Community Partners


Bailey's Encore School of Talent


Director: Locern Bailey


Phone: (504) 339-0418



HeidiTAPS offers tap dancing lessons and classes to students of all ages and levels of experience in the city of New Orleans, and surrounding areas.



Phone: (504) 434-0782

Our mission is to celebrate, promote, and preserve the art of tap dancing in the birthplace of jazz.

Emmy Award and Big Easy Award Winning Heidi Malnar leads tri-weekly classes for adults and teens in the Uptown and Bywater neighborhoods of New Orleans. Heidi is also available for private lessons, choreographic and teaching residencies, and master classes both in tap dancing and rhythmic analysis. Rhythm is a universal language, and tap dancing is accessible to people of all ages and levels of experience. We offer classes year round with the hopes of engaging our unique musical community in shared rhythm-making and dance.


Honey Hips Yoga

"Be Sweet to Your Body & Soul”

~ INSTRUCTORS *Alicia Vance *Giselle Anguizola *Rashidah Ali ~

Honey Hips Yoga provides a method for self healing by connecting breathe to body and mind. Vinyasa flow is a great way to get in shape and heal chronic pain; ALL LEVELS & AGES.*Alicia Vance *Giselle Anguizola *Rashidah Ali ~

Honey Hips Yoga provides a method for self healing by connecting breathe to body and mind. Vinyasa flow is a great way to get in shape and heal chronic pain; ALL LEVELS & AGES.


Belly Dance Goddess Hour

Whether you are a new student or an existing student, this is a great time to begin your belly dance journey. Our new season starts in August each year with opportunities to learn and perform all year long.

About your instructor: Karla Marie in classically trained in ballet and jazz. She began her belly dance studies in 2005 at MidEastern Dance Exchange in South Beach under the direction of Belly Dance Superstars Tamalyn Dallal and Bozenka and has studied and trained with Master instructors from Egypt, Lebanon, Spain, Russia, France, and all over the world. Her love of belly dance and the cultures represented as well as the passion of her teachers allow her to pass this love on to her students and troupe members.

You can select your class based on your level of commitment and time availability.
Drop ins classes (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
6 week, 4 week, 3 week intensives Saturdays (August-November)

Belly Dance for Survivors offered monthly at the NOFJC
Workshops & Retreats (November, March, June)
🏽🏽🏽 Performance opportunities (August, November, April, June, July, August)
🏼 Troupe Belly Dance Training Program (Mar/April)
🛑 You can also choose all of the above for the most magical belly dance experience this year

For full details visit or email


New Orleans Colorguard Arts

New Orleans Colorguard Arts (NOCGA) offers classes and workshops in dance, fitness, and flag spinning around the New Orleans area.

Founder and Program Director, Jakki Kalogridis, began her dance training at the age of three at the Ballet School of Chapel Hill in North Carolina, and studied dance at UNC-Greensboro. In April, she choreographed and produced her first evening-length concert for NOCGA at the Marigny Opera House entitled “Emergence.” After a long summer of instructing a touring group and attending a professional choreographers’ workshop, Jakki is very excited to be back in NOLA and teaching classes again!

Join Jakki for this 1-hour class focused on Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique, combining concepts gleaned from Limón and Release technique, and a passion for moving to music. This class is at an Intermediate/Advanced level and is recommended for dancers with some prior training.

$15 drop-in rate. Knee pads or clothing that covers the knees is recommended.

Drop-In Rate is $15




Sip 'N Zance

Sensual dance class for everyday women where champagne and delicious treats such as chocolate covered strawberries and more are served. Jamal teaches a fun, sexy, easy to learn dance routine to women of all shapes, sizes and ages designed to build confidence and boost sex appeal. (Heels are optional)

Social Media: “Jamal Marichal” (Facebook) & @jamalmarichal (instagram)
Public classes and private parties available
Public Class price: $25 per person. (Food and drinks included)
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Upturn Arts

A non-profit program that teaches children in the New Orleans community to explore and build confidence in themselves as artists

Phone: (504) 390-8399