Adult Classes - New Orleans Ballet Association

Adult Classes

Free, Open Community Classes

For seniors, adults and teens. Programming, schedules and locations subject to change. Register online in advance, or in-person prior to your first class.

Senior Dance Fitness

For Ages 55+


Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30-11:45am at:

Morris F.X. Jeff Sr. Rec Center, 2529 General Meyer Ave.. – MAP | Jan 8 – May 22*

*No classes April 1 or 3

Joe W. Brown Rec Center, 5601 Read Blvd. – MAP | Jan 3 – May 22*

*No classes at Joe W. Brown on April 1, 8, 10. Virtual classes offered on April 8 & 10 (e-mail for details).

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-11:45am at:

Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave. – MAP | Jan 4 – May 23*

*No classes April 2 or 4

Stretch, balance, cardio and dance for seniors ages 55 and up set to fun music, and more!

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


Photo: Jeff Strout

Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust Dance for Parkinson’s Program


Mondays, 10:30-11:45am at Pontiff Gym, Room 3, 1521 Palm St. (Metairie) – MAP

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:45am at JCC New Orleans, 5342 St. Charles Ave. – MAP

These FUN, free creative movement classes are specially designed for people living with Parkinson’s. Caregivers and supporting family and friends are welcome, as are individuals with other movement or neurological challenges. Participants report benefits such as improved mood, balance, flexibility, and strength. No experience necessary.

Please join us and dance to LIVE MUSIC by accompanist Jeffrey Pounds!

Sponsored by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust.

Classes are modeled after the Dance for PD® program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, whose network of affiliates now spans over 300 communities in 25 countries around the world!

*No classes April 1, April 24, or May 27

“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.”


Photo: Millette White Lin

Ballet Technique

Adults & Teens Ages 13+, Intermediate/Advanced Level

Led by NOBA local and visiting master faculty – Spring 2024 guest faculty include former Dance Theatre of Harlem stars Vince Collins and Donald Williams!


Fridays, 10:30am-12:00pm

Spring 2024 classes January 26 – May 17, 2024.*

Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave. (Irish Channel) – MAP

*No classes on March 15 or March 29.


Have questions or need assistance with adult classes?
E-mail Millette at, or call 504.522.0996 x 213


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