Crested Butte School of Dance is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization providing many opportunities to be involved in dance and the arts. We create a nurturing environment for our littlest stars and intensive instruction for serious students, making SOD the principle dance academy of Crested Butte.
- Mission – The mission of the Crested Butte School of Dance is to deepen the connection to ourselves, to each other, and to the world around us through dance. We are a community-based, educational organization dedicated to fostering creativity, self-expression, and personal growth to people of all ages through professional dance instruction and performance opportunities.
- What We Value– Community, creative expression, self esteem, connection, inclusivity, diversity, fostering the love and joy of dance, providing performance opportunities for all ages & abilities, affordability, musicality, and sustainability.
Formed in 1983 by Heidi Duvall and Bobbie Reinhardt, the SOD has been involved in the Crested Butte performing arts community for more than 35 years. Our staff and dancers have participated in a variety of shows and have designed mentoring programs over the years. School of Dance is well-known for developing dancers of all ages and abilities in a nurturing and progressive way. We provide professional instruction and offer a planned curriculum for many dance genres including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, aerial and contemporary. As a result, all of our students develop character, self-esteem, and a level of self-discipline that will provide a powerful edge in any future endeavor.
Currently, School of Dance utilizes six studio locations in the Gunnison Valley, allowing us to serve almost 400 local dancers throughout Crested Butte and Gunnison. This is a reflection of the expansive, all-inclusive programming we offer. In 2012, the SOD Company was created to nurture our most dedicated dancers and in 2017 our programming expanded to offer a Boys Team for our most dedicated male dancers. In 2017, the SOD took on the fiscal sponsorship of the Crested Butte Dance Collective, and now this Collective is fully merged with the SOD. This dance community is incredibly strong and creative and continues to push the edge to create new opportunities for local artists of all ages. All of this growth is rooted in self-love and community connections- the basis of our teachings.
DANCE IS FOR EVERYONE
We provide a wide variety of classes like creative movement for toddlers, belly dancing, intensives for teens and adults, advanced technique classes in ballet, contemporary and jazz, aerial dance, and fresh funky hip-hop for all ages!
The Crested Butte School of Dance is a designated 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and all gifts, grants and donations are tax deductible. EIN# 84-1183302
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
The Crested Butte School of Dance admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and sexual persuasion to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin or sexual persuasion in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
The Crested Butte School of Dance is a proud member of the Arts Alliance of the East River Valley. Working collaboratively with other creatives, we are proud to be a part of the Colorado Creative District process which began in 2014.