Nolte Academy

Where artists grow.

5 Reasons to Choose Nolte Academy

Learn correct dance technique.

This is our passion at Nolte, and the reason our dancers earn the recognition they do. We believe it's far easier to begin your dance training with correct form, building upon solid skills year by year, than to go through the frustration of trying to unlearn and correct spotty training.

Access the best instruction.

Your child will share the studio with some of the most awarded dancers and choreographers in the region who consistently produce young artists sought by the most prestigious companies in dance today. Nolte Academy teachers have performed on stages around the country and in some cases around the world -- real world experience that translates into higher expectations and achievement for our students. Each year, Nolte Academy hosts guest faculty from prestigious performing companies around the country who bring even more valuable learning experiences to our students.

Take a bow onstage.

As a Nolte student, your child can take part in high-quality productions throughout the year. Our annual recital concert, full-length ballets including The Nutcracker, dance galas and theatrical productions provide exciting opportunities to share talents with friends, family and the community.

Join the region's top dance team.

Motivated students in all styles are invited to join Affect, our 102-member competition dance team for ages 5-18. Affect reached FDC’s National Championship In 2012, and is currently the number 1 ranked studio in Iowa, one of the top-ranked studios in the Midwest. If competitive dance is your passion, you'll find caring support and dedication to excellence as a member of the Affect team.

Develop as an artist.

At Nolte Academy, we have a strong artistic tradition with a special focus on concert-level choreography. We continue to be amazed at the unique artistic voices we uncover and watch bloom in our dancers. With the addition of voice, drama and visual arts to our offerings, students have even more opportunities to develop their passions and talents.

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