Welcome!

The Dance Barns has over 70 classes per week to choose from and it is important that each student is assessed personally by our staff for proper level placement. Therefore, The Dance Barns Program does not offer online registration or enrollment.

Returning Students Fall Registration

  • Call 505-983-7088 to register!
  • Late registration is open until November 15th

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Registration Dates:

  • Call 505-983-7088 to register!
  • Late registration is open until November 15th

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The Dance Barns Dance Divisions

Creative Movement

Ages: 3-4

  • Creative Movement gives the youngest dancers at NDI a joyful way to experience movement and dance motor skills through exploration and music. Creativity and self-expression are encouraged, while the children explore rhythm, spatial awareness, shapes, and movement qualities. Props, imagery and storytelling are used in our age appropriate curriculum, to build self-confidence, coordination, social skills and an early love of dance.
  • 33-week program

Pre-Ballet and Jazz/Tap

Ages: 5-6

  • Pre-Ballet and Jazz/Tap classes are a great foundation for every young dancer. Our introductory level classes provide a wonderful start to learning dance technique, vocabulary, and class etiquette, while continuing to joyfully explore rhythm, spatial awareness, shapes, and movement qualities. Our age appropriate curriculum builds self-confidence, creativity, coordination and social skills, in a positive learning environment where young children flourish.
  • 28-week program culminating in a performance in our Junior Showcase in April

Junior Division

Ages: 7-12

  • Classes are offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Theater, Hip-Hop, and Voice
  • All students in the junior division perform in the Junior Showcase
  • 28-week program

Senior Division

Ages: 12-18

  • Classes are offered in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Fusion Jazz, Tap, and Modern
  • All Senior division dancers participate in the Senior Showcase
  • Advanced dancers may be invited to audition for The Apprentice Company or Company XCel
  • 33-week program

Adult Classes

Ages: Teen-Adult

  • Offered in beginning, intermediate/advanced ballet (year-round), and adult tap during the school year
  • Drop in classes
  • Discounts offered for multi-class cards

The Companies

The Dance Barns pre-professional program has three performing companies. The Junior Company, Apprentice Company, and Company Xcel. Participation in these performing companies is by invitation to audition only.

Company XCel dancers are the elite dancers of The Dance Barns program. They are aspiring professional dancers in our training program and models of NDI New Mexico’s Core Four. They are ambassadors for NDI New Mexico in their communities and are often engaged for performances and special events including The Dance Barns Spring Into Motion and NDI New Mexico Galas. In addition to their regularly scheduled classes, Company dancers have rehearsals two to three times per week, and frequently work with guest teachers and choreographers.