Teaching Children Excellence
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.
Our work is guided by our belief in children, as well as our commitment to social responsibility, excellence, sustainability and financial integrity.
NDI New Mexico brings award-winning arts and physical education programs to underserved children in urban, rural and Native American communities throughout New Mexico.
Partnering with public schools, NDI New Mexico provides dance classes as part of each school’s curriculum for children ages five to thirteen. A certified
NDI New Mexico instructor and pianist teach every class. At the conclusion of each program, students celebrate their success through a public performance or assembly. Children who are motivated and capable of learning advanced choreography are invited to participate in after-school Advanced Training and summer programs.
Teaching Excellence® introduces NDI New Mexico’s proven teaching techniques to current and future NDI New Mexico instructors. This pedagogy program includes a two-week introductory course and year-long apprentice program.
HIP to be Fit®
In 2004, NDI New Mexico received a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop fitness and nutrition curricula for elementary school teachers and students, and to measure the program’s impact. Today, the HIP to be Fit® curriculum addresses nutrition and healthy living in a fun and accessible way so that children can learn to adapt new, healthy behaviors.
Join our NDI New Mexico family of donors! As a nonprofit organization, NDI New Mexico relies on community partnership and support to continue to bring our programming to more than 6,000 children each year throughout the state. Federal, state and city governments; foundations, corporations and generous individuals provide critical funding. To make a contribution, contact 505-983-7646 x. 100.
The Dance Barns
The Dance Barns in Santa Fe is NDI New Mexico’s home base for statewide programming. In addition to after-school, summer and advanced training programs, it provides a creative center for staff, dancers, families and community members. More than 600 children come each week for performing arts classes at The Dance Barns.
NDI New Mexico offers dynamic, after-school performing arts classes at The Dance Barns, our statewide headquarters in Santa Fe.
The Dance Barns provides year-round classes in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, voice, acting, musical theater, and hop hop for ages three to adult. For more information, visit www.dancebarns.com, or call (505) 795-7088.
For more information about NDI New Mexico visit www.ndi-nm.org or call (505) 983-7646.