Painting by Robert Martin     
Check out April's events, workshops and class offerings
The Launchpad is a community 'Space for the Arts' featuring two studios that are affordable teaching, working and performing spaces for a diversity of artists--perfect for movement-based arts, aerials, music, theatre, or any creative gathering. Classes, events and rehearsals at The Launchpad are held by individual entities. If you are interested in taking a class or learning more about a particular class, please contact the instructors directly.

If you would like to see a month-to-month listing of classes or to check availability for renting space, click  HERE.
Special Events, Workshops, & Presentations
First Friday Opening Receptions with Robert Martin & Will Gurley & 5Point Trailer Premiere 
April 5 from 6-8pm, Member/patron Preview & Artist Talk at 5:30pm  
In "Settle Down in a Town Where Nothing Burns" ,
Robert Martin showcases his transition from his earlier sculptural practice to his current painting work in a retrospective.  
  "National Parks Development"
by Will Gurley is a parody about the development of the natural world.  
This opening will also feature a special preview of 5Point Film Festival's 2019 trailer! Sure to be engaging and exciting, it serves as a taster for the entire festival which officially kicks off on April 25, 2019. A preview for Carbondale Arts members and gallery patrons will take place at 5:30pm to meet the artists and for an opportunity to see the work before the exhibition opens to the public at 6pm. 
Contact Carbondale Arts 
(970) 963-1680 
Artist Reception & Happy Hour with 5Point Film Festival  
April 26 from from 5-6pm
Join Carbondale Arts and 5Point Film Festival for a reception and happy hour with 5Point partners Tin Cup Mountain Whiskey and Buckel Family Wine. Featured exhibitions are "National Parks Development" by Will Gurley and "Settle Down in a Town Where Nothing Burns" by Robert Martin. Artists will be present at the reception.    
Contact Carbondale Arts 

Weekly Classes for Adults

Silent Meditation  
(non taught)
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 6:45-7:30am 

This is a silent meditation session hosted by Linda & Russ Criswell. Please bring your own meditation cushion if you need one. Chairs are provided. This is free to the public.      

Contact Russ Criswell
Beginning Adult Ballet 
& Stretch
with Crystal River Ballet
Mondays, 6-7:30pm

Beginning Adult Ballet & 
Stretch is perfect for non-
dancers or adult dancers getting back into dance who want the basics of ballet to help condition  the body & increase flexibility. 
$70/month or 10 punch pass $170

Contact Jeni Ptacek 
Partner Dance Class
with Wild Bill McCann
Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm 
w/ a practice session from 8:30-9:30pm

Country Partner Dance includes lessons in a variety of social partner dances like Two Step, Waltz, East Coast Swing, Cowboy Cha Cha, Double Two Step, and more. Bring smooth-soled leather shoes or a non-street shoe is perfect. $10 per person. No partner needed.

Contact Bill McCann 
(970) 366-6463

Bachata Dance Class
With Erik & Claudia Peña
Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm, Open level

Mezcla Socials Nights are about bringing a variety of Dances to the community through classes and Socials. This includes Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Zouk, Kizomba and many others. Please refer to main title for current dance style being offered and Instructor(s). No partner or experience is necessary. Bring soft-soled shoes or clean non-street shoes and water. 
$10 drop-in.   
Contact  Claudia Pawl
CoMotion Company Class
Hosted by Dance Initiative
Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm

CoMotion Dance Company class is open to all levels and styles of movers. Taught by professional members of the company on a rotation basis, this class offers many different styles and techniques including modern, jazz, contemporary and improvisation. This class is also taught on occasion by nationally renowned dancer/choreographers when they are in residence at the Launchpad. Drop-ins are $10. All are levels are welcome and encouraged! 
Imovethematrix: NFT Yoga 1

Beginning Yoga class utilizes all Neuroplastic Functional Training principles entwined with strength, flexibility and endurance. NFT Yoga incorporates a cardio warm up similar to the imovethematrix 1 class and then will transfer to the floor. Please bring your own yoga mat. 
Susan Horning holds both a land and aquatic NFT certification as well as a 200 hour YRT certification.  
$155/session (10 classes) or $20/class for walk-ins. 
Contact Susan Horning
Adult Aerials Open Gym with Carrie Vickers
Hosted by Sopris Soarers
Fridays, 8:15-9am

Open gym, Adult Aerial Exploration is open to all adult students enrolled in our classes. Drop-ins need to contact Stacy Everson or Carried Vickers directly. 
Contact Carrie Vickers
Imovethematrix: Brains, Bones & Balance 1
Beginning chair class: focus is on improving brain function, balance and strength.  Perfect for seniors or anyone struggling with balance. This class builds community and is an overall fun, physical and mental development opportunity. This class will be taught by Jenna Heilers and we will be introducing other trainers with experience as well.
$155/session (10 classes) or $20/class for walk-ins 
Contact Aki Blake
(970) 985-5322
Youth Classes

Creative Dance (ages 3-4)
with Crystal River Ballet 
Mondays, 4-4:45pm

Skills are learned in their most basic form to initiate the process of building a solid foundation helpful in the study of dance. Classes introduce students to skills necessary for classical ballet training. Gentle discipline and encouragement are combined to nurture each child's creativity. Terminology and the basics of technique are gradually introduced. Positive group relationships are encouraged. $65/month
Contact Jeni Ptacek
Pre-Ballet (ages 4-1/2 to 5-1/2)
with Crystal River Ballet
Thursdays, 4-4:45pm

Students must be 4 1/2 years old at the beginning of the session. 45 minute class once per week. Parents are encouraged to stay within a phone calls distance during class-time. Skills are learned in their most basic form to initiate the process of building a solid foundation helpful in the study of dance. Concentration is on establishing developmental skills needed to execute dance steps. $65/month
Contact Jeni Ptacek
Intro & Ballet 1 (ages 6-7)
with Crystal River Ballet  
Mondays, 5-6pm
This class is for beginners and no previous training is required. Training before age 6 is not considered for placement. 
This is a 1 hour class once per week. $70/month 
Contact Jeni Ptacek 
Interested in renting space?
The closed studio, Studio C, features 680 square feet of spring-loaded Harlequin dance floor, ballet barres and mirrors designed by and for professional dancers. This is also a great space for private meetings. The Open Studio features 1150 square feet of spring-loaded Harlequin dance floor as well as rigging for aerial silks and other aerial arts. The public can view classes and rehearsals in progress. The Open Studio can also be adapted for intimate performances. In addition, one or both studios may be rented for special events and for full days. 

Classes & Workshops

Peak Hours  $20/hr  |  "Regulars" Peak  $16/hr  |  Off Peak  $16/hr  |  "Regulars" Off Peak  $12/hr


Rehearsal (non-income producing)

All Peak Hours & Non-Regulars Off Peak  $10/hr  |  "Regulars" Off Peak  $8/hr


Special Events

Peak Hours  $65/hr  |  Off Peak  $50/hr  |  Day Rental $450  


The Launchpad is brought to you by Dance Initiative and Carbondale Arts
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