Developing young leaders. Promoting health & wellness. Advocating for social change. Dancing Grounds (DG) is a multigenerational arts organization that brings inclusive and accessible dance programs to New Orleans residents of all ages. Our work is guided by a set of core values: equity, racial justice, integrity, relationships, learning, collaboration, abundance, and joy. With youth dance companies, summer camps, and Dance for Social Change, DG creates safe and celebratory spaces in which the lived experiences of youth are truly valued and their unique creative talents are recognized, developed, and celebrated. We also host a multifaceted adult dance and fitness program with weekly classes in Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Yoga, and more. We offer sliding scale memberships as low as $30/mo in New Orleans and opportunities for work-trade and other financial assistance. We never let cost be a barrier to moving with us.
We encourage the TransFriendly community to take dance classes with us. We are also actively seeking to hire trans teachers so please reach out if you are looking to teach in New Orleans!