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Mission Statement

NMPAA (formerly CityDance Theatre), a non-profit organization, established in 1998 to provide the residents of Las Cruces and its surrounding area with the opportunity to explore their dreams of dance in a non-threatening, community-oriented, and diverse curriculum is now New Mexico Performing Arts Academy. New Mexico Performing Arts Academy offers a wide variety of classes for both youth and adults alike.


Our Mission: The mission of New Mexico Performing Arts Academy is to provide high quality, low cost dance, theatre and performing art classes and programs for all ages, skill levels and ambition.

Artistic: Learn to communicate meaning through dance, theatre and singing.
Physical: Increased flexibility and stamina; improved circulation, posture, balance and coordination
Emotional: Enhanced self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline; pride of accomplishment
Social: Greater understanding; improved communication and self-expression
Intellectual: Improved academic performance and creativity
Recreational: It is fun!

Artistic Enrichment: Dance, like other artistic endeavors, brings a sense of pride and accomplishment to the performer. An inherent characteristic of art is that it is intended to be shared. Artists require an outlet for their talents. Through performance, New Mexico Performing Arts Academy offers an opportunity for creative expression to artists of all types. This assembly of talent brings color, life, and spirit to the performances that are created for our community.

Role Models: New Mexico Performing Arts Academy provides positive role models. The discipline and responsibility associated with cooperative projects like presenting a performance or successfully completing a complicated class, build character, team skills, and confidence. In addition, the community is able to see New Mexico Performing Arts Academy productions at extremely low costs. This enables all to share in, and dream of participating in, the beautiful art of dance theatre.

Our Teachers: Our qualified teaching staff are here to ensure you have fun while learning invaluable life skills through the performing arts classes.



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