FAQ

What is Ritmeaux Krewe?

  • Louisiana's FIRST EVER Latin Dance Mardi Gras Marching Group! We will participate in Mardi Gras parades and other events throughout the year.

How do I join?

  • It's easy! Send an email with the subject "Ritmeaux Krewe" to nolafleaux@gmail.com with your name and contact information! You will get a quick response with more details on monthly meetings and practices

What is Nola Fleaux?

  • NOLA Fleaux Productions, L.L.C. is a New Orleans' Latin dance events production company founded and directed by Bianca San Martin. B teaches weekly Latin Dance Lessons @ Rock n Bowl on Tuesdays and coordinates dance socials/special events. NOLA Fleaux started as a latin dance events blog that highlights ALL of the latin dance companies in Louisiana. The love for latin dancing and community collaborations grew into the production company NOLA Fleaux is today! Find info on other services such as private dance lessons, group session instruction, demonstrations, and performance bookings by sending an e-mail to nolafleaux@gmail.com. Ritmeaux Krewe became a major project founded by NOLA Fleaux Productions, L.L.C. The goal is to promote and raise awareness about the Louisiana Latin Dance Scene. Our vision is to showcase latin dancing in Mardi Gras parades as a marching group.

Does Ritmeaux Krewe teach a weekly dance class?

  • Not at the present moment! The Krewe Capitanas are both local latin dance instructors who offer weekly classes and more! Becoming a dance team member, you will learn basic salsa steps and put them together into routines! Practices are a mandatory commitment of the dance team. However, spirit squad members are welcome to practices and learn our moves but do not have to commit to practice attendance!

Do you have to be Hispanic/Latino to join?

  • We welcome people of any and all backgrounds and ethnicities to join Ritmeaux Krewe!
  • Our mission is to promote Hispanic/Latino Heritage through Latin dance and music.
  • No dance experience necessary, just a strong desire to have a good time and dance to salsa/bachata/merengue/cha cha music!

Do you have to have dance experience to join the Krewe?

  • Anyone ages 18 and up can join Ritmeaux Krewe! There are two separate levels of commitment: the dance team OR the spirit squad. The dance team requires a little more time and commitment due to extra practices and additional fees for costumes, etc.

What is the age limit?

  • Ritmeaux Krewe is open to anyone ages 18 and up. We hope to add a youth team component in the future!

What are membership fees?

  • Dance team membership: $125/year including possible additional costume and practice fees.
  • Spirit Squad, Banda, Flag Team: $75/year parade fees include T-shirt and participation to perform in parades and appearances.
  • Amigeauxs: (Guys Only) $40/year parade fee includes tshirt.

What is the costume/uniform?

  • Dance team members: Ritmeaux Krewe Tshirt, Gold Sequin Uniform skirt w/ a black top. (additional fees include practice sessions, dance shoes, socks, stockings, accessories)
  • Spirit Squad, Banda, Banner Girls, Flag Team, and Amigeauxs: Ritmeaux Krewe Tshirt and black bottoms. Black Shoes. Black open jacket or zipper front hoodie can be worn.