Young Children's Division

Winter trimester runs from January 11th through April 4th. In consideration for the safety of our young dancers, classes are currently completely online. 

The Young Children's Division is enrolled according to your child’s age. This ensures that our students are learning in a positive environment surrounded by their peers.

Creative Movement (ages 3-4) gives the youngest dancer a joyful way to experience movement and music and build an early love of dance. Students explore rhythm, shapes, movement qualities, storytelling, and continue to develop motor skills, social skills and self-confidence.

Pre-Ballet (ages 5-6) introduces dance technique, vocabulary, and class etiquette, while continuing to joyfully explore movement and music. 

If you have already downloaded the Zoom app and are registered for classes, simply click the link below to join, and enter the password provided in your confirmation email. If you have trouble logging into a class we will be happy to assist as best we can.

Please call Wendy or Elizabeth at 505-340-0200 for assistance.

Class Schedule

Creative Movement Classes are 45 minutes

Pre-Ballet Classes are 60 minutes

 Classes will not be held on the following days:

Monday, January 18 • Monday, February 15 • Friday, April 2

Monday

10:30 a.m.

Creative Movement
(Ages 3-4)

Allegra

Tuesday

Wednesday

10:30 a.m.

Creative Movement
(Ages 3-4)

Allegra

3:00 p.m.

Pre-Ballet
(Ages 5-6)

Allegra

Thursday

3:00 p.m.

Creative Movement
(Ages 3-4)

Allie

Friday

10:30 a.m.

Creative Movement
(Ages 3-4)

Allegra

Saturday

9:00 a.m.

Pre-Ballet
(Ages 5-6)

Victoria

10:30 a.m.

Creative Movement
(Ages 3-4)

Allegra

Always Available

Young Children's Division Video Series

(Ages 3-6)

Young Children's Division Faculty


Allegra Lillard

Allegra began dancing in her home state of Texas and received further training in Boston, New York City and Canada. Dance has taken her throughout the U.S., Canada, and Asia. In her professional career, she was featured in solo and principal roles in the Atlanta Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Ballet Hawaii, Hawaii Ballet Theatre, and the Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Allegra moved to Santa Fe in 1996 where she continued to perform and teach and/or choreograph for dance schools in and out of state. Allegra was the Founding Director of Dance for Joy, a local dance school that offered creative movement and ballet for all levels from 2004-2011. She also worked with NDI-NM as Master Teacher and Associate Artistic Director for a number of years and returned in 2011 as The Dance Barns Artistic Director where she held that position until August 2018.


Alyx Sanchez

Alyx “Allie” is a Las Cruces native and graduate of New Mexico State University’s Dance Program. In 2010, Allie moved to Albuquerque to pursue her dream job with NDI New Mexico where she’s held various roles for the organization including being an outreach instructor, choreographer, creative movement teacher, program producer, and director.  She is most excited about her newest and most special dance student, her five-year-old daughter, Emiliana. Although teaching children statewide has been her passion for the last ten years, performing again recently with Enigma Dance Project has returned her to her favorite part of being an artist: dancing in front of an audience surrounded by her best friends!