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Pre-Professional Program
THESE PROGRAMS ARE BY AUDITION OR INVITATION ONLY.

“NOBA exposes youth to some of the industry’s most notable teachers, choreographers, directors and dancers. It is unparalleled in its reach, and sets a standard for excellence through diversity on all levels.”
-Dwight Rhoden, Artistic Director, Complexions Contemporary Ballet


Auditions have passed.

All class locations and exact schedule breakdowns below are subject to change, and may also vary each week based on rehearsals or classes associated with special performances/projects. Attendance is required at all assigned program classes, rehearsals, and activities.

*POINTE: Students will be invited to begin and or continue pointe classes as part of NOBA's Pre-Professional Program ONLY with the permission of NOBA Education Coordinators and Faculty. A comprehensive set of criteria is considered for pointe work. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

PURPLE TRACK
MONDAY:
Location: The Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.
5:30-6:45pm Combined Orange & Purple Track Ballet (optional for Purple Track - taken as an extra technique class)
6:45-7:15pm Pointe B*
OR
7:15-8:30pm Pointe* C
TUESDAY:
Location: The Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.
6:45-8:45pm Purple Track Conditioning, Ballet & Rehearsal
THURSDAY:
Location: The Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.
7:00-8:45pm Purple Track Ballet & Pointe*/Rehearsals
FRIDAY:
Location: The Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.
6:15-8:45pm Purple Track Conditioning, Ballet & Rehearsal
SATURDAY:
Location: Elleonora P. McWilliams Hall, Tulane University, 7016 Zimpel St. (access front of building via Newcomb Circle - take campus entrance at Willow to Newcomb Place, then follow the roundabout)
10:15am-2:45pm Purple Track Conditioning, Modern, & Rehearsals

ORANGE TRACK
MONDAY:
Location: The Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.
5:30-6:45pm Orange & Purple Track Ballet
6:45-7:15pm Pointe* B (placed by pointe technique level)
WEDNESDAY:
Location: The Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.
6:45-8:45pm Orange Track Conditioning, Ballet, & Rehearsal
FRIDAY:
Location: Elleonora P. McWilliams Hall, Tulane University, 7016 Zimpel St. (access front of building via Newcomb Circle - take campus entrance at Willow to Newcomb Place, then follow the roundabout)
5:45-7:15pm Orange Track Ballet & Pointe*/Pre-Pointe
7:15-8:45pm Orange Track Modern & Conditioning/Rehearsal
SATURDAY:
Location: Elleonora P. McWilliams Hall, Tulane University, 7016 Zimpel St. (access front of building via Newcomb Circle - take campus entrance at Willow to Newcomb Place, then follow the roundabout)
10:15-2:45pm Orange Track Conditioning, Ballet, & Rehearsals

BLUE TRACK
MONDAY:
Location: Stallings St. Claude Rec Center, 4300 St. Claude Ave.
6:25-7:15pm Pointe* A
WEDNESDAY:
Location: The Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.
5:30-6:45pm Blue Track Ballet
FRIDAY:
Location: Elleonora P. McWilliams Hall, Tulane University, 7016 Zimpel St. (access front of building via Newcomb Circle - take campus entrance at Willow to Newcomb Place, then follow the roundabout)
5:45-7:15pm Blue Track Modern & Conditioning/Rehearsal
7:15-8:15pm Blue Track Ballet & Pre-Pointe
SATURDAY:
Location: Elleonora P. McWilliams Hall, Tulane University, 7016 Zimpel St. (access front of building via Newcomb Circle - take campus entrance at Willow to Newcomb Place, then follow the roundabout)
9:00am-12:15pm Blue Track Conditioning, Ballet, & Rehearsal

PINK TRACK
MONDAY:
Location: Stallings St. Claude Rec Center, 4300 St. Claude Ave.
5:15-6:25pm Pink Track Ballet
6:25-7:15pm Pointe* A
WEDNESDAY:
Location: Stallings St. Claude Rec Center, 4300 St. Claude Ave.
5:15-7:15pm Pink Track Conditioning, Ballet and Rehearsal
SATURDAY:
Location: The Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.
12:00-1:30pm Pink Track Modern & Conditioning/Rehearsal

BRIDGE PROGRAM (by invitation from NOBA Education Coordinators only – this program is a preparatory program that potentially feeds in to the Pre-Professional Program)
TUESDAY:
Location: The Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.
5:30-6:45pm Bridge Program Ballet & Rehearsal
THURSDAY:
Location: The Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.
5:30-7:00pm Bridge Program Conditioning, Ballet, & Rehearsal
SATURDAY:
Location: The Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.
10:30am-12:00pm Bridge Program Modern and Conditioning/Rehearsal

IMPORTANT DATES:
Friday, August 17, 2018: Auditions for 2018-19 Pre-Professional Program
Tuesday, August 20 – Thursday, August 23, 2018: Registration for 2018-19 for Youth Preparatory Dance Classes
Monday, September 3, 2018: Labor Day, no classes
Week of September 4, 2018: Youth fall classes begin for fall session
Wednesday, October 31, 2018: Halloween, no youth classes
Sunday, November 18 – Sunday 25, 2018: Thanksgiving break, no youth classes
Sunday, December 2, 2018 (3:00pm & 6:00pm): CFD Production of The Nutcracker Suite, Dixon Hall
Tuesday, December 4–13, 2018: December Student Showcases (details TBC)
Sunday, December 16, 2018 – Sunday, January 6, 2019: Winter break, no youth classes
Monday, January 7, 2019: Youth classes resume for winter/spring session
January 14-17, 2019: Mid-Year Registrations for any available spaces in Youth Preparatory Classes
Monday, January 21, 2019: Martin Luther King Day, no classes
Friday, January 18, 2019: Auditions for 2019 Summer Intensive Programs
Wednesday, February 27 – Friday, March 8, 2019: Mardi Gras break, no youth classes (depending on location)
Sunday, April 15 – Monday, April 22, 2019: Spring break, no classes (Orleans Parish)
Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1, 2019: Spring Dance Concerts in Lyons Rec Center Gym (6:30pm each night)
Monday, May 6, 2019 St. Bernard Rec Center, Spring Performance for Early Childhood Ballet Program (6:30pm)
TBC Friday, May 10, 2019: Final Auditions for 2019 Summer Intensive Programs
Sunday, May 19, 2019: Spring Dance Concert at Tulane’s Dixon Hall (7:00pm)
Monday, May 20 – Thursday, May 23, 2019: Registration for June Twilight Program classes
May – July, 2019: Summer Intensive Programs, Twilight Dance Classes, Adventures in Dance Camp (details TBC)
Friday, August 16, 2019: Auditions for 2019-20 Pre-Professional Program
Monday, August 19 – Thursday, August 22, 2019: Registration for 2019
For more information about our Pre-Professional program, please contact Millette White at mwhite@nobadance.com or
504-522-0996, ext. 213.
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