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My Morning Jacket

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Free Summer Dance Classes For Any Child in Orleans Parish!

Media Contact:
Jessica Brown
Communications Manager
New Orleans Ballet Association | NOBA
504.522.0996 x204

Free Summer Dance Classes For Any Child in Orleans Parish!
NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance Announces Summer 2011 Registration Dates

New Orleans, LA | The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) are pleased to announce the Summer 2011 dates for free dance classes at the award-winning NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance. Any child in Orleans Parish is eligible. Since 1992, the NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance has been providing free dance classes to school-age children as well as field trips, mentors, and the opportunity to work with visiting artists. Classes begin June 13 and end July 22. Recognized nationally by the President’s Committee on Arts and the Humanities and other national agencies for excellence, the NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance offers over 3,000 free classes and activities annually to more than 350 children. All information below is also available at For further information, please call (504) 522-0996 x207.

Summer Registration Dates
All classes are free. Ages six and up. Classes are first come, first served.

CUT OFF CENTER (Ballet/Tap); 6600 Belgrade Street (Westbank);
Classes are Monday and Wednesday between 5-8pm.

BEHRMAN CENTER (Ballet); 2529 General Meyer Avenue (Algiers);
Classes are Tuesday and Thursday between 4:30–8:30pm.

ST. BERNARD CENTER (Ballet/Tap); 1500 Lafreniere Street (Gentilly);
Classes are Monday and Wednesday between 5-8 pm.

(Tap/Ballet); Cypress Grove 3611 Cambronne (Hollygrove);
Classes are Wednesday and Thursday between 4:30-7:30pm.

(Ballet); 800 Race Street (Lower Garden District);
Classes are Tuesday and Thursday between 4:15-7:15 pm

WILSON CHARTER SCHOOL (Ballet); 3617 General Pershing (Broadmoor);
Classes are Thursday between 5-7pm

NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance
The NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance is a cultural community partnership between the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA). Founded in 1992, The Center was born out of a need to make dance accessible to all school-age children. A program that began with just 30 students now has an enrollment of more than 350 children per semester at 7 locations citywide. With a core curriculum of ballet, classes are open to any child in Orleans Parish with a demonstrated interest in dance. Through a professional faculty, master classes by NOBA Main Stage artists and other visiting artists, a mentor program and field trips, the Center works with each child to cultivate dreams and strengthen futures. The Center is the recipient of many awards and honors for excellence, including the 2002 Coming Up Taller Award, nominated for the Big Easy Classical Arts Award for best dance performance, national grants through the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Guild of Community Schools for the Arts, among others.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans (ACNO); a Community Arts Grant made possible through the City of New Orleans as administered by ACNO; a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the NEA.

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