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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance




Senior Dance Fitness Summer Schedule Updates and Relocation Sites click here or scroll down


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

The registration period is over.  For class details and schedules, please click here.


NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance
Senior Dance Fitness age 55+

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.

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. For more information about Senior Dance Fitness, please contact Susan Bensinger at  or 504-522-0996, ext. 207.

Senior Dance Fitness Classes -- Summer Relocation Sites:

Sanchez Center, 1616 Caffin Ave. 
June 9-25: Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30am-12:30pm
June 30-July 30: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm

(Relocated from Gernon Brown Rec Center. Returns on August 3.

Federal City Auditorium
2485 Guadalcanal St. (Algiers)
June 8, 10, 15, 17, 20 and July 1, 6, 8, 13, 20
Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30am-12:30pm
(Relocated from Behrman Rec Center. Returns on July 27.)

St. Maria Goretti Church 

7300 Crowder Blvd. 
Mondays & Wednesdays until July 29, 2015 10:30am-12:30pm
(Relocated from Joe W. Brown Rec Center. Returns on August 3.)

Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center

3900 General Taylor St.
Tuesdays & Thursdays until July 23, 2015 10:30am-12:30pm
(Relocated from Lyons Rec Center. Returns on July 28.)


Free Summer Teen & Adult Dance and Fitness Classes 
ages 14 to 80+

The Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center
Saturdays through August 1 (except July 4)
10:00-11:00am Dance Fitness
11:15am-12:45pm All Levels Ballet

Dance Fitness classes feature a safe yet effective series of warm-up exercises that stretch, strengthen, and condition the body prior to easy and fun dance routines set to an awesome music soundtrack. Instructor: Rebecca Chauvin

All Levels Ballet for teens and adults is taught at an intermediate level and open to all levels of experience. Whether learning the basics of the art form or working on enhancing technique and artistry, these classes emphasize proper and healthy alignment, technical proficiency, challenging travelling exercises, and musicality in a fun, engaging, and creative space. Instructor: Rebecca ChauvinAll

· Enrollment is required the first time you attend.
· Forms are available on site from your instructor or click here for adults or click here for youth under 18.
· Each class session is filled on a first come, first served basis.

Suggested Attire
· Comfortable dance or exercise attire is recommended.
· Ballet shoes are recommended for All Levels Ballet.
· Shoes must be removed prior to entering The Chevron Studio.
· Bring a yoga or exercise mat. (A few are available to borrow on a first come, first served basis.)

Schedules, locations, and instructors are subject to change. For more information about our adult movement and community workshops, please contact Diane Stengle at or
504-522-0996, ext. 203.



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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Last updated: 6/16/2015 5:15:10 PM

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