Free ballet classes offered for students in St. Bernard ParishSep 23rd, 2013 | By admin | Category: School News
The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) in partnership with Chalmette Refining, L.L.C., and the St. Bernard Parish School Board is proud to offer free after-school ballet classes in St. Bernard Parish for youth ages 6-18 for the 2013-14 school year.
Academic year classes began the week of Monday, September 16.Ballet classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Students are placed in the appropriate class based on both age and experience level.
The 2013-2014 Academic Year dance classes include quality instruction in ballet technique, along with choreography sessions in preparation for a winter concert on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the Chalmette High Cultural Arts Theatre. Students also have opportunities to perform at the Art in April Festival and in a spring concert.
The St. Bernard After-School Dance Program is designed to cultivate a child’s appreciation for the arts, while building self-esteem through challenges that speak to the child’s individual growth. Striving to serve children and their families, the New Orleans Ballet Association, Chalmette Refining, L.L.C., and the St. Bernard Parish School Board partnered in 1995 to offer this program for the youth of St. Bernard Parish.
Registration for new students will take place through September 30 until classes are filled.
For more information regarding registration or 2013-14 classes available in St. Bernard Parish, contact Susan Bensinger in NOBA’s Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 504.522.0996 ext. 207.
This project is funded by Chalmette Refining, L.L.C. and ExxonMobil, and is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs, St. Tammany Parish.
• Students must turn six by Monday, September 30 and be no older than 18 AND a senior in high school to enroll.
• For new students, copies of support documentation such as most recent check stub, welfare card, etc., along with proof of residency must be submitted at the time of registration (Note: these documents are required for grant and reporting purposes only as this tuition free program is funded entirely by grants and contributions)
• A copy of a birth certificate must be submitted for students between the ages of six and seven. PLEASE NOTE: original documents will NOT be accepted at registration (copies only, please).