Training Dancers at the Highest Level: Schramel Conservatory of Dance (SCOD) offers classes for children and adults in classical ballet, modern, tap, 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. Students have also performed in NOBT's production of "Giselle" in May of 2018.

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.

Schramel Conservatory of Dance

Fall Registration

Classes start August 27th, 2018! Check out our fall 2018 schedule, view the fall calendar, and see more information about registration on our Registration Information page.


Full Classes for Fall 2018:

Tuesday Pre-Ballet 4:15-5:00pm

Tuesday Primary 4:15-5:15pm


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.


Returning Students, please remember:



If you have questions about placement or are new to Schramel Conservatory and need help with placement, please contact us at or (504)826-0646. We will be happy to help place new students into the appropriate level. Thank you!

Quick Links:

Click here to download our brochure

Click here for our calendar of important dates for Fall 2018

Click here to get registration/ tuition information

Click here to download our registration form

Click here to see our fall 2018 class schedule

2018 Spring Concert Pictures are available for download:  password "ballet" all lower case. Thank you to Lori Gordillo for taking these pictures of the first half of the performance!

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