Program areas at National Dance Institute NM
Outreach program - serving 6,075 individuals - ndi-nm partners with public schools to provide energetic, engaging Dance classes to students during the regular school day as well as through virtual or pre-recorded classes and for more advanced students after school or on weekends. Programs are either 15 or 30 weeks long. A certified instructor and a professional pianist teach each class. At the end of the program, students celebrate their successes through high-quality theatrical performances or assemblies. Programs are free of charge to students and schools pay less than 10% of the cost. Offered to 56 schools in santa fe, northern new mexico, and albuquerque, this program builds character in students, teaching them to work hard, do their best, not give up and be healthy. Evaluations confirm improvement in student health, school attendance and retention.
Advanced training programs - serving 1,036 individuals. These programs include after-school and summer programs in which children are offered the chance to attend technique Dance, theater, and voice classes regardless of their ability to pay. Classes are offered in ballet, tap, jazz, modern Dance, hip-hop, voice and acting. They are open to all children in the community and are offered on a sliding-scale tuition basis. Professional evaluations show these students score an average of one letter grade higher than their peers on math, reading and science exams.
Residency - serving 3,622 individuals. Program implemented in one- to three-week sessions as well as through virtual or pre-recorded programming in 35 schools in rural communities, native american pueblos and reservations. Ndi-nm partners with public schools to provide energetic, engaging Dance classes to students during the regular school day. A certified instructor and a professional pianist teach each class. At the end of the program, students celebrate their successes through high-quality theatrical performances or assemblies. All programs are free of charge to students. Schools pay a small fee. Two residency programs include an advanced training component for students wishing to advance their skills and experience.
Other programs - train the trainer and teaching excellence educate instructors and school teachers in the proven educational methodology of ndi-nm. Summer institutes allow students to continue classes in the ndi-nm methodology in a camp format during the summer. The snack curriculum focuses on health and nutrition education. Hip to be fit is a program in conjunction with the city of albuquerque community centers and health organizations that focuses on the health benefits of exercise and healthy eating. In addition, evaluation expenses are included. (206 students served through other programs)