Our goal in the Young Children’s Division classes introduce the joy of movement and creative expression along with the building blocks of coordination, body and spatial awareness, teamwork, and self-confidence. Come and start to build a foundation in dance with us! Please enroll according to your child’s age, this ensures that our students are learning in a positive environment surrounded by their peers.
Junior & Senior Division
In the Junior and Senior Divisions, children can begin down the path of pursuing training in a variety of dance disciplines, including ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, tap, hip hop, breakdance and more. These classes culminate in a joyful and creative spring performance for families and the community to see and celebrate the dancers’ achievements. Levels I-III require discipline, hard work and dedication, and some classes will have accompanying requirements for level placement to ensure that students have the foundation to ensure proper technique and injury prevention.
For children and teens interested in a serious pursuit of advanced dance study, we offer training and performance opportunities that create technical dancers who are multi-talented and proficient in many styles of dance. In addition to advanced senior division classes, dancers on the pre-professional track have opportunities such as pointe and variations, master classes and choreography with guest artists. Dancers may be invited to audition for one of our Advanced Companies, Junior Company, Apprentice Company, or Company XCel, which are programs designed to mentor young artists by providing performance opportunities that will help prepare them for the collegiate or professional world.
Our Adult Division offers a range of classes to meet the needs of adults from a complete beginner to a returning professional. Classes are taught by excellent faculty in a variety of styles, and are a wonderful opportunity for exercise, creative expression, as well as connecting with and creating new friends in the adult dance community.
We offer summer programs each year for ages 3-18, as well as ongoing adult classes.
Early Steps (ages 3-8) allows students to joyfully explore the fundamentals of dance, music, and movement.
Arts in Motion (ages 7-15) offers half and full-day dance intensive with classes in ballet, jazz, modern, and other specialties.
Modas Dance (ages 11-18) is a two-week immersive Intermediate-Pre-professional Level Dance Intensive featuring NDI New Mexico faculty as well as guest faculty, choreographers and dancers from around the country. The Intensive culminates with a performance of work learned over the two weeks.