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The Hiland Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico has over 50 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 Hiland Program does not offer online registration or enrollment.

Returning Student
Fall Registration

  • Call 505-340-0200 to register!
  • Late registration is open until October 31st

New Student
Fall Registration Dates:

  • Call 505-340-0200 to register!
  • Late registration is open until October 31st

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Hiland Theater Dance Divisions

Young Children's Division

Ages: 3-6

  • 38-week syllabus divided into Fall, Spring, and Summer trimesters
  • Enrollment is offered on a rolling basis for the Fall (15 weeks), Spring (15 weeks), and Summer (8 weeks) trimesters
  • Completion of all three trimesters is strongly encouraged in order to prepare students for graduation into upper levels
  • Classes are offered in Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Pre-Jazz, Pre-Tap, and Pre-Hip-Hop
  • Young Dancers present their progress to friends and families in the Fall and Summer trimesters

Junior Division

Ages: 7-12

  • Classes are offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip-Hop, and Musical Theater
  • All students in the Junior Division perform at least once per year in the historic Hiland Theater
  • Advanced students may be invited to audition for The Hiland Junior Company
  • 33-week syllabus – Fall and Spring

Senior Division

Ages: 13-18

  • Classes are offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, and Hip-Hop
  • Students pursuing a classical track may take pre-pointe, pointe, partnering, and men’s technique classes
  • Senior Division dancers can take part in The Hiland Masterclass series
  • Advanced dancers may be invited to audition for The Hiland Apprentice Company or Company XCel
  • 33-week syllabus – Fall and Spring

 

Open Division

Ages: Teen – Adult

  • Absolute beginner through Advanced drop-in classes in Ballet and Hip-Hop
  • Enrollment offered on a rolling basis for Fall and Spring sessions (15 weeks)
  • Discounts offered for multi-class cards
  • Drop-in classes, variable schedule year-round

The Companies

The Hiland pre-professional program has three performing troupes. These are called Junior Company, Apprentice Company, and Company XCel. Participation in these performing companies is by invitation to audition only.

Company XCel are the elite dancers of The Hiland program. They are models of the NDI New Mexico Core Four. These dancers serve as ambassadors for NDI New Mexico in their communities. Company XCel is often engaged for performances and special events including The Hiland Winter Dance Escape and the NDI New Mexico Galas. In addition to their regularly scheduled classes, Company XCel dancers have rehearsals three times per week, and on occasion, work with guest teachers and choreographers.