Welcome to Live Oak Dance!

It is registration time! Please visit our registration page for all you need to know.


Founded by professional ballerina Jarina Carvalho, Live Oak Dance offers professional quality ballet instruction in a flexible, friendly environment. Live Oak Dance is the answer to methods that require inflexible commitment or low-quality training.

Our classes offer a fresh approach to ballet and classical dance training in the New Orleans area for all ages and levels. The Pre-Professional and Open Adult classes are based in the neoclassical Balanchine style, recognized as the most innovative method of ballet today.

Youth Program classes help develop the fundamentals of classical ballet with emphasis on musicality, motor skills coordination, creative movement, and fun!

Contact us anytime for registration or questions, and we look forward to seeing you in the studio!

PARKING INFORMATION:  Public parking is available along Oak St. and side streets.  Please note that parking on Oak St. is metered during city-mandated hours (8AM-7PM) and patrolled regularly. Off-street parking is available at no cost.

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