Program Details

July 9th - august 4th, 2018

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, Open Doors gives students ages 12-22 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.


See here 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. Performances are free for festival participants.


See here for 2017 Festival instructors.

Past Instructors have included: Darwin Black, Kaitlyn Gilliland, Lloyd Knight, Joanna Kotze, Joseph Kudra, Louis Marin, Luis Oscar Ramos, Jenna Reigel, Omar Roman De Jesus, and Emily Schoen