Audition for the
SPEC Pre-Professional Company! 


The mission of Speck Performance Education Colorado, or SPEC, is to prepare serious young dancers, through a pre-professional dance company experience, for a professional dance career.   

We will help students discover and develop their craft through a unique dance curriculum based on classical techniques, integrated with healthy living, self-care, and arts business.  SPEC is a program with high standards that combines a rigorous and technical dance education with critical thinking and a whole person developmental approach to training.

Ages 12-18


(Students must register to be considered)


Commences August 21, 2017
Monday and Wednesday Evenings 4:30-8:00pm

Dancers will have weekly company class, seminars on self-care and companies/summer intensives, receive multiple opportunities to be a part of creative processes with nationally known choreographers and many opportunities to perform these works throughout Denver and beyond!

Students must be available during the school year on Monday and Wednesday evenings and an occasional weekend for performance.  We are happy to announce that SPEC will be held at Hannah Kahn's Open Studio.

Students wishing to participate in SPEC must show proof of taking at least four technique classes a week at another studio or school.

Tuition (by semester) - $850
Tuition is all inclusive and dancers are not required to pay additional fees for performances, costumes, etc. 
Scholarship and work study options available, and will be rewarded upon acceptance.


For consideration, dancers may audition via our DAMAGEDANCE Summer Intensive July 10-15, 2017, or may submit a video audition no later then July 15th (see below for video audition guidelines).   Please email with questions.


If using the DAMAGEDANCE Summer Intensive as your audition, the deadline to register is June 16



Video Audition Guidelines

Please wear form-fitting dance attire and keep the camera framed around the entire body. No close-ups.

Ballet barre (one side only):
Grand Battement

Ballet Center:
Turning combination
Petite Allegro
Grand Allegro

Modern Center Technique Combination:
Must include:
Floorwork (and use of different levels)
Movements initiated from the release of the head and neck

Performance clip:
- Please perform a one minute piece of movement (if the movement is improvised, even better! We want to see who is willing to go for it and just let go, even if you make mistakes) -- please state beforehand if the movement is an improvisation or choreography and if so, who the choreographer is.

You may send your video digitally through a YouTube, Vimeo or Facebook link, or can email an MP4 video file.

In your email, please subject as "Your Name - SPEC Audition" and include:
- An introduction of yourself (name, age, etc) where you already take dance classes and what classes you take throughout the week (please note the day that you take them)
- Why SPEC is interesting to you
- Photo (head shot preferred)
- Video audition

Send all materials to