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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance




Pre-Professional Program Auditions for Sept. 2015 to May 2016
The Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center 624 Louisiana Ave.

Friday, May 29, 2015
For students CURRENTLY ENROLLED in NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance programs

Ages 9-11:  5:30pm Registration | 6:00-7:15pm Audition
Ages 12-18:  7:00pm Registration | 7:30-8:45pm Audition

Saturday, May 30, 2015
New Student Auditions
For NEW students NOT currently enrolled in NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance programs

Ages 9-11:  9:30am Registration | 10:00am-12:00pm Audition
Ages 12-18:  12:30pm Registration | 1:00-3:00pm Audition

click here for more details


Dance Classes for Youth & Adults

NORDC and New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) offer a variety of free classes to youth and adults! For more information about NOBA click here.

Twilight Dance Camps June 1-25

For classes, locations, dates and times, please contact Susan Bensinger at  or 504-522-0996, ext. 207. Learn more about the New Orleans Ballet Association here.

Registration Dates:
Behrman NORDC Center: Tuesday, May 19, 5-7pm
Cut Off NORDC Center: Wednesday, May 20, 5-7pm
Gernon Brown NORDC Center: Monday, May 18, 5-7pm
Joe W. Brown NORDC Center: Thursday, May 21, 5-7pm
Sanchez NORDC Center: Monday, May 18, 5-7pm

Tremé NORDC Center Tuesday, May 19, 5-7pm

For class details and schedules, please click here.


Senior Dance Fitness ages 55+

Registration ongoing. Start anytime. Blank forms are available from the instructors or download here. Comfortable dance or exercise attire is recommended.  Bring a yoga or exercise mat. (A few are available to borrow on a first come basis.) Schedule is subject to change. Classes filled on a first come, first served basis. 

Class Description:  Stretching, cardio and dance, fun music, and healthy eating and lifestyle education. Other program features include performance opportunities, access to special master workshops, social events, and $5 tickets to select NOBA Main Stage presentations. 

Gernon Brown Rec Center
Monday and Wednesday  10:30am-12:30pm  

Joe W. Brown Rec Center
Monday and Wednesday  10:30am-12:30pm 

Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center
Tuesday and Thursday  10:15am-12:15pm 


Adult Movement ages 18+

Summer schedule to be announced.  For class descriptions, please click here, click here. 




NEA Chairman visits NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance at Lyons Center

On November 13 NEA Chairman Jane Chu visited three organizations in New Orleans to see first-hand great work being carried out by NEA grantees and other activities going on in the arts. Chairman Chu watched classes and met participants of the NORDC/NOBA Senior Dance Fitness Program and The Arc (The National Association for Retarded Citizens).


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