Open Doors Dance Festival

Open Doors Dance Festival

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I would recommend Open Doors to every dancer! Open Doors is a fully immersive experience that is challenging yet inspiring. If you are a dancer that feels that dance might not be your future, that’s ok! Open Doors is still a wonderful and fun experience for any level of dancer. If you are a dancer that is planning on making dance a career, I highly recommend taking multiple weeks of this intensive! The connections you make with highly acclaimed WORKING dancers and choreographers in the industry right now are incredible and critical to the next step in your dance career. Open Doors is an amazing experience for any style dancer! Open Doors has a very well rounded circulum with guest artists from a variety of styles, techniques and teaching styles. I felt after I attended Open Doors I received very similar if not the same type of instruction that I was receiving at intensives in New York City! There is absolutely no other program like this at a local level. Open Doors is unlike any other intensive, the inviting learning atmosphere makes this intensive perfect for a first time intensive goer. I highly recommend Open Doors Dance Festival to EVERY dancer!
What a great dance festival, good luck to everyone!
Was last night's beautiful showcase recorded? Any way we are able to purchase a video or still photos??

Open Doors prepares students for their next step, whether in their education or their career. Join us at Nolte Academy June 10-August 9 for an unforgettable experience!

Operating as usual

Photos from Open Doors Dance Festival's post 07/26/2021

Give us a 💜 if you’re excited about #oddf21 Week 3!

Read more about these amazing instructors: opendoorsdancefestival.com

@judsonemery @allisoneschuster

#opendoors #openingdoors #oddf21 #opendoorsdancefestival #oddf #ballet #pointe #tap #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowaconservatory #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #deliveringdanceeducation

Photos from Open Doors Dance Festival's post 07/17/2021

That’s a wrap on #oddf21 Week 1! We loved every minute!

Swipe for 😀➡️🤪 and tag your friends ⬇️

Thanks for a great week, @lloydknight, @brandon_cournay, @katie_milani and Caleb Mitchell!

#openingdoors #midwestsummerdanceintensive #amazingexperiencerightathome #bestwee,

07/16/2021

💜💙💜💙💜💙 So much love for #oddf21 Week 1 from our youth dancers!

#openingdoors #summerdanceintensive #midwestisbest #lovethisprogram

💜💙💜💙💜💙 So much love for #oddf21 Week 1 from our youth dancers!

#openingdoors #summerdanceintensive #midwestisbest #lovethisprogram

Photos from Open Doors Dance Festival's post 07/16/2021

Week two, coming right up! Read more about these amazing instructors: opendoorsdancefestival.com

@ashleylindseynyc

#opendoors #openingdoors #opendoorsdancefestival #oddf #ballet #pointe #tap #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowaconservatory #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #deliveringdanceeducation

Photos from Open Doors Dance Festival's post 07/15/2021

Youth #oddf21 dancers are reaching for it with @brandon_cournay today! 🥰

#opendoorsdancefestival #openingdoors #summerintensive #bringingthebest #dancewithus #nolteacademy

@nolteacademy

Photos from Open Doors Dance Festival's post 07/13/2021

Day 1 of Week 1 of #opendoors2021 was a dream! Here, @lloydknight works with our youth program, and @brandon_cournay inspires our intermediates. 🥰

#opendoorsdancefestival #openingdoors #summerintensive #bringingthebest #dancewithus

Photos from Open Doors Dance Festival's post 07/07/2021

Squeeee! Cannot wait!

#opendoors #openingdoors #opendoorsdancefestival #oddf #ballet #pointe #tap #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowaconservatory #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #deliveringdanceeducation

06/22/2021

Ballet Weeks are in full swing! So good to be back in person, learning and dancing with the best. Working with Debbie Austin, and others, is an inspired start to summer! 🥰

@debraaustin_ballet

#opendoors2021 #openingdoors #ballet #balletintensive #dreaminganddoing #summertraining #summerdanceintensive

Ballet Weeks are in full swing! So good to be back in person, learning and dancing with the best. Working with Debbie Austin, and others, is an inspired start to summer! 🥰

@debraaustin_ballet

#opendoors2021 #openingdoors #ballet #balletintensive #dreaminganddoing #summertraining #summerdanceintensive

Photos from Open Doors Dance Festival's post 06/08/2021

☀️ SUMMER STUDY ☀️

Several @nolteacademy students are attending our world-class summer intensive!

Hailey Frank says this about #oddf: “I’ve done Open Doors for many years now and love it every time. I’ve gotten to work with amazing dancers and choreographers from all over the world and learn new techniques that I wouldn’t have learned otherwise. Looking forward to this summer!"

#opendooradancefestival #oddf21 #ballet #pointe #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #tap #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #cedarrapids

[06/02/21]   Ballet Week 2 is going to be AH-MAZING! We're so thrilled to welcome Marjorie Thompson and choreographer Eva Stone!

