Dancing Grounds supports New Orleans-based dance artists with promotional support, rehearsal space, residency opportunities
Dancing Grounds is committed to supporting New Orleans-based dance artists working at the intersection of arts and social justice. Through our Artist-In-Residence (AIR) program, Dancing Grounds serves as an incubation space, giving local artists the time, space and resources they need to create new work, raise the visibility of their art, and reach new audiences. Our current AIR is #DignityInProcess Artistic Director, ChÉ (May 2016 – May 2017). Past AIR participants include Maritza Mercado-Narcisse and Meryl Murman. Artists are selected by invitation-only.
New Orleans Dance Network & #dancearoundnola
Dancing Grounds supports the local dance community as a founding member and leader in the New Orleans Dance Network, an emerging organization that promotes the visibility and viability of dance in the greater New Orleans area. We also encourage audiences to #dancearoundnola by promoting local dance events through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and a biweekly e-newsletter, reaching 8,000+ followers.
Dancing Grounds collaborates with local dance presenting organizations such as the Junebug Productions, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Marigny Opera House, and Catapult to connect local choreographers with performance opportunities and promote upcoming performances. In the past, Dancing Grounds has produced its own performances including the eDGe Dance Festival, Pop-Up Salons, and Dances in the Rough.
Master Classes & Training Opportunities
Dancing Grounds offers professional-level classes and workshops with local and visiting artist to create more opportunities for locals to continue their training. Visit our Adult classes page for schedules and rates.