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“Birth of Rock and Roll Ballet”
Review of Colorado Ballet

Colorado Ballet
Ranked #46 of 252 things to do in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 55 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and contemporary dance in Denver. Colorado Ballet enhances the cultural life of Colorado through performances of the professional company, training at the Academy, and Education & Outreach programs.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Rome, Georgia
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Birth of Rock and Roll Ballet”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

With a live orchestra and some fine dancers, this was a very entertaining show. It was called the Ballet Ariel. It included not only ballet, but tap, swing dancing, be-bop, and other dances true to the era. Musical numbers from about the 30's to the 50's were included. It was a fun show.

Visited May 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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96 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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“Enjoy Fine Ballet in Downtown Denver”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Each season the Colorado Ballet presents 4 to 5 ballets - held at the Ellie Caukins Opera House in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts complex (fee parking available adjacent to Center). Each ballet is beautifully staged with outstanding soloists. The Nutcracker is featured for the Christmas season. The Ballet uses a live orchestra. Light refreshments are available in the lobby and there is a small souvenir shop for the budding ballerina in your life! My family enjoys at least two ballets every season and of course season tickets are available too. There are numerous restaurants nearby to make an afternoon or evening of entertainment. Enjoy - you will be delighted!

Visited December 2012
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Berthoud, Colorado
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26 reviews
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“Love the nutcracker”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Amazing performance, worth every dime and absolutely will go again. My daughter thought it was funny and entertaining.

Visited December 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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114 reviews
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“Outstanding local company”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Vibrant and worthwhile regional ballet company. They do four major programs a year, including a great Nutcracker and one weekend at the University of Denver theater. The other programs are all at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in downtown Denver, a block from a light-rail stop.

Visited March 2013
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Brighton, Colorado
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“Rite of Spring - Awesome Orchestra”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We attended the ballet masterworks that included Rite of Spring - a rarely performed piece with the full orchestra and ballet. The orchestra was wonderful, the sound filled the Ellie Caulkins Opera House beautifully. The set for all three pieces was very basic, but the dancing was enjoyable. Discount tickets are usually available if you keep a look out for them.

Visited March 2013
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