|NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance Pre-Professional students perform in Nicholas Villeneuve's Entre Cielo y Tierra during the 2011 Ballet Hispanico and Friends performance at NOCCA's Lupin Hall. -Photo by Luke Ducote|
Tuition-Free Summer Intensive Camp
The NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance Summer Intensive Day Camp, held July 10-August 2 for advanced students ages 11-18, offers the serious dance student three and a half weeks of rigorous technique classes and hands on choreography sessions with some of the world’s top dance artists. This year’s incredible guest artist lineup includes artistic directors, associate directors, and resident artists of Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Parsons Dance, which represent two of the most prolific and enduring choreographic voices of today in Dwight Rhoden and David Parsons. The Intensive culminates on August 2 with a fully produced and costumed performance by Day Camp students at NOCCA's Lupin Hall that will feature students performing alongside guest artists from Complexions and Parsons as they showcase works by Rhoden, Complexions Associate Artistic Director Jae Man Joo, and Parsons. The Evening Camp, held July 10-31 for intermediate students ages 9-18, includes technique instruction led by distinguished faculty of local and guest artists, along with a performance for family and friends during a culminating Open Studio event on July 31. Auditions for limited spaces in both the Day and Evening camps of the Summer Intensive will be held on Sunday, April 21 (see details below). Intermediate and advanced students have the opportunity to be chosen to participate in additional weeks of guest master artist residencies in June (see details under "Chevron Master Artist Series").
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Tulane University, McWilliams Hall
Saturday, March 9 (early decision audition)
9am registration, 9:30-11am audition (ages 9-12)
11:30am registration, 12-1:30pm audition (ages 13-18)
Sunday, April 21 (2nd Audition-limited spaces remain)
1pm registration, 1:30-3pm audition (ages 9-12)
3:30pm registration, 4-5:30pm audition (ages 13-18)
1. Students must have a minimum of two years of ballet training.
2. The audition will consist of a ballet barre, and center work in ballet and modern technique.
3. Students must be in proper dress to audition:
Females - black leotard, pink tights (convertible to bare feet for modern), and pink ballet shoes, with hair pulled back in a neat bun.
Males - black tights, fitted white t-shirt, dance belt, and black ballet shoes.
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*Current NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance students in the Pre-Professional Program do not need to audition for the Summer Intensive. Upon application, they will be placed in the appropriate Summer Intensive level based on their current technical ability.
Tulane University, McWilliams Hall
Day Camp (JULY 10-AUGUST 2) for advanced students ages 11-18 (M-F, 9am-4pm)
Evening Camp (JULY 10-31) for intermediate students ages 9-18 (M-Th, 5:30-8:30pm)
$250 supplies fee* for Day Camp
$100 supplies fee* for Evening Camp
*Scholarships are available.
Chevron Master Artist Series
Intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to be chosen to participate in additional week-long guest master artist residencies in June, which will represent some of the world’s most sought after names in dance, including Alonzo King LINES Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Ballet Hispanico. Participation in the June Chevron Master Artist Series is by invitation only for intermediate and advanced students currently enrolled in the NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance Pre-Professional Program, and for intermediate and advanced students attending the July Summer Intensive.
Throughout the year, local artists provide instruction for talented students in ballet and modern technique. In addition, students participate in master classes and workshops taught by internationally renowned NOBA Main Stage artists, perform, and are given unique opportunities to receive scholarships to attend prestigious summer dance programs around the country. Auditions for the 2013-2014 Academic Year Pre-Professional Program will be held in late August 2013.
Accepted students take classes at Tulane University on Fridays (pointe technique classes and Level 1 ballet and modern technique classes) and Saturdays (Level 2-5 ballet and modern technique classes and rehearsals) between 9 AM to 5:30 PM (schedule depends on students' placement). Pre-Professional students MUST attend a minimum of 2-3 additional technique classes (specific number requirement depends on students' placement) during the week at NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance sites, performing arts schools, and/or private dance studios to enhance their technical training. Students are perform in the 2013 NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance Spring Production (this year's production will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Tulane's Dixon Hall). Regular and punctual attendance is monitored carefully throughout the semester, and students must adhere to all NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance policies to maintain good standing in the program.
Directions to McWilliams Hall:
From I-10, take Claiborne Avenue to Tulane University (uptown). Take a left on Audubon Blvd. (If you get to Broadway, you have gone too far.) At the end, you will be at Willow Street and see the entrance to Newcomb College. Enter campus. Take a right at the first stop sign. There is a large field and the street makes a circle. McWilliams Hall is in the far left corner, next to Dixon Hall. Take the elevator to the third floor.
Tulane University, McWilliams Hall, 3rd Floor MAP