Arts education opportunities for New Orleans-area kids



The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundations Heritage School of Music get free music lessons.
  • The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Heritage School of Music get free music lessons.

There are several upcoming opportunities for students interested in music and dance classes.

-The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is holding auditions for spots in the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music's fall classes. The program is open to New Orleans area students ages 11-17. Classes for beginning and advanced students are free and take place on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dillard University. Interested applicants should go to auditions at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Dillard University's Cook Fine Arts Center. See the website for more information or call 558-6100.

-Delta Festival Ballet is holding open auditions for spots in the Nutcracker Youth Corps Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8-9 at the Giacobbe Academy of Dance (6925 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-0931). Audition schedules are: 3 p.m. Saturday for girls aged 14-18; 1 p.m. Sunday for girls 7-10; 2:30 p.m. Sunday for boys 7-11; 3 p.m. Sunday for girls 11-13.

- The NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance offers free classes for children ages 6-18. There are multiple sign-up locations and dates. Admission is first-come, first serve. Registration begins Sept. 10. For a list of locations and times, visit the website.

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