NORD/NOBA Center for Dance to Host Tuition-Free June Twilight Dance Program for City Youth

NEW ORLEANS (press release) –  The nationally award-winning NORD/NOBA Center for Dance is holding onsite registrations for new students May 2 through May 5 for its tuition-free June Twilight Dance Program held during the month of June at six locations in Orleans Parish. No audition or prior dance experience is required. 

As an extension of NOBA’s programs during the academic year, the June Twilight Dance Program   features evening classes for every level of experience in ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and West African Dance for ages 4-18. (Note: classes offered vary by location) Classes will be held in-person at six NORD Rec Centers – Cut Off, Gernon Brown, Joe W. Brown, Morris F.X. Jeff, Sr., Stallings St. Claude, and Tremé (see details below.) Limited spaces are available for new students, and registration for any child with a demonstrated interest will be filled on a first come, first served basis during the onsite registrations the week of May 2. Classes begin the week of June 6 and continue through the week of June 27. All classes are approximately one hour, and students are placed in the appropriate class based on both age and experience level. The child must turn the minimum age for each class by June 1. 

Through the Center for Dance’s sequential structure, a clear pathway of training and support is established for a child to begin at age three and continue with the high-quality training that prepares them for a career in dance or any chosen field — all tuition-free. Early Childhood and Preparatory Program students matriculate through the levels of training to the internationally recognized Pre-Professional Program with unprecedented access to training with master artists, performance opportunities with major international companies, and more.

Interested students are required to submit the following items in person at the time of registration: 

  1. Completed NOBA enrollment application (available at registration)
  2. $5.00 Processing Fee per student, per type of class and center (cash only)



Cut Off Rec Center (6600 Belgrade Street – Algiers) – Registration: May 2, 5-7 p.m.

Ballet (ages 4-18) taught Mondays/Wednesdays, June 6 – 29

Gernon Brown Rec Center (1001 Harrison Avenue – City Park) – Registration: May 5, 5-7 p.m.

Modern Dance (ages 6-18) taught Mondays; Ballet (ages 4-18) taught Tuesdays/Thursdays, June 6 – 30 

Joe W. Brown Rec Center (5601 Read Boulevard – New Orleans East) – Registration: May 4, 5-7 p.m.

Ballet (ages 6-18) and Jazz & Modern Dance (ages 9-18) taught on Mondays/Wednesdays, June 6 – 29

Morris F.X. Jeff, Sr. Rec Center (2529 General Meyer Ave. – Algiers) – Registration: May 3, 5-7 p.m.

Ballet (ages 4-9) taught Tuesdays/Thursdays, June 7 – 30 

St. Bernard Rec Center (1500 Lafreniere St. – Gentilly) – Registration: May 4, 5-7 p.m.

West African Dance (ages 6-18) taught Mondays; Ballet (ages 4-9) taught Tuesdays/Thursdays, June 6 – 30 

Tremé Recreation Community Center (900 N Villere St – Tremé) – Registration: May 2, 5-7 p.m.

Hip Hop (ages 6-18) taught Mondays; Ballet (ages 6-18) taught Tuesdays/Thursdays; & Modern Dance (ages 6-18) taught Wednesdays, June 6 – 30 

Note: Following onsite registrations, applications will reopen online on May 10 at for any remaining spaces.

Year-round, NOBA offers various tuition-free dance, wellness, and arts healing classes for youth, adults and seniors, as well as a Main Stage Series of world-class dance performances. For more information about NOBA programming, class schedules, and performances, please visit or call 504.522.0996. Find NOBA on Facebook and follow @nobadance on Instagram.

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