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Keshet cultivates personal growth and technical excellence by mentoring, challenging and empowering students through the experience of dance in an inclusive and nurturing environment.

Year-round class registration!

Read about Spring and Summer 2018 Camps – click here

Weekly Classes for Youth & Adults

Register for classes online – HERE

Dance classes ages 2 through Adult: all levels and abilities

Keshet Dance offers community classes for kids (starting at age 2), teens and adults including Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Creative Movement, Mixed Ability/ Adaptive Dance and Fine Wine Dance (Moving FWD for ages 55+).

Unlimited and noncompetitive scholarships are offered to ensure access for all youth under 18 years. Adults in need of financial assistance can participate in the Work/Study Program where volunteer time is traded for class time. All dance classes and dance camps are held at Keshet Center for the Arts (unless otherwise noted); 4121 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque NM 87110, CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS

Fall Session runs – August 13 – December 8,, 2018; Download a PDF HERE Keshet_Class Schedule_Fall 2018

Winter/Spring Session runs – Jan. 7th – May 4th, 2019; Download a PDF HERE Keshet_Class Schedule_Winter-Spring 2019

  • Registration for Classes is OPEN and ongoing!

5 EASY STEPS TO REGISTER FOR DANCE CLASSES

  1. Click the “register for classes online” HERE
  2. Choose “Community Classes” tab or “Dance Camps” tab
  3. Click the “Sign Up Now” button to the left of the class of your choice (tip: use the calendar at the top of the page to advance to a date in the future)
  4. Create an account with the dancer’s name – not the parent’s name. Create a separate account for each dancer.
  5. Follow the prompts

If you are interested in applying for a youth scholarship you must do it in person or on the phone.

If you do not wish to register online, you can download and bring to Keshet Center for the Arts the following Dance Class Registration and Information Forms:

Dance for Older Adults: Fine Wine Dance (Moving FWD) – ages 55+

Keshet’s Fine Wine Dance (Moving FWD) class brings together individuals ages 55+ to explore movement and choreography as a community within an engaging and exciting workshop series.

Learn the building blocks of contemporary dance choreography including:

  • body awareness
  • space mapping
  • movement qualities
  • movement vocabulary
  • performance elements
  • improvisation techniques

Participants in each session will have the opportunity to perform their creative work.

August 14 – December 4, 2018, Fall Session: Tuesday, 9am – 10:30am and/or Thursday, 9am – 10:30am – – REGISTER HERE

SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Seeding Artful Aging 50% discount on classes for dancers 55+ *not available with online registration – please call 505.224.9808 or register prior to class.

Part of the National “Seeding Artful Aging” Vitality Arts initiatives, Fine Wine Dance (Moving FWD) is supported by:

Financial Aid for Classes

Financial Aid for Classes

Youth Scholarships

Keshet’s goal is to ensure that everyone, no matter what ability level or financial status, has the opportunity to dance. Therefore, Keshet offers unlimited, noncompetitive scholarships to youth under 18 participating in the community class program. No one will be turned away and registration is ongoing. Class registrations and youth scholarship applications are accepted throughout each session.  Families are asked to “pay as they are able” and then show support for their children’s classes by fulfilling a small volunteer commitment.

During Keshet’s most recently completed fiscal year, over $70,000 in financial aid was awarded to dancers of all ages. Scholarship applications must accompany a completed class registration form. A scholarship application forms can be completed in person 15 min. prior to the start of class time.

Download Youth Scholarships Paperwork click titles below:

Volunteer Skills Interests Availability Form 2018

Adult Work/Study Program (ages 18+)

  • Keshet is looking for motivated and enthusiastic people to join our support team! Keshet’s Work/Study Program is an exchange of hours worked for hours of dance class on a 1:1 ratio. Therefore, for every hour worked, participants are eligible for one hour of dance instruction within Keshet’s Community Class Schedule. The WorkStudy Program will no longer be per dance session, but instead, every three months. We will have 4 of these 3 month periods. Applications for the upcoming WorkStudy Period 1 will be due on: December 15. Applications received after this date will be reviewed for the next period.
  • If you only want to participate for part of a period or dance for half a session, we can plan together, we are very flexible. Applicants must be 18 or older to apply and must participate in an interview an orientation/ training prior to acceptance into the program. No dance experience is necessary. Call, stop by or click on the link below for more information. 
    Periods

1: January 1 – March 31
2: April 1 – June 30
3: July 1 – September 31
4: October 1 – December 31

Mixed Ability/ Adaptive Dance Program

Mixed Ability/ Adaptive Dance Program

Mixed Ability is a way of teaching in which participants of different abilities are taught together in the same class. Other terminology is integrated dance, inclusive dance, adaptive dance.

