Open Doors 2018 will be held July 9th through August 4th

Open Doors Dance Festival prepares students for the next step, whether in their education or their career


Open Doors Dance Festival is a summer dance intensive and festival in Iowa City, Iowa for students ages 10-22.

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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tuition and housing

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Performance Series

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

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