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In-Person Preparatory Program

Ages 6-18 • All Classes are Tuition-Free!

Registration is NOW OPEN • Classes are October 12 – November 19.


NOBA continues to follow local, state and federal health and safety guidelines during this COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for our COVID procedures and policies.

NOBA’s Preparatory Program returns to NORD centers with technique classes in ballet, modern and hip hop, continuing the excellent training in our nationally recognized curriculum. Please see below for a schedule of classes and locations. Through regular, consistent attendance, students will build upon the fundamentals of dance technique with a focus on increasing strength and flexibility, developing coordination and confidence while becoming more familiar with  dance vocabulary.

• Ages 6-18
• All classes are tuition-free.
• No prior dance experience necessary
• Students are placed in the appropriate class based on both age and experience level
• *Students are required to attend both days of classes where indicated
• **There is a registration fee of $15 per child for the fall 2020 semester, and scholarships are available.
• Students will have the opportunity to perform for family and friends in virtual fall showcases as part of NOBA’s Neighborhood Concert Series. Each concert will be live-streamed from in-person classes on select days/times in November.
• All families and the community will be invited to participate in a celebratory virtual NOBA Live! Winter Showcase Production “watch party,” premiering on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 6:30pm. This special evening of dance will include excerpts from the magical production of The Nutcracker Suite as performed by students from NOBA’s Pre-Professional, Bridge, and Relevé Programs and highlights from other NOBA fall programs.


Schedule of Classes and Locations

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CUT OFF REC CENTER
6600 Belgrade Street
New Orleans, LA 70131

Instructor: Sarah Meunier


Monday
4:45-5:35pm Preparatory Ballet (6-8 y/o)*
5:45-6:35pm Preparatory Ballet (9-18 y/o)*


Wednesday 
4:45-5:35pm Preparatory Ballet (6-8 y/o)*
5:45-6:35pm Preparatory Ballet (9-18 y/o)*


Photo by Millette White-Lin

JOE W. BROWN REC CENTER
5601 Read Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70127

Instructor: Carly Sistrunk Bourgeois


Monday
4:00-4:50pm Preparatory Ballet (6-8 y/o)*
5:00-5:50pm Preparatory Ballet (9-18 y/o)*

Wednesday
4:00-4:50pm Preparatory Ballet (6-8 y/o)*
5:00-5:50pm Preparatory Ballet (9-18 y/o)*


Photo by Millette White-Lin

ROSENWALD REC CENTER
1120 S. Broad Street
New Orleans, LA 70125

Instructor: Tai Teamer


Monday
4:30-5:20pm Preparatory Ballet (6-8 y/o)
5:30-6:20pm Preparatory Ballet (9-18 y/o) 


Wednesday
4:30-5:20pm Preparatory Modern (6-8 y/o)
5:30-6:20pm Preparatory Modern (9-18 y/o)


Photo by Millette White-Lin

TREMÉ RECREATION COMMUNITY CENTER
900 N. Villere Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Instructors: Deidra Alexander (Hip Hop), Carly Bourgeois (Ballet)


Tuesday
4:30-5:20pm Preparatory Ballet (6-9 y/o)*
5:30-6:20pm Preparatory Ballet (10-18 y/o)*

Wednesday
4:30-5:20pm Preparatory Hip Hop (6-9 y/o)
5:30-6:20pm Preparatory Hip Hop (10-18 y/o)

Thursday
4:30-5:20pm Preparatory Ballet (6-9 y/o)*
5:30-6:20pm Preparatory Ballet (10-18 y/o)*

TO REGISTER:

Parents/guardians must complete the NOBA In Person Youth Classes Application & Release Form (Preparatory Program) for their child. After completing the form, you will then receive a confirmation e-mail with further instructions from a NOBA representative.


**NOBA’s first priority is providing access to all families by reducing or eliminating barriers for students’ participation. Financial aid is available to those who qualify on a case by case basis. To request support, please check the appropriate box as listed in the online application. If you need further assistance, please e-mail enrollment@nobadance.com, or call 504-522-0996 ext. 207.


QUESTIONS?

E-mail enrollment@nobadance.com, or call 504.522.0996.