it,hear it,  feel it, embrace it, express it and celebrate it., so that they can be empowered by it in every aspect of their lives.

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During the 2019–2020 school year, Celebrate The Beat will inspire over 3,500 students in grades K-10 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 more energized and focused, ready to tackle any challenge that dances their direction.



Joyful Arts Camps offer dance, music and art classes for children ages 7 and up.  Designed to foster teamwork, creativity, and joy these week long camps offer daily dance class with live music, rehearsal and choreography, costume and set design. Joyful Arts Camps culminate 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 8th - Wednesday, July 8th at Kearney Middle School from 9:30am - 3:30pm Monday - Thursday’s. If you received an invitation for your child to participate, please fill out the consent form by clicking here.


Pop hop

Pop Hop is a weeklong immersion culminating in a performance to open the International Night of Dance on the Ford Amphitheatre Stage as part of the Vail Dance Festival August 7th. This year Pop Hop will run from Monday, August 3rd - Friday August 7th from 9:30am - 12:30pm Monday - Thursday, and 12:30 - 8pm on Friday.

Pop Hop English / Spanish informational flyer.

Registration has ended.

Summer Celebration Team

This pre-Pop Hop program is by invite only. If you received an invitation please complete your child’s registration by clicking here.