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Little Theatre Culture Centers, Inc. is a dance and gymnastic school
located in Denver, Colorado. We have been in business
for over 50 years. We have two schools in the Denver area:
our Main School at 1980 Youngfield St. is at the intersection
of 20th and Youngfield St., and our Ken Caryl School is located at
Ken Caryl Ave. and Garrison in Littleton.
Self discipline is a happy by-product of correct dance training.
Without discipline, one achieves only mediocrity. From four years
old on, this trait will carry over into their school, home, and
stress the need for "hangin' in there." Not
only when the going is easy, but especially when the student
into a difficult period. This can be caused by a growing spurt,
causing a change in balance and control. In the spring with
warm weather, at Christmas due to the excitement at home, or
in their personal life all can be a distraction. Children sometimes
want to drop out due to daily stress from too much activity,
but dance and gymnastics are wonderful stress managers. If
you are faced with the problem of a child wanting to quit,
like to find out the reason...usually very obvious... and ask
that you guide away from this very common mistake.
that guiding is not "pushing your child." The
gain will be truly worth the pain. We feel the quality of persevering
is a major requirement for any successful student and this
quality will carry over into adult life. Developing the quality
while enjoying the art of dance is another happy by-product
of good dance training.
Hard work is necessary to achieve any worth while goal. We enjoy
a rigorous workout in each class. From four on, the body thrives
on good balanced exercise. By stressing the need for discipline,
perseverance, and hard work to achieve an attainable goal, we
are leading our students up the pathway to success.
Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes.
Jazz students wear black leotard and black jazz pants. Hair should
be neatly away from the face.
shorts, LTCC T-Shirt (all students receive a shirt
upon registration), leotard and shorts. Hair should be under
control so as not to interfere with effective movements.
Little Theatre schools offer many performing opportunities. There
are studio performances, community appearances, talent shows
as well as a spring show at one of the high schools. Students
learn cooperation, responsibility, stage presence and develop
confidence through these appearances.
Gymnastic meets are held at the Main school. There are three team meets per year as
well as an individual meet held in the spring.
Gymnasts also perform in the Big Show.
You are cordially invited to observe your child's class on the
first lesson of the month - visitors week. Limiting the visitation
day prevents undue distraction for the students. During visitor's
week we ask that small children remain under control to avoid
additional distractions for the class.
A Personal Comment
Little Theatre Dancers are known locally and nationally as the
school with the Classy dancers. We are proud of our reputation
and strive to improve our teaching technique to give the student
the training they need to excel in dance. Our staff is sensitive
to the individual needs of their students and welcome your input.
We know the confidence and self discipline along with the sheer
joy of dancing will last a lifetime.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
is Little Theatre?
are a dance, gymnastics, and music school.
kind of dance do you teach?
A. We teach ballet, tap and jazz. We offer
a combination ballet and tap class for children through
adults. We teach Lyrical and Classic Jazz styles.
you a competitive school?
We do have many performing opportunities, but our focus
is on dance as an art not a sport. However, our
dancers have won many dance competitions. The choice to enter
a competition is up to the students or class. We still remain
focused as an art not the competition.
A. We have a very minimal costume fee that
is paid at the time of registration. This covers the student
for a full season. We do this to minimize the expense that a
parent has to invest in an expensive costume for each
kind of gymnastic school are you?
A. We are a recreational gymnastic school.
We have a philosophy that more benefit is gained from good
solid gymnastic training than is gained from the competitive
aspects of the sport. Many of our gymnasts have gone into high
school with a very solid background in gymnastics and were
very competitive. It is not our goal to train national champions,
it is our goal to train the student in good solid technique
and let them decide how far they take it.
kind of music school are you?
have recently added music to our curriculum. We have
started with voice, piano, and guitar. We will be adding
new instruments a little at a time. Our objective is to have
a youth jazz band, a concert band, and choir. We teach students
of all ages.