Take steps to include dancing on that school days list of reading, writing and ’rithmetic. Orleans Parish students are registering on a first-served basis through Friday, Sept. 25, for free after-school dance classes. The hourlong sessions are based on age and experience level and offered by the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance, a partnership of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission and the New Orleans Ballet Association.

Class locations and schedules are:

Andrew P. Sanchez NORDC Center, 5501 N. Claiborne Ave. Ballet, ages 6-18 from 5:20-7:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Jazz, ages 6-18 from 5:20-7:20 p.m. Wednesdays.

Stallings St. Claude NORDC Center, 4300 St. Claude Ave. Ballet, ages 6-18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Tap, ages 6-18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Chevron Studio at Lyons NORDC Center, 624 Louisiana Ave. Early childhood classes ages 3-5 from 1-3:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Movement and conditioning for boys ages 9-14 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Ballet, ages 6-12 from 3:40-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Joe W. Brown NORDC Center, 5601 Read Blvd. Ballet, ages 6-14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Tap, ages 6-14 from 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Hip hop, ages 6-18 from 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Cut Off NORDC Center, 6600 Belgrade St. Tap, ages 6-18 from 5-7 p.m. Mondays. Ballet, ages 6-18 from 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Tremé NORDC Center, 900 N. Villere St. Hip hop, ages 6-18 from 4:20-6:30 p.m. Mondays. Ballet, ages 6-18 from 4:20-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tap, ages 6-18 from 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays.

Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor St. Ballet, ages 6-18 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.

Behrman NORDC Center, 2529 General Meyer Ave. Ballet, ages 6-18 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Gernon Brown NORDC Center, 1001 Harrison Ave. Ballet,ages 6-18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Modern dance, ages 6-18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

For information visit www.nobadance.com or call (504) 522-0996, ext. 207.

French tutoring

The Alliance Française will launch a French enrichment program for ninth- and 10th-grade students including 32 classes beginning Sept. 15, at Alliance headquarters, 1519 Jackson Ave. Group tutoring sessions will offer help with written and oral skills and with cultural references.

Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays with holiday breaks, including Mardi Gras. The program will follow standards of the National Center for Distance Education, a French public institution under the oversight of the French Department of Education, and is designed to prepare students for French college courses.

For information contact Aurelie Champvert, executive director, at (504) 568-0770 or director@af-neworleans.org or visit af-neworleans.org/french-classes/french-teens/.

For general information about the Alliance Francaise visit www.af-neworleans.org.

Down River Fest

The third annual Down River Festival, “Rum & Sugar,” will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the New Orleans Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., and at the French Market. The celebration of New Orleans music, culture and cuisine includes lectures on the Mint lawn and food demonstrations at the French Market stage. The festival will close with a second-line led by Kinfolks Brass Band. For information visit www.frenchmarket.org or www.louisianastatemuseum.org.

Seabrook meeting

The Seabrook Neighborhood Association will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at Willing Workers Baptist Church, 5714 Eads St. The Rev. Henry Lawrence is pastor. Area residents are encouraged to invite a neighbor.

For information call association President L.B. McMillan at (504) 288-5088.

Art and architecture

“Collective Media,” an artistic and architectural collaboration between architect Elizabeth Chen and Young Audiences Charter School second-grade students, will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road.

The free exhibit was inspired by Chen’s water-filtration system developed in Indonesia and will close with an artist talk from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. For information contact Edna Lanieri at (504) 293-4724 or elanieri@longuevue.com.

Lynne Jensen writes about New Orleans community events and people. Contact her at jensencolumn@gmail.com.