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Be part of Keshet’s fall production: Alice, an adventure of wonder and wondering

Ages 9- 109 All abilities welcome.

August 12: Fall Session Classes begin at Keshet! In order to audition for this production, you must be a current Keshet student registered for classes in the Fall 2019 Session!

Sept 1-Oct 18:

  1. Contact Keshet to sign up for the appropriate audition slot on Oct 19 (see time slots below).
  2. You will receive an email with an online audition form to fill out. Please fill this our PRIOR to Oct 18.


If you choose to participate, you will need to attend the appropriate Placement Audition and Conversation listed below on Saturday, October 19.  Attending this portion (with a parent/guardian if under 18) IS REQUIRED.

11:00am-12:15   Mixed Ability Dancers, all ages                                  

12:30-2:30pm  Ages 9-12                   

3:00-5:00pm   Ages 12-15                  

5:30-7:30pm   Ages 15-109    

Casting will be posted on Monday, Oct 21st in preparation for rehearsals to begin on Friday, October 25th. Call 505.224.9808 with any questions.

Keshet Dance Winter Concert

Dancers currently enrolled in our Fall session have the option to perform in the Winter Concert Series with their class. Complete the Participation Registration form by clicking on the appropriate purple button (to the right or below this message).

Kiwis (Ages 4-5 yrs) Final class is held Saturday, Dec. 7th; 
1:00pm: Dancer Call
1:00pm -4:00pm: Closed rehearsal with dancers (includes breaks & snack times)
4:00pm: Kiwis Performance

Dancers (Ages 6 thru adult)
Tech Rehearsals: December 11th and 12th, 2019
Performances: December 13th @ 7pm; December 14th @ 7pm and 15th @ 2pm



Keshet is a thriving cultural organization in the community because of its amazing volunteers. This passionate group is the backbone of the organization, assisting with productions, organizing special events, selling ad space in the playbills, posting fliers around town along with many other crucial roles. Typically Keshet has the help of over 200 volunteers putting in thousands of hours over a given year. The following is a list of volunteer opportunities:

Work/Study Program (see below)

Specialized Needs for Productions – LEARN MORE

Ongoing Volunteer Activities – LEARN MORE


Work/Study Program

Keshet is looking for motivated and enthusiastic people to join our Work/Study 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. Keshet is now also offering Work/Study Half! This program gives participants the option to pay half the amount of a class package and volunteer half the hours required for the regular Work/Study program. This is a great option for busy adults who would like a great deal on classes without having to volunteer many hours.The WorkStudy Program has rolling enrollment, if you wish to dance in consecutive sessions, you are required to sign a new agreement with updated availability and class registration at the beginning of EACH session. Applicants must be 18 or older to apply and must participate in an interview and 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.

WorkStudy Program Info Sheet

WorkStudy Application Form v1


Specialized Needs for Productions

Backstage Mentors

Help the performers backstage with costuming and placement for entrances. This role requires a background check and an attending a training session.

Costume Assistants

Includes mending, labeling and washing costumes as well as occasional costume creation.

Ushers/ Docents

Includes executing a variety of Front of House functions during a production, these include: guest services, ushering and merchandise sales. Keshet provides training for our KCA Docent team.

Ongoing Volunteer Activities

Keshet is always looking for volunteers to post flyers that promote the classes and shows at venues around Albuquerque and to help the Keshet staff keep the Keshet Center for the Arts clean. Cleaning responsibilities are flexible and varied.

Complete a Volunteer Interest form: HERE For more information regarding volunteering, please contact Marissa@Keshetarts.org


Keshet Dance Company is a 501c3 non-profit and have been in good standing since 1996. Our EIN number is 85-0436623. A donation letter is sent to each donor for tax purposes. Your support of Keshet programming and operations is vital to serving our community locally, nationally and internationally.

Ways to give

Once you select Keshet Dance/Center for the Arts as your nonprofit, Keshet will receive 0.5% of the price of all your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases. However, we recommend you bookmark our custom link above so you don’t accidentally shop at www.amazon.com instead of smile.amazon.com. Only purchases made at smile.amazon.com are eligible for donations. Often supporters forget to type in smile.amazon.com before they start shopping at Amazon and unfortunately about 97% of Amazon purchases don’t go through AmazonSmile.

