Get in the Christmas spirit with Christmas in New Mexico, Baila! Baila! Dance Academy’s annual holiday show, produced in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC).
Who: Albuquerque-based Baila! Baila! Dance Academy has been teaching children and adults the art of Ballet Folklorico or Traditional Mexican Folk Dance for more than three decades. The school’s curriculum has since expanded to cover additional dance genres, including country western, salsa, hip hop, classical ballet, and Danza Azteca.
What: Christmas in New Mexico is Baila! Baila!’s annual holiday extravaganza. This performance features music, song, and dance with the traditional Southwestern flair that has been cultivated in our state for generations, along with unique segments saluting Christmas traditions from around the world. With music, dance, and New Mexican spirit, this performance will surely delight theatre-goers of all ages.
Christmas in New Mexico features a large, multigenerational cast including dancers as young as six, as well as Baila! Baila!’s professional company dancers. Special guest performances include live mariachi and an appearance by company founder Israela Garcia.
Tickets range from $22 to $32, with a $2 discount for students and seniors.
Where: The NHCC’s Albuquerque Journal Theatre, located at 1701 4th St SW.
When: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4.
Why: Christmas in New Mexico blends holiday traditions from around the globe with our own traditions here in New Mexico. The result is a celebration of music and dance that must be seen to be believed!