The 61st BESD Spring Production, “A New Beginning” will be at the Colorado Springs ENT Center June 11th at 2pm & 6pm!

To all of our incredible dance families, faculty and staff,

We are thrilled to be performing live and in person for our 61st Annual Production, “A NEW BEGINNING” at the gorgeous Shockley-Zalabak Theater inside the ENT Center for the Arts Complex. The theater is conveniently located at 5225 North Nevada.The closer we get in this 3 week countdown, we are hoping they will be able to release more seating/tickets for purchase. For those that wish to have a big “watch party”, a Live Stream is also available to purchase on the show ticket link. https://tickets.entcenterforthearts.org/overview/2589

As always, we will be doing a professional filming of the production and DVD’s may be purchased directly through BESD for $45 between now and show night. They will be available to pick up in the office the week of July 12-16 from the hours of 3:30pm-6:00pm. 

We will send out specifics on hair and make-up to specific classes should you have questions regarding this. You may also check with your faculty or in the office at your convenience. This year’s “behind the scenes”, we will have faculty, alum and staff to help with all dancers…..yes, room moms from the past will finally get to sit out and enjoy the show!

SHOW WEEK JUNE 7-11, 2021: “A NEW BEGINNING”

Monday June 7 – Big Ballet Rehearsal and ballet / pointe pictures 4:30-6:30 and Monday/Wednesday Adult Tap Rehearsal at 6:30-7:30. There are no other scheduled rehearsals that day. 

Tuesday June 8 – Rehearsal 3:00pm-6:00pm (start with finale and then full show run-thru (at BESD) ***Please note, we are requesting that dancers be dropped off at the front as early as 2:15pm. Due to the high volume of dancers, staff, and faculty

Wednesday June 9 – Rehearsal 3-6pm (start with final and then full show run-thru (at BESD)

Thursday June 10 – THIS IS A CLOSED REHEARSAL TO ONLY DANCERS, STAFF, AND FACULTY DUE TO THE UNIVERSITY COVID RESTRICTIONS. We so appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation in this. Full Dress Rehearsal at the Ent Center Shockley-Zalabak Theater starting promptly at 3pm. Dancers may arrive as early as 2pm. Please arrive as ready as possible with hair and make-up done. There will be a “check in” at the backstage entrance.We will run ACT 1 (take a 30 minute break) and continue with Act 2. Finale will be run at the end on Thursday.

Friday June 11 – show times are 2:00 and 6:00 (Dancer call is 1 hour prior to each show).There will be a walk away dinner break between the 2 performances. 

Running time for each show (with intermission) is 2 hours. 

*** NOTE: clear masks will be worn throughout the building and while on stage for all staff, faculty and performers. This “mandate”may change prior to our show. Masks may be picked up in the studio for $2 now through the week of rehearsals. 

We cannot wait to share in this production with all of you!

Cheers to “New Beginnings”!

Suzanne, Barb, Mindy, Victor, Debbie, Maria, and Sarah

Come dance with us this summer!

Open to all dancers ages 3 to adult. We offer classes in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, pilates, and cardio salsa. Whether you are looking to just get started or work in a more intensive environment to improve your skills, we have the classes to fit your needs! 

$25 Non-Refundable Registration. Full tuition due the first class. Limited size classes. Sign up early!

Download the BESD Summer Dance schedule here:

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NEW  this summer is our Friday Summer Artist Series with guest artists June 25th, July 9th, and July 16th

To register or if you have any questions please contact:

Barbara Ellis or Suzanne Dirscherl @ 719.598.4426

or  suzanne@barbaraellisstudioofdance.com