Open Doors Dance Festival
Hosted by Nolte Academy
June 11 - August 10, 2018


Open Doors Dance Festival is a summer dance intensive and festival located in Iowa City, Iowa. It is open to students ages 10-22, preparing them for the next step, whether in their dance education or their career.

Open Doors has served as a stepping stone for serious dance students looking to make the jump into pre-professional or professional programs all over the country. The connections students have made with faculty at Open Doors have proved invaluable, leading students to some of the most respected names in the industry, including Martha Graham Dance Company, the School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Joffrey Ballet, Ballet West, Houston Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, the Juilliard School, and Point Park University.


program details

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Performance Series

Open Doors is about more than just classes. Check out our full performance series.

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