If you can't see the answer to your question here, please reach out to your Sister Angel, Charlie, or another Veteran Angel - and if in doubt, post the question on our Team Facebook Page
There is no commitment requirement to be a NOLA Angel - all classes, socials, parades, and performances are encouraged but 100% optional - you could attend just one class or social a year and still be part of the team. The only mandatory rehearsals we have are the two rehearsals prior to a parade or performance, and you only need to attend those if you want to be in that parade or performance.
We want all NOLA Angels to be here because they want to be - we never want you to come to Class or a Social when you don't want to! Remember, this is meant to be fun! You are here to have fun, make & socialize with friends, try new things, and enjoy dance!
For more information on class attendance, please see below:
The NOLA Angels have two costumes:
To find out more about costumes and to see all of our guidelines and suggestions, please visit our Costumes Guide (see link below).
To order Official NOLA Angel Wings, please see our Costumes Guide (see link below).
To order your NOLA Angel T-Shirt or Tank Top, please see our Costumes Guide (see link below).
Our Angel Spectacular is our end of year show & fund-raiser!
Our Angel Spectacular takes place at the end of our dance year, just before we start our Winter (Mardi Gras) Season. It is usually held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The Spectacular is our chance to perform all of the dances we have learned throughout the year for our friends, family, and fans! It is also a change for us to fundraise for the team (this helps us keep our dues super low). To fundraise we hold a Silent Auction where awesome gifts – donated by local business and friends of the team – are up for auction. We also sell calendars and have other smaller fund-raising things happening on the night.
In addition to the live performances & fundraising, we also premiere the dance films of our most recent dance(s) and announce our new team for the up-coming year!
What is a Veteran Angel?
Veteran Angels are NOLA Angels who are experienced in the team and who Rookie Angels can look to for help with dance, costumes, and more. All NOLA Angels are eligible to be a Veteran Angel. The Veteran Angels for the upcoming year are announced each year at our end of year celebration & performance, our 'Angel Spectacular!' To become a Veteran Angel you must meet all of the Veteran Angel requirements.
Veteran Angel requirements:
It may take some commitment to become a Veteran Angel, but there are some fabulous benefits to being one!
Responsibilities & Benefits of being a Veteran Angel:
Angels that meet the Veteran Angel requirements will be announced as Veteran Angels for the upcoming year at our Angel Spectacular in November.
Our Grand Angel leads our team on parade day! They are the NOLA Angel you see up front with our huge 12-foot Angel wings on, smiling, waving, and look fabulous as they lead our team! Our Grand Angel is chosen by picking a name out of the Angel Sorting Hat prior to the upcoming Parade's Mandatory Rehearsals! To get your name in the hat you must meet the following requirements:
Gifting Angels are the our NOLA Angels who hand out our throws during a Parade. For most parades we will have four Gifting Angels. Gifting Angels are chosen by picking names out of the Angel Sorting Hat. To get your name in the hat you must meet the following requirements:
Our Announcing Angels are the NOLA Angels who hold our banner(s) during a parade. Announcing Angels are also chosen by picking names out of the Angel Sorting Hat. To get your name in the hat you must meet the following requirements:
When to put your name in the Hat:
The opportunity to put your name in the hat to be our Grand Angel or a Gifting Angel or Announcing Angel will be announced on our Team Facebook page the week before the parade or performance's first Mandatory Rehearsal.
What is a Guardian Angel?
Our Guardian Angels are our backbone on parade day! They are he Angels who walk along side us to help ensure we do not trip on beads, fall down potholes, or step in horse poop! They are the Angels who hand out the water & candy to keep going during long parades! They are the Angels who drive our parade truck and ensure our music is playing! With out our Guardian Angels we would be a tripping, dehydrated, boring lot! Outside of Parade day, our Guardian Angels help with preparing our parade truck and music equipment, and assisting back-stage at performances.
Guardian Angels are often the partners, friends, or family-members of current NOLA Angels, or retired-NOLA Angels who still want to be involved in the team outside of dancing, however, anyone can apply to be a Guardian Angel as long as they meet the Guardian Angel Requirements.
Guardian Angels Requirements:
On parade day / performance day / the day of a social, things can get crazy! You may have missed placed your gold sneakers, you can't remember where to be when you need to be at line-up. you're running late, or, your Angel Wings have flown off someone down the I-10! Whatever the issue, you will be no doubt wanting to call Charlie to let her know - however, at these times, the chances are that Charlie is also juggling a number of gold sequin things at the same time, so she may not be able to take your call. This is where your Sister Angel comes in!!!!!
Your Sister Angel is another NOLA Angel that you can call upon to ask questions prior to class / parade / performance / social..... or just generally in life!
As a team we ask that each Angel have at one (or more) Sister Angel who they can call upon in Angel times of need! Your Sister Angel can be any NOLA Angel, they can be an Angel that lives close to you, a Veteran Angel you particularly respect, a Rookie Angel who started the same Season as you, an Angel you enjoyed chatting to at Class or a Social, or simply an Angel you think has fabulous hair/make-up/costume!
Once you have a Sister Angel, please make sure you have each other's phone numbers saved in your phones and you should be good to go!
As NOLA Angels we always aim to be Sassy but Classy. For us this means being fun, confident, and friendly, while also being kind, all-inclusive, and respectful.
In practical terms this means:
Yes - If the practice is being held in our regular park (Royland Playground) or our back-up location (Harahan Playground), you are welcome to bring your child to Class on the understand that:
No - If the practice is being held in bar or other location that those under 21 are not allowed to attend
Maybe - If the practice is being held in another location or someone's home - please ask the person hosting the Class before being a child to the Class.
Each Social is different, however, as a general rule:
If in doubt, please check the Social invite (on our Facebook Team Page under 'Events') or ask the Angel who is listed as the Social host on the invite.
For the 2022 Year Dues have been set at $100 per Angel.
Dues are due before the start of our 2022 Season / the start of the Winter Season. This year, the due date for Dues is November 15th, 2021.
You can pay your Dues by Venmo using phone number 504-715-0508 or by handing cash to either Charlie or April Dawn during Class or at a Social. If paying cash, please put the cash in an envelope with your name on and the word 'Dues'.
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