Dancing Grounds supports New Orleans-based dance artists with promotional support, rehearsal space, and residency opportunities.
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.
Artist-in-Residence (Past Program)
Dancing Grounds has been committed to supporting New Orleans-based dance artists that work at the intersection of arts and social justice and break from the typical conceptions of what dance can be. . 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. Past AIR participants include Narcisse|Movement Project's Maritza Mercado-Narcisse, FLOCK's Meryl Murman, and #DignityInProcess Artistic Director, ChÉ. Artists are selected by invitation-only. This program is currently on pause due to lack of funding.