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Offical School of NOBT

Schramel Conservatory of Dance


Training dancers at the highest level— Schramel Conservatory of Dance offers ballet, tap and contemporary / modern dance classes for children of all ages from beginners to advanced, following the American Ballet Theatre guidelines for ballet training and dancer health. All of the teachers on our staff are classically trained dancers who have had careers in professional dance companies throughout the U.S. and internationally.


Class Schedule

Important Fall Dates

  • August 19th: Pre-Professional Program Begins. Tuition Due.

  • August 26th: SCOD Semester Begins. Tuition Due

  • August 31st: Professional Audition for Fall Productions, 10-11:30am

  • September 2nd: No classes. Labor Day.

  • September 7th:  Nutcracker Audition.  Times TBA at SCOD studios ages 5-18

  • October 31st: No classes. Halloween!

  • November 25th-30th: Thanksgiving Break. No classes for SCOD

                Nutcracker Rehearsals TBD

  •  December 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd: Nutcracker Dates

  • January 6th, 2020: Spring Semester begins. Tuition Due.


At Schramel Conservatory of Dance, all of the teachers on our staff are classically trained dancers who have had careers in professional dance companies throughout the United States and internationally.


Kit Braddick

Lisa Keller MacCurdy

Felicia McPhee

Denise Outselet

Mei-Ling Murray Rees

Joshua Reynolds

Gregory Schramel

Marjorie Schramel

Jo-Ann Sundermeier

Sabrina Swayder

Our Studios

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.


About SCOD


Photo courtesy of Jason Kruppa

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.


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