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.


The NCDP staff has arranged for a limited number of discounted hotel rooms for choreographers, dancers and families traveling from a distance. Please note the hotel is approximately 5-7 minutes away from the studio/theater by car. It is walking distance to many restaurants, shopping, and the historic plaza in downtown Santa Fe.

You’ll want to make your reservations early since there are a limited number of rooms available at this discounted price. If you find the block is fully booked, please contact us at NCDP, and we will try to have more rooms released.

Discounted Hotel Room Block Details

Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

100 Sandoval St

Santa Fe, NM 87501


The following room rate is available from check-in July 28 to check-out August 5, 2024.

·      Two Queen Beds or 1 King nightly rate of $209 plus taxes and fees

·      Free parking

·      Room reservation cutoff date: 6/28/24

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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.

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Meow Wolf: The Immersive Art Experience

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Additional Santa Fe Travel Resources

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