Dance Programming at the Center

July 7th

Show 8:00 pm
Door 7:30 pm
Early Bird Tickets $40 (through 6/30)
Regular Tickets $45

Celebrating its 47th Anniversary Season, the internationally-renowned Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble presents two intriguing new works - "Bamboula: Musicians' Brew" by Millicent Johnnie, exploring the profound parallels between the masking traditions of New Orleans and Capetown, South Africa - and "MictlanRx" by Jairo Heli which explores the struggles of the Afro-Mestizo culture of Mexico to withstand the onslaught of the 21st century world.

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"Shades of Hip Hop"
Grab the family and join "Shades of Hip Hop" and interactive hip performance!

Thursday July 6th
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kids $5.00
Adults $10

Interested in taking a class with Cleo Parker Robinson?  Master Classes available for $22 at the Pump Room at 306 Maroon Ave.

Wednesday July 5
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Pre- register $22 
Door $25
Intermediate Modern
ages 12 or older
Wednesday July 5
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pre- register $22 
​Door $25


The Crested Butte Dance Collective announces the 8th annual Move the Butte, Feb. 22nd, 24th, & 25th!  This wildly creative signature production, celebrates the connection and joy we all share through dance. Move the Butte showcases local adult artists and choreographers of all levels. This year’s innovative show features a stunning variety of dance modalities such as Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Pop, Hip Hop, Contact Improv,Jazz and Aerial Dance.


Move the Butte tickets are on sale through the CB School of Dance.  (The Center for the Arts is NO longer selling these tickets.) PURCHASE tickets at 


Move the Butte Show Dates:

Wed. 2/22 @ 7pm (Open dress Rehearsal ) :   adults $15 / 12 and under $7

Friday 2/24 @ 8pm  : adults $20 / 12 and under $10

Saturday 2/25 @ 4pm : adults $20 / 12 and under $10

Saturday 2/25 @ 8pm: THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT

The Crested Butte Dance Collective is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Crested Butte School of Dance effective earlier this month. Effective immediately, the School of Dance will serve as the 501C3 fiscal sponsor of the Dance Collective and all of its programs including aerial programming and the Move the Butte and Fall community productions.

For the past six years, the Center for the Arts has served as the fiscal sponsor of the Dance Collective. During that time the aerial dance program has grown to over 300 students annually and the cast of Move the Butte has increased in participation by over 70 dancers and 4 sold out shows. "The CB Dance Collective grew exponentially over the past 6 years because of the incredible support and dedication of the Center for the Arts staff and board of directors. We are so grateful for our awesome working relationship with the Center as we all move forward with the new building, remarked KT Folz, Founder of the Crested Butte Dance Collective.

"The Center for the Arts has been truly honored to be the fiscal sponsor of the Crested Butte Dance Collective for so many years. Community dance is integral to Crested Butte and the new partnership with the School of Dance will allow for better coordination and development of future dance opportunities for our community." said Jenny Birnie, Executive Director for the Center for the Arts.

The partnership between all three organizations includes extensive planning for the new Center for the Arts which will house a dedicated aerial dance facility and several additional dance/performance studios to support the incredible growth of the School of Dance. "Aerial dance has grown beyond our expectations and the need for suitable spaces is vital to the continued success of the Dance Collective," added Folz.

For more information about the Crested Butte Dance Collective, please find information online at or email