By Jarina Carvalho For a translated version in Portuguese click here! As we formulate our practical approach to ballet and dance education during COVID-19, we must not forget that creativity and innovation are fundamental principles of the arts. Necessity is the mother of …
Live Oak Dance and the challenge of COVID-19:
Live Oak Dance hosted its last in-person class on Thursday, March 13, and has remained closed at its physical location since that time.
All classes are now live via Zoom until further notice.
For any newcomers who would like to access our online classes page or our zoom classes, we ask you to visit our contact page so we can get you on your way.
Live Oak Dance is committed to bringing the joy of ballet and contemporary dance to New Orleans!
Jarina Carvalho, former ballerina with Dance Theatre of Harlem and current ballet master of Marigny Opera Ballet, founded Live Oak Dance in 2012. Starting in New Orleans with ballet and contemporary classes the school continues to grow!
The programs are more specialized, and as a result, more fine-tuned to the needs of our dancers. In 2019, LOD became the official school of Marigny Opera Ballet, allowing us to provide our students with opportunities to go from classroom to the professional stage.
Our small classes ensure a personalized approach to the dance training. From beginners to advanced students, we welcome all levels, year-round! Furthermore, dancers in our school get to work with an amazing array of teachers who are dance professionals, active in the New Orleans dance scene.
Our dance school host students from ages 3 to 11 in our Children’s Program and 11 to adult in our Pre – Professional Program. In addition to our ballet and contemporary lessons, dancers in our school can look forward to cross-training with Pilates classes and workshops in modern dance, yoga, and more!
Contact us anytime for registration or questions – we look forward to seeing you in the studio!
PARKING INFORMATION: Public parking is available along Oak St. and side streets. Please note, 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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