Each year, NDI transforms the lives of thousands of New York City public school children and their communities. Under the artistic direction of Ellen Weinstein and a staff of professional teaching artists, NDI uses dance and music to instill in students a love of the arts, a passion for learning, and a desire to strive for their personal best.
“There seems to be a human need to dance. Children feel this need to dance acutely. At National Dance Institute, we expose thousands of children a year to the mystery of dance, and all of them are changed by the experience — some in small ways, others profoundly.”