2019-2020 Dance Team Tryouts will be held August 27-29. Interested dancers should email Kendra at kendra.keefe@cityofthornton.net for audition details and team information.

LINK to signup for tryouts

Current team members can log in to the parent/dance portal to access the tryout packet.

The Thornton Dance Teams are groups of young girls and boys ages 5-19 dedicated to learning styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and hip hop. They enjoy entertaining the community as well as competing. Thornton Dance is under the direction of Kendra Keefe and assisted by Renee Barela. Together Kendra and Renee with the rest of the Thornton Dance staff work hard with the girls and boys to teach them not only the skills of dance, but how to make a difference in the community along with showing integrity and respect to all.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide affordable, performance based dance teams for the youth in the surrounding communities with 3-4 competition or convention opportunities each year.

We strive to:

  1. Create an environment where dancers can build confidence, coordination, creativity, grace, musicality, rhythm, and an overall appreciation of dance.
  2. Foster community spirit through dance performance and teamwork.
  3. Provide quality dance instruction in a recreational setting


We will provide scheduling updates via email/handouts as the schedule solidifies.  We will have a new website for 2019 and will post all handouts, updates, costumes list, etc…on the website for easy access.  Typical performances include

Typical Performances

  • Thornton Fest-June 8
  • 4th of July-July 4
  • Harvest Fest -September 7
  • Arvada Harvest Parade-September 7
  • Team Showcase-December 14
  • Winter Recital-December 7, 13
  • Nursing Homes, schools, local festivals as opportunities arise.  Let us know if you have any ideas or contacts.

Scheduled Performances

    Booster Club

    The Booster club directly supports the Thornton Dance Teams.  The booster club board is comprised of parents from the dance team members.  The booster club assists with ordering costumes and props, scheduling performances and organizing fundraisers throughout the year.  Please contact the booster club at Thornton Dance booster@thorntondance.org if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, comments, or concerns.