Each year NRDF promotes and supports the Napa Regional Dance Company’s Spring Showcase. The performance marks the culmination of a years work for NRDC students pre-ballet through advanced and highlights choreography from both the company’s gifted instructional staff as well as the talented students enrolled in the school’s Young Choreographers Workshop. Participation in the show provides dancers with the opportunity to showcase their hard earned technical accomplishments, build individual confidence through performance, and explore diverse styles of artistic expression and creativity.
NRDC Summer Intensive Master Teachers
Where do dancers go in the summer? In search of new experiences to stretch their dance muscles and their creativity! Access to such new experiences and to instructors with varying styles and programs are essential in the development of the advanced dancer. NRDF sponsors master teachers from all over the country to come teach their techniques at the NRDC Summer Intensive. The five week intensive culminates in an original performance for the Festival Napa Valley, a world-renowned arts event located right in our front yard.
In December NRDF helps to bring Napa Regional Dance Company’s performance of The Nutcracker to the stage of the The Lincoln Theater. Keep an eye out for NRDF president, Jeanmarie Wolf as she graces the stage in an oversized hoop skirt and bonnet in the roll of crowd-favorite Mother Ginger!
Nutcracker Symphony Project
In addition to pitching in with performance logistics, NRDF annually rallies the community to proudly enhance the Napa Regional Dance Company Nutcracker ballet performance with live orchestral music, most recently featuring the Napa Valley's own Symphony Napa Valley. The project both elevates the musical experience for audience and performer as well as extends our support for the arts further into the community.
Festival Napa Valley
With the Foundation’s support, Napa Regional Dance Company's Summer Intensive dancers took to the stage at Festival Napa Valley in 2016 as part of the Festival’s Tatiana Copeland Young Artists Series as well as in 2017 presenting original choreography by Summer Master Teacher Luis Napoles as part of the Dede Wilsey Dance Series.