BNC Wins Best of the West Award

Posted on: December 26th, 2011 by Sarah Maltrud


BNC is excited to announce they won for a second year in a row, the Best of the West: Critic's Choice Award from Yellow Scene Magazine! It is an honor to have been named:
"Best class to take when you just want to dance"

This year's Critic's Choice Blog post announcing the winners reads:

"As young girls, lots of us dreamed of being ballerinas. Now, whether you can remember your pliés from your pas de bourrees or not, Ballet Nouveau Colorado can reignite your toe-shoe dreams with adult dance and fitness classes catering to a variety of needs, interests,
abilities and ages."

Thank you, Yellow Scene!

Read the rest of the article here to see what other Boulder County spots won this year.

Christmas: A Time to Give

Posted on: December 24th, 2011 by Sarah Maltrud 1 Comment


Colorado Gives Day was a great success, we want to thank everyone who donated for your great generosity and kindness.

If you missed Colorado Gives Day, it's never too late to make a year-end donation. Why not give the gift of dance this Christmas? No matter the size of your gift your finanical support helps tremendously.

Your donations are directly providing the funds needed to keep these children dancing and without you we would not be able to keep all these great programs alive. Help us keep these community programs and arts education alive. Donate today and give the gift of dance. Thank you for past and future donations!

A picture says a thousand words. Take a look at these images from our various community programs over the years of lives that have been impacted that you are helping us continue.


Our Scholarship Student Featured On FOX 31

Posted on: December 15th, 2011 by admin



Did you know five of our scholarship students are featured in The Nutcracker along with around 45 other BNC students and the professional company?  One of these scholarship students, Skyler Greenwald, was featured on the Everyday Show this week on FOX 31.

Did you see it yet?

Posted on: December 14th, 2011 by admin


BNC Student, Brook Gilliam, playing Clara

Have you seen our Nutcracker TV ad on 9 News? Just in case you haven't, here's the link to view it. If you've never experienced our production of The Nutcracker it gives you a good sense of what to expect.

Donate A Toy This Christmas

Posted on: December 14th, 2011 by Sarah Maltrud


The holiday season is upon us. Christmas lights are aglow in the frosty cold snow and holiday tunes echo throughout busy shopping malls. In the busyness of the season, we may forget to think of those families in need during the holidays, who might go hungry or without gifts to give this Christmas. It's not too late to make a difference! BNC is working with nonprofit organization, A Precious Child, this year to help out families in need. A Precious Child is devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged and displaced children in North Metro Denver by improving their quality of life. All children are precious and deserve to have a new gift to open on Christmas day.

You can help a family in need this year by donating an unwrapped gift for a little boy or girl. Your generosity could become someone's Christmas miracle.

Donations can be dropped off at:
-BNC's Studio
-Performing Arts Complex at PCS during Nutcracker Performances

Why BNC’s Nutcracker is a Step Above The Rest

Posted on: December 11th, 2011 by admin


What an exciting weekend it's been at BNC with our opening of The Nutcracker.  Seeing all the BNC parents full of pride and joy to watch their children perform their hearts out on stage has been so much fun. Greeting our guests as they enter the theater has filled me with the holiday spirit too. The children in their festive holiday attire glow with excitement to watch the beloved characters come to life of stage.

Don Atwood, from World Dance Review reviewed opening night's performance and he shares why BNC's The Nutcracker you won't want to miss.

If you haven't bought tickets, it's not too late, the performance runs all next weekend as well. Learn more.


Special Nutcracker Tea Thank You!

Posted on: December 9th, 2011 by admin


We want to thank everyone who was involved in the Nutcracker Tea, held on Nov. 20.  The Barre Committee, who is a group of dedicated BNC parent volunteers did an outstanding job!  With the help from all of you who attended, the in-kind donations of food, decorations and Barre Committee we raised over $3,000, which exceeded the fundraising goal which was $2,000. The event was such a sucess we will be doing one again next year.

We encourage you to browse  the beautiful photos of this fun and festive event taken by the talented photographer, Jessi Dalton. It's not too late to buy photos of this event.

A special thanks to our Nutcracker Tea in-kind donors

You Give, We Give

Posted on: December 7th, 2011 by admin



Sarah Tallman playing the role of Sugar Plum Fairy

We want to thank all of you for your support and donations to BNC for Colorado Gives Day.  We made $9,000 which is almost double what we made during last year's Colorado Gives Day! This doesn't include the Incentive Funds from Colorado Gives Day, we will be receiving for the donations made. As a way to share our gratitude, and celebrate what the day was all about, giving back to your community, we want to give a little something back too. For the next 24 hrs. only, receive 25% off on Standard & Prime tickets for any evening performance when you use promo code BNCGIVES.

Offer available for Dec. 9, 10, 16 or 17 @7:30pm.

To buy tickets visit or call 303.466.5685

You’re in luck

Posted on: December 7th, 2011 by admin


Don't you wish things in life had extensions without penalty, like exam papers, paying taxes and parking tickets or voting on election days. Good news, you're finally being offered an extension without penalty.
Colorado Gives Day

Did you miss yesterday's opportunity to make your donation to BNC go even further on Colorado Gives Day? Well, you are in luck, they've extended the Incentive Fund. You have until noon today to make your donation count. Donate now before it's truly too late. In order for us to reach our $20,000 goal it will take all of us working as a team. We can't do it without you!

Reasons to Choose BNC for Colorado Gives Day

Posted on: December 6th, 2011 by admin


Today's the big day, Colorado Gives Day, take action and donate.  For those who have no idea what Colorado Gives Day is, today is an important day to give back to BNC as your donation will go even further due to the generous support of an incentive fund given by FirstBank in partnership with The Community First Foundation. This fund will add additional donation dollars onto every donation made through their website over the 24 hour period of Dec. 6th, today. We ask you to choose BNC.

Why is BNC worth supporting? Why is dance important? What difference can it really make? There's more than a 100 reasons why!

#70 Ask the audience member who was so deeply moved by a performance that she summoned the courage to contact her estranged daughter after seven years.

#69 Ask the in the investor who lost almost everything during the financial crisis. He no longer can afford to give as generously to the community as he once did, but he finds inspiration in stopping by the studio to watch rehearsals from time to time.

 #68 Ask the young girl who is anxiously awaiting her first performance back stage. Ask her mother who never thought her daughter would have such an opportunity.
#67 Ask the Title I elementary school teacher who watched her students' faces light up as they learned to moved their bodies to music and in the process gained new found confidence in themselves.

#66 Ask the young man who struggled with traditional learning environments and found acceptance during his turbulent teenage years at BNC.  Now one of our stagehands and a proud GED recipient, he found a nurturing community within BNC that gave him the courage to surpass even his own expectations.


Ask the children, or better yet, read what they have to say:

#64 The teacher in school with many of children in need, the businessman, the troubled teen, the children trapped in poverty, seemingly as different from one another as people can be, yet all profoundly moved and changed by their experience with dance.

You make these things happen. Your donation today of $20, $200 or $2,000 will go further than you may ever know. Make dance happen by donating.

Thank you!