Learn It Right From the Beginning!

A School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

Ballet・Pointe・Lyrical・Jazz・Pre-Ballet Contemporary・Tap

Ballet and Dance In Duranago Co

Welcome to Ballet Durango!

We offer a full schedule of classes in Ballet, Pre-Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical Jazz, Contemporary and more in our School Year Program, as well as our Summer Intensives.

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. 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.


Class Schedule

2023-24 Schedule is now online. Click the button below.


Pricing Information

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 Pricing Information.

Ballet Durango Dancer

Durango Youth Ballet

Durango Youth Ballet is our student performing group.



Conveniently Located

Free Off-Street Parking

225 E 8th Ave, Durango, CO 81301

(970) 759-8887




I just had to write to let you know how wowed we were by the recital yesterday! I have spent my life in performance, so I know the level of expertise and effort it takes to pull off a show of that caliber.

Not only was the organization impressive, but the level of dance ability was simply remarkable. We moved here from The Denver area four years ago, and I am amazed that a small town like Durango can produce dance at the level we saw yesterday. I didn’t see quality like that in Denver! You and your team are simply the best.

We feel so grateful that our Winnie has gotten and will continue to receive the benefit of your expertise. As a style and presentation coach for US Figure Skating as well as a professional actor and director, it was lovely to see dancers who were not only technically trained but also connected with their audience and music so beautifully! The show was professionally done and a joy to see!

Thank you for what you do for these children and for the world of dance!

Sally S. Smith
United States Figure Skating Professional

We are very appreciative to have been a part of Ballet Durango for the past decade. In addition to teaching Anna excellent ballet and pointé technique, Miss Frances provided opportunities for assisting and teaching in classes as Anna’s skill level progressed.

The studio also expanded its offerings to include many other dance styles developing well-rounded dancers. My ballerina is advancing onto the University of Oklahoma to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Dance. Miss Frances skillfully helped us navigate the college audition and application process.

We are so grateful for Ballet Durango in empowering Anna to following her dream into the world of dance!

Michelle Wiley, D.D.S.
Dance Mom

Frances is the ideal teacher who can convey to a student the discipline and beauty of ballet.

As a 10-year-old, our daughter was going to stop attending ballet until she took a class with Frances and has never looked back. In our daughter's words:

"I never knew what ballet was really about and now I love it."

Our daughter is now attending university and is a successful dancer in a respected College of Fine Arts program, an achievement thanks to the tools learned from Frances

Dr. Gustav Hallin and Dr. Jennifer Rupp
Dance Parents

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