Youth Classes

Family Dance Series, Preparatory Program, Pre-Professional Program

All classes are tuition-free!

Photo by Millette White-Lin


Ages 3-5 + parents/guardians & family members of all ages!
Mondays – Thursdays • 3:00-3:40pm (CST) on Zoom

Instructor: Aline Neves de Souza-Myers

September 17 – December 10, 2020
-No classes on September 21; November 23 – 26

The Family Dance Series is NOBA’s newest program, focusing on early childhood ages 3-5. The program is also open to intergenerational family members of all ages! These virtual classes will focus on creating, discovering and having fun with rhythm and movement through an exploration of diverse dance styles and music.

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

Preparatory Program (ages 6-18)

Ages 6-18
No prior dance experience necessary.

Photo by Jeff Strout

Virtual Classes
Tuition-free classes in ballet and modern, live-streamed virtually through Zoom.
Registration NOW OPEN for Fall 2020! 

Classes are September 21 – November 19.

Photo by Kenny Martinez

In-Person Classes
Tuition-free classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop and modern, offered in person at five NORD partner locations.
Registration opens soon for Fall 2020!

Classes are September 28 – November 19.

Pre-Professional Program

(Registration For September 18, 2020 Virtual Auditions is Now Open!)

NOBA pre-professional student Kennedy Simon in Quixote Jubilee by Rebeca Maso. Photo by Jeff Strout

NOBA Pre-Professional, Bridge & Relevé Program Auditions 

September 18, 2020 Virtual Auditions

New students will participate in a 60-minute virtual ballet class to determine acceptance into NOBA's Pre-Professional Programs, as well as Bridge or Relevé Programs, for the Fall 2020 session. A parent or guardian must complete the ONLINE AUDITION REGISTRATION FORM for their child to participate in the virtual audition. All virtual audition times are CST. The online audition registration form also includes audition FAQs. After submitting the online audition registration form, you will then receive information with the Zoom audition link and info for your child.

Virtual Audition Schedule:
Friday, September 18, 2020
5:30-6:30pm CST (ages 8-11)
6:45-7:45pm CST (ages 12-18)



For inquiries about PREPARATORY PROGRAM CLASSES offered for youth ages 3-18 (no experience required),  including the FAMILY DANCE SERIES and YOUTH DANCE classes, please contact Rosalyn Sanders by e-mail at, or by phone at 504.522.0996 ext. 207.

For inquiries about PRE-PROFESSIONAL CLASSES offered for youth ages 8-18 (by audition/invitation), please contact Millette White-Lin by e-mail at, or by phone at 504.522.0996 ext. 213.

Fall 2020 updates will be posted on this page once they are available.