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NOLA Southern Experience

July 27-30, 2017

The Schedule

*Preregistration required for these events


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM           Instructors Registration 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM           Instructors Workshop Meet & Greet* Kern Ballroom  ABC

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM           Instructors Workshop*                        Kern Ballroom  ABC

7:30 PM                           Dinner with the “Who Dat” Teacher

                                        (Dinner Cost Paid for by Participant)


9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon      Instructors Workshop                         Kern Ballroom  

3:00 PM - 10:00 PM         Registration & Hospitality Desk

8:00 PM - 2:00 AM           NOLA Hello Party - Rep Yo Zodiac     Kern Ballroom

                                         Light New Orleans Fare Served

Zodiac Sign         Color

Aries                     Red

Taurus                  Green

Gemini                  Orange

Cancer                  Violet


Zodiac Sign         Color

Leo                       Yellow

Virgo                     Blue

Libra                     Green

Scorpio                 Red


Zodiac Sign         Color

Sagittarius            Violet

Capricorn             Indigo

Aquarius               Violet

Pisces                  Indigo


8:00 AM - 10:00 PM       Registration & Hospitality

8:00 AM                          Water Aerobics               Alva Smith                            3rd Floor Pool

                                       Pi/Yo (Pilates/Yoga)        Debra Mouton                       2nd Fl. Julia

                                       Umbrella Workshop*                                                      2nd Fl. New Level and Fulton

9:00 AM                         Water Aerobics                Waverley Hawkins                3rd Floor Pool

                                       Pi/Yo (Pilates/Yoga)        Debra Mouton                       2nd Fl. Julia

                                       Umbrella Workshop*                                                      2nd Fl. New Level and Fulton

                                       Line Dance Workshops - Rep your City or Group

                                                                                Patricia Lowe (Beg)             Kern Ballroom  ABC

                                                                                Marva Black (Int.)                Kern Ballroom  DEF

9:35 AM   

                                                                               Stephanie Wilson  (Beg.)     Kern Ballroom  ABC

                                                                               Keema Shamsuddin (Int.)    Kern Ballroom  DEF

10:10 AM                       Power Break

11:00 PM                       Linda Simms "The Who Dat Teacher"                           Kern Ballroom

12:00 PM                       Heavy Hitters Workshop                                               Kern Ballroom

12:00 PM                                                                Morris Ellis

12:30 PM                                                                Quan Terrell

1:00 PM                                                                  Cessily Greene

1:30 PM                                                                  Brooklyn Ed

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM          See, Taste and Hear the NOLA Southern Experience - Free Time

8:00 PM - 2:00 AM          NOLA Southern Experience Mardi Gras Madness Dance Party

                                        (Bring your Second Line Umbrella and wear your purple green and gold)

                                        New Orleans Beignets and Coffee Served


9:00 AM - 2:00 PM         Hospitality Desk                                                        Kern Ballroom

9:00 AM                          Praise & Worship                                                      Kern Ballroom

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM       All White NOLA Southern Experience Farewell Brunch & Dance

                                      (Bring your Second Line Umbrella)

The NOLASE 2017 Playlist

The Host Hotel

All events will be held at the:

New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center

859 Convention Center Boulevard

New Orleans, LA, 70130-1754



Currently 13% plus $2.00 per room, per night, city occupancy fee, as well as a New Orleans Convention & Visitors’ Bureau assessment of 1.75% of each room rate, per room per night in effect at the time of check-in. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.













Overflow Hotel


The Hyatt Place New Orleans Convention Center  Rate:$119.00

881 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 524-1881 or Fax: (504) 523-8471


The Hotel is located next door to the host hotel.  Discount code is NOLASE. Call reservations number at 1-888-233-1234 or select the reservations link to the right to reserve your accommodations.  


Other Travel Infomation

Transportation & Parking


Airport Shuttle New Orleans - Official Ground Transportation for the New Orleans Airport

Toll Free 866-596-2699


Roundtrip Cost $44 per person

One Way $24 per person


For Private Cab Services Call:

David Crawford 504-289-7278

Chris Crawford 504-494-2066


Oversize Bus Parking $150 per night

Overnight Valet Parking is $34.00

Short Term Parking 8-12 Hours $15.00


Tours and Sightseeing Information


Marriott New Orleans Convention Center Hotel Concierge



Shopping Expeditions


Riverwalk Outlet Mall with Food Court



75 Stores  22 Food Vendor


Walking Distance From Hotel


Corner Grocery Store, Outlet Mall, Food Court, Retail Outlets, Local Restaurants, Streetcar Transportation, Casino and Art Galleries. The hotel also has a restaurant and a Starbucks on site.


Note: If you are checking out of the hotel but staying for the brunch your luggage can be checked with the valet staff until you depart the venue.



For more information email LMIUNOLA@gmail.com or call

Linda Simms 504-251-0674

Ebony Turner 504-408-1088

NOLASE Sponsors include:

Address: 2101 N Rampart St,

               New Orleans, LA 70116

Hours:  9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Phone(504) 944-7068

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