May 4, 2019, Route 66: Legends of the Road! The Hiland in Albuquerque


May 11, 2019, Our Dancing Feet The Dance Barns in Santa Fe



Have fun while making a difference in the lives of thousands of New Mexico’s children! NDI New Mexico’s Annual Galas in Albuquerque and Santa Fe are THE PLACES TO BE in May! Both Galas feature heart-warming performances with 500-600 public school children displaying excellence through energy and teamwork. The evenings – filled with champagne, friends, dining, and dancing – provide you with first-hand experience of the impactful programming we provide to almost 8,500 children statewide. Join us, and experience the excitement we instill in children! Support teaching children excellence by purchasing a ticket, table or sponsorship at one of our galas.

for the End-of-Year Events in Albuquerque, Espanola, and Santa Fe!
Celebrating 25 Years of Teaching Excellence!

“Route 66, Legends of the Road!” at THE HILAND in Albuquerque: CALL 505.340.0200
Week 1:
Thursday, May 2 @ 6:00 p.m. 
Friday, May 3 @ 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 @ 2:30 p.m.
Schools Featured: East San Jose, Janet Kahn School of Integrated Arts, La Mesa, Los Ranchos, Mission Avenue, Wednesday SWAT, Celebration Team, and Community Tiny Tots
Week 2:
Thursday, May 9 @ 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 10 @ 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 @ 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Celebration Graduation)
Schools Featured: Adobe Acres, Alamosa, Montezuma, Navajo, Sandia Base, Saturday SWAT, Celebration Team, and Montezuma Tiny Tots


“Our Dancing Feet!” at THE ESPANOLA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM in Espanola: CALL 505.557.6033
Thursday, May 16 @ 6:30 p.m. 
Friday, May 17 @ 6:30 p.m. 
Schools Featured: Alcalde, Chimayo, ET Salazar, Hernandez, James H. Rodriguez, San Juan, Tony E. Quintana, McCurdy, and Ohkay Owingeh, Chamiza School, Pojoaque Valley Intermediate, Pojoaque Valley Sixth Grade Academy, Pojoaque Middle School, Espanola Valley High School, Valley Baptist Academy, Los Alamos Middle School, and Santa Fe Indian School


“Our Dancing Feet!” at THE DANCE BARNS in Santa Fe: CALL 505.983.7661
Week 1:
Thursday, May 2 @ 6:00 p.m. 
Friday, May 3 @ 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday, May 4 @ 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. 
Schools Featured: Aspen, Atalaya, Carlos Gilbert, Chaparral, Kearny, Turquoise Trail, Aspen Tiny Tots, Celebration Team, and Friday SWAT
Week 2:
Thursday, May 9 @ 6:00 p.m. 
Friday, May 10 @ 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday, May 11 @ 2:30 p.m.
Schools Featured: Acequia Madre, El Camino Real, Gonzales, Sweeney, Tesuque Elementary, Te Tsu Geh Oweenge School, Dance Barns Class Parents, Community Tiny Tots, Celebration Team, and Saturday SWAT

Our Mission

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.

  • Work Hard
  • Do Your Best
  • Never Give Up
  • Be Healthy


NDI New Mexico takes FIRST PLACE SF Reporter Best of Santa Fe 2018!

THANK YOU SANTA FE for voting NDI New Mexico as FIRST PLACE WINNER for Best Dance Company!

An Achievement in Excellence!

“NDI New Mexico outperforms most other charities in America.” – Charity Navigator

NDI New Mexico has attained the coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator for the third consecutive year – a status earned by only 15% of the charities evaluated, indicating that NDI New Mexico outperforms most other charities in America.

NDI New Mexico Earns Recognition as New Mexico Family-Friendly Workplace

NDI New Mexico earned distinction for its workplace policies by Family Friendly New Mexico, a statewide project developed to recognize companies that have adopted policies that give New Mexico businesses an edge in recruiting and retaining the best employees.