NM Dance Institute

Conference Charity

National Dance Institute NDI New Mexico

This year, WICSEC has selected NDI New Mexico to be the recipient of its fundraising efforts. NDI New Mexico has been engaging and motivating children through dance since 1994. They reach 7500 children annually in over 87 schools across New Mexico. 

This year, we are organizing a raffle at the conference, more information will be available soon!

About NDI New Mexico


NDI New Mexico is founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children.  The purpose of the distinctive program 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 brings award-winning arts and healthy lifestyle programs to underserved children in urban, rural, and Native American communities throughout New Mexico. Their programs are offered in-school, after school, and on weekends where they learn advanced choreography, tap, jazz, and voice.



The positive impact on children through NDI New Mexico is proven through an evaluation conducted through the University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center.  It found that:

  • Students who participated in NDI New Mexico’s Advanced Training programs were more likely to be proficient in math, reading and science standardized testing compared to children who did not participate. Even after accounting for demographic factors such as grade level, gender, and participation in the free and reduced lunch program, NDI New Mexico’s Advanced Training participants had 1.5-2.5 times higher odds of being proficient on standardized tests in those subjects.
  • Students involved in the Advanced Training program were also less likely to be chronically absent from school compared to students who did not participate. After adjusting for demographic factors, students participating in Advanced Training programs had about 1.5-2 times the odds of having ten or fewer absences during an academic year.
  • The odds of having disciplinary infractions at school were also lower among children in NDI New Mexico’s Advanced Training programs compared with non-participants. After adjusting for demographic factors, students who participated in the Advanced Training programs had 2.7 times statistically lower odds of having disciplinary infractions on record compared with students who did not participate.

But seeing is believing, so see for yourself how raising money for NDI New Mexico will help more New Mexico children.


Registration is Limited!

Early Bird registration was available through Friday, September 9th and is $415. We have reached our 450 in-person attendance limit.

A virtual option was offered for $149 and included four plenaries and three workshops.

What to Expect from the WICSEC 2022 Annual Training Conference

Learn & Be Inspired

WICSEC is known for our engaging plenaries and relevant breakout sessions. And this year will not disappoint! We're looking forward to being back in-person for a Training Conference not to be missed!


Amazing Location

Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico and is a city unlike any other, truly living up to its tagline, The City Different. Known for legendary history and culture, a diverse art scene and award-winning cuisine.


Share & Connect

WICSEC is known for fun and amazing networking - and we're back! From receptions and the exhibit hall to the IJ and IT Fairs, we can't wait to see you! You also won't want to miss the Homecoming Dinner Event!