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. This year’s five week program from June 17th - July 18th will feature Jordan Hammond and Raymond Tilton of the Diablo Ballet, Erin Yarbrough-Powell from Smuin Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Frederick Davis.
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.