Celebrate the Beat


Celebrate The Beat (CTB) provides the highest quality dance program for all children that improves their physical health and well being, inspires them to believe in themselves and establishes a standard of excellence that impacts all aspects of their lives. CTB was founded by Tracy Straus in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage children and motivate them toward excellence and is the Colorado associate of National Dance Institute.

This year, due to COVID-19, Celebrate the Beat, as an organization made the decision to be 100% virtual. Even though we will miss the hands-on experience with our students, we are excited about the possibility of bringing our programming to the entire Eagle County School District, as this has been a goal of Celebrate The Beat for some time. This fall, our programming will be available to all children, Pre-K through 8th grade.

Please connect with your school’s Principal to learn more, or contact Kris Ashley, kris@ctbeat.org directly to see how your child can have access to our in-school and after-school programs whether at school or remote learning.

Beginning September 16, CTB will offer inspiring and uplifting live Zoom classes to all students grades 3-8 in participating schools every Wednesday from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm. The CTB Artistic Team will lead a unique and interactive experience each week with a rotating schedule including dance, music, yoga, fit challenges and guest teaching artists from around the country!



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The program was introduced in Eagle County in 2007 by Vail International Artistic Director Damian Woetzel. The program and its participants have been thriving since then.


Avon Elementary
Red Hill
Edwards Elementary
Homestake Peak School
Gypsum Elementary
Eagle Valley Elementary

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