Students stretch and practice the ‘V-sit’ for jazz class. NDI New Mexico’s Super Wonderful Summer (online) as well as the Afterschool programs delivered via Zoom keep dancers inspired and moving at home. Courtesy/NDI
Inspiring Children and Families, NDI New Mexico Delivers Over 750 Online Dance Classes.
These online classes are helping me develop into a much stronger dancer as well as teaching me more about dance each day. I thought I would thank you and let you know how amazing this online program has been, and I’m really enjoying it so far, and can’t wait for more. — Dakota, Hiland Afterschool student
NDI New Mexico continues to provide a system of high-quality instructional online classes accessible to children and families statewide. From our Super Wonderful Summer (online!) program to classes in jazz, modern, tap, ballet, hip-hop, theater, and more – our focus is to not only keep the children inspired and healthy, but also to keep them connected with the rich relationships they have with instructors and the friendships they have with one another.
Our partnerships with Albuquerque Public Schools, Santa Fe Public Schools, and other school districts enhance our ability to deliver daily online programs at this time of great need. We are excited to announce PBS has asked us to continue or daily features providing a variety of two-minute dance videos for the greater Albuquerque audience.
Through our commitment to our families, we will continue to encourage and support our community by offering classes in the Fall on the Pay What You Can! arrangement. We continue to teach children excellence promoting fitness and health through dance, movement, nutrition education, and healthy lifestyle information.
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The NDI Celebration team has taught me how to be confident in myself and how to be a good teammate. NDI is my second home and I enjoy going there when I can. I am so thankful to have been able to on the team and to work with Jessie, Tom, Jackie, Shane and all of the NDI Staff. I will miss the Celebration team and all of my teammates. This team has taught me how to cooperate! — Ava Armijo, graduating Celebration Team member
Learn more in the Albuquerque Journal about our journey through the past few months and our SUPER WONDERFUL SUMMER!
Join In These “Fun For The Family” Two-minute videos. For additional videos visit our YouTube page!
As we respond to these times, we expand the student experience to include instructors from around the globe:
JENNY SOSA held virtual classes in Advanced Cuban Ballet Technique, Jenny is a former principal dancer at Ballet Laura Alonso de Cuba, Ballet Revolucion, and a former dancer with Aalto Ballet Essen.
YANELIS RODRIGUEZ held virtual classes in Intermediate and Advanced Ballet. Yanelis is a principal dancer at Aalto Ballett Essen, Germany.
OLAYA MUENTES held virtual classes in Intermediate and Advanced Jazz. Olaya has worked with Ednita Nazario tour, Victor Manuelle, “Azucar” Celia Cruz tribute, Ricky Martin, and “Tropical Tribute to the Beatles” Salsa. Olaya teaches, choreographs, and dances in Puerto Rico.
SIMONA DE TULLIO held virtual classes in Contemporary Dance. Simona is the Artistic Director and Choreographer of Breathtaking Art Company in Bari, Italy.