Denver Dance Center offers drop-in, open classes for intermediate to professional level adult dancers.
We hold classes 7 days per week, including most holidays.
Our dance studio gives the artist in everyone, the opportunity to grow and flourish in a comfortable and supportive environment.
In accordance with our updated state and local guidelines, ALL MORNING CLASSES ARE FULLY OPEN.
Advance signup is no longer required.
Masks are still recommended.
Dressing room access; please do not leave belongings in the dressing room during class time.
Practice good hygiene (hand washing and sanitizer) and be respectful of other dancers' personal space.
Barres, door handles, and other high-contact surfaces will be disinfected before and after classes.
Access our online signup system here.
We are happy to continue offering most of our morning classes simultaneously via zoom. Please register no later than 7:30am on the morning of your class.
We can't wait to see you again!
DDC WELCOMES STEVE LOCKWOOD!
Live accompaniment returns to Kris' Friday and Saturday classes.
Steve has a multi-faceted career in music. His work has touched on Classical music, Jazz and Improvised music, composition, arranging, teaching, as well as writing music of many different styles.
Steve studied piano with Dr. Edwin LaBounty and Dr. Herbert Hermann at Memphis State University, under an accompanist scholarship, (now the Univ. of Memphis), and Walter Cook at the Univ. of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music from 1967-1971.
His first contact with dance came as a student of U.M.K.C. He played with other students in a modern dance improvisation, and experienced an entirely different way of playing music that convinced him to continue his involvement with the art form more directly in the future.
As a professional, he played modern classes for the Nancy Hauser Dance Co. and toured with the company in the upper Midwest as part of the N.E.A. Artist in the Schools program in the 1970's, where the company and a 4-piece jazz band taught, as well as conducted Lecture-Demonstrations and performed original works.
Later, in New York, he was able to join one of America's finest experimental dance-theater groups and its vocalist, choreographer, director, Meredith Monk. He moved to New York in 1976 to continue work with this amazing artist. During the next 15 years, he was to tour internationally, and record with her on 3 LP's for ECM records.
While doing this work, he was involved as a free-lance pianist in New York's exciting jazz music scene. As a jazz player, he worked with Gil Melle, George Lewis, Sheila Jordan, Alphonse Mouzon, Wadada Leo Smith, and many others. During this time, he continued playing mostly modern dance classes, at New York Univ.
In the early 1990's he moved to Los Angeles seeking a career as a film composer and bandleader. Although he scored a few films, it was as a bandleader that he continued to grow. He also started playing ballet classes there and was able to accompany classes in many local schools, professional, and collegiate. At a dance festival in Las Vegas in 2011 he met a former member of Joffrey Ballet and was engaged to play a summer intensive course at Cal. State Univ. at Northridge in Los Angeles. This relationship endured until he came to Denver in 2017. He was also engaged in those last few years to play for the New York City Ballet at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, when they came to perform there.
He is very happy to work here in dance yet again for Kris Kehl and the Denver Dance Center. He looks forward to enriching his work in music and dance in the burgeoning Denver arts scene.
DDC WELCOMES ENGAGE MOVEMENT ARTS!
We are thrilled to house Amy Anderson's Pilates and therapy program, effective October 1.
Amy has been a well-known
member of the Colorado
dance scene for decades, both
as a performer and as a
specialist in dance medicine
We are thrilled that she will be
joining us at DDC.