Keshet’s teaching faculty conducts dance classes and workshops for youth and adults with varying levels of physical and developmental abilities to create professional-quality dance works in a mixed abilities environment. As a result, dancers and audience members share in the idea of unlimited possibilities through the experience of dance.  
Dancers of all abilities, call 505.224.9808 or email Silva@KeshetArts.org today to find the right class for you!
Did you know Keshet Dance offers the FIRST national, pre-professional dance training program for dancers with disabilities?

“Dancing has changed my life because I feel like I don’t have a disability when I dance.  On stage, I feel free, and I feel beautiful.”
-Tonya, 25

View the Winter/ Spring 2019 Schedule here: Keshet_Class Schedule_Winter-Spring 2019

 

Youth and Adult Dance Intensives

Youth and Adult Dance Intensives

SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE (AGES 10 THRU ADULT)

$180 FOR THE WEEK; 9AM – 1PM

July 30 – Aug. 3, 2018

Designed for motivated and experienced dancers, attendees will take daily classes in contemporary, ballet, jazz and hip hop, and refining technique while broadening understanding of various dance styles. Dancers must have significant prior training in contemporary and/or ballet in order to attend this Intensive. This is a great way to kick of the 2018-2019 pre-professional training season!

Registration opens 1/15/18

5 EASY STEPS TO REGISTER FOR DANCE CAMPS

  1.  Click the “register for classes online” link – HERE
  2. Choose “Dance Camps” tab
  3. Click the “Sign Up Now” button to the left of the class of your choice (tip: use the calendar at the top of the page to advance to a date in the future)
  4. Create an account with the dancer’s name – not the parent’s name. Create a separate account for each dancer
  5. Follow the prompts

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship you must do it in person or on the phone.

Guest Artist Master Classes

With Keshet’s International Dance Festival and Makers Space, various guest artists from across the globe come to Keshet Center for the Arts to create and/or showcase work. Guest Artist Master Classes are open to the public. For details on Master Class Schedules – CLICK HERE

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Keshet in the Community

Since its inception in 1996, Keshet’s talented teaching faculty has been connecting community members with dance in an effort to build a stronger community. Programming includes workshops, classes, and performances in libraries, youth shelters, detention centers, schools and community centers throughout New Mexico. Participants in Keshet’s Community Engagement gain self-confidence and self-discipline by challenging themselves to use their bodies in new ways and by working together with instructors and other participants.

Custom classes are available for cross-training athletes and teams:
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Keshet’s on-going community engagement includes:

M3 Program at Youth Diagnostic and Development Center (YDDC)/Foothill High School

Keshet’s outreach facilitators teach daily dance classes as part of the high school curriculum on site at YDDC, New Mexico’s state juvenile detention facility, using dance to teach literacy skills, math skills and conflict resolution skills. Keshet also has a pre-release and post-release program to continue mentoring students while they transition out of the facility, providing a structured mentorship program through the parole and reintegration process. – LEARN MORE

Title 1 Homeless Project

The Title 1 Homeless Project is an after-school program that provides academic tutoring and a hot meal to homeless children in Albuquerque. As part of the program, Keshet’s outreach facilitators teach 8-10 classes per week at elementary, middle and high schools throughout the city, reaching approximately 250 homeless youth annually.

“Keshet has brought joy to our students. You have enriched our children’s lives significantly.” – Helen Fox and Katy Braziel, Title I Homeless Project Coordinators

Adult Support Services

Keshet faculty teach a weekly creative movement class at Keshet Center for the Arts for partners who provide assistance to adults with disabilities.

Booking Keshet

Keshet customizes programs to meet the needs of the participating organization. Keshet is always looking for ways to provide more community members with the opportunity to dance. If you know of an organization that may be interested in Keshet’s Community Engagement, please contact us at 505-224-9808 or email Ana@KeshetArts.org

Examples of Community Engagement classes include: senior activity centers, pre-schools, high school dance teams, homeschool groups, City of Albuquerque – library classes

“Keshet Dance is an excellent example of using the arts to help our young people help themselves.” Alexander D. Crary, Former Chief of Staff, National Endowment for the Arts

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