“Gala Runs & Jumps” showcases the children of NDI New Mexico, along with their families – working hard, doing their best, never giving up, and being healthy!


NDI New Mexico brings award-winning arts and healthy lifestyle programs to underserved children in urban, rural and Native American communities throughout New Mexico. Our elementary school Outreach Program is offered virtually in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Northern New Mexico and in Residency programs throughout the state. Our Advanced Training is a continuation of our Outreach Programs and serves to give children the opportunity to develop more refined dance techniques. We offer Advanced Training virtually at this time and in small socially-distanced groups at The Dance Barns in Santa Fe, at The Hiland Theater in Albuquerque and in several other locations around the state.

Questions about bringing NDI New Mexico online programming to your school? Contact Annica Graham, Artistic Programs Producer agraham@ndi-nm.org  



Elementary School Outreach

A certified NDI New Mexico instructor and professional pianist teach every class. We serve public schools in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Northern New Mexico and in Residency Programs throughout the state. More advanced students in these programs can get invited to be on our  Advanced Outreach Teams.

In the 2020-21 school year, NDI New Mexico In-School classes are offered in two formats: live online classes scheduled weekly with participating public elementary schools, or weekly video packets which can be flexibly incorporated into the school day. NDI New Mexico instructors and musicians provide joyful, energetic lessons, serving an entire grade level (3rd, 4th, or 5th) with an approach that is 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 or video packets throughout the school year, and those involved in online classes will finish their program with virtual assemblies for their school community, family and friends. All
NDI New Mexico In-School classes are free of charge to the children and their families.

Questions about bringing NDI New Mexico online programming to your school? Contact Annica Graham, Artistic Programs Producer agraham@ndi-nm.org


2015 ABQ Gala Dress RehersalSWAT/Cel - (Advanced Outreach Teams)

Many students who are exposed to NDI New Mexico in their public schools demonstrate extraordinary motivation and enthusiasm for the effort and energy the program requires. This year, these highly engaged students were invited to join our Advanced Teams. Students from eight communities throughout the state have joined us virtually, outside of school time, taking part in classes and rehearsals at no cost to their families. In the 2020-2021 year, NDI New Mexico has three SWAT teams for 4th-6th graders and the Celebration Team for middle school dancers who have been with the program since elementary school.

In Winter 2021, we are serving our SWAT and Celebration Teams through online rehearsals, working toward virtual and hybrid performances. 

If you are interested in how your child can get involved with the SWAT Team, start by registering for our NDI Outreach Class in our Winter 2021 online schedule on Zoom! Winter Jr/Sr Divisions.

Questions? Contact Emily Garcia emily@ndi-nm.org


Partnering with public schools, NDI New Mexico provides a certified NDI instructor and pianist to teach dance as part of each school’s curriculum for children ages five to thirteen.

Our Residency team brings virtual NDI New Mexico experiences of music and dance to underserved children in 15 rural and urban communities in all corners of the state. The Residency team reaches communities in a variety of online formats, including virtual residencies between one and six weeks and video packets that can be woven into schools’ remote learning curriculum. Students’ online residency experiences culminate in fun virtual assemblies for their friends and families.

For more information about our residency program please contact
Emily Garcia, Associate Director of Outreach Programs
(505) 557-6034, emily@ndi-nm.org