Our comprehensive dance program is taught in a fun, positive, and non-competitive environment. Classes include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and our popular Dance! classes. Classes are offered for ages 2 – adult. Each unique class is developmentally appropriate, inspiring, and designed to be taken numerous times.
Performing Arts - Dance
Foothills Dance Program presents an annual Nutcracker production open to all of our Ballet students ages 3 and older. Dancers will learn choreography and be a part of putting together a large ballet production. Our ballet will be performed in a full theater with costumes and sets. Make this a part of your holiday traditions!
Foothills Dance Program also presents a spring showcase for all our dancers ages 3 and older. This recital style performance brings dancers from all classes together to perform in a theater setting with costumes and under stage lights. Watch our dancers showcase what they have learned in their dance classes!
Classes are offered in art, clay and multimedia for ages 2-adult. The spacious and fully equipped Foothills Clay Arts Studio has 12 electric wheels and gas, raku and electric kilns. Teen & Adult Pottery are for all levels covering handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques in a fun social environment. Our Youth & Family clay classes include complex and creative clay sculptures. Class offerings vary by season.
We are now offering retail and firing services designed for potters with previous experience in clay. Clay, glazes, and tools are available for purchase. Electric bisque and glaze firing services are available for mid-fire clay and glazes only. For more information and to sign up for a drop off or pick up time, click the button below.
Foothills hosts Pottery Sales twice a year, in spring and during the holiday season. Each sale features beautiful handmade art created by the staff & students of our pottery program. Sales are held at the Ridge Recreation Center.
Group music and theatre classes are offered for youth and adults. Examples include guitar, acting classes and vocal workshops.
Foothills Youth Theater offers performances during the summer and holiday school break. Students get to participate in the entire rehearsal and production process including acting, singing, dancing, making sets and costumes. Performance are open to friends, family, fans and the public.
Foothills Theatre Company provides family friendly and affordable theater performances for the community through the Black Box Theatre in the Ridge Recreation Center and outdoor performances in Clement Park. The Foothills Theatre Company was created to give a theatrical outlet for adults in the community and is made up of local writers, directors, actors, designers, and musicians.
Arts in the Parks
Arts in the Parks brings visual arts to the whole community by creating murals and art installations in Foothills Park & Recreation District’s parks and facilities, provides work and exposure to local artists, and further enhances the visual and performing arts programming offer by Foothills. The program began in 2020 as a way to give people an opportunity to enjoy art outdoors in the fresh air. Our community can now view several different Arts in the Parks installations in parks and facilities across the District.
Funding for this program is generously provided by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District – SCFD.
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Columbine Sports Park
Artist: Lupine Design Co.
Weaver Hollow Pool
Artist: Patrick Maxcy
Easton Regional Park
Artist: Patrick Maxcy
Ridge Recreation Center
Artist: Pat Milbery
Lilley Gulch Recreation Center
Artist: Jonathan McAfee
Artist: Austin Zucchini-Fowler
Don’t miss our seasonal events
Breakfast with Santa held in December
Arts Programs Call 303.409.2312
Foothills - Arts & Events Agency is proud to be supported in part by:
put on and provide classes and opportunities for District-wide cultural arts services
for the benefit of the taxpayers of the District. Services to include fine and leisure arts,
performing arts, culturally related special events, art shows and concert series.