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Fall 2018-9 Dance Schedule

Get registered for our amazing Fall dance program! Fall Session begins Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 and ends June 14th, 2019 with our Spring Production at the Pikes Peak Center.

Download & print the BESD Fall 2018-2019 schedule:

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Download & print the registration form:

Tuition is due the first week of the month. A late fee of $15 will be added after the 10th. This dance season we will accept cash, credit cards (+ service charge) & auto bank payments. Bank check deposits may be mailed to:

Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance, 6872 Grapewood Circle, COS 80918

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BESD Supports Red Nose Day!

Walgreens visits Colorado Springs, Colorado to capture tiny dancers getting seriously silly for Red Nose Day. Suzanne Dirscherl at BESD decided to surprise her tiny little dancers with a box full of Red Nose Flair – so they can learn the importance of giving back to children living in poverty. Special Thanks to Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance: for donating their time and space for our fun visit. And special thanks to all of the parents and little girls out there who believe in the power of giving back to the community, by raising our children, from a very young age, to learn the importance of helping other kids in need.


PLEASE NOTE: This year’s class registration is CLOSED, but we would like to invite new comers to consider joining us for summer classes! Summer dance schedule is coming soon! If you have any questions please call the studio at 719-598-4426 or come by and take a look at our family friendly studio…


Download this registration form to send in by mail

OR call the studio and leave a message @ 719.598.4426


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About Us

DressRehearsal4Welcome to the Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance.  We are located at 1595 York Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. We’ve been serving dancers of all ages in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas for over 40 years.  With a solid history in providing quality instruction, we’re proud to offer classes in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and musical theater.  With beginner classes starting for dancers as young as three… all the way up to an established and thriving adult program… BESD offers a warm and friendly environment where students can thrive.  As a family owned and operated business, with Barbara herself still at the helm, the studio offers a personal touch that is unique.  Many dancers consider the studio their second home – not only because of the time they spend here, but also because of the close, caring atmosphere.   Students from BESD have gone on to become performers on the collegiate level, in the professional world of dance and on the Broadway stage.  Many are working as dance instructors themselves or choreographing for productions seen around the world. fluid_groupIn addition to studio classes, current students also have the opportunity to attend various dance camps and workshops throughout the year and every student performs in the annual studio production staged at the Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Center.  The event is usually standing room only and admission has always been free.  Located off of Academy Blvd. on York Street (just south of Woodmen) the studio has grown and thrived over the years without advertising of any kind – except for word of mouth.  Classes are offered Monday – Saturday at very competitive rates and multi-class and multi-dancer discounts are available to families.              

At the Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance, students don’t just learn dance steps and technique, they learn how to perform and most of all… they learn a love of dance!