How old do I have to be to participate in Open Doors?

Participants must be between the ages of 12 and 22 as of July 9th, 2018.


Am I required to audition for Open Doors?

No audition is required for admission to Open Doors. For performances during the Festival, choreographers may group students of similar abilities together for continuity in casting.


Am I required to register for all four weeks of the Festival?

While we would certainly love to have all students for the full duration of the Festival, it is not required. Participants may register by week.

Can I be in the final showcase (8/3 and 8/4) if I am not registered for all four weeks of the Festival?

Only students who are registered for all four weeks are guaranteed a spot in the final showcase. Students registered for less than four weeks may be cast in the final showcase, but it is not guaranteed. Students wishing to participate in the performance must be available for dress rehearsals/performances August 2nd through 4th.


How do I register for the Festival?

Online registration is available here. Please email with any questions.

Why does my bank statement say "Nolte Academy" instead of "Open Doors Dance Festival"?

Open Doors is administered through Nolte Academy of Dance, so registration charges on your bank or credit card statement will appear as "Nolte Academy."