John Hand had a theory: for any problem a person might have, someone in their local community has a solution. To that end, he founded Colorado Free University, continuing a tradition that began with the Denver Free University of the 1970s and early '80s. Whereas the Denver Free University was created as a political move to make education more accessible, the Colorado incarnation sets its sights on simple personal betterment, becoming more of a learning network than a school. All of its teachers are independent contractors culled from the local community, and together they helm skill-based and enrichment classes for adults, spanning a range of artistic, humanitarian, and business disciplines.
Students can receive training in foreign languages or ASL, business or digital marketing, or acting, visual arts, or woodworking. The school's facilities also accommodate CompuSkills computer-training classes, which progress from basic sessions in computer operation to advanced sessions in photoshopping a ghost out of a family portrait. There are cooking classes, foreign language courses, and style classes, all of which turn out well-rounded pupils. The campus's 89-seat John Hand Theater, meanwhile, hosts intimate performances from local Firehouse Theater Company and Spotlight Theatre Company.
I specialize in wedding dance lessons and working with couples to create a memorable first dance that your guests will be talking about long after your wedding is over. Parents of the Bride/Groom and Wedding Parties welcome!
We also offer lessons for any couple looking to gain confidence on the dance floor.
Femme Fatale Denver offers a variety of signature parties, special events, and more. For example, Girls Night Out parties devote up to two hours to the daring dances, during which ladies learn routines, then pick classic outfits from the studio's collection of clothes and accessories to vogue for the camera. Instead of ongoing classes, students of this retro, cheesecake academy attend self-contained, two-hour lessons. Each session culminates with a photo shoot, allowing pupils to immortalize their newfound sauciness.
The Pole Vault's instructors include a bodybuilding champion with a master's degree in traditional Chinese medicine, a fitness model and professional pole dancer, and a Zumba teacher who has been dancing for decades. They combine myriad interests and areas of expertise to make sure that classes never become dull. On gleaming poles, instructors in the signature class teach the art of pole dance and encourage people to twirl freely unlike a frustrated barber. They also offer an entire slate of alternatives that tone and tighten bodies, including Dancer's Yoga, Kettlebell Body Blast, and Zumba toning.
Dance Legacy focuses on providing proper, age appropriate instruction in Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Creative Movement. We focus on teaching our students proper body alignment, a strong foundation in ballet and other dance techniques. All of our teachers have dance degrees and are performer, as well.
Arthur Murray Dance Studios has been a leading name in social dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with certified instructors. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.