ALBUQUERQUE—Celebrating its 20th year in 2014, National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI New Mexico) will showcase the talent and discipline of more than 570 public school students in nine Northern New Mexico elementary schools, with an end of the year performance titled, “Broadway Bound!” May 15-16.Tickets are now on sale.
“Broadway Bound!” is a celebration of the magic of Broadway musicals. Students will perform songs and dances from dozens of great Broadway shows, which share NDI New Mexico’s messages of teamwork, perseverance, and self-confidence.
Performances will begin at 6 a.m. on both May 15 and 16, and will be held at the Pojoaque Valley High School’s Ben Lujan Gym at 1574 N.M. 502 in Santa Fe.
NDI New Mexico’s programming in northern New Mexico serves the Española Valley and Pojoaque communities by providing dance classes as part of the regular school curriculum. At the end of the year, the students perform for more than 7,200 friends, family and community members.
Students from the following elementary schools will perform: Alcalde, Carinos Charter, Chimayo, E.T. Salazar, McCurdy Charter, Ohkay Owingeh Community School, Pablo Roybal, San Juan and Tony E. Quintana.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 505.983.7646×104.
NDI New Mexico’s programs support NDI New Mexico’s “core four” which teaches students to do their best, never give up, work hard and be healthy. Based on New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) test score data, students who participate in NDI New Mexico’s Advanced Training programs typically score 10 to 27 points higher than their peers in reading, math and science. In addition, nearly 67 percent of students tested higher than their peers (at 41 percent) on endurance testing.