Monday, December 17, 2012
Commissioner Art De La Cruz on Dec. 13 visited with a group of National Dance Institute - New Mexico students at Adobe Acres Elementary's winter assembly.
Students enjoyed the chance to show other students and teachers what they have learning over the last 15 weeks and to preview what's to come at the April 2013 performance of "Imagine the Possibilities: A Celebration of Reading".
NDI New Mexico is founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children. The purpose of its distinctive programs is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives.
NDI New Mexico's statewide outreach program partners with public schools throughout New Mexico to provide dance classes as part of each school's regular curriculum. A certified NDI New Mexico instructor and professional pianist teach every class. At the conclusion of each program, students celebrate and share their successes through a performance or assembly attended by family, friends, peers, and community members. NDI New Mexico offers programs in 15 or 30-week formats with weekly classes or one to three-week intensive residencies with daily classes.
NDI New Mexico brings award-winning arts and healthy lifestyle programs to underserved children in urban, rural and Native American communities throughout New Mexico. NDI New Mexico’s statewide outreach is offered in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Northern New Mexico and in Residency programs throughout the state.
Bernalillo County has also partnered with NDI at the historic Hiland Theater, offering programs after school, on weekends, and in the summer to children and adults, ages 3 and older.
For more information on NDI, visit www.ndi-nm.org.
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