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Trying to decide between a few different studio options to enroll at?


Since 1999, hundreds of students have studied with us. What started in a neighborhood garage, serving only a few students, has grown to serving hundreds.

As a parent we realize you have a choice between several different studios and programs. All studios are not the same. We constantly renovate and improve our facilities and provide ongoing training to our staff to ensure we are always providing our students and parents with the best experience possible.

We invite you to compare all of the features and options to see why our studio has been chosen as a center for premier dance instruction for over a decade!


Here's why so many students choose our school each year for lessons:

DANCE – What makes us different...?

DANCE – What makes us different...?The Finest in Dance Instruction…High Country Conservatory of Dance is proud to provide premier dance instruction to students of all ages and skill levels in Northern Colorado. Formed in 1999, HCCD has brought together nationally accredited instructors and directors who have had years of experience in their respective dance regimes. The instructors at HCCD are carefully chosen for their expertise, style, and teaching abilities. It is true that although one can learn to dance well, that doesn't necessarily mean that one can teach well. HCCD instructors can do both. Each style of dance is taught by instructors who are specifically skilled in that art form. The classes combine strong technique (an item which is essential in a good dancer) with fun-filled classes. At HCCD we care about our students. Each is looked at individually and focused on. This factor helps create a wholesome and caring environment which we feel is so important to each student's development!

More Performance Opportunities… As dance is a "performing art," HCCD feels that performing is an essential part of a dancers training. Unlike many studios that have one big end of the year performance, HCCD has year-round performance opportunities.

Conservatory versus Studio... What is the difference between a "studio" and a "conservatory"? A conservatory is a "school." There are many dance studios that hold dance classes but do not have a set curriculum they follow. Thus, every teacher is free to teach whatever he, or she wants. HCCD has a levels program and a strict curriculum that is followed which keeps dancers on the right track. In conjunction with this program, regular evaluations and report cards are mailed home every other month to inform the parents/students of the progress made.

Levels Program… In his groundbreaking book, The Game of Work, Charles Coonradt says that scorekeeping stimulates us to create more of the positive outcomes we're keeping track of. It actually reinforces the behavior that created these outcomes in the first place (Jack Canfield, The Success Principles). High Country Conservatory of Dance offers premier level programs that do the "scorekeeping." These programs are designed to show a student's progress and award his/her achievements. At HCCD all dancers are focused on individually, using the levels and evaluation programs that are specifically geared for each style of dance. These special programs allow our instructors and the directors to target the needs of each dancer – something extremely important at HCCD. Every two months students receive a copy of their current level showing the steps and techniques they have mastered. In addition to this, they receive comments from their instructors on their accomplishments, future goals, and what to work on! This "one-on-one" approach prevents any student at HCCD from "falling through the cracks." This also allows each parent the opportunity to know exactly where their child is in the levels' program and how they are progressing.

Facility…Our facility has 11,000 square feet of space. It features the following:

Customer Service… Knowledgeable, helpful office staff are available to assist students during class times. We strive to provide good service and take care of all of the "details," so lessons remain hassle free and enjoyable.

MUSIC & VOICE – What makes us different...?

DANCE – What makes us different...?The Finest in Instruction… High Country Conservatory of Music is proud to provide premier music and voice instruction to students of all ages and skill levels in Northern Colorado. Our instructors are carefully chosen for their expertise, teaching style and for their ability to relate to the typical needs of each student. The classes combine strong technique (an item which is essential in a musician) with fun-filled classes. At HCCD we care about our students. Each is looked at individually and focused on. This factor helps create a wholesome and caring environment which we feel is so important to each student's development!

Curriculum… HCCD has a set curriculum for its music students. There are some excellent materials developed by professional music educators that are made for students in a variety of situations. For example in piano, there are books for very young beginners, and books for adult students that have never played before. There are books that can start you at a level you are comfortable with. These materials have been researched and are continually upgraded and improved to make learning easier. These materials ensure that no important part of learning the instrument can inadvertently
be left out. If you ever have to move to a different part of the country, qualified teachers and institutions will recognize the materials and be able to smoothly continue from where the previous teacher left off.

Recitals… HCCD will have music recitals throughout the year for students to perform in. We feel it is a vital part of each student's education. In order for students to feel comfortable playing in public, they need to have multiple opportunities to perform in front of an audience.

Professional Setting for Study… Learning music is not just a matter of having a qualified teacher, but also having an environment that is focused on music education. In a professional school environment a student cannot be distracted by TV, pets, ringing phones, siblings or anything else. With 30-60 minutes of lesson time per week, a professional school environment can produce better results since the only focus at the time is learning music. Students in a school environment are also motivated by hearing peers who are at different levels and by being exposed to variety of different instruments. In a music school, the lessons are not just a hobby or side-line for the teacher but a responsibility which is taken very seriously.

Customer Service… Knowledgeable, helpful office staff are available to assist students during class times. We strive to provide good service and take care of all of the "details," so lessons remain hassle free and enjoyable.

 

High Country Conservatory of Dance provides dance classes in Fort Collins and Wellington, CO. Dance instruction include Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Clogging. Professional dance classes are available for everyone from young to old, the inexperienced to professional dancers. Discover today why the (HCCD) High Country Conservatory of Dance is widely recognized as the premiere dance studio in Fort Collins, Loveland and across Northern Colorado.

 

 

970-225-0600 High Country Conservatory of Dance - 5112 S. College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80525
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