If you have the opportunity to visit Aspen during July and August, you absolutely must use the opportunity to see many of the performances that are part of the Aspen Dance Fest. The Aspen Dance Fest features critically acclaimed contemporary dance companies from around the United States. The Aspen Dance fest runs for five consecutive weeks each summer. The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Company hosts and performs in the Aspen Dance Fest. The company is made up of eleven dancers who were all classically trained. The school was founded in 1995 by Bebe Schweppe. The company’s debut was in 1996 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. All performances for The Aspen Dance Fest are held at the Aspen District Theatre, which is located inside the Aspen Elementary School on Maroon Creek Road. For a wonderful evening of entertainment and culture, be sure to catch at least one performance during the Aspen Dance Fest – even if you have to make a special summer trip to Aspen to do it. You may also catch performances by the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Company closer to home when they go on tour each year.