Invigorate your body, mind and soul by taking dance classes with NORD.  We offer a variety of classes for youth, teens, adults and seniors of all skill levels at all recreation centers. Classes are free unless otherwise noted in the calendar descriptions. Register at your rec center of choice.

Registration is required for participation in all NORD programming.  Space in programs is limited and is granted on a first come first served basis. NORD does maintain a waiting list, and registrants on the waiting list are contacted when space in a program becomes available.

L.Y.F.E. of Dance

L.Y.F.E. of Dance Programs encourages, motivates and guides young ladies in making proper life choices through the “Art of Dance”. Our dance programs give members of the community an active, creative and engaging dance experience. Each program encourages individuals to express themselves in a fun and nurturing environment while they learn to work together, set goals, and build confidence. $10/session and sliding scale offered as well. Registration is ongoing. For more information please contact Ms. Jermaine at (504) 272-4194, Ms. Carrie at (504) 478-7403 or email  

N'Kafu Traditional African Dance Company

N'Kafu Traditional African Dance Company is dedicated to the documentation, research, promotion, and preservation of traditional African folklore. N'Kafu and Culu (Children) offers dance, song, and drum classes at Treme Recreation Community Center. For more information please contact Mariama Curry at (504) 430-0894. 

NOBA Center for Dance

The NORD/NOBA Center for Dance was founded in 1992 as a groundbreaking cultural and community partnership between NORD and the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) to make dance accessible to all school-age children. NORD/NOBA Center for Dance also offers classes for adults and seniors. Fees may apply. For more information please contact 504-522-0996 or email or  more info  

Tekrema Center for Art & Culture 

Tekrema Center for Art and Culture’s mission is the maintenance, development and perseverance of African Diaspora art and culture through training and research in the arts, and the dissemination of these resources through classes, presentations, exhibitions, publications, and public lectures. Fees apply. For more information, please see or contact  

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