Celebrating 30 Years of Teaching Children Excellence One Dance Step at a Time!
One hundred and fifty thousand children later, NDI New Mexico continues to make a measurable difference in the children of New Mexico!
Our public elementary school programs in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Northern New Mexico are in full swing and growing! Statewide residencies reach from Dulce to Hobbs, and the studios at The Hiland Theater and The Dance Barns continue to attract and retain students of all ages and abilities. Summer programs provide a safe, enriching educational environment for children, and our Teaching Excellence® program provides professional training to dancers and educators who wish to adopt our highly effective teaching methodologies, preparing a new generation of NDI instructors to support our future expansion.
Thirty years of believing every child has the capacity to learn to work hard, never give up, do their best, and ultimately experience success has paid off.
We know from 18 years of rigorous evaluation that our programs support children’s well-being and academic success by helping them become more confident, more engaged in learning, and more likely to make healthy choices.
Dancing is a natural part of being a child, and it’s crucial for parents to know that their children are learning and growing in a safe and supportive setting. NDI New Mexico’s programs have always strived to achieve this goal, and we’re committed to maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for the next 30 years, and beyond.
Not only do our programs offer numerous benefits for children, including physical development, mental and emotional well-being, and social skills, but also cultural awareness, and artistic expression. A natural outcome of our programs is the development of a strong work ethic. NDI New Mexico provides opportunities for personal growth and development that have a lasting impact on how young people move through the world and that is a difference worth celebrating!
NDI New Mexico’s 30 for 30!
Watch for our year-long 30-second video snippets on what “Work Hard, Do Your Best, Never Give Up, and Be Healthy” really means to our students on social media
Join us for our 30th Anniversary Events
Spring Into Motion
El Muro/The Wall & Unfolding
The Dance Barns | February 16-17 at 7:00 p.m.
Dreaming Into Being
The Hiland Theater | March 1-2 at 7:00 p.m.
in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
Dream Big! – Albuquerque
The Hiland Theater | May 9-11 & May 16-18
Dream Big! – Santa Fe
The Dance Barns | April 29-May 4, 2024
Reach Out – The Sweet Sounds of Motown – Northern NM
The Española Valley High School Gym | March 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Annual Santa Fe Gala
The Dance Barns | May 4, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
Annual Albuquerque Gala
The Hiland Theater | May 11, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
Held every spring, NDI New Mexico’s annual Galas are our biggest fundraiser of the year. The spectacular live performances by NDI New Mexico dancers are followed by a multi-course dinner and dancing and entertainment under the big tent. The festivities provide critical resources necessary for NDI New Mexico to build upon its high-quality programming for children throughout the state. Proceeds support everything from our in-school programming in public elementary schools, to advanced dance training in our after school programs to training for our outstanding team of instructors and musicians.
NDI New Mexico is founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children. The purpose of our distinctive programs is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives.
Belief in kids
We believe that every child has the capacity to: learn, work hard, never give up, and ultimately experience success. Our commitment is to offer all children an opportunity to experience success through our programs; learning skills that will carry over into all aspects of their lives.
We serve and respect a diverse world of children and reach out to schools and communities that have the greatest need. We add advanced classes to meet the advanced learning demands of our outreach kids who desire more teaching.
We strive to deliver the highest quality teaching techniques and philosophy; as we inspire children to strive for their own personal excellence. Our commitment to excellence extends into all areas of our organization and to the way we respect one another.
We will be responsible to the needs of our kids and communities. Our monetary and human resources will dictate our growth.
We are responsible fiscal agents. We do not spend more than we have.