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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Senior Programs


Free Classes and Activities for Seniors 55+

NORDC/NOBA Senior Dance Fitness Program 

Congratulations to the NORDC/NOBA Senior Dance Fitness Program Teams who won medals at the Greater New Orleans Senior Olympics
Jazzy Seniors -- Gold Medal (Lyons)
Sassy Seniors – Silver Medal (Behrman)
Each group created their own choreography and designed & constructed their own costumes.

Through extraordinary support provided by Chevron, the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance is proud to ofer the award-winning Senior Dance Fitness Program. Men and women ages 55+ are invited to join in for sessions to include 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.

“This program has enhanced my quality of life…it’s a total fitness makeover from head to toe!” -NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance Senior Dance Fitness Program participant

First-time participants may register at the door. All classes are free.  For more information, call (504) 522-0996 x 213 or e-mail

Click on each Rec Center for locations and other info.

The Chevron Studio at Lyons Rec Center
Tuesday & Thursday* — 10:30am-12:30pm 
*And other days as announced

Treme Rec Center 
Tuesday & Thursday — 10:30am-12:30pm 

Joe W. Brown Rec Center
Wednesday & Friday — 10:30am-12:30pm 

Behrman Rec Center
Monday & Wednesday — 10:30am-12:30pm 

Cut-Off Rec Center
Tuesday & Thursday — 10:30am-12:30pm 


Senior Choir

Joe W. Brown  Monday 1-2pm  Registration is ongoing. Participants may start at any time.

Classes & Activities for Adults 18+
Free unless noted otherwise


Swim lessons, adult lap swimming, and water aerobics are offered year round at two indoor pools (Treme and Joe W. Brown).  For the schedule, click here.   Additional classes and activites are held at outdoor pools across the city that are open only during the summer.


Fitness Center at Treme

New!  Jump on a treadmill, stationary bike or elliptical machine.  For the Treme Rec Center hours, address and other amenties, click here.  

Adult Exercise

Drop in anytime on this fun and invigorating and fun class!  Teddy Harkness, the jovial instructor, leads the class through cardio moves and core strengthing exercises.  Participants are encouraged to go at their own pace.  The class schedule is below. Click on each Rec Center link for the address and other information.
Treme Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:30
Lyons Monday & Wednesday 5:30-6:30
Behrman  Monday & Wednesday 7-8pm
Joe W. Brown Tuesday & Thursday 7-8pm 



Zachary Ramsey III's leads this African Kemetic Yoga, a healing practice that combines controlled deep breathing and physical movements. 
Cut-Off  Tuesday 7-9pm 


Line Dancing

Drop in anytime for this fun dance class featuring choreographed  sequences of steps that are repeated.
Cut-Off  Tuesday 6-7pm and 7-9 
$5 per class for 15 and older; free for 14 and younger.


Free Play Basketball and Volleyball

Please check each rec center's schedule. Treme, LyonsBehrman, Joe W. Brown, Cut-Off  St. Bernard



Note:  There is a nominal charge for court time at our two tennis centers.  Seasonal classes and ocassional programs are also offered.  For details, click on Atkinson Stern Tennis Center or the Joe W. Brown Tennis Center


Fit NOLA Parks

New!  Free, fun physical activities for all ages are offered at three NORDC playgrounds.  For locations, schedules and other info, click here.



NORDC/NOBA Jazzy Seniors and Sassy Seniors
2013 Senior Olympics Winnersjazzy seniors  sassy seniors

First Place Winners -- The Jazzy Seniors from St. Bernard Center 
Second Place Winners -- The Sassy Seniors from Behrman Center



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Last updated: 4/7/2014 5:22:01 PM

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