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Gambit's spring 2017 Health book listings: Dance, Zumba & Hula Hooping 


Cardio Line Dancing. Lakeview Shepherd Center, 316 38th St., (504) 484-0885; — Instructor Jennifer Ford leads the free dance class. Visit for details. 1 p.m. March 7.

Zumba Gold. Esplanade Mall, 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-6116; — Instructor Claudia Schmidt leads a free Zumba class. Visit for details. 8:30 a.m. March 8.

Cardio Line Dancing. Hazel Rhea Hurst Community Center, 1121 Causeway Blvd., Jefferson, (504) 838-4277 — Instructor Lindsey Smith leads the free class. Visit for details. 10 a.m. March 13.

Hula Hooping. Gernon Brown Rec Center, 1001 N. Harrison Ave., (504) 658-3151; — A weekly hula hooping class meets. 11 a.m. Weekly on Mondays.

NOBA Ballet. Stallings St. Claude Rec Center, 4300 St. Claude Ave., (504) 658-3053; — Weekly dance classes are presented by New Orleans Ballet Association and are for dancers ages 6-11. 5 p.m. Weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Dancing Grounds African Dance Session. Stallings St. Claude Rec Center, 4300 St. Claude Ave., (504) 658-3053; — A class is held twice a week and is based on traditional African dances. 6:30 p.m. Weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Swing Dance Basics. Rhythmic Arts Center, 2358 St. Claude Ave., (504) 383-5284; — The ongoing swing dance class encompasses the fundamentals of partner dancing. Drop-in admission $15. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Bookoo Rueda. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; — Baba Luther Gray leads weekly music and dance classes based on Afro-Cuban and New Orleans rhythms. Visit for details. Donations appreciated. 7 p.m. Weekly on Wednesdays.

Hip-Hop Dance. St. Bernard Recreation Center, 1500 Lafreniere St., (504) 658-3040; — A dance class covers hip-hop techniques. 5 p.m. Weekly on Wednesdays.

Zumba. Evans Playground, 5100 LaSalle St.; — A weekly Zumba class meets. 6 p.m. Weekly on Wednesdays. Classes also meet at Gernon Brown Recreation Center (1001 Harrison Ave.) at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and at Annunciation Recreation Center (800 Race St.) at 6 p.m. Mondays.

Jazz Bounce Aerobics. Old U.S. Mint/New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 589-2265; — A free aerobics class meets. 4 p.m. Weekly on Thursdays.

NOBA Carnival Cardio. Stallings St. Claude Rec Center, 4300 St. Claude Ave., (504) 658-3053; — New Orleans Ballet Association presents the cardio-centric workout for ages 14 and up. 7:15 p.m. Weekly on Thursdays.

Hip-Hop Dance Fit NOLA. St. Roch Park, 1800 St. Roch Ave. — The outdoor dance class includes isolations and freestyling. 11:30 a.m. Weekly on Saturdays.

Line Dancing. Rosenwald NORDC Center, 1120 S. Broad St., (504) 658-3052; — Line dancing classes are for beginning and intermediate dancers. 6 p.m. Weekly on Tuesdays. There's also a class at St. Bernard Recreation Center (1500 Lafreniere St.). 10 a.m. Weekly on Saturdays.

Zumba Fit NOLA. Gernon Brown Rec Center, 1001 N. Harrison Ave., (504) 658-3151; — A weekly cardio workout is a take on Zumba. 10:15 a.m. and 9:15 p.m. Weekly on Saturdays.

Bicycling | Cancer Programs, education and events
Childcare | Dance, Zumba & Hula Hooping | Educational Events
Fitness & Exercise | Foot Races & Walks
Health Fairs, Screenings & Events | Meditation, Self-care & Spirituality
Miscellaneous | Nutrition and Weight Loss | Pilates
Prenatal & Post-partum Workshops | Support Groups
Training Sessions | Yoga & Tai Chi


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