NDI New Mexico
(The Dance Barns)

All official festival activities will take place in the beautiful and spacious studio facilities of NDI New Mexico, 1140 Alto St., Santa Fe, NM, 87501. With a performance space and eight studio spaces it’s an ideal setting for our classes, the festival’s comprehensive performance and choreographic workshops, and the two nights of concerts. With NDI’s mission of ‘helping children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives”, the facilities are the perfect backdrop to support the festival’s own educational and artistic initiatives.


NCDP has worked with the Sage Hotel to offer discounted hotel rates for all of our guests coming to Santa Fe for the Festival. The Sage is located at 725 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505. The details:

  • Discounted room block rates available during the dates of July 30 - August 7.
  • Rooms are based on availability. Bookings under the discounted room block must be made by June 30.
  • Room reservations may be cancelled free of charge if done so at least 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • The Hotel is walkable to a grocery store, many restaurants, the Santa Fe Historic Plaza and other popular tourist attractions.
  • Rooms with one king bed and rooms with two queen beds are available as long as inventory is still available.
  • The nightly rate is $204 plus taxes and fees.
  • Free hot breakfast included.
  • Free Parking.

We recommend making your reservations early. If you encounter any issues while trying to book your rooms, please email for assistance. It's possible that more rooms can be added to the discounted block if existing rooms are all booked. Reserve your rooms here.

Santa Fe Travel and Lodging

Ground Transportation

While in Santa Fe:

Festival activities at the National Dance Institute are not within walking distance of hotels. The facilities are approximately three miles from the Plaza. A car, UBER/Lyft or city bus will be needed to get back and forth to the classes, workshops and concerts. 

Getting to Santa Fe:

If you are flying into New Mexico through Albuquerque, you’ll find shuttles available to Santa Fe. It will take about an hour to get from Albuquerque to Santa Fe.  And if you are flying directly into Santa Fe, plan to use an UBER or Limo Service to get from the airport to your hotel. If you are arriving early morning or late at night, it’s advisable to line up ground  transportation in Santa Fe in advance.


Sunport International Airport (Albuquerque):

Served by 8 major carriers, the Sunport offers non-stop service between ABQ and more than 20 destinations, all with worldwide connectivity. The Albuquerque International Sunport is the Gateway of New Mexico. Sunport is approximately a sixty minute drive south of Santa Fe.

Santa Fe Regional Airport:

Travelers have options for direct flights from Dallas, Denver, and Phoenix, with connections to thousands of destinations throughout the world. Flights to and from Santa Fe are operated with a CR-700 jet with a 2-class configuration with Wifi. Flight options are more limited than Sunport International. Santa Fe is serviced by American and United Airlines.

Car Rental / Rideshare

If you decide you’d like a rental car, Sunport International Airport and Santa Fe Regional Airports offer a variety of providers and convenient access to rental car services, as well as access to rideshare services such as Lyft and Uber.


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The City Different

With a storied history that spans more than four hundred years, Santa Fe, New Mexico is a magical, exuberant, colorful journey during ANY season. The city’s legendary history and culture will fascinate and inspire you. The plethora of art galleries and diverse visual arts span ancient traditional art to the most contemporary, making it one of the largest and most important art markets in the country. Settle yourself into world-class accommodations, partake of the sumptuous world-renowned cuisine, and treat yourself to colorful markets. Experience why Santa Fe has been considered a legendary trading center for hundreds of years.

Zozobra! Burn Your Gloom

September 1st is the scheduled date of the 2023 Burning of Zozobra! The Burning of Zozobra is a unique cultural event staged annually by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe on the Friday before Labor Day as an exciting and fiery kick-off to the historic 306-year-old Fiestas de Santa Fe. This much-loved local tradition sees the parading of Zozobra, or Old Man Gloom, and his eventual banishment (via spectacular bonfire)! Zozobra is the creation of Will Shuster, one of Los Cinco Pintores, a group of artists who made their way to New Mexico in the 1920s. Shuster’s creation first burned in his backyard in 1924 as a 6-foot effigy and, over the years, has grown to a towering 50-foot high marionette. Made of wood, wire, and cotton cloth and stuffed with hundreds of bags of shredded paper, Zozobra is a dark and eerie character, part ghost and part monster. Since those early days, the people of Santa Fe, families and friends new and old, have annually made their way to Fort Marcy Park, a few blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, to view this one-of-a-kind Labor Day Friday pageant.

Meow Wolf: The Immersive Art Experience

Santa Fe is also home to Meow Wolf, an out-of-this-world, nationally-recognized interactive art experience for all ages. You literally have to experience this place firsthand to understand why it has become one of the country’s most exciting destinations! Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return is a mind-bending, explorable art experience for people of all ages. Featuring over 70 rooms of immersive art, House of Eternal Return takes participants on a macrocosmic adventure of seemingly endless possibilities.

Additional Santa Fe Travel Resources

Please contact us if you have any questions about New Century Dance Project.