Orleans Parish children between the ages of 6 and 18 can sign up for free dance classes this summer through the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance operated by the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC). The center has offered free dance classes since 1992.
The classes run from June 13 through July 22 and require advance registration. Positions in classes are granted on a first-come-first-served basis, and class times are assigned on the basis of age and proficiency level. Registrants must bring proof of address and family income.
Uniforms for the classes for girls are a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Boys will wear black tights, a fitted white T-shirt, dance belt and black ballet slippers. No baggy sweat pants will be allowed. Children who cannot afford the outfits should talk to their instructor; NOBA has limited numbers of mostly tights and shoes available.
Registration dates and places are below the jump :
June 6, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Cut Off Center (6600 Belgrade St.) for ballet/tap classes held Monday and Wednesday between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
June 7, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Behrman Center (2529 Gen. Meyer Ave.) for ballet classes held Tuesday and Thursday between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
June 8, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — St. Bernard Center (1500 Lafreniere St.) for ballet/tap classes held Monday and Wednesday between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
June 8, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Trinity Christian Community (Cypress Grove, 3611 Cambronne St.) for tap/ballet classes held Wednesday and Thursday between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
June 9, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Annunciation Center (800 Race Street) for ballet classes held Tuesday and Thursday between 4:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
June 9, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Wilson Charter School (3617 Gen. Pershing St.) for ballet classes held Thursday between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.