Two Dance Studios
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THE HILAND THEATER IN ALBUQUERQUE
THE DANCE BARNS IN SANTA FE
4800 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Mon. - Fri. 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1140 Alto St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Mon. - Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Young Children's Division
Ages 3 - 6
Creative Movement (ages 3-4) gives the youngest dancer a joyful way to experience movement and music and build an early love of dance. Students explore rhythm, shapes, movement qualities, storytelling, and continue to develop motor skills, social skills and self-confidence.
Pre-Dance (ages 5-6) introduces dance technique, vocabulary, and class etiquette, while continuing to joyfully explore movement and music.
Junior and Senior Division
Ages 7 - 18
Ballet: The ballet curriculum at NDI New Mexico is the foundation for all of the dance styles we offer. Our progressive curriculum is focused on working within each dancer's physical abilities without placing stress on the joints or ligaments. Our faculty focus on musicality and expressiveness to highlight the joy of dance in the classroom and on the stage. Pointe, variations and partnering classes are available by placement in the Pre-Professional Division. Dancers are encouraged to take ballet classes in addition to their other dance styles.
Modern: The Modern curriculum at NDI New Mexico is a progressive curriculum leading dancers through fundamental classical modern techniques of Graham, Humphrey, Limon and Horton. Modern classes incorporate improvisational games, modern dance history and basic kinesthetic awareness.
Jazz: The jazz curriculum at NDI New Mexico is solidly based on the practices of such masters as Gus Giordano, Bob Fosse, Jack Cole and Luigi. It emphasizes style in addition to technique. We practice across-the-floor with leaps and turns that support the techniques of modern jazz today.
Tap: The tap dance curriculum at NDI New Mexico combines rhythm and coordination to make music with the feet and the body. Tap classes incorporate improvisation, basic music structure and the history of tap dance.
Hip Hop: The hip hop curriculum at NDI New Mexico is focused on rhythm, stamina, musicality and self-expression. Exploring different styles of hip hop music and movement results in well-rounded and confident dancers.
Contemporary: Contemporary Dance is a new class offered for students who are interested in exploring another dance technique while continuing to develop their artistry at a pre-professional level. Dancers will dive into new improvisational techniques allowing them to find their own “voice” and start to curate their own movement.
The Complete Dancer: The Complete Dancer offers dance history, choreography fundamentals and basic anatomy to round out a dancer's training. Join Dance on Film Forum to watch performances from NDI New Mexico's Merrill Brockway library of dance films. There is no additional tuition or registration for this class, simply arrive a few minutes early.
New Dance Improv!: New Dance Improv! is inspired by New Dance Group which was established in 1932 by artists and choreographers dedicated to social change through dance. Members included Charles Weidman, Donald McKayle, Daniel Nagrin, Anna Sokolow, Sophie Maslow, Pearl Primus, and more. Dancers will participate in six projects throughout the school year, each focused on movement with a creative impetus, this class is based on improvisation.
The Pre-Professional Division is by placement only. NDI New Mexico company dancers are the elite dancers of NDI New Mexico. They are models of the NDI New Mexico Core Four and serve as ambassadors for NDI New Mexico in their communities. Company dancers are often engaged for performances and special events. In addition to their regularly scheduled classes, company dancers have weekly rehearsals, and work with nationally and internationally recognized guest choreographers.
The Adult Division is for adult dancers at all levels interested in pursuing dance recreationally and making new friends in the areas of ballet, tap and jazz.
In our two facilities, The Hiland Theater in Albuquerque, and The Dance Barns in Santa Fe, we typically offer over 150 afterschool classes per week for dancers aged 3+ in dance styles ranging from classical Ballet to adult fitness (and everything in between!). For these classes, NDI New Mexico is committed to being available to all children regardless of ability to pay. Our afterschool programs use a sliding scale based on household income, and over 80% of our families take advantage of the scale we offer.
- Each dancer under 18 years old will be charged a once-per-year, non-refundable registration fee of $30.
- Dancers in the Pre-Professional Division who are taking 5 or more classes at level 3 or above may qualify for the Pre-Professional tuition rate. Please speak with the Artistic Director for more information about this rate.
- Registration is generally completed online. During the online registration process families will be asked to select a household income level from the chart below. Please note that within the first 4 weeks of classes proof of household income will be required in the form of either the household's two most recent paystubs or the household's most recent tax return. Failure to provide proof of household income will result in a tuition adjustment into the highest bracket of our sliding scale.
|Annual Household Income||Price per Class||Most 2021/2022 programs run 31 weeks||Effective Discount|
|$60,000 - $74,999||$13||$403||13%|
|$45,000 - $59,999||$10||$310||33%|
|$35,000 - $44,999||$7.50||$232.50||50%|
|$25,000 - $34,999||$5.50||$170.50||63%|
|$0 - $24,999||$3.00||$93||80%|
- A 10% discount is available to families enrolling multiple dancers at one time.
- Tuition is calculated based on how many classes per week a dancer is enrolled in then multiplied by how many weeks are in that program. At higher levels many styles of dance require that dancers meet for class multiple times per week.
- E.g., Jaques will take Modern and Ballet this year. Modern meets once per week and Ballet meets twice per week so Jaques will take a total of 3 classes per week. Jaques' household income is between $35,000 and $44,999 so Jaques pays $7.50 per class. This year classes last 31 weeks. So, Jaques' tuition will be 3 x $7.50 x 31 or $697.5 for the year.
Dancers in the Adult Division are not charged a registration fee and are not required to enroll in or make a commitment to a specific program year. Adult Division dancers may pay the drop-in fee or purchase a discounted 10-class card. This can be done both online or in-person.