Celebrate The Beat

Celebrate The Beat (CTB) provides the highest quality dance program for all children that improves their physical health and well being, inspires them to believe in themselves and establishes a standard of excellence that impacts all aspects of their lives. CTB was founded by Tracy Straus in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage children and motivate them toward excellence and is the Colorado associate of National Dance Institute.

The program was introduced in Eagle County in 2007 by Vail Dance Festival Artistic Director Damian Woetzel and the program and its participants have been thriving since.

Number of participants: 725+ students each year

Ages: 6-13 years | 1st – 8th grade

Locations: Avon, Red Hill, June Creek, Red Sandstone and Brush Creek Elementary Schools, Homestake Peak School and Berry Creek Middle School.

Contact: Kris Ashley via email at kris@ctbeat.org or by calling 585.520.5442.

In addition to providing classes during PwrHrs after school, Celebrate The Beat also provides the opportunity for students to perform dance routines at renowned events such as the International Evenings of Dance I at the Vail Dance Festival.

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