NDI New Mexico Performs “Route 66: Legends of the Road!” in Silver City Elementary Schools

This story was published by on November 8, 2019

NDI New Mexico Performs

Route 66: Legends of the Road!” in Silver City Elementary Schools

Public Student Performance on Friday, November 15th

Silver City, NM – With the generous support of WaFd Bank New Mexico, Freeport-McMoRan New Mexico Operations and the New Mexico Department of Health, NDI New Mexico returns to Silver City, NM for another year of teaching children excellence! From October 28th to November 15th, approximately 166 fourth grade students from Harrison Schmitt Elementary, Central Elementary, Guadalupe Montessori, G.W. Stout Elementary, and Jose Barrios Elementary have been preparing to perform in NDI New Mexico’s show, Route 66: Legends of the Road!

This is NDI New Mexico’s twenty-seventh year in Silver City. Led by NDI New Mexico’s Residency Artistic Director Emma Raker along with Residency Artistic Associate, Shane Montoya, and Residency Pianists Joel Fadness, Michael Maricle, and Dan Lizdas, the three-week residency curriculum encourages healthy attitudes, self-discipline, and creativity – and provides students with an opportunity to perform in front of their peers and community.

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 Silver City Residency is NDI New Mexico’s longest residency program and part of NDI New Mexico’s statewide Outreach Program, which places certified instructors and professional pianists 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.

Daily classes for this three-week residency will take place in Harrison Schmitt Elementary, Central Elementary, Guadalupe Montessori, G.W. Stout Elementary, and Jose Barrios Elementary. The classes began on October 28th and continue through November 14th.

The performances will be presented on Friday, November 15th at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., with a public performance at 7:00 p.m. at the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater located at 1100-1102 N. Kentucky St., NM 88061. Admission is free! Images are Available Upon Request.

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 over 8,400 children and nearly 82,000 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.

About WaFd Bank New Mexico
WaFd Bank New Mexico proudly serves New Mexico with branches located throughout the state. Ranked as the best bank in New Mexico by Money magazine in 2018 and 2019, WaFd Bank has helped residents of New Mexico improve their financial well-being through better banking services.

About Freeport-McMoRan New Mexico

Freeport-McMoRan New Mexico Operations has been a proud sponsor of NDI for years. As the largest employer in Grant County, we are committed to investing in the people and places of Grant County, partnering with organizations that improve quality of life.


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