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 • 10:30am-12:00pm (CST)
January 26 – May 21, 2021

*No classes February 15-17 and April 2-9, 2021.


In-Person/Virtual Graham Modern Technique (Intermediate/Advanced) for ages 14 and up

With Corey Melancon
Wednesdays • 10:30am-12:00pm (CST)
January 27 – May 19, 2021
*No classes February 15-17 and April 2-9, 2021.

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. 

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

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR IN-PERSON 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, which is filled on a first come, first served basis. No walk-up registration is permitted at this time.


“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


REQUIRED ENROLLMENT FORMS:
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

Virtual Freedom of Movement for Veterans

Mondays • 2:00-3:00pm (CST)

January 11 – May 24, 2021

*No classes January 18, February 15, and April 5, 2021


Ongoing – At Home, Live Streamed Classes on Zoom!
Creative, guided movement classes for Veterans, set to music by local artists! Seated and wheelchair based Veteran participants are welcome. 


“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


Photo by  Millette White-Lin

Virtual Senior Dance Fitness

Monday - Thursday • 10:00-11:00am (CST)
January 4 – May 27, 2021

*No classes January 18, February 15-18, and April 5-9, 2021


At Home, Live Streamed Classes on Zoom!
FREE! Stretch, Balance, Cardio and Dance for Seniors Ages 55+


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


TO REGISTER: 

Please contact April Dayok at adayok@nobadance.com, or call 504.522.0996 x207.



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


January 11 – May 26, 2021

*No classes January 18, February 15-18, and April 5-9, 2021


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.


“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

Questions

Have questions or need assistance with registration and accessing Live Zoom classes?


E-mail April at adayok@nobadance.com, or call 504.522.0996 x207