October Nolte News
Halloween Week at Nolte Academy
Calling all super heroes, kittens, clowns, dragons, unicorns, bats and whatever else your creative kids have in mind to celebrate Halloween this year! Students are invited to dress up in their costumes when attending classes the week of October 25-30. Participation in this Nolte Academy tradition is purely optional. For those who wish to dress up, but do not have a costume, we will have several on-hand for use during class time. When selecting your costume, please make sure it is not scary, or depicts violence. We also ask that you remain sensitive to cultural appropriation when making your choice. Students will be offered a small allergy-sensitive treat at the conclusion of their class. This week has been a long-standing and favorite tradition at Nolte Academy! We have as much fun dressing up as the kids! We will still be moving in classes, so intermediate and advanced students should plan to have dance wear under their costumes. Face masks will also need to be worn, in line with our current company policies. We welcome feedback for future celebration consideration. Please email Beth Brown with any questions or comments.
Please help us in extending our thanks to Marita, our Company Manager, as she prepares to leave Nolte Academy later this fall. She has been a friendly face and wealth of knowledge for us and our families for several years, performing her job with professionalism, compassion and expertise. We wish her the very best in her new pursuits!
You may have noticed a new voice answering our phones and manning our desk, learning the ropes from Marita! Bailey Miller joins us as the new Company Manager. Bailey has been involved in the arts her entire life. She danced at Nolte when the studio first opened, and went on to study trumpet. She graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Music and Interdepartmental Studies, with an emphasis in Arts Management. She is excited to continue her career in arts administration with us, having previously served as the box office manager for Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts, and most recently working with marketing and ticketing for Orchestra Iowa. Welcome, Bailey!
The BodyLab at Nolte Launches
After two and a half months of renovations, we are thrilled to begin hosting classes in our gorgeous dedicated Pilates space! Jen Evans and her team have developed an inspired class schedule to create change! With more than 25 classes per week, there is something for everyone! TBL specializes in equipment-based small group Pilates classes and large group hybrid classes for all fitness levels. If you’re new to Pilates equipment classes, start with an introductory class! Our large group classes are mixed level, and require no previous experience. And, now’s the time to take advantage of our introductory offer for new clients: 5 classes for only $60! More information can be found at our BodyLab website, or find us on the Mindbody app under “fitness.”
Nolte Nutcracker Tickets on Sale
Tickets for our December 3-5 performances at The Englert Theatre are now on sale! We hope you'll join us! If you prefer to avoid online ticketing fees, you may visit the Englert Box Office in person. The box office is located at 221 E. Washington St. and is open Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am-5:30 pm. Masks are required for in-person purchases. Please review The Englert's Covid-19 policy for attendees before purchasing tickets. Nolte Academy will supply tests in advance to guests without proof of vaccination, as desired.
Iowa City Youth Choir Assistant Director
We are delighted to welcome Emily Pritchard as Assistant Director of ICYC! Emily earned her Master’s in Music Education, with a concentration in choral music from VanderCook College of Music and a Bachelor’s of Music in Commercial Music, with a concentration in songwriting/vocal performance and a minor in theatre from Millikin University. She previously taught choir and directed theatre at Limestone High School in Illinois. Before moving to Illinois, she worked in Nashville as a songwriter and was fortunate to study with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Craig Cornelia, and Lari White a part of the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. Most recently, Emily taught ear training and music appreciation at Bradley University before relocating to Iowa with her spouse and two young children. Welcome, Emily!
Our Preschool Playschoolers are thriving each morning at Nolte! We focus on socialization and learning through play in all content areas, utilizing a daily structure with circle time, centers and snack, and emphasizing hands-on, student-centered learning. Playschool is offered each morning from 9:00-11:30 am, for those ages 3-5, and toilet trained. There is a maximum of 12 children per classroom with 1-2 faculty supporting the students as needed. All classes are team-taught by our Nolte faculty. Check enrollment availability at our website.
Registration Remains Open
Registration for classes remains open for Nolte Academy classes! From dance to theatre arts to visual arts, we have something for all levels and interests! Please email us if you would like to make changes to your schedule, or log into your Jackrabbit account to add classes.