BNC Adventures 2013!

Posted on: February 25th, 2013 by lauren-scarpello



BNC Adventures: A Dinner and Silent Auction

To Benefit the School of BNC! Great food and libations and a silent auction featuring great deals on your next adventure - big and small. Stay and race the night away - discounted racing for all auction attendees!

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Unser Racing
7300 Broadway
off Hwy 36 at I-25

Cost: Adults $20, Children 9-12 $10, Children under 8 are free!

Buy tickets here


Marg Party 2013

Posted on: February 19th, 2013 by lauren-scarpello


Margarita Party -- goes Irish!

Do you love celebrating St. Patrick's Day? Can't wait for Cinco De Mayo?
Come to our fiesta fundraiser party for The School of Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s Student Company! This adults-only event combines homemade margaritas, black and tans, yummy Mexican and Irish flavored fare - all for enriching young people's lives through dance!

Meet BNC's faculty, staff, and professional dancers in an intimate household setting in Broomfield, Colorado.
Plus a silent auction with one-of-a-kind deals!

Don't go home empty handed, complementary goodie bag for attending. Don't miss out!

Saturday, March 16, 7 PM
13963 Gunnison Way
Broomfield, CO
Tickets Only $25

Buy Tickets Here

Graciously hosted by the Powers Family


Ways to Boogie

Posted on: July 2nd, 2012 by Elaine Adair


  • Make a contribution. Your support would help to fund incredible programming for youth, families and seniors in need. If you can’t contribute right now, no worries…check out how you can still make a huge impact below!
  • Build a Boogie Page
    • Check out Julia Wilkinson Manley's, BNC School Director, page to get the basic idea (and see a cute pic of little ballerina Julia) - Julia’s Boogie Page
    • Post your link on your facebook page and guilt all your college buddies into supporting your little dancer (or the like).
    • Email the link out to your family members and your best friend whose husband runs that oil rig in Texas.
    • Have you seen the amazing prizes we’re offering for “Boogiers” who raise mad cash?
  • Have a fun grassroots fundraiser to support BNC
    • Doesn’t need to be complicated or stressful…you can…
      • Have a garage sale to finally de-clutter (like you meant to in the spring)
      • Have a martini party – invite a bunch of pals over and charge them for admission
      • Movie Nights, Game Nights, Spaghetti Dinners, Lemonade Stands…the list goes on and on
  • Go to Disco Dance Off – July 14at 5pm
    • This is seriously fun for the whole family (ask the parents who went last year about how much fun they had)!
      • This year, we’ll have libations just for the 21+ crowd. Score.
      • Encourage your dancer to get pledges from friends, family and neighbors – they could win some pretty cool prizes if they get the most. Go Go Gadget competition!
      • Dress up with the rest us, and get your hustle on!

Disco Dance Off- July 14

Posted on: May 12th, 2012 by Elaine Adair


It's summer time, so it's time to start Boogie-ing.


What better way than to disco the night away at BNC's 2nd annual Disco Dance Off?


 July 14 @ 5pm

 BNC Studios
3001 Industrial Lane #12
Broomfield, CO 80020

Participants (AKA dancers) earn points for each minute they dance, as well as extra points for any darn thing the judges decide to give extra points for!

Dancers can ask sponsors to pledge per point earned or a flat donation.

Lots of extra prizes (Guest passes to The Bay, free admission to the Denver Art Museum, free pass to Unser Racing, and many more) will be given for Best Hair, Best Costume, Best Dance Moves, etc. There will also be a Grand Prize awarded for each age group at the end of the event to the dancer with the most points!

The minimum total pledge to participate is $10 for Adults and $20 for Kids under 18.

Libations available for purchase for adults 21 and up.

Click here to obtain the pledge form. Click here to purchse tickets.

For further information please call 303.466.5685 or email

Photos by: David R Jennings




Spotlight on Scholarship Students: Skyler

Posted on: May 10th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva


When he was in fifth grade, Skyler caught the eye of BNC's School Director Julia Wilkinson-Manley during a BNC community outreach program, Teaching Math Through Dance. Shortly after this program, Skyler started dancing at BNC as a scholarship student. During his 5 years at BNC, Skyler has performed the part of Fritz and the Nutcracker Prince in The Nutcracker. Skyler's favorite part in The Nutcracker was the Prince because it "highlights his strong jumps and movements." Skyler is also a member of the student company.  In class, Skyler is learning to lift and carry the female dancers. Skyler loves showcasing his skills and competing. In fact, this year he won at the annual Denver Ballet Guild Competition. And he will be performing at Gala on June 2nd, and it "will be the best yet." In the future, Skyler plans to go to college to study dance and become a professional dancer and instructor some day.

