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NOBA's Education Programs
Since 1992, NOBA has offered accessible dance education to youth throughout the New Orleans community through anchor partnerships with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC), as well as partnerships with school systems and community organizations.

NOBA continues to provide tuition-free, year-round comprehensive dance programs in Orleans, St. Bernard, and Jefferson Parishes for youth ages
6-18 and their families through sequential training and ancillary activities as well as provide employment, professional development, and artistic experiences to local artists. Community partners work with the NOBA staff to train artists, plan, sustain, grow and implement programs.

NOBA is dedicated to high artistic standards and sequential, rigorous instruction while skilled in adapting curriculum & instruction to age, ability, interest levels, and the shifting composition of classes. Its programs encourage and regard students' artistic development and the strengthening of their life skills--taking responsibility, persistence, self-discipline, and mutual respect. NOBA's programs are attentive to students' personal and physiological needs in an effort to increase student recruitment and retention.
Senior Dance Fitness Programs
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“This program has enhanced my quality of life…it’s a total fitness makeover from head to toe!”
—NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance Senior Dance Fitness Program participant

Through extraordinary support provided by Chevron, Peoples Health, and the Greater New Orleans Foundation through the NORD Foundation, the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance is proud to continue the recent expansion of its award-winning Senior Dance Fitness Program. Men and women ages 55+ are invited to join in for sessions that include stretching, cardio and dance, fun music, and healthy eating and lifestyle education. Other program features include performance opportunities, access to special master workshops, social events, and $5 tickets to select NOBA Main Stage presentations.
In-School Programs
For more than 20 years, NOBA has collaborated with K-12 teachers and artists to develop innovative teaching and learning methods designed to infuse dance into the school environment while enhancing guiding principles of the schools’ missions. This arts-integration program has used dance and a specialized curriculum to teach academic subjects, such as social studies, language arts, math, and science.
For more information about our education programs, please contact the Education Department at education@nobadance.com or
504-522-0996, ext. 207.
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