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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance

  

 

Announcements 

Nine NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance students have been invited by David Parsons to perform on the Gala of Parsons Dance on April 20 in New York. They will be performing the work that was set on them last spring as part of the Parsons Dance/Allen Toussaint project. details.

 

 

On November 13 NEA Chairman Jane Chu visited three organizations in New Orleans to see first-hand great work being carried out by NEA grantees and other activities going on in the arts. Chairman Chu watched classes and met participants of the NORDC/NOBA Senior Dance Fitness Program and The Arc (The National Association for Retarded Citizens).

 

 

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

This is limited space available for a variety of classes at several rec centers. For classes, locations, dates and times, please contact Susan Bensinger at sbensinger@nobadance.com  or 504-522-0996, ext. 207. Learn more about the New Orleans Ballet Association here.
Find After School Dance Classes at these NORDC Facilities:

 

Early Childhood Development Dance Program

Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center
WEE BALLET | Ages 3-4
Mondays and Wednesdays 
1:15-2:15pm

The Wee Ballet Program is designed for children ages 3 and 4 years of age who want to experience dance independently. Children will be exposed to a variety of music, exercises, and stretches that aim to develop balance, rhythm, creativity and self-awareness. Wee Ballet students explore basic dance elements (space, time and energy) through NOBA’s Moving 4 Health curriculum that focuses on arts integration and nutrition concepts.


PARENT, GUARDIAN & ME | Ages 3-4
Monday and Wednesday 
2:30-3:30pm

A class designed for both parent/guardian and child to work together using their imagination to bring dance stories, games and play together in a creative, nurturing environment. The class encourages the use of creativity while boosting self-confidence through engagement and decision making, plus lots more! (one adult per child)


CREATIVE WORLD DANCE | Ages 5-6
Tuesday and Thursday
3:15-4:00pm

Creativity and world dance techniques merge to provide budding dancers with musicality, flexibility and control. Students will be introduced to core dance concepts through world music and dance in this exploratory movement class. 


ADVENTURES IN DANCE | Ages 3-5
Friday
12:45-1:45pm

Adventures in Dance students will explore basic elements of dance (space, time and energy) while discovering their own creative expression through the use of music, books and activities that help the young dancer develop a love of movement, music and self-expression. Adventures in Dance students will learn through NOBA’s Moving 4 Health curriculum that focuses on arts integration and nutrition concepts during the course of the year.

 

 

Senior Dance Fitness ages 55+

Registration ongoing. Start anytime. Blank forms are available from the instructors or download here. 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. 

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. 
 

Gernon Brown Rec Center
Monday and Wednesday  10:30am-12:30pm 
Note:  This class is temporarily relocated from Treme Rec Center. 

Joe W. Brown Rec Center
Monday and Wednesday  10:30am-12:30pm 

Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center
Tuesday and Thursday  10:15am-12:15pm 

 

 

Adult Movement ages 18+

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

TAI CHI 
Monday 10:30am-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. 

 

2015 Spring Chevron Master Artist Series Adult Dance Classes
Class open to adults aged 18+. Classes filled on a first come, first served basis. Classes are taught at an intermediate/advanced level; experience recommended. Enrollment is required the first time you attend. 
 
Friday 10:30am-12:00pm at Lyons Rec Center Chevron Studio
April 17 Special Guest Artist TBA - MODERN

April 24 – May 15 Donald Williams (former principal dancer with Dance Theater of Harlem) - BALLET
 
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