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Welcome to Ballet Durango

Learn It Right From the Beginning!


Summer Intensive will be running June 19-30

plus a Junior Intensive June 12-15 (closed)

See Our Summer intensive Page

for more information


Call 970-759-8887 for information on classes

or the Durango Youth Ballet


We offer Classes from age 4 to adult

The fall 2017 class schedule will be posted

on the School Year Program page ASAP.


Welcome to Ballet Durango! We offer a full schedule of classes in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical and Modern in our School Year Program, as well as a full program in our Two Week Summer Intensive. Both programs offer classes for children and adults. Our emphasis is on "teaching it right from the beginning" because we feel that if we don't we are not doing justice to the art of ballet and we are not being fair to our students. We believe that learning to dance can be fun and correct at the same time. If you learn it incorrectly it is difficult both emotionally and physically to backtrack and relearn it correctly. Since ballet is an art form, ballet teachers do not have to be certified in any way, and there is great range of credentials and qualifications in ballet teachers available to the consumer. The faculty at Ballet Durango is both trained and experienced. We have curriculum guidelines based on the classical syllabi and correct physical principles. Injury prevention is a major priority. We want to help our students pursue whatever goals they set for themselves and enjoy the process.

All Ballet Durango classes are held at Durango Dance, 1120 Main Ave. Suite 1, Durango, Colorado. The spacious and beautiful studios at Durango Dance offer a convenient location and ample parking in a centrally located venue in downtown Durango.


Congratulations to the members of the Durango Youth Ballet! You have a lot of talent and are a pleasure to work with. It is exciting to teach you choreography created just for you!

If you are interested in auditioning to become a member of the Durango Youth Ballet please call Frances at 970-759-8887.



Our school year program includes classes in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical and Modern for both children and adults with levels from beginner to pre-professional. All classes are held at Durango Dance, one of the foremost dance facilities in the Four Corners region of Southwest Colorado. The program is designed on a school year basis but is divided into two semesters for your convenience in payment. The program will culminate with a spring recital. Other performing opportunities will also be available, including becoming a member of the Durango Youth Ballet.

The summer program of dance classes at Ballet Durango is a two week summer dance intensive offering classes in Classical Ballet, Pointe and Variations, Pas de Deux, Modern Dance, Lyrical, Contemporary Ballet, Strength and Stretch, Dance Health, and Dance History. See the Summer Intensive page for more information.

Ballet Durango runs under the direction of Frances Rosser Taylor. Ballet Durango Summer Intensive offers classes taught by an experienced and highly qualified faculty of dance teachers from throughout the region, including Judy Austin and Mary Tarpley.

For schedule and price information on the Summer Intensive visit the Summer Information and Pricing page. We had a great  time with the wonderful students who took part in our 2016 Intensive and look forward to another great year in 2017.

Contact us at or call 970-759-8887

All Classes  are held at Durango Dance
For Information on Durango Dance click here



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