Community Flag Class is Back!

Mardi Gras may be over, but our Community Flag Class is back! Meet us on the Great Lawn in City Park from 12noon-1:30pm on select Mondays. Current scheduled classes on Feb 19, Feb 26, March 12, March 19, March 26. See our Class page for all the details.

$5 suggested donation for all non-members. We'll bring the flags. No experience necessary. All are welcome! 


Hello 2018!

We're excited for our 3rd Mardi Gras season! Join the New Orleans Spin Club as they prepare for parades, catch one of our Community Flag Classes, support us along parade routes, or support our educational programs by visiting our online shop! 

Celebrating 2017!

2017 marked a year of substantial growth for NOCGA!

  • We expanded our classes and met some wonderful new students.
  • Spin Club celebrated its second official year of Mardi Gras parades with the Krewe of KOLOSSOS, performed in the Pride and Southern Decadence parades, performed at Jazz in the Park, and rolled with the Krewe of KOLOSSOS in the Krewe of Boo Halloween parade for the third year in a row. 
  • NOCGA produced its very first spring concert featuring performances by New Orleans Spin Club, our instructors, and some of our friends from the Tulane University Colorguard and Green Wave Winds. 
  • We re-established The Proposition Winterguard, and are looking forward to our 2018 performance season in the spring

Thank you all so much for your continued support, and we look forward to an exciting 2018 filled with even more colorguard adventures! <3

Summer Season

May is here and the Summer season is upon us! We have several classes and events scheduled between now and June, and then we'll be taking a break until late August. New this month is our 4-Week Flag Workshop! Check out our "Classes" page for more details.

Here's what you can enjoy from NOCGA from now until our Summer Break:

  • Spin Club on Sundays 1-2pm: April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25
  • Spin Club in the Pride Parade June 10
  • Silk Dancing at New Orleans School of Burlesque on Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm: May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20
  • Floor Werk at New Orleans School of Burlesque on Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm: May 2, May 16, May 30, June 27
  • 4-Week Flag Workshop at Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center on Thursdays 6-7pm: May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8


New Orleans Colorguard Arts is producing our very first show here in New Orleans! We are excited to announce SPIN-ter-DIMENSIONAL, a show highlighting local performers who spin things. 

Ensembles and solo acts will be featured, including the Tulane University Colorguard, the Green Wave Winds Visual Ensemble, New Orleans Spin Club, and more! 

The performance is to be held at the Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center at 2525 Burgundy at 6pm on Sunday, April 23rd. Cover is only $8. 

For all the latest information, and photos of some of our featured performers as we near the performance date, check out the facebook event page here

Carnival Season!

It's Carnival Season! Here is a detailed schedule from now through Fat Tuesday. Please note the changes to our regular schedule due to parades and festivities. Happy Mardi Gras!

Tuesday, February 7- Silk Dancing at New Orleans School of Burlesque from 6:30-7:30pm

Thursday, February 9- Stretch Class at Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center from 8-9pm

Sunday, February 12- Spin Club parade rehearsal in City Park by the Singing Oak

Tuesday, February 14- Silk Dancing at New Orleans School of Burlesque from 6:30-7:30pm

Sunday, February 19- Spin Club parade rehearsal in City Park by the Singing Oak

Tuesday, February 21- Silk Dancing at New Orleans School of Burlesque from 6:30-7:30pm



Happy New Year!

We are back in 2017 with more classes! Here is our weekly schedule for January:

Tuesdays- Silk Dancing 6:30-7:30pm at New Orleans School of Burlesque (inside the New Orleans Healing Center)

Thursdays- Stretch (for Flexibility and Relaxation) 8-9pm at Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center (2525 Burgundy St)

Saturdays- Hard Core Workout (30-min abs) 9-9:30am at The Theatre at St Claude

Sundays- Flag Spinning (with New Orleans Spin Club) 1-2pm at the Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center (2525 Burgundy)! Read more about Spin Club here.


Read all about each of these on our CLASSES page!


Holiday Classes!

We'll be dancing, spinning, stretching, and working out to festive music over the next week!

Check out our newest class, Hard Core Workout (a 30-min abs class), which will be FREE on Saturday, December 17th from 9-9:30am at the Theatre at St Claude!

Also this week, Spin-in-the-Park (Hosted by New Orleans Spin Club) is FREE on Sunday, December 18th from 1-2pm! 

Get 20% all of our other classes this week, when you use code HOLIDAYCLASS at checkout, or mention the promotion when you show up to class. We'll have Silk Dancing on Tuesday at the New Orleans School of Burlesque from 6:30-7:30pm, Beginning Flag on Wednesday at Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center from 7-8pm and Stretch (for Flexibility and Relaxation) on Wednesday at Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center from 8-9pm.  

And if you're still looking for the perfect gift, we've got class cards for sale! Get 5 classes for $50 (a $60 value)! 

Happy Holidays, and we hope to see you in class soon! :D

New Class Options in the NOCGA Shop!

Hello fellow colorguarders! You can now pay for your class in advance by clicking on our "SHOP" page! 

We are also offering 5-class punch cards for $50 (5 classes at our usual drop-in rate would be $60). Pick up your card when you attend your first class! We'll have it ready for you! 

Also, while you're in our shop, check out some of our great colorguard gifts! Our custom jewelry line, handmade in New Orleans by Small Change Finery, is fabulous! 

Cheers, and happy shopping! 

It's Fall Again!

Happy Marching Band Season! (also known to many as "football season") I'll be adding new blog posts that are hopefully useful to those of you marching and performing this fall. I also hope to add a schedule of classes very soon! I have hit a few roadblocks in getting access to a suitable indoor space, but I hope to have that worked out in the next couple weeks. Stay tuned! 

It's DCI Season!

Happy Drum Corps Season! This summer, our Program Director, Jakki Kalorgridis, is teaching with the instructional team at Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps!  We'll be taking a break from classes and workshops while she is out of town, but look for some new things coming in September.  In the meantime, we encourage you to get out to see a DCI show, and if you can't see one in person, definitely catch "DCI 2016: Big, Loud, & Live" in theaters on Thursday, August 11th! 

She will continue to update the blog over the summer, and will include a few "updates from the road," so definitely stay tuned for that! Have a great summer, and we'll see y'all again soon! 

New to Drum Corps? Check out 


Our parading krewe, the New Orleans Spin Club, will be rolling with the Mystic Krewe of PUEWC this weekend in the Pride Parade! The parade rolls through the French Quarter around sunset. Look for a bunch of glitter-covered unicorns and mythical creatures spinning flags and dancing.  We're all about spreading our love for colorguard, and our love for ALL the people of the world!

Happy Pride Y'all! We hope to see you there, and as the Spin Club motto goes: Let Your Freak Flag Fly! 


We are excited to announce the launch of our online store on Wednesday, May 18th! Soon, you'll be able to purchase jewelry, rehearsal-wear, clothing, and headbands right here on our website. To celebrate, we are hosting a contest on Instagram. The winner will be randomly-selected to win one of our "colorguard" necklaces.  Also, follow us on Instagram and Facebook for exclusive coupons that you can use to save on everything in our store during our grand opening weekend! 

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