Dance, and the greater encompassing term Moving Arts, describes the many types, practices and schools of dancing activities available to residents and visitors to Northern New Mexico. Taos offers ballet, flamenco, modern, african, estatic, country, salsa, therapeutic and more, not to mention the many types of traditional dances of the Taos Pueblo.

Dance in general is the art of movement and the expression of many aspects - the beauty of the human body, storytelling, emotional release or description, the practice and adherence to traditional or cultural values, religious participation, physical health and exercise, and intimate activity or just plain fun. This section of the Taos Arts Council Website lists the individuals and organizations involved with and promoting these areas of moving expression, study and disciplines.

Dance / Theatre Organizations


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Ballet Taos - Professional Contemporary and Classical Dance Company and Training Academy
Ballet Taos is a local performing arts organization dedicated to enriching our community, producing high quality productions, and offering world class training to aspiring young artists. Our mission as a professional dance company is to stage relevant works of movement that reach a diverse audience, including individuals that may not otherwise have access to dance or live performance. Our organization collaborates with local artists from other disciplines to create multimedia dance productions. We offer high level training to serious students interested in pursuing professional careers in dance and the arts and tirelessly work to develop an audience for performing arts in Northern New Mexico.

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Phone - 575-779-9128
Address - 1037 Calle Del Sol, Taos
Type - Organization
Availability - Instructions, Classes, Workshops



Taos Youth Ballet - Devoted to nurturing the love of dance in today's young dancers, while inspiring love and appreciation of dance within the community.
Taos Youth Ballet is a performing youth company for Dancer’s ages eight through 18. The Youth Ballet is comitted to Assisting young dancers in developing an appreciation and understanding of the ballet journey through collaborative and creative opportunities. It strives to nurture each dancer equally to their personal highest potential, while also developing a love of performance and providing the Taos community with free dance and movement productions.

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Phone - 575-770–0053
Primary Contact - Amber Vasquez
Mailing Address - POB 640, Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico, 87513
Physical Address - 1027 Salazar Road, Taos, NM
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Availability - Instruction, Classes, Workshops



Lucid Performance - Poetry Bouts 
Producer of Poetry Bouts in collaboration with arts organizations around the world.

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Phone - 575-758-1029
Mailing Address - 512 Cam. San Miguel, Taos, NM 87571
Primary Contact - Anne
Organization Type - Business
Message - Contact us to arrange an exciting poetry performance at your venue.


Dancers / Actors


Diane Eger - Middle Eastern Dance 
Private and class instruction. 25 years performing, teaching and producing. Studied in India and Egypt and produced many shows in Taos.

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Phone - 575 758 3821
Physical Location - Ranchos de Taos NM 
Organization Type - Individual
Availability - Personal Instruction, Classes