A preventive occupational health program to assist with keeping you performing
In 2015, the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) launched the Dancer Wellness Program in partnership with the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine (TISM) and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) to ensure the health and safety of performing dancers and paraders in New Orleans.
NOMAF seeks to provide local performers (especially burlesque dancers, parading dancers, African dancers and marching band members) with preventive health care education through monthly wellness workshops addressing health and injury topics specific to dancer’s needs. Through the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, we seek to provide specialized care and one-on-one treatments with a dance athletic trainer. For more program information or details on how to get involved, please visit the Overview webpage.
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NOMAF’s Dancer Wellness Program offers free workshops addressing physical and mental health for local dancers
FUEL – Weekly Culinary Classes
Every Tuesday from September 26 – December 19
5:30 – 7:30PM
FREE culinary classes! All are welcome, register below to participate
FUEL yourself on Tuesday evenings at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine. Attend weekly, hands-on cooking classes for dancers and musicians focused on athletic nutrition for performers. Every Tuesday running from September 26th until December 19th, 2017.
Come weekly to check in for new material and build on previous concepts to enhance your healthy eating knowledge.
Functional Motion – Monthly Workshops
November 13, December 11, and January 15, 2018
6:30 – 8:00PM
Free events. All are welcome, no pre-registration necessary – just show up wearing comfortable clothing!
The Functional Movement series workshops are designed by performance healthcare professionals to help your alignment, strengthen your dancing muscles and improve coordination.
Come monthly to check in for new material and build on concepts needed to prevent injuries to keep you dancing. Each workshop will start by explanation and demonstration of correct technique followed by a short workout and will finish with a tutorial of how and when to incorporate into your performing life.
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“Performing artists are the soul of New Orleans, and we want people to know we’re here to take care of them.”