• Dancing in the Desert, LLC

    The studio “Dancing in the Desert, LLC” arose from a combination of the owner’s passion for dancing, shared by many of the locals in greater Abiquiu, and the lack of a place where this could actually be put to practice.

  • “Build it and they will come.”

    The ‘Dance Studio with a View’ (a view that only the Georgia O’Keeffe Country offers) has the finest sprung floor in the area. The studio lends itself ideally to any movement exercises. At present dancing is complemented by Yoga, Pilates, NIA, Ballet, Jazz and Creative Dance. We are certainly receptive to other forms of movement modalities in the future.

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  • Sculpture Garden - designed by our local, award-winning sculptor J. Suris.

    Toadie, Coyotie and Ravie are watching over the Studio

  • “There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them.” - Vicki Baum

    Dancing improves the quality of life by increasing balance, enhances cardiovascular and muscular endurance, agility and coordination, and stimulates memory. Loss of equilibrium, agility, falls, and bone fracture are the leading cause of accidental death in the elderly.

  • The Patio

    In the summer, a patio offers the possibility to hang out with friends while dancing away the evening.

Studio with a View in Abiquiu

Dancing the night away with skillful instruction by Ici Thalmann

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Martha Graham described dance as the “truthful expression of the psyche’s deepest feelings, revealing through the body’s movement the innermost impulses of the human soul.”

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If you want to reduce stress, improve health, enhance athletic performance, recover from injury or illness, or to improve the enjoyment of everyday life – you might want to try yoga with Sue.

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Joseph Pilates wrote, “a body free from nervous tension and fatigue is the ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well-balanced mind, fully capable of successfully meeting all the complex problems of modern living.”

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Nia is a cardiovascular mind-body movement practice that combines dance, healing and martial arts. Nia benefits people of all ages and ability levels by tailoring movement based on what it calls The Body’s Way: a method of moving the body in accordance with its natural design and function.

Dancing in the Desert from Isolde Thalmann on Vimeo.