Teaching Excellence ®


NDI New Mexico is committed to developing highly trained instructors to deliver our unique methodology to children across the state. Instructors are the backbone of our programs, and their expertise is vital to a child’s engagement and success. Our Teaching Excellence®  workshop is a critical building block for training our instructors to develop the skills needed to conduct fast-paced, dynamic, and engaging classes. This year our two-week intensive was adapted for an online format, and apprentice teachers have continued their training online, working alongside our own master teachers as we adapted NDI New Mexico’s highly engaging, fun and athletic teaching methodology to the remote learning environment.

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“This methodology benefited me so much as an aspiring dance educator. I learned not only how to inspire kids to dance, but also to become better people through dance!”

Learn our techniques for getting children’s minds and bodies moving. Learn to prove that joyful effort, tenacity and teamwork can equal success in life.


“I learned so much about classroom management; how to be quick, authoritative, concise, and keep students engaged!”

Work daily with public school students in 3rd through 6th grade. Workshop teaching tools that will make you a fast-paced and dynamic teacher, and immediately implement your new skills with students.


“Tons of fun, I never knew I could learn so much in two weeks!”

Perform with your students at the end of the workshop

Lasting Impact

“This workshop changed my whole outlook on teaching; I interact with children in a whole new way.”

After the two-week training you will embody a huge range of new teaching skills that will serve you in any field of dance education.

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact Liz Salganek, Artistic Director at liz@ndi-nm.org or (505) 557-6046

Teaching Excellence ® Application

Teaching Excellence Program Application

Applications are considered based on training and experience in dance performance, dance education and/or physical education, experience and desire to work with children. Applicants who are accepted are expected to have read through the training manual prior to the first class, and to be ready to work hard! Our teaching techniques are highly physical and require a fit body. Dance attire consists of sneakers and comfortable clothing.
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