St. Bernard After-School Ballet Program Sets 2012 Spring Performance for 5/23


The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA), Chalmette Refining, L.L.C., and the St. Bernard Parish School Board invite the community to the 2012 Spring Performance, an Open House featuring the young dancers of the St. Bernard After-School Ballet Program. The free performance, to be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., will mark the culmination of 15 weeks of ballet instruction.

Approximately 25 students, ages six to 15, will grace the stage of the Chalmette High School Cultural Arts Center. The performance will also feature performances by students from the award-winning NORD/NOBA Center For Dance Pre-Professional program. An awards presentation and reception for the participants will follow.

The St. Bernard After-School Ballet 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. With a desire to serve children and their families, the New Orleans Ballet Association and Chalmette Refining, L.L.C., partnered in 1995 to offer this program to the youth of St. Bernard Parish.

The St. Bernard Parish After-School Ballet Program 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.

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