Program Details

June 10-august 9, 2019

Open Doors Dance Festival is an intensive summer program in the heart of the Midwest in Iowa's Cultural Corridor, Iowa City/Coralville. With four full weeks of classes and performances plus two weeks of specialized ballet intensives and two weeks of tap programming, Open Doors gives students an opportunity to study and perform with some of the world's most prolific dance professionals.

Students will have the opportunity to attend classes in modern, ballet, pointe, contemporary, improvisation, choreography, repertory, variations, musical theatre, conditioning and pilates.

Past instructors include Wendy Whelan, Marjorie Thompson, Kaitlyn Gilliland, Analia Alegre-Femenias Weber, Autumn Eckman, Lloyd Knight, Grace Snider, Brandon Cournay, Douglas Gillespie, Michael Kouakou, Gregory Dolbashian, Tamisha Guy, Louie Marin, Darwin Black, Joanna Kotze, Luis Oscar Ramos, Jenna Reigel, Omar Roman De Jesus, Emily Schoen and Yin Yue.

 

Open Doors Dance Festival - Ballet Weeks

Week 1: June 10-14 | Week 2: June 17-21

9 am-4 pm (students bring their lunch)

Tuition: $395/week

Open Doors Ballet Weeks are for ages 11+ and/or ballet levels 6+ and will focus on ballet and pointe.  

OPEN DOORS DANCE FESTIVAL - youth BALLET WEEKs

Week 1: June 10-14 | Week 2: June 17-21

9 am-2 pm (students bring their lunch)

Tuition: $295/week

Open Doors Youth Ballet Weeks are for ages 9+ and/or ballet levels 4+.


Open Doors Dance Festival

Week 1: July 15-19 | Week 2: July 22-26

Week 3: July 29-Aug 2 | Week 4: Aug 5-9

Tuition: $395/week

9 am-4 pm (students bring their lunch)

Open Doors Dance Festival is for dancers that want to experience a professional, intimate dance workshop. Participants will learn from elite soloists from some of the best dance companies in the world, as well as some of the best choreographers in the field. Each day will consist of Ballet and Modern Classes along with evening repertoire. This program is intended for the intermediate/advanced professional dancer (ages 11+ with modern experience and extensive ballet experience required. Completion of Nolte Academy Ballet 5 is recommended.). Performance Showcase is August 9, 2019.

Youth Open Doors Dance Festival

Week 1: July 15-19 | Week 2: July 22-26

Week 3: July 29-Aug 2 | Week 4: Aug 5-9

Tuition: $295/week

9 am-2 pm (students bring their lunch)

Participants will learn from elite soloists from some of the best dance companies in the world, as well as some of the best choreographers in the field. Each day will consist of Ballet and Modern Classes. This program is intended for the intermediate dancer (ages 9+ with ballet experience required. Completion of Nolte Academy Ballet 3 is recommended).


Open Doors Tap Weeks

Week 1: June 24-28 | Week 2: August 12-16

Levels 3-4: $240/week
Levels 5+: $300/week

Levels 3-4: 9 am-1 pm (students bring their lunch) 
Levels 5+: 9:30 am-3 pm (students bring their lunch) 

Open Doors Tap Weeks are for dancers – intermediate and advanced – who want to experience a professional, intimate dance workshop. These camps are for the dedicated tap dancer who wants to expand their style, musicality and skill. The intermediate group is for current tap levels 3-4 and the advanced group is for current tap levels 5+.


performances

Stay tuned for information about festival performances.

Students will have the opportunity to perform in a variety of venues throughout the Iowa City area during the festival. Students will also have the opportunity to attend performances by renowned dance companies.