NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance To Offer Tuition-Free Dance Classes For New Orleans Youth

NEW ORLEANS – The NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance, a cultural community partnership between the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA), will hold onsite registrations beginning Monday, Aug. 21, for after-school dance classes throughout the Greater New Orleans area for the 2017 – 2018 academic year. Registration will remain open on a first-come, first-served basis through Friday, Sept. 22 or until classes are filled. Classes begin the week of Sept. 5 and run through April 2018.

         NOBA’s nationally award-winning programs provide tuition-free technique classes in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, and hip hop, as well as other styles of dance, movement and conditioning, for youth ages three through 18. Classes offered vary by location. All classes are approximately one hour, and students are placed in the appropriate class based on both age and experience level. Participants benefit from performance opportunities throughout the year, including fully produced and costumed performances of The Nutcracker Suite at Tulane University’s Dixon Hall, winter concerts at each community site, and spring productions. Students and families are also offered $5 tickets to attend select performances during NOBA’s Main Stage Season of Dance.

         Onsite registration begins on Monday, Aug. 21, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at each of NOBA’s seven NORDC partner locations. Registration will also take place on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for NOBA classes held in partnership with the Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center.

         Interested students are required to submit the following items in person at the time of registration:

• Completed enrollment application (available at registration)

• A copy of student’s birth certificate for ages three – six. Students must turn three – six by Friday, Sept. 1, and be no older than 18 and a senior in high school to enroll. Original documents will not be accepted at registration.

• $5 processing fee (cash only)

 

         Academic year class schedules, registration dates and locations include:

• Rosenwald Rec. Center, 1120 N. Broad St. (Central City)

Register on Monday, Aug. 21, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Rosenwald Rec. Center.

Youth ballet classes for ages five – nine are held on Mondays between 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Youth jazz dance classes for ages five – nine are held on Wednesdays between 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

• Tremé Recreation Community Center, 900 N. Villere St. (Tremé)

Register on Monday, Aug. 21, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Tremé Recreation Community Center.

Youth hip hop classes for ages six – 18 are held on Mondays between 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Youth ballet classes for ages six – 18 are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Youth tap classes for ages six – 18 are held on Wednesdays between 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

• Behrman Rec Center, 2529 General Meyer Ave. (Algiers)

Register on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Behrman Rec. Center.

Youth ballet classes for ages six – 18 are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

• Stallings St. Claude Rec. Center, 4300 St. Claude Ave. (Bywater)

Register on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Stallings St. Claude Rec. Center.

Youth ballet classes for ages six – 11 are held on Mondays and Wednesdays between 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

 

• Cut-Off Rec. Center, 6600 Belgrade St. (Westbank)

Register on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Cut-Off Rec. Center.

Youth tap classes for ages six – 18 are held on Mondays between 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Youth ballet classes for ages six – 18 are held on Wednesdays between 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

• Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec. Center, 624 Louisiana Ave. (Uptown)

Register on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Lyons Rec. Center.

Youth modern classes for ages eight – 13 are held on Mondays and Wednesdays between 4:15 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.

Youth ballet classes for ages six – 14 are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3:40 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Early Childhood classes for ages three – four are held on Mondays between 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. and Saturdays between 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

 

• Joe W. Brown Rec. Center, 5601 Read Blvd. (New Orleans East)

Register on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Joe W. Brown Rec. Center.

Youth ballet classes for ages six – 18 are held on Mondays and Thursdays between 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

• Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor St. (Broadmoor)

Register on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center.

Youth ballet classes for ages six – 18 are held on Mondays and Thursdays between 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

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