Our dancers will be workshopping their new collaboration -- a ballet choreographed by Eva and based on Marjorie's forthcoming children's book, Mysterious Attic of Music and Mayhem.

Register for ODDF Ballet Week 2 at opendoorsdancefestival.com

05/25/2021

#oddf21 continues to deliver!

We’re excited to have Caleb Mitchell join Week 1 faculty!

Caleb is assistant professor of dance at Florida State University. After graduating with a BFA in dance from the University of Arizona, Caleb joined the Houston Ballet, where he danced from 1998-2007.

Learn more about our summer intensive and Caleb at link in bio.

#calebmitchell #opendoors #openingdoors #opendoorsdancefestival #oddf #ballet #pointe #tap #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowaconservatory #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #deliveringdanceeducation

#oddf21 continues to deliver!

We’re excited to have Caleb Mitchell join Week 1 faculty!

Caleb is assistant professor of dance at Florida State University. After graduating with a BFA in dance from the University of Arizona, Caleb joined the Houston Ballet, where he danced from 1998-2007.

Learn more about our summer intensive and Caleb at link in bio.

#calebmitchell #opendoors #openingdoors #opendoorsdancefestival #oddf #ballet #pointe #tap #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowaconservatory #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #deliveringdanceeducation

Photos from Open Doors Dance Festival's post 05/20/2021

☀️ SUMMER STUDY ☀️

Several @nolteacademy students are attending our world-class summer intensive!

Gabe Johnson says this about #oddf: “I’ve been attending Open Doors for the last several years and it is always a super fun experience! Getting the chance to work with so many talented teachers over the course of the week is amazing and I always learn so much. I’ll be attending both of the ODDF ballet weeks this June and can’t wait to work with Marjorie Thompson!

If you’re a dancer and you will be in Iowa City this summer you should definitely attend Open Doors! Thank you to Leslie and the Nolte team for bringing such amazing artists to our studio!!"

#opendooradancefestival #oddf21 #ballet #pointe #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #tap #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #cedarrapids

05/19/2021

Ballet Week 1 is non-stop talent at #oddf21!

Ballet icon Debra Austin joins our faculty!

Debra was personally invited by George Balanchine to join New York City Ballet at age 16. Her career included principal roles at Zurich Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet.

Learn more about our summer intensive and Debra at opendoorsdancefestival.com.

#debraaustin #opendoorsdancefestival #oddf #ballet #pointe #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowaconservatory #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #deliveringdanceeducation

Ballet Week 1 is non-stop talent at #oddf21!

Ballet icon Debra Austin joins our faculty!

Debra was personally invited by George Balanchine to join New York City Ballet at age 16. Her career included principal roles at Zurich Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet.

Learn more about our summer intensive and Debra at opendoorsdancefestival.com.

#debraaustin #opendoorsdancefestival #oddf #ballet #pointe #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowaconservatory #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #deliveringdanceeducation

05/18/2021

☀️ SUMMER STUDY ☀️

Several @nolteacademy students are attending our world-class summer intensive!

Ava Waddilove says this about #oddf: “I have attended Open Doors Dance Festival since it began in 2015. Since then, it has been one of my favorite summer experiences I look forward to. I love the different body movements we are taught from different choreographers from around the country. I am especially excited for Lloyd Knight to return this summer!”

#opendooradancefestival #oddf21 #ballet #pointe #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #tap #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #cedarrapids

☀️ SUMMER STUDY ☀️

Several @nolteacademy students are attending our world-class summer intensive!

Ava Waddilove says this about #oddf: “I have attended Open Doors Dance Festival since it began in 2015. Since then, it has been one of my favorite summer experiences I look forward to. I love the different body movements we are taught from different choreographers from around the country. I am especially excited for Lloyd Knight to return this summer!”

#opendooradancefestival #oddf21 #ballet #pointe #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #tap #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #cedarrapids

05/17/2021

You do not want to miss Ballet Week 2 at #oddf21!

Renowned choreographer Eva Stone joins our faculty!

Eva is currently on faculty at Spectrum Dance Theater and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She will be teaching a choreography course during her week with us. The class will focus on identifying, building and developing the skill of dance making and refining the choreographic process.

Learn more about our summer intensive and Eva at opendoorsdancefestival.com.

#evastone #opendoors #opendoorsdancefestival #oddf #choreography #ballet #pointe #moderndance #contemporarydance #tap #improvdance #choreography #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowaconservatory #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #deliveringdanceeducation

You do not want to miss Ballet Week 2 at #oddf21!

Renowned choreographer Eva Stone joins our faculty!

Eva is currently on faculty at Spectrum Dance Theater and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She will be teaching a choreography course during her week with us. The class will focus on identifying, building and developing the skill of dance making and refining the choreographic process.

Learn more about our summer intensive and Eva at opendoorsdancefestival.com.

