Interesting way to destroy a child. Cherry Creek Dance of Denver Co is certainly not a premier Dance Academy. It appears to be a good place to introduce young children to the arts. The office staff is loving and cheerful. CCD completely broke the spirit of my 11 year old granddaughter. I've watched her cry and not eat for 2 days....so far. Shes danced sunce she was 2. Shes been in 19 productions of The Nutcracker, 3 of Don Q and 4 of Coppelia, plus regular recitals and community performances. She was with Pofahl/ Dance Alive National Ballet, Naples Ballet and Utah Artists School of Ballet. She wept when she was presented with her Pointe shoes, at a Ceremony, last December. She has always done everything her studio has offered. She personally raises money and dances for Children's Hospitals. She does everything she's asked and more from dance lessons to private violin lessons. She lives for dance...totally lives for dance. She twirls everywhere with a happy joyful heart...so proud of her years of work and training. Not so much at the moment. She's completely devastated....broken...crying...inconsolable. Her goal in life is to study, train and open her own Dance Studio to teach little children the joy and love of Dance. She knows she has the means to make that dream a reality. I taught school for 38 years. One year I got a student in 5th grade that had NEVER attended school. I did not balk and show my superiority and say ," Put her back in First Grade!" No, I borrowed, purchased materials, gave up my planning and recruited a volunteer to tutor her. At the end of the year, she was awarded a Presidential pen because she had achieved 6th grade level in 5th grade. Thats what teachers do. They build children up and make heros out of them.