LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KFOX14/CBS4) — National Dance Institute New Mexico will be conducting its Residency Dance Program for more than 100 Hermosa Heights Elementary School third graders and fourth graders.
The event will run from May 22-25, culminating in a school assembly performance of “Forests of New Mexico!” at 1:30 p.m. and a community performance at 6:30 p.m.
Both performances are open to the public.
The Residency Dance Program offers NDI New Mexico’s highly effective teaching methodology that incorporates dance instruction with live musical accompaniment, and emphasizes social-emotional skills such as teamwork, self-confidence and self-discipline.
“NDI New Mexico has had a presence in the Las Cruces community for nearly twenty years, and we look forward to continuing to work in partnership with students, as well as families, educators, and community members,” said Jackie Burns, NDI New Mexico’s Director of Outreach Programs. “We encourage everyone to join us and experience the students’ hard work, energy, and talent on display in this year’s show.”
"It’s so much more than dance it’s how to work as a team. It teaches them tenacity, discipline and hard work," said Elli Sanchez the senior artist associate at NDI New Mexico.
NDI New Mexico’s residency programs bring the NDI New Mexico experiences of music and dance to children in 15 rural and urban communities across the state of New Mexico. The program provides a certified NDI instructor and pianist to teach dance as part of each school’s curriculum for children ages 5-13.
The Hermosa Heights Elementary School Gym is located at 1655 E. Amador Avenue.
NDI New Mexico was founded in 1994.
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.
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