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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Arts Education, Children & Youth, Dance, Youth Centers & Clubs

Mission: Since 1996, Keshet Dance has been delivering the highest quality dance experience to communities in the Greater Albuquerque Area. Keshet's mission is "to inspire and unite community by fostering unlimited possibilities through dance, mentorship and a creative space for the arts." A defined philosophy of mentorship and social responsibility is integrated into all of Keshet's programming. Any person regardless of their ability, income or personal barriers should have access to dance. Therefore, Keshet allows every person who seeks the opportunity to participate and become a part of its dynamic and diverse dance community. Keshet strives to provide a positive setting where persons of all backgrounds and abilities can flourish and grow through the process of mentorship and through dance; thereby providing opportunities for personal growth, success, recognition, and achievement.

Target demographics: children, youth and families

Geographic areas served: Albuquerque

Programs: Community Dance Classes for ages 2- Adult with unlimited noncompetitive scholarships and Work Study programs enabling EVERYONE to dance. Juvenile Justice Program - mentorship and education for incarcerated youth Outreach - classes to Title 1 schools and the community

Community Stories

73 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a small business owner and someone not previously involved with non-profits, Keshet Dance Company changed my perception of the non-profit and arts world. This organization is as professionally run as any business I have been involved with. The people that benefit however, are not the owners, but the people who choose to participate or get involved...at any level. Students, volunteers, at-risk youth, incarcerated youth, people with disabilities, professional dancers, teachers, etc. are the real beneficiaries. The type of people this organization touches is endless. As a volunteer the last two years, I find it tremendously refreshing to assist an organization that is genuinely giving back to the community at all levels. That is truly a unique position to be in and I feel fortunate to be a part.

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Former Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been my pleasure to be part of this organization on many different levels. As a volunteer, I have experienced the commitment and hard work that the dancers and crew put into every performance. As an audience member, I have laughed, cried, and enjoyed every moment. As a donor, I have received a great return on every dime. I am so proud to feel a part of Keshet and the amazing people who make it what it is.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This company transforms lives and sees no boundaries!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keshet continues to help and contribute to so many lives and so much community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keshet is hands down the best dance company in the state if not the country.one two three four five. six

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Keshet Dance Company is FANTASTIC. Talk about integrity and doing what you say you are going to do! I really appreciate the commitment, professionalism and the great sense of humor and comraderie in working with the people of Keshet!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Keshet is an amazingly supportive place, always ready to help you find a way to follow your dreams and make things happen when it comes to dance in the community. I started dancing at 34 and can't imagine stopping anytime soon. I don't think I could have done that at most other dance companies. I have had the opportunity to begin teaching creative movement and dance and to assist in professional productions, aside from just dancing for myself. The PID program, in particular, is so inspirational to me. I want to be a part of keeping it strong and helping everyone see themselves as having a creative dancer inside of them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Keshet is a wonderful, inclusive organization and the performances are life-changing. From it's outreach program to the Nutcracker, everything is done professionally, but with an enormous amount of hear.