 You can see Skyler and the rest of the student company perform Madeline Stands Tall on May 12th. Tickets start at $10!

You can also help support BNC by sponsoring one of our scholarship students.  To learn more about this opportunity email BNC’s Executive Director, Christin Crampton Day,

Spotlight on Scholarship Student: Nick

Posted on: May 9th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva


Nick has been dancing for five years, since he was eight years old. His sister Momo also dances at BNC. Nick is a member of our student company as well as a scholarship student. He has performed in his all-time favorite show, The Nutcracker, for 4 years. During one of the four years, Nick played the part of Fritz. In addition to performing in The Nutcracker, Nick will also be performing many pieces at Gala in June. Nick will be performing in a variety of styles, including ballet, jazz, modern, and contemporary. One of Nick’s favorite experiences so far at BNC was assisting in the Ballet Expressions adaptive dance class. This experience has influenced Nick’s plans to be "a physical therapist and a dance teacher."

Besides dancing, Nick also loves the feel of the wind blowing through his hair when he rides his bike.  

You can see Nick and the rest of the student company perform Madeline Stands Tall on May 12th. Tickets start at $10!

You can also help support BNC by sponsoring one of our scholarship students.  To learn more about this opportunity email BNC’s Executive Director, Christin Crampton Day,

Spotlight on Scholarship Students: Momo

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva


If you were at Dance From the Heart in January, you saw Momo dance a lively, contemporary solo. As one of BNC's scholarship students, Momo is part of our student company performers and she has been dancing for 11 years, since she was four. At BNC, Momo loves being able to dance with all of her friends and to work with amazing teachers. She enjoys "performing everything." She performed in The Nutcracker this past December and she liked being able to dance on stage with the professional company. This June, at Gala, Momo will be performing pieces in a variety of styles, including ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary.

When Momo isn't dancing she enjoys watching movies and she loves dogs.

Momo will be sharing the lead role of Madeline with her best friend, Kaileah and will also be dancing in The Garden, which will be part of the Madeline Stands Tall show. Momo's goal is to become a professional dancer with a contemporary ballet company, similar to BNC's company. "This opportunity to work with Ms. Dawn Fay (BNC's Associate Artistic Dir and the choreographer of The Garden) has been an amazing experience that has been like a dream come true! Her choreography is always very new and unexpected. It challenges me to break old patterns and to move in ways that I never have before. It has helped me learn how to show different emotions through my body," states Momo.

Come see Momo and the rest of our student company perform at Madeline Stands Tall, May 12th.  Tickets start at $10!

You can also help support BNC by sponsoring one of our scholarship students.  To learn more about this opportunity email BNC's Executive Director, Christin Crampton Day,

Win A New Mustang & Support BNC

Posted on: April 11th, 2012 by admin


Photo features the band Air Dubai

Have you dreamed of having a 2012 Ford Mustang?  Well ,your dreams might just come true!
BNC is teaming up with Concerts for Kids to raise funds through a game of skill called, “A Million For What Matters".

By guessing the total weight of the band “Air Dubai” (including band members and their instruments) you could win a 2012 Black Ford Mustang provided by Sill-Terhar Motors!

Each guess costs $10 and 100% of the proceeds go back to BNC! To purchase a ticket, drop by the front desk at BNC's studio or see us at Rock Ballets.  These ticket sales end April 30th.

Good Luck! 

Stop Stressin’

Posted on: April 10th, 2012 by joanna-maiolo


As we approach the upcoming months, we are ever so abruptly reminded just how stressful the end of the school year can be. This goes not only for the end of the traditional school year, but also for the semester’s final performances at BNC. This is one of the most crucial times to be aware of the priorities in our lives as well as healthy ways to adapt and handle all of the stress that we will be faced with. Consistent and long term stress can take a toll on our minds and bodies. If we are not prepared with the proper tools, we will eventually become completely burned out from both a physical stand point as well as an emotional one. Some of these tools for warding off stress are having sufficient and regular sleep cycles, meditation and deep breathing practices.

