Think of the movie Grease. Sock Hop style!
Peace, man ✌️ Bellbottoms, bright colors, and funky patterns!
Channel your inner hippie today!
We love a good 80's workout video! Leg warmers, leotards, sweatbands, and all things denim!
Scrunchies were cool then, too! Watch Clueless, Fresh Prince of Bel Air or Friends for good reference!
What does the future of fashion look like to you? Let your imagination run free!
Please join us for a live webinar and safe space for preteens, teens and caregivers to learn and explore challenges during these times of social distancing and uncertainty on Friday, May 1.
This important talk is FREE, courtesy of Nolte Academy. Please register by clicking the button below and send along to any friends and family who may benefit.
All comments and questions will be kept anonymous.
Dr. Christopher Okiishi is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist. A native of Iowa, he completed his training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in 2002. He specializes in the medical treatment of all mental disorders across the lifespan including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Depression), Behavioral Disorders, Trauma, Psychotic Disorders, Tic and Tourette’s Disorder, and Impulse Control Disorders. He enjoys working with families and individuals to create a plan to recovery and maximum potential.
In addition to his time at Meadowlark Psychiatric Services, Dr. Okiishi consults with several other agencies in Eastern Iowa including Tanager Place and Young House. He is an award-winning lecturer for the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Indian Hills Community College and the Iowa City, Sioux City and Cedar Rapids School Districts. He travels nationally educating teachers, community workers and families about mental illness.
Born in Sun Valley, Idaho, Isabella Boylston began dancing at the age of three. While training at the Academy of Colorado Ballet, she won the gold medal in 2001 at the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York City. In 2002, she began training at the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida, on a full scholarship.
Boylston joined the ABT Studio Company in 2005, the main Company as an apprentice in May 2006 and the corps de ballet in March 2007. She was promoted to Soloist in June 2011 and to Principal Dancer in August 2014. She has danced leading roles in nearly all the classics as well as works by Alexei Ratmansky and George Balanchine.
Boylston won the 2009 Princess Grace Award and was nominated for the 2010 Prix Benois de la Danse. In 2011 she received the Clive Barnes Award. She was the recipient of the 2014 Annenberg Fellowship. She has appeared as a guest star with the Mariinsky Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, National Ballet of China, and Ballet Estable del Teatro Colon.
Boylston has also transcended onto the big screen, starring in Francis Lawrence’s film Red Sparrow alongside Jennifer Lawrence. She has recently teamed up with pop singer Rozzi by co-choreographing and starring in the music video for her hit song Mad Man, as well as collaborating on a show titled When I Think Of You, which premiered in early 2019 at The Argyos Performing Arts Center in Ketchum, Idaho. She has appeared in campaigns for Nike, Cartier, and Allbirds, among others.
Boylston is the Founding Festival Artistic Director of Ballet Sun Valley in where she has offered free classes to children and curated performances from star dancers from around the world.
TO SIGN UP FOR ISABELLA'S WEBINAR, CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW!
All of Nolte Academy would like to extend a huge 'thank you' to our friends, family, and alumni who work as healthcare professionals and/or first responders. We're incredibly thankful for your hard work to keep us healthy each and every day. Below is a list of fantastic men and women who deserve our gratitude:
Another fabulous weekend in the books for Affect! As always, we're so proud of each and every dancer. Results and photos below! 👇
If you know Leslie, you know she isn't one to talk about her own achievements...but as the Nolte Academy marketing team, we couldn't help but share! Each year, 10 women are recognized for making a difference in the Corridor as role models and leaders in their fields and community, and our own Leslie Nolte has been selected as a Woman of Influence by the Corridor Business Journal!
Honorees are selected by the previous year’s Women of Influence. Below is the full list of honorees as well as some excerpts from letters of recommendation submitted on her behalf!
Affect's presence was small but mighty at NYCDA this past weekend in Chicago. We had a fantastic showing from our participants, and so appreciate all the support Affect families offered to make it an extra enjoyable weekend! Now, on to the accolades and photos!
Awards #1: Mini and Junior Solos and Duets
Top 10 Mini soloists:
2- Gabe- Dont Worry
Top 10 Mini Duets/trios:
4- Gabe and Maya
Top 10 Junior Soloists:
Top 10 Junior Duets/Trios:
4- Quinn and Delaine- Orange Colored Sky
Awards #2: Teen Solos (75 entries)
Top 15 Teen soloists:
9- Emma McMahon - On Broadway
2- Tatiana - Timelapse
Awards #3: Teen Groups and Line
Fuse - HGold
Breathe - Platinum
Make me Feel - Platinum
Mess is Mine - Platinum
Class Act Studio:
(representing your dancers with class) - Nolte Academy
Regional Scholarship to NYCDA next season:
Ballet: Emma McMahon
Tap: Quinn Fridrich
Isaak Martin And Maya Cheng
Tatiana Schmidt, Sigrid Rossi, Delaine Tyler, Emma McMahon, Gabe Johnson, Maya Cheng, Isaak Martin
$1,000 Perry Mansfield Scholarship:
$500 Body Traffic Scholarship:
Outstanding dancers: (National Convention Scholarship in New York City)
Minis - Gabe Johnson
Teens - Emma McMahon and Delaine Tyler
Fuse High Gold - 289.1/300
Breathe - Platinum 291.6/300
Make Me Feel - Platinum 290.7/300
Mess is Mine - Platinum 290.25/300
We are so pleased to share with you that Robyn Watson has accepted the position of Tap Director at Nolte Academy! Robyn will be an integral part of our program, and has her sights set on strengthening it even more. She will be joining the faculty starting with fall classes, and also available for tap lessons and classes this summer, along with instructing at Open Doors Dance Festival. Those dates are still being determined, but we will update you as the summer schedule is set.
A graduate of Temple University with a B.A. in Theater, Robyn Watson hails from Philadelphia. In 2016, she served as the tap instructor for the Broadway sensation Shuffle Along, and recently collaborated with Grammy award nominee and MacArthur Genius award recipient Rhiannon Giddens. She has studied under the direction of Tony award winner Savion Glover for the past nine years, and continues to perform with him. In 2017, Robyn was a featured artist for the Grammy nominated live album American Originals: 1918 with the Cincinnati Pops. Robyn has been recognized as one of the "20 Hot Tappers, 20 and Under" by Dance Spirit Magazine. She has been a performer for more than 20 years and a tap dance educator for more than 15. Robyn is also a skilled costume designer and writer.
Nolte Academy will be a drop-off site for book and media donations (DVDs, CDs) for the annual Shelter House Book Sale.
The sale is one of this important community organization's major fundraisers. Shelter House operates a 70-bed emergency shelter, along with four homes and a housing-first complex where they provide 47 permanent supportive housing units. Their programs and support services focus on housing, employment and mental health recovery and help hundreds of men, women and children each year.
If you have items you would like to donate, the collection area is just inside our front door to the left.
We will be accepting donations through Saturday, February 8.
The sale takes place at the Johnson County Fairgrounds on March 28 and 29. Thank you in advance for supporting this vital organization.