#evastone #opendoors #opendoorsdancefestival #oddf #choreography #ballet #pointe #moderndance #contemporarydance #tap #improvdance #choreography #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowaconservatory #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #deliveringdanceeducation

05/15/2021

Ballet Week 1 of #oddf21! Sharee Lane joins our faculty!

Sharee is an associate professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Modern Dance. She was a soloist and staff member with Ballet West, and the school director of the Ballet West Conservatory.

Learn more about our summer intensive and Sharee at opendoorsdancefestival.com.

#shareelane #opendoors #openingdoors #opendoorsdancefestival #oddf #ballet #pointe #moderndance #tap #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowaconservatory #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #deliveringdanceeducation

Ballet Week 1 of #oddf21! Sharee Lane joins our faculty!

Sharee is an associate professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Modern Dance. She was a soloist and staff member with Ballet West, and the school director of the Ballet West Conservatory.

Learn more about our summer intensive and Sharee at opendoorsdancefestival.com.

#shareelane #opendoors #openingdoors #opendoorsdancefestival #oddf #ballet #pointe #moderndance #tap #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowaconservatory #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #deliveringdanceeducation

05/13/2021

Week 2 #oddf21 faculty news flash! @ashleylindseynyc is joining us!

Ashley is a NYC-based choreographer, educator and creator.

He has been a guest artist for UNCSA, Elon University, Duke University, Joffrey Ballet School, Steps on Broadway, Kanyok Arts Initiative and the Limon Dance Foundation. Internationally, he has taught master classes and workshops in Japan, Mexico, Bermuda and Italy.

Learn more about our summer intensive and Ashley at link in bio.

#ashleylindsey #opendoors #openingdoors #opendoorsdancefestival #oddf #ballet #pointe #tap #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowaconservatory #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #deliveringdanceeducation

Week 2 #oddf21 faculty news flash! @ashleylindseynyc is joining us!

Ashley is a NYC-based choreographer, educator and creator.

He has been a guest artist for UNCSA, Elon University, Duke University, Joffrey Ballet School, Steps on Broadway, Kanyok Arts Initiative and the Limon Dance Foundation. Internationally, he has taught master classes and workshops in Japan, Mexico, Bermuda and Italy.

Learn more about our summer intensive and Ashley at link in bio.

#ashleylindsey #opendoors #openingdoors #opendoorsdancefestival #oddf #ballet #pointe #tap #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #midwestdance #midwestdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowaconservatory #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #deliveringdanceeducation

05/06/2021

Another Week 1 instructor announcement!

@kathleen_laituri joined the @radiocityrockettes her senior year of college! We’re thrilled to have her teach at #oddf2021!

Learn more about Kathleen and our summer intensive at opendoorsdancefestival.com

#kathleenlaituri #opendoors #openingdoors #jazz #precisionjazz #ballet #pointe #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #repertory #tap #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowacity #coralvile #cedarrapids #creativecorridor

Another Week 1 instructor announcement!

@kathleen_laituri joined the @radiocityrockettes her senior year of college! We’re thrilled to have her teach at #oddf2021!

Learn more about Kathleen and our summer intensive at opendoorsdancefestival.com

#kathleenlaituri #opendoors #openingdoors #jazz #precisionjazz #ballet #pointe #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #repertory #tap #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowacity #coralvile #cedarrapids #creativecorridor

04/29/2021

#oddf21 Tap Intensive delivers with Star Dixon!

Star is an assistant director, choreographer and original principal dancer of world-renowned tap company, M.A.D.D. Rhythms.

We’re delighted to welcome her back! Learn more about Star and our summer intensive at opendoorsdancefestival.com

#stardixon #opendoors #openingdoors #tap #ballet #pointe #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #cedarrapids #deliveringdanceeducation

#oddf21 Tap Intensive delivers with Star Dixon!

Star is an assistant director, choreographer and original principal dancer of world-renowned tap company, M.A.D.D. Rhythms.

We’re delighted to welcome her back! Learn more about Star and our summer intensive at opendoorsdancefestival.com

#stardixon #opendoors #openingdoors #tap #ballet #pointe #moderndance #contemporarydance #improvdance #choreography #repertory #variations #musicaltheatre #conditioning #pilates #summerdanceintensive #whereartistsgrow #thinkiowacity #iowaarts #creativecorridor #iowacity #coralville #northliberty #cedarrapids #deliveringdanceeducation

Open Doors Dance Festival

Open Doors Dance Festival is a summer dance intensive and festival located in Iowa City, Iowa. It is open to students ages 9-22, preparing them for the next step in their dance education or their career.

With three full weeks of classes and performances plus two weeks of specialized ballet intensives, Open Doors gives students an opportunity to study and perform with some of the world's most prolific dance professionals. Open Doors also offers a youth option for ages 9+ for both the ballet intensive weeks and the three festival weeks.

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, Radio City Rockettes, Ballet West, Houston Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, the Juilliard School and Point Park University.

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