Tip: Make it easier using the browser extension Smilematic which will automatically redirect you to AmazonSmile whenever you shop at Amazon!  Here’s your custom link: https://couponfollow.com/smilematic#85-0436623


  • Smith’s Food & Drug launched Inspiring Donations: to give customers the opportunity to donate to local causes that matter to them.Participants, can link their rewards cards to Keshet Dance & Center for the Arts ( ) at smithsfoodanddrug.com/inspire. Purchases made using the linked rewards Cards will support Keshet! There is no cost to enroll for Smith’s Customers, and enrollment does not affect your participants’ fuel points or coupon discounts. Smith’s Inspiring Donations will donate 0.5% of every eligible purchase made by supporters to the Organization that the customer has linked to their rewards card.
  • Employee Giving Programs: As of 2016, designated giving to “Keshet Dance Company” through United Way of Central New Mexico, incurs a 10% processing fee prior to being sent to Keshet.


  • In-kind donations:  All in-kind donations must be pre-approved. Please call 505.224.9808 for donations of physical items or services.

Where does your money go?

Online donors can designate a specific program area or indicate “where needed most.” In addition to credit card processing fees, online systems take a 3.5% cut for processing.

Classes & Workshops

Keshet Community Dance Classes run in three sessions throughout the year [Winter/Spring; Summer and Fall sessions]. Weekly classes are available for ages 2 through adult for all levels and abilities. LEARN MORE

Youth Scholarships

Keshet offers unlimited non-competitive scholarships for youth (under 18 years). Scholarships are run according to Community Dance sessions. If you wish to apply for a Youth Scholarship, the application must be completed by a parent or legal guardian, in person [15 min. prior to your first class is fine.] LEARN MORE

Adult Work/Study Program – LEARN MORE

Master Classes – LEARN MORE

Dance Camps and Intensives – LEARN MORE

KIIC Arts Business Workshops

Keshet Ideas and Innovation Community (KIIC) offers arts business workshops for any artist or arts entrepreneur. KIIC Members may attend these workshops for free, however non-members are welcome for a workshop fee of $15 per attendee [unless otherwise noted]. To learn more about the next KIIC Arts Business Workshop – CLICK HERE

Interested in joining the Keshet team?

Dance Instructors – Ongoing

Dance instructors of all styles looking for new teaching opportunities are welcome to send a cover letter and resume to Lindsay Shettlesworth, Human Resources Director. Submitting a video reel of dance instruction or choreography is encouraged. Email: Lindsay@KeshetArts.org Mail to: Keshet Center for the Arts Attn: Lindsay Shettlesworth 4121 Cutler Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

Arts Administration and Special Event Internship Opportunities

Keshet seeks candidates interested in learning about Arts Administration and Special Event coordination. Interns will gain in-depth experience and will learn how various departments work together to achieve the organization’s goals. Interns will also gain nonprofit administrative experience which can include; basic budgeting, project management, business writing, customer service and introductory database training. A commitment of 15-30 hrs/ wk for 12 weeks is required.


  • Superb attention to detail;
  • Responsible, reliable and efficient;
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills (English) Proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel and general internet proficiency
  • Background in dance, music, theater or performing arts is preferred


  • Complimentary dance or fitness classes at Keshet
  • Complimentary ticket to performances held at Keshet Center for the Arts
  • Completion of any practicum/ work experience/ school credit paperwork; Apply to: Lindsay@KeshetArts.org  

Frequently Asked Questions:

I am a dance artist/educator who has not worked with Keshet before and I would like to teach a Master Class at Keshet, how can I offer my Master Class at the Keshet Center for the Arts? 

We generally do not accept unsolicited requests to teach Master Class events at Keshet. Master Classes at Keshet are generally taught by artists who are working with Keshet on other projects related to Keshet program initiatives – commonly through our International Guest Artist Series, our Makers Space Experience, or by artists we have developed long-term relationships with through other programs/projects.

I am not partnering with Keshet on any projects, can I just rent space to teach my master class?

While we regularly rent space to dancers/choreographers for rehearsals and productions, we generally do not rent out space for dance artists teach master classes unrelated to other Keshet programs/partnerships.  A great space to do something like this is Maple Street Dance – they have a great facility in Nob Hill, and regularly rent space for dance artists to teach master classes in a wide range of styles, schedules, etc!

How would you suggest I get more involved with Keshet to develop a long-term relationship that would result in my master class/es being offered at Keshet?

Generally showing up and hanging out with us is the best way to do this!  Some ways to do this include; coming to take class, joining us for any of our Makers Mixers during the year, joining us for any activities that support arts entrepreneurs like yourself, applying to the Makers Space Experience, and keeping an eye out for any events that align with your projects and goals that you’d like to jump into with us!  Also, send your resume to our HR Director (Lindsay@KeshetArts.org), with a cover letter specifying what you are interested in doing with Keshet, for instance – Is it just a one-time Master Class that you are hoping to teach? Would you like to teach more regularly at Keshet?  Are you looking to be hired as a dancer? As a choreographer? As a combination of these things?  How does your work align with Keshet’s mission and program initiatives?

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