NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Ballet Association, through cultural community partnerships between the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORD), the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System and other partners, announces the continuation this fall of its free virtual dance, fitness and wellness programming for youth, adults and seniors ages 3-80+. Since March, NOBA has provided over 1000 classes for more than 8,500 participants in five countries through a robust platform of live-streamed Zoom classes, as well as pre-recorded classes that are part of its Virtual Classes On-Demand digital library.

A special schedule of virtual classes for youth, families, adults and seniors will take place on select days and times to be announced on nobadance.com. Other virtual classes listed below will continue on an ongoing basis, including NOBA’s Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust Dance for Parkinson’s classes and Freedom of Movement classes for Veterans. Information and registration for virtual classes is available online at www.nobadance.com, by calling 504-522-0996 ext. 213 or ext. 207.

Details about in-person classes for fall 2020 will follow on www.nobadance.com once they are available.

NOBA enters the 29th year of providing high-quality dance instruction, promoting health, fitness and the arts, while encouraging students to develop valuable life skills. Since its founding in 1992, the NORD/NOBA Center for Dance has provided more than 60,000 tuition-free dance classes and activities for more than 25,000 participants, garnering national recognition and awards along the way, including the Coming Up Taller Award by the President’s Commission on the Arts and the Humanities.

Virtual Class schedules are as follows for Arts Healing Programs. Other virtual classes to be announced on nobadance.com.

 

OSCAR J. TOLMAS CHARITABLE TRUST DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S

Mondays & Wednesdays • 10:30-11:30 a.m. (CST) – Ongoing

Experience the joy of creative movement and music in a fun, welcoming atmosphere. Open to persons with Parkinson’s Disease of all mobility levels, plus partners, caregivers, friends and neighbors.

This program is made possible through lead sponsorship from the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, with additional support from a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

 

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR VETERANS

Mondays • 2:00-3:00 p.m. (CST) – Ongoing

Creative, guided movement classes for Veterans, set to music by local artists! Seated and wheelchair based Veteran participants are welcome. No prior experience is needed.

 

For more information about NOBA education programming, including fall 2020 updates once they are available, please visit www.nobadance.com or call 504.522.0996. Find NOBA on Facebook and follow @nobadance on Instagram.