Schramel Conservatory of Dance

Schramel Conservatory of Dance (SCOD) is the official school of the New Orleans Ballet Theatre. Our youth and adult ballet and modern dance programs offer serious minded dance students in the New Orleans area a chance to train with professional dancers on the highest level.

Click here to download our brochure, our class schedule, or to see our calendar for important dates.

2017 Spring Concert Pictures are now available for download from
Enter password, "ballet," all lower case. Many thanks to Lori Gordillo for taking these pictures.

SCOD Summer Class Schedule:
The last day of our Spring semester is Friday, May 19th. Our Adult Intermediate and Advanced Classes will be held as follows: Monday & Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday, 10:00 - 11:30 AM. As always, drop in classes are $15 / class payable by cash, check or credit card.  

Early Registration for the Fall semester begins on May 15th:
New and returning students may register for the Fall 2017 Semester beginning May 15th. Early registrations (Before June 1st) will have their annual $25 registration fee waived. Click here to complete your registration and pay your tuition easily and conveniently online.

Bring a Friend to Dance Week:
Schramel Conservatory of Dance concludes its Spring semester with Bring a Friend to Dance Week: Taking place May 15th - 20th, students may invite one or more friends to try a free dance class during this final week of classes before the summer break. Friends should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class, with a parent or guardian to complete a release form.  

SCOD's 2017 Mini Dance Camp will be held from June 26th - 30th for boys and girls ages 5-8 with arts and crafts, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, modern dance and fun. Online registration coming soon.

Training Dancers at the Highest Level: Schramel Conservatory of Dance (SCOD) offers classes for children and adults in classical ballet, modern dance, yoga and Pilates® with highly trained professional teachers. All of our teachers are classically trained ballet dancers who have had careers in professional dance companies throughout the United States and internationally.

Marjorie Hardwick Schramel and Gregory Schramel founded Schramel Conservatory of Dance in 2002 after more than twenty years working as professional ballet dancers. Since then, the school has produced dancers who have gone on to have professional dance careers, students who have attained dance degrees, and apprenticed dancers who will one day enter ballet companies nationally. The school has won the prestigious "Outstanding School" awarded by the Youth America Grand Prix in 2006.

Schramel Conservatory of Dance children perform annually in New Orleans Ballet Theatre's "Nutcracker" and the "Pro-track" dancers have performed with NOBT in Balanchine's "Concerto Barocco," Schramel's "Patriotism," and with NOBT and New Orleans Opera Association's "The Pearl Fishers" in 2011, Carmina Burana in 2012, Samson and Delilah in 2013 and Cendrillon in 2014.

Our new location in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans features state of the art studios with sprung dance floors and Marley flooring. We have spacious waiting areas, dressing rooms, and ample free parking on the surrounding streets.