Along with the tools mentioned above, healthy and balanced eating is one of the most important tools one can have that is overlooked all too often. It is crucial to keeping our energy levels high and fueling our bodies with the nutrients that will prevent us from getting sick and run-down. When we are crunched with time, it is much easier to take a trip to the drive-thru than to prepare healthful meals and snacks, right? Wrong. Nowadays, proper eating habits are easier than you think; you just need to know the right places to look.

Recently, King Soopers has been implementing some really great ideas and resources for healthy living. They offer health and nutrition related seminars, and they even have some Registered Dieticians working on staff.  Ballet Nouveau Colorado has teamed up with King Soopers and you can purchase gift cards at the front desk for $10. The cards can then be loaded with up to $500 of spending money. Whatever is spent from these cards returns 5% back to the school of Ballet Nouveau Colorado. This is such a great way for anyone to donate to BNC and provide yourself with healthy food to keep you going strong!

One last announcement!

BNC will be hosting a free informational seminar on the effects of stress on the body along with tools to help deal with it. We will have some awesome guest speakers – Janet Legare, a Pediatrician, and Lori Lloyd, an acclaimed acupuncturist - who will be sharing their knowledge on the topic of stress. This seminar will be at BNC on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:15 pm.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Congratulations Julia!

Posted on: April 6th, 2012 by admin


Julia Wilkinson Manley, Director of The School of Ballet Nouveau Colorado Receives the Wake Up Your Warrior Award

Tonight, The School of Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s School Director, Julia Wilkinson Manley, will receive the Wake Up Your Warrior Award.

Julia Wilkinson Manley is one of three local recipients of the Wake Up Your Warrior Award. All of these recipients have helped their community or themselves through adversity.

The event features a VIP reception with hors d’oeuvres, awards show, local designer Gino Velardi fashion show, live music, DJ for dancing, (1) drink tickets per person, and cash bar.

This is an elegant black tie affair that benefits the charity, Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. The mission of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center is to change the lives of abused and neglected children through compassionate legal advocacy, education and public policy reform.

The Wake Up Your Warrior Award is dedicated to the warriors who have created, or are in the process of creating, full lives for themselves – to those shining beacons of hope who are fulfilling their dreams and goals and making a positive image in the Colorado community.

“I am very honored to receive this award and recognition. I want to thank Rebecca Moore and Fabi Thode for planning this event to build awareness about leaders in the community, who are working to make a difference, and also, for creating this event as a platform to build awareness and funds for abused and neglected children,” states Julia Wilkinson Manley.

Driven by her vision and passion for dance, Manley goes beyond her job description as Director of the School of BNC, putting in endless hours with an unyielding commitment to bringing dance/arts education to students of all walks of life.

Manley is guided by her philosophy that dance is enriching, fulfilling and should be available and accessible to all, regardless of age, ability, aspirations or socio-economic status. She strongly believes that when young people learn to dance, they learn to be confident through goal-setting, self-assessment, determination, follow-through and personal accountability. Their lives are enriched by an appreciation of the arts; they acquire tools needed to explore new possibilities in art and life. They learn to express themselves in healthy, disciplined ways.

Along with overseeing The School of BNC, Manley is also responsible for the organization’s Community Programs, which include three major programs, Title I Elementary Partnerships, Student Scholarships and Anti-bullying Educational Performances. In total, these programs reach more than 20,000 underserved individuals annually.

Manley has established Title I Elementary Partnerships for 2,000 students in four public schools in “high-need” neighborhoods each year for the past eight years. These Partnerships enhance and support the Title I schools’ specific curricular priorities. Working with the school faculty, an educational framework is established with appropriate outcomes and pre and post residency dance experiences to help these students learn various academic topics through the movement of dance.

Manley’s commitment to utilizing the arts as an educational tool and platform for making positive change are seen in two lecture demonstrations which she envisioned and facilitated:  The Ugly Duckling Anti-Bullying Program and recently, Madeline Stands Tall. Between 2005-2010, The Ugly Duckling was presented to over 17,000 school children across the Denver metro area and it is now being performed nationally. These interactive productions use dance to engage school age children in a thoughtful conversation about bullying.

Finally, Julia has awarded over $70,000 in scholarships and tuition assistance annually to those unable to afford dance lessons.

Event and Ticket Information
Dates and Times             Saturday, April 6th
                                                          VIP from 6:30 p.m.
                                                          Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
                                                          Awards start at 8:30 p.m.

Location                           Chamber’s Grant Salon at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Cost                                               Ticket Prices: $40 General Admission & $80 VIP