Adult Classes

Free, Open Community Classes

- For seniors, adults and teens -

Photo by Millette White-Lin

Photo by Millette White-Lin

In-Person/Virtual Ballet (Intermediate/Advanced) for ages 14 and up

With Master Artist-in-Residence Donald Williams
Tuesdays & Fridays through May 21, 2021

10:30am-12:00pm (CST)

Challenge and strengthen your technique and artistry through these intermediate/advanced level ballet classes, led by NOBA Master Artist and former Dance Theatre of Harlem principal dancer Donald Williams. Limited spaces are available for in-person classes.

In-Person Location**: Lyons Rec Center Dance Studio
624 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115

**Classes are also available virtually, and will be live-streamed via Zoom from in-person classes at the Lyons Center. See below for instructions on how to register for in-person and or virtual classes. 


Following the completion of all required NOBA and NORD forms and waivers found in the links below, participants will receive a link to pre-register via Eventbrite for in-person classes. Pre-registration is required for each in-person class session, first come, first served.

“Thank you for offering these classes…I don’t know what I would have done without the biweekly reminders that I am in fact a dancer!” – Participant

All steps below must be completed by a parent/guardian if the applicant is under the age of 18.

These classes are by donation (suggested donation amount: $5.00 per class). Donations may be made online HERE. All donation proceeds support NOBA's tuition-free dance, fitness and wellness programs.

Photo by Jeff Strout

In-Person/Virtual Freedom of Movement for Veterans

Spring 2021 Schedule and Locations: 

Mondays • 2:00-3:00pm (CST)

April 12 – May 24, 2021

Join us this spring, either in-person or virtually on Zoom!
Creative, guided movement classes for Veterans, set to music by local artists! Seated and wheelchair based Veteran participants are welcome. 

In-Person Location*: Lyons Rec Center Dance Studio
624 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115

Register onsite

Virtually on Zoom

Click button below to register 

“Things changed for me in an awesome way when I was introduced to the NOBA Freedom of Movement classes at the New Orleans VA Medical Center, and now virtually on Zoom! It is so much fun and also therapeutic – I have been able to move more and with less pain to my legs and back.” -Participant

The spring 2021 session of in-person classes is generously hosted by the New Orleans Recreation Development Commision (NORD).

This program was funded, in part, by a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the author[s] and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

CLICK HERE for a flyer to share with any interested Veterans!

Photo by  Millette White-Lin

Virtual Senior Dance Fitness

Now - June 3, 2021

Monday - Thursday • 10:00-11:00am (CST) on Zoom

*No classes May 31, 2021

Summer session: June 7 - Sept. 2, 2021

Monday - Thursday • 10:30-11:30am (CST) on Zoom

*No classes July 5, 2021

Free, at-home, live streamed stretch, balance, cardio and dance for seniors ages 55+.

“This program keeps me active and stable – it is my medicine!” -Participant


Please contact Millette White Lin at, or call 504.522.0996 x 213

This program is generously sponsored by AARP New Orleans.

Photo by Jeff Strout

Virtual Morning Dance for Parkinson’s

Mondays • 10:30-11:45am (CST) - sponsored by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation

Wednesdays  • 10:30-11:45am (CST) - sponsored by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust

Ongoing* – At Home, Live Streamed Classes on Zoom!
Experience the joy of creative movement and music in a fun, welcoming atmosphere. Open to persons with Parkinson’s Disease of all mobility levels, plus partners, caregivers, friends and neighbors.

*No classes on May 31 or July 5 - schedules subject to change.

“NOBA's program does a wonderful job of addressing the physical, mental and psychological needs of those with Parkinson's. It is great medicine that tastes good.” -Participant

Photo by Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy of Mark Morris Dance Group

NEW! Virtual Evening Dance for Parkinson’s Class Series

Thursdays, Select Dates  • 5:45-7:00pm (CST) 

Sponsored by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation

Class Series Dates: January 21, February 25, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, 2021

At Home, Live Streamed Classes on Zoom!

This BRAND NEW Evening Series of Dance for Parkinson’s classes are geared for young onset, newly diagnosed participants, including those who are still working full time and looking for a more rigorous and challenging pace. Classes are set to live music, and participants will experience the joy of creative movement in a fun, welcoming atmosphere. These classes are also open to partners, friends and family members.

“We love the class! The exercise is invaluable, and so is the camaraderie. The live music is THE BEST!! The enthusiasm of the teachers is contagious. Thank you! -Participant

Participants who register for virtual classes agree to all terms and conditions as outlined in the NOBA Virtual Classes Waiver, Release and Indemnity Agreement. Full agreement HERE. 


Have questions or need assistance with registration and accessing virtual classes?

E-mail Millette at, or call 504.522.0996 x 213

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors