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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance

  

Dance Classes for Youth & Adults

NORDC and New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) offer a variety of free classes to youth and adults! For more information about NOBA click here.

 

After School Dance Classes

September 2014 - May 2015.  Registration is over. For more information about after-school dance classes, please contact Susan Bensinger at sbensinger@nobadance.com  or 504-522-0996, ext. 207.

 

Senior Dance Fitness ages 55+

Registration ongoing. Start anytime. Blank forms are available from the instructors or download here external link external link. Comfortable dance or exercise attire is recommended.  Bring a yoga or exercise mat. (A few are available to borrow on a first come basis.) Schedule is subject to change. Classes filled on a first come, first served basis. For more information about Senior Dance Fitness, please contact Susan Bensinger at sbensinger@nobadance.com  or 504-522-0996, ext. 207.

Class Description:  Stretching, cardio and dance, fun music, and healthy eating and lifestyle education. Other program features include performance opportunities, access to special master workshops, social events, and $5 tickets to select NOBA Main Stage presentations. 

Behrman Rec Center 
Monday and Wednesday  10:30am-12:30pm 
Free Healthy Lunch Schedule:
Senior Dance Fitness Session 10:30-11:50am followed by a healthy lunch at 12:00pm on the following days unless otherwise noted: October 29, November 12, December 3 (11:30), December 17.

Cut-Off Rec Center 
Tuesday and Thursday  10:30am-12:30pm 

Gernon Brown Rec Center
Monday and Wednesday  10:30am-12:30pm 
Note:  This class is temporarily relocated from Treme Rec Center. 
Free Healthy Lunch Schedule: Senior Dance Fitness Session 10:30-11:50am followed by a healthy lunch at 12:00pm on the following days unless otherwise noted: October 29, November 12, December 3, December 17.

Joe W. Brown Rec Center
Monday and Wednesday  10:30am-12:30pm 
Free Healthy Lunch Schedule: Senior Dance Fitness Session 10:30-11:50am followed by a healthy lunch at 12:00pm on the following days unless otherwise noted: October 29, November 12, December 3, December 17.


Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center
Tuesday and Thursday  10:15am-12:15pm 
Free Healthy Lunch Schedule: Senior Dance Fitness Session 10:30-11:50am followed by a healthy lunch at 12:00pm on the following days unless otherwise noted: October 29, November 12, December 4 (11:30), December 17.

 

Adult Movement ages 18+

September 29, 2014 through May 2015.  Registration is ongoing.  For registration and class details, click here

TAI CHI 
Monday10:30am-11:30am 
at Lyons Rec Center Chevron Studio
No experience necessary.  Comfortable dance or exercise attire is recommended.  Learn skills to help focus and calm your mind, improve physical and mental balance, increase core strength and strengthen organs, muscles and joints.  Comfortable dance or exercise attire is recommended. Shoes must be removed prior to entering The Chevron Studio.

YOGA GROOVE

Wednesday 10:15-11:15am at Lyons Rec Center Chevron Studio
No experience necessary. Comfortable dance or exercise attire is recommended. Shoes must be removed prior to entering The Chevron Studio. Bring a yoga or exercise mat. (A few are available to borrow on a first come, first served basis.)  Transform your mind, energize your body, open your heart and ignite your spirit!  Comfortable dance or exercise attire is recommended. Shoes must be removed prior to entering The Chevron Studio. Bring a yoga or exercise mat. (A few are available to borrow on a first come, first served basis.)

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED BALLET
Friday 10:30am-12:00pm
 at Lyons Rec Center Chevron Studio
Experience recommended. While there is no specific dress code, we recommend that ladies wear modest dancewear including a leotard, tights (any color) and ballet slippers and gentlemen wear a tee shirt, black tights and black ballet slippers. Shoes must be removed prior to entering The Chevron Studio.A faster paced class for those who are comfortable with ballet curriculum. Students continue to improve technique, expand movement capacity, increase strength and improve flexibility. This class is taught at a professional level, moves through barre and center work, and uses the full range of classical ballet technique. 

ALL LEVELS HORTON TECHNIQUE
Friday 5:45-7pm at Treme Rec Center

Experience recommended but not required. Comfortable dance or exercise attire is recommended. The Lester Horton Technique is a rigorous and strength-building modern dance technique used by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  Focus on fortifying basic Horton Technique skills including Primitive Squat Descent, Deep Forward Lunges, Flatbacks, Laterals, Release Swings, Hinges, Prances, Pulls, Triplets, Leg Swings, Tilts, Tables and Double Attitude Jumps.

HAITIAN KONGO & NAGO FOLKLORIC
Friday 7:15-8:30pm at Treme Rec Center

No experience necessary.  Comfortable dance or exercise attire is recommended. A full skirt is recommended.  Learn basic folkloric movements from two of the many nations/families in Haiti.  Class includes occasionally viewing video of the dances in their traditional contexts. 

 

 

 

 
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Last updated: 11/6/2014 11:52:43 AM

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