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Photo provided by Jeff Stout - Students in the St. Bernard Parish After-School Ballet program perform during a recent open house.

St. Bernard After-School Ballet Program recently announced its spring registration is open for new participants. Spring semester dance classes will be held Jan. 26 through May 20.

The New Orleans Ballet Association in partnership with the St. Bernard Parish School Board recently culminated the fall semester of tuition-free dance classes. About 60 students learned dances throughout the semester. Performances are held and awards presented each spring and fall.

Registration for new students ages 6-18 for the spring semester of dance classes can be made through Dec. 18 and Jan. 5-30 by calling (504) 522-0996, ext. 207. Limited spaces are available, and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Created in 1995, the after-school ballet program has been supported since its inception by Chalmette Refining LLC and ExxonMobil, with additional support from the Louisiana Division of the Arts.

Through multiple partnerships in three parishes, NOBA annually offers over 5,500 tuition-free classes, performances and workshops to participants of all ages.