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.
NOMAF’s Dancer Wellness Program offers free monthly workshops addressing physical and mental health for local dancers.
FREE WORKSHOPS ON THURSDAYS IN MAY!
May 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm @ Dancing Grounds (3705 St Claude Ave.)
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.
Athletic trainer will be on site (at Dancing Grounds) starting at noon on day of workshops to do free injury assessments for dancers. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your appointment today!
Dancer Wellness Program Photos
“Performing artists are the soul of New Orleans, and we want people to know we’re here to take care of them.”