"Hundreds of cheery and enthusiastic students from the Institute’s Celebration Team, SWAT Team, and First Team took the Skirball Stage to share with an audience of parents, supporters, and newcomers the relevance and power of dance and arts education existing in New York City’s Public School— through NDI."
"Most water journeys are made by boat, but this one will be executed proudly on foot. The happy travelers are more than 200 talented young performers from the National Dance Institute, a nonprofit that brings free arts programs to public schools."
"Directed by Kelly Buwalda, this event will bring together over 200 talented dancers from NYC public schools in an exhilarating performance that celebrates cultures, creatures, and cities that thrive at the river’s edge. With original choreography and live music, the dancers will samba through the Amazon, strut along the Hudson, and set sail on the Mississippi. This performance will remind us of the river’s beauty, power to connect us all to each other, and the need to conserve these precious water sources for future generations."
"National Dance Institute (NDI), the non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by legendary New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise, will host its 2018 Event of the Year: At The River’s Edge at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The 2018 Event of the Year, directed by Kelly Buwalda, will bring together over 200 talented dancers from NYC public schools in a vibrant performance inspired by the power of rivers."