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The Denver Ballet Guild is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that has supported dance arts in the Colorado community for more than 35 years. We directly impact the community through outreach programs that benefit Colorado youth.
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To register for one of our upcoming events, simply click on the event title and you will be taken to the registration page for that event.

  • August 27, 2020 9:30 AM
    Karen Walker's Home, 100 South University Blvd. House 7, Denver

Le Bal de Ballet 2022

Nomination packets will be available on our website October 1st, 2020


Denver Ballet Guild's goals include promoting excellence in performance,  increasing the size of dance audiences, and encouraging dance creativity and diversity in our community.

The Denver Ballet Guild makes a significant impact on the dance community annually by awarding grants to professional dance companies, sponsoring dance education and in school performances for school-aged children, and providing awards to young aspiring dancers.

Featuring photos from our Community Involvement: In-Schools Programs, Showcase of Dance & Young Dancer's Competition.


Young dancers competition 

The Denver Ballet Guild's 37th Annual  Young Dancers Competition on March 6, 7, and 8, 2020, was a huge success for all involved!  This competition is one of the longest running classical ballet performance competitions for young dancers in the country and we award over $25,000.00 to talented young dancers.

The goals of the competition are to recognize excellence in Colorado dancers and provide an opportunity for further enrichment of their art. A nationally recognized Master Teacher will conduct all classes. A panel of highly respected judges from the international dance community will observe and score students as they work through their master class and variations and will select finalists from Categories II, III, IV, and V for award consideration.

Kathy Wells, the Guild photographer has taken some amazing photos of the Young Dancers Competition and has genrously offered to share them with all of the YDC families.  Please click here to access the photos.

IN memOriam

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of staunch Denver Ballet Guild member and long-time board  member Elise Ford.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Denver Ballet Guild in honor of Elise and her dedication to the support and promotion of the dance arts in the Denver community.

Make a donation in honor of Elise Ford here.

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Pursuing our mission to promote dance

Les Cygnettes | Les Demoiselles | Le Bal de Ballet

The Denver Ballet Guild promotes arts appreciation, education, social activities, philanthropy, and community involvement through three programs designed for teens.

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Les Cygnettes

Les Cygnettes introduces young ladies in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to the arts through a wide range of fun, cultural, and social activities including top-rated plays, musical theatre events, and dance performances.

Les Demoiselles  

A part of Denver Ballet Guild since 2005, young ladies in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades have an opportunity to attend dance, theatrical and cultural events annually. Les Demoiselles also provides volunteer outreach opportunities for its members and occasions to support Guild-granted dance companies.

Le Bal de Ballet  

Denver Ballet Guild’s signature fundraising event for over thirty years, Le Bal de Ballet, honors outstanding high school seniors and their families. Debutantes and Young Men of Distinction attend a series of parties and events throughout the honorees’ senior year in high school culminating in the presentation and ball in June.

Featuring photos from our Guild Youth Programs: Les Cygnettes, Les Demoiselles and Le Bal de Ballet.

At Greenlee, we encourage students and staff to embrace our 3 Pillars: Healthy, Enlightened, and Expressive.  Our participation in Showcase of Dance is so special because it enlightens our students and staff by exposing us to different forms of art.  The Showcase of Dance aligns to our goals of developing the whole student and honoring their many talents and interests!    

Meg Kirby
Greenlee Elementary School
Teach for America Colorado 

Thank you so much for giving me and so many young dancers the opportunity to do what we love and win scholarships.

I am so excited and overwhelmed by the honor of first place in category four; the Florence Ruston Award and the President's Award. I do not take this recognition lightly. I am so grateful for your encouragement and support as I pursue my dance career.         

Haley Mae Wilson
Young Dancers Competition Award Recipient 2017


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The Denver Ballet Guild welcomes your generous donation to help foster the arts in our community.

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The Denver Ballet Guild is a 501(c) 3 organization. All financial contributions are tax deductible. You will receive a donation report for recording purposes.

Goal: $10,000.00
Collected: $8,675.00
Showcase of Dance brings the joy and wonder of live dance performance to more than 6,000 at-risk Denver children. Help us reach a goal of $10,000 to cover the cost of transportation for these kids to attend this exciting event.

Your donation helps with programs like Tour de Force, a dance performance collaboration with Colorado Ballet, Wonderbound and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance.

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