Happy 2019 from NOCGA! We’ll be posting updated events and class schedules soon, so keep an eye out.
Spin Club will be meeting on the Great Lawn in City Park bi-weekly to prepare for the Krewe of Boo parade! Join us Sundays at 2pm for Beginning Flag or Thursdays at 10am for Advanced Flag. Check our our "Classes" page for more info.
New this fall is our Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique class! Join Jakki at NOLA Spaces on Tuesdays evenings from 5:30-6:30pm. Read all the details on our "Classes" page, and be sure to RSVP on our facebook event!
A few more workshops and performances are in the works this season, so keep checking back for the latest news from NOCGA! :D
We're back from summer break and ready to kick things off right with Southern Decadence! Catch New Orleans Spin Club steaming up the parade on Sunday afternoon with some hot twirlz! Want to join us? We are still welcoming more performers and volunteers for this event! Just give us a shout on our facebook page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spin Club will be meeting weekly again after Southern Decadence, so stay tuned for the latest by following our facebook page.
New this fall is our Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique class! Join Jakki at NOLA Spaces on Tuesdays evenings from 5:30-6:30pm. Read all the details on our classes page, and be sure to RSVP on our facebook event!
Even more fun things coming your way soon, so keep checking back for the latest news from NOCGA! :D
We are currently on break for the summer, and will resume classes and reopen our online shop in September. Until then, follow us on Facebook, Instagram: @nocga, and Twitter: @colorguard_arts for fun videos, photos, info on our summer adventures, and the latest on informal spin meet-ups.
Have a great summer, and we'll see you again soon! <3
Join Jakki Kalogridis for this workshop in Modern/Contemporary dance technique in heels! Class will start with a warm up and some basic exercises in center. Learn some tips and tricks to take your floor work to the next level, and we’ll end with some hot new choreography to music.
This is not your average Modern/Contemporary Class and it is not your average Heels class! Get ready for a unique fusion of both movement genres that will expand your dance vocabulary.
Class can be done with or without heels. If wearing heels, a pair that fits snugly around the ankle is best. Leggings or clothing that covers your legs is recommended for floor work. This workshop is recommended for participants with some prior dance experience.
When: Tuesday, July 17 from 6:45-8pm
Where: New Orleans School of Burlesque at 830 N Rampart St
How Much: $15 class fee (cash or venmo)
Join members of New Orleans Spin Club as we get together on the Great Lawn in City Park (near City Putt) to spin flags on Flag Day! We'll do a series of warm up exercises before we get into a trick toss or two and then some fun new choreography to music. Flags will be provided, just bring your awesome self!
$5 suggested donation for non-members, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Your donations help us to maintain our equipment and buy new equipment for member and community use.
Ages 12 and up please. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
New Orleans Spin Club had an amazing time performing at Bayou Boogaloo! Check out our hi-lights reel below! Catch us performing again soon in the Pride Parade on June 9th! :D
Emergence, a one-night-only collaborative performance event featuring New Orleans Colorguard Arts and Loose Willis, is fast-approaching! Join us at 7pm on Sunday, April 15 at the Marigny Opera House at 725 St Ferdinand St in New Orleans.
Be ready for some incredible original music written by Miles Hancock and performed by his powerhouse band. Choreographer Jakki Kalogridis, drawing inspiration from the soundscape, has crafted choreography that explores the inanimate as a potential dance partner. This promises to be a unique event, not to be missed!
Suggested donation: $20 General Admission / $10 Student & Senior
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, April 2, April 9, April 23, April 30. 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!
There will be no Community Flag Class this week. We are officially on break until after Mardi Gras!
Celebrate the season with us, by coming to watch New Orleans Spin Club roll with KOLOSSOS in the Muses and Tucks parades! :D
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!
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
Congratulations to our 2018 Cast of The Proposition! These performers are already hard at work on new choreography for their upcoming season!
Follow NOCGA on Facebook and Instagram to see all the latest behind-the-scenes features, photos, interviews, and more!
Our summer break is over, and we are back with classes and events this fall! Check out our "Classes" page for descriptions and details on times and locations. Hope to see you in class soon! :D
NOCGA is officially on break for the summer. Classes will resume on a new schedule in September. Stay tuned for your favorite classes at new times and locations! More information coming soon!
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.
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
then....HAPPY MARDI GRAS WEEKEND!
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!
NOCGA is on winter break this week! No classes will be offered the final week of December. Classes will resume in January. See y'all in the New Year!