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NOBA Announces Monthly Folkloric Dance Workshops for the Family

 

NOBA Announces

Monthly Folkloric Dance Workshops for the Family

 

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA), in partnership with St. Jerome Catholic Church and supported by Compliance Technology Group, announces the addition of Folkloric Dance Workshops to its annual offering of over 5,000 tuition-free community dance classes. Taught by local instructor Belinda Avila on the first available Saturday of each month during the winter/spring session, the workshops feature a fun blend of Honduran and Mexican dance, as well as storytelling, that is perfect for the entire family's participation.

 

Since 2007, NOBA and St. Jerome Catholic Church have partnered to provide opportunities for youth in Kenner, including a variety of ballet technique classes. In addition to this programming, the monthly Folkloric Dance
Workshops, which are open to everyone ages 6 and up, feature Honduran and Mexican dance, and encompass other lively forms like salsa, hip-hop and tap. The classes will also incorporate stories and authentic costumes that explain the dances' historical context. The workshops are filled on a first come, first served basis and are fun for the whole family; enrollment forms are available at the door.

 

Folkloric Dance Workshop

St. Jerome Catholic Church Parish Hall

2402 33rd St. (Kenner)

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Saturdays, March 15, April 5 and May 3

Contact Susan Bensinger at 504-522-0996 x. 207 or sbensinger@nobadance.com for more information.

 

BELINDA AVILA

Belinda Avila is the director of the New Orleans Hispano America (NOHA) dance group. Avila began folkloric dancing formally nine years ago, starting with the traditional folklore dance of Honduras and three years later advancing to Mexican folkloric dancing. Avila has showcased at the 2012 and 2013 Jazz Fest Kids Tent, Zoo-To-Do at Audubon Zoo, Children's Museum Cultural events and Tet Festival (Vietnamese New Year festival). As a University of New Orleans (UNO) alumnus, she has collaborated with the university's Latin American Student Association (LASA) for international night on campus.

                               

NOBA is the Central Gulf region's premiere presenting and service organization dedicated solely to the art of dance.  NOBA's dynamic Main Stage season annually features a diverse array of world-class companies and artists.  Each year NOBA provides concerts, classes, workshops and lectures to more than 30,000 area dance enthusiasts of all ages.  In addition, NOBA's nationally recognized award-winning education programs provide the youth of our community access to quality arts programs with over 5,000 free dance classes and workshops annually at nine sites throughout the Greater New Orleans area. 

Lead support for the Folkloric Dance Workshops is provided by Compliance Technology Group. Additional support is provided by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.

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

 

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