Summer Dance Classes
MORE THAN 7,000 STUDENTS IN 31 COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE STATE ARE PARTICIPATING IN OUR AWARD-WINNING PROGRAMS.
NDI New Mexico’s fundamental conviction is that every child has the capacity to learn to work hard, never give up, do their best, and ultimately experience success. Whether a child dances with us for one year, or comes back year after year, we know their experience has a positive and lasting impact on the way they move through the world.
Public School Programs
NDI New Mexico classes are taught at public elementary schools during the school day as part of the curriculum. These joyful and energetic classes are taught by highly trained NDI New Mexico instructors and professional pianists. In-School classes serve an entire grade level (3rd, 4th, or 5th) and are fully inclusive of all children in a class, including those with special needs. Children in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Pecos, Pojoaque, and the Española Valley, receive 15-30 weekly classes throughout the school year and finish their program with exciting culminating performances. All NDI New Mexico Public School classes are free for children and their families.
Many students who are exposed to NDI New Mexico in their public schools demonstrate extraordinary motivation and enthusiasm for the effort and energy the pedagogy requires, and these students are invited to audition to join our Advanced Teams. These teams meet after school or on Saturdays, starting with 4th-6th graders on our Super Wonderful Advanced Team (SWAT) and with programming continuing through middle school with the Celebration Team.
Children who want more instruction, can also register to take after school dance classes for ages three to eighteen at our two dance studios in Albuquerque at The Hiland Theater, and in Santa Fe at The Dance Barns.
NDI New Mexico residency classes are taught at public elementary schools during the school day as part of the curriculum. These joyful and energetic classes are taught by highly trained NDI New Mexico instructors and professional pianists. Classes serve an entire grade level (3rd, 4th, or 5th) and are fully inclusive of all children in a class, including those with special needs.
Our traveling Residency team brings music and dance to underserved children in rural and urban communities in all corners of New Mexico. The Residency team lives in each community for one to three weeks, conducting daily dance classes that culminate in exciting, interactive performances in gyms and theaters for students, families, and the community members. Schools, dancers, and communities look forward to NDI New Mexico’s visit each year.