Parents

The Dance Family Organization (DFO)

The Dance Family Organization (DFO) are the parents of dancers in the Department of Dance and Movement that volunteer their time to ensure Department events run smoothly, that fundraising successfully supports the needs of DSA dancers, and to enhance communication with dance families and the broader dance community.

The many activities and efforts of the DFO are planned with your help. Your involvement is critical for the success of your dancer’s experience in the program. Many opportunities exist throughout each year for families to volunteer their time. Thank you.

Have questions? Contact DFO using the email below.

Events

Preview Days

TBD

DSA has four to six school-wide visitation days in the fall for prospective students and their families. DFO provides a few volunteers each day to guide tours of the facility for those interested in auditioning for dance, and answer questions about the school’s arts and academic programs and the audition process.

 

Performances

DSA Block Party

Friday, September 24th, 2021. Performances are TBA

 

Possible Boettcher Performance

High School Ensemble Group & 11th & 12th Grade Dancers

Friday, October 15, 2021

Blackout Dates: October 11th-15th

 

High School- A Look Behind the Curtain  (in the Schomp)

Performance Thursday, November 11, 2021, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm 

Performance Friday November 12, 2021, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: November 1st – 12th

** Middle School Students attend one of the nights and write a review

 

Middle School- A Look Behind the Curtain  (in the Schomp)

Performance Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm 

Performance Friday November 19, 2021, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: November 8th – 19th

** High School Students attend one of the nights and write a review

 

November 22 – 26  Thanksgiving Break

 

Senior Solos in the Dance Studio Theatre

Performance Friday, December 3rd  2021, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: November 29th – December 3rd

 

Junior Projects Collaboration in the Dance Studio Theatre

Performance Thursday, December 9th 2021, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Friday, December 10th 2021, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: November 29th – December 10th

** 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 12th Grade are required to attend one of the nights

 

Creative Writing and Dance Collaboration Performance (in the Dance Studio)

Performance Thursday, February 24 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Friday, February 25 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: February 15th – 25th

** 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th and 12th Grade attend one of the nights and write a review

 

National High School Dance Festival

TBD

11th & 12th Grade Dancers

 

Junior and Senior Dance Ensemble Performance (in the Dance Studio)

Performance Friday, March 18th 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: March 7th – 18th

 

Spring Break

 March 28th – April 1st

 

Middle School Spring Dance Performance (in the Schomp)

Performance Wednesday, April 13th 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Thursday, April 14th 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: April 4th – 15th

** High School Students attend one of the nights and write a review

 

High School Spring Dance Performance (in the Schomp)

Performance Thursday, April 21st 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Friday, April 22nd 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: April 11th – 22nd

** Middle School Students attend one of the nights and write a review

 

Senior Projects in the Dance Studio Theatre

Performance Tuesday May 3rd 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Wednesday  May 4th 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Thursday May 5th 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Performance Friday May 6th 2022, 7:00 pm, Call at 5:00 pm

Blackout Dates: April 25th – May 6th

** 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Grade attend one of the nights and write a review

 

Ensembles Perform with Davis Dance Next Generation

Saturday May 21, 2022

Tech rehearsal at 10 am and showtime 1 pm

Dance Banquet

TBD



 

 

Professional Obligations in the Arts

Professional obligations in the arts must have prior approval from DSA Administration, and the major teacher.  Prior to being absent, you must obtain a pre-arranged absence contract from the Main Office and have your teachers fill out the form with all assignments and due dates noted. You must photocopy the completed form and give one copy to the Dean of Culture, Mr. Hughes for office records. Absences for professional obligations cannot exceed five (5) consecutive school days or ten (10) full school days per school year.  Absences that exceed these guidelines can be appealed to the Dean of Students.

Student and Parent Handbook 2020-2021

 

DFO recruits volunteers for the shows (opportunities are listed online at volunteer.dsadance.org)

After-School Meal Program

The DFO organizes an after school program and dinners for middle school dancers on the Thursday and Friday afternoons during the fall and spring concerts. It’s a great way to keep the dancers together, entertained, and well fed before their performances.

Auditions

Auditions- end of January

Typically, DSA Classical and Pre-Professional Dance Program’s auditions are held over several days. The process, though, begins with a mandatory pre-audition meeting in late November or early December (for prospective dancers who have already applied to DSA). DFO helps throughout the process by having volunteers assist with check-in, queuing, and guiding auditioning students and their families.

The department’s annual Spring Concert, usually in late April, features DSA dancers performing guest artist choreography and Faculty works. DFO recruits nearly 50 volunteers for the shows (opportunities are listed online at volunteer.dsadance.org) and operates two fundraisers (concessions and flower sales) benefiting the department.

Spring Banquet

TBD

Sometime in May, the Denver School of the Arts Classical and Pre-Professional Dance Program celebrates the end of the year by recognizing each of its dancers, especially graduating seniors (with often tearful goodbyes), at the annual Spring Banquet. This wonderfully catered and quietly elegant event is planned and organized by DFO.

Contact

Have questions? Use the contact  DFO will either give you an answer or connect you with someone who can.