This story was published by on January 13, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2020
Artesia, NM – NDI New Mexico returns to Artesia, NM for another year of teaching children excellence! From January 7 to 17, approximately 270 fourth-grade students and 20 Tiny Tots from Central Elementary, Roselawn Elementary, Yucca Elementary, Yeso Elementary, Hermosa Elementary, and Grand Heights Elementary are preparing to perform in NDI New Mexico’s Route 66: Legends of the Road! This is NDI New Mexico’s fifteenth year in Artesia. Led by NDI New Mexico’s Residency Associate, Shane Montoya, and Residency Music Director Joel Fadness, the curriculum of the two-week residency encourages healthy attitudes, self-discipline, and creativity – and provides students with an opportunity to perform in front of their peers and community.
The performance will be presented Friday, January 17 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Artesia High School Auditorium, 215 S. 15th Street, Artesia, NM 88210. Admission is free!
Route 66: Legends of the Road! celebrates this iconic American roadway that symbolizes freedom and the American dream. Through this show, students and audience members learn about New Mexico’s history and geography along this roadway.
The Artesia Residency is part of NDI New Mexico’s statewide Outreach Program, which places a certified instructor and professional pianist in classes in 118 schools throughout New Mexico as part of their curriculum. NDI New Mexico also trains classroom teachers to get students up and moving and incorporates kinesthetic techniques into language arts and math core curricula. All NDI New Mexico programs are character-building and use dance to teach an important life lesson – that working hard, doing your best, never giving up, and living a healthy life equals success.
About NDI New Mexico
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. In 2019-2020, NDI New Mexico’s programs will reach close to 8,400 children and nearly 82,800 audience members statewide. NDI New Mexico’s programs teach the Core Four values, encouraging children to work hard, do their best, never give up, and be healthy. For more information call 505-557-6047, or visit www.ndi-nm.org.