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July 2017

July 31, 2017 - August 11, 2017
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Summer 2017: Teaching Artist Training

July 31, 2017 - August 11, 2017
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

July 31 - August 11, 2017 NDI Teaching Artist Training is an intensive immersion in NDI's renowned teaching techniques. Participants work directly with New York City public school children, mastering the unique pedagogy that has been developed over NDI's 40-year history. Apply here.

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September 2017

September 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

NDI & The Art of Teaching

September 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

This ten-week workshop focuses on key aspects of the NDI methodology, such as effective classroom management techniques, teaching strategies for diverse learners, and the use of performance to motivate children to excellence.

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October 2017

October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY
New York, 10025-6990

NDI’s Celebration Team at Symphony Space

October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY
New York, 10025-6990

Join us for a joyful performance of music and dance featuring original choreography from National Dance Institute's thrilling production of Harlem Night Song, a celebration of Harlem and the music, art, and culture that shaped this vibrant community. NDI dancers will stomp at the Savoy, salute the Harlem Hellfighters, cheer [...]

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January 2018

January 16 - April 21
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Winter 2018: NDI Center Classes

January 16 - April 21
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Classes at the NDI Center provide children the opportunity to experience the joy, rigor, and excellence of NDI's award-winning arts education programs. Photo: Krista Njapa Register Today!

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February 2018

February 1 - February 3
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Auditions for Pianists

February 1 - February 3
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Thursday, February 1, 10 a.m. - 2  p.m. Saturday, February 3,  4 p.m. - 7  p.m. Looking to share your passion and enthusiasm for live music? Do you enjoy working with children? Do you value artistic collaboration and teamwork? National Dance Institute (NDI) was founded in 1976 by New [...]

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February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Jacques’ Art Nest XV: Balanchine’s Guys

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Jacques d'Amboise, Arthur Mitchell, and Edward Villella, three of the finest male dancers of our time, will take center stage in this next installment in Jacques' Art Nest series. Moderated by Donya Archer Bommer, they will discuss what it was like to dance for George Balanchine, and will share their memories of the master and their [...]

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February 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lunar New Year Celebration (FREE event)

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

National Dance Institute’s Celebration Team and Dancing into the Future, NDI’s affiliate from China, will perform a Dog Dance, followed by an interactive instructor-led dog dance. All audience members are welcome to join in the fun!  NDI will perform at 10:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m at the lobby of David Geffen [...]

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February 20 - February 23
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

NDI DREAM Project Teacher Training

February 20 - February 23
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

In the DREAM training, participants will spend the mornings closely observing and assisting a DREAM program, and in the afternoons we will do a unpack the pedagogy and practice implementing the techniques. The program will culminate in a joyful performance.

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February 20 - February 23
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Winter 2018: NDI DREAM Project

February 20 - February 23
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

The DREAM Project is an inclusive program that provides children with disabilities the opportunity to dance and perform. In this unique program, children with disabilities and a group of age-matched, non-disabled peers dance in partnership, with the goals of maximizing participation and challenging every dancer to achieve their best through teamwork, creativity, empathy, and discovery. The program culminates in a performance celebrating every student’s [...]

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March 2018

March 3 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Alumni Homecoming 2018

March 3 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Connect with old friends, dance with the SWAT and Celebration Teams, enjoy a sneak preview of our 2018 Event of the Year, and dance NDI's greatest hits! Plus, catch up with Jacques, Ellen, and all your favorite teachers and staff! RSVP to Bretleigh Sandorf at bsandorf@nationaldance.org

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March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
New Jersey Performing Arts Center 1 Center Street Newark
New Jersey, NJ 07102

“Harlem Night Song” at New Jersey Performing Arts Center

March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
New Jersey Performing Arts Center 1 Center Street Newark
New Jersey, NJ 07102

Join us for a joyful performance of music and dance featuring original choreography from National Dance Institute's thrilling production of  Harlem Night Song, a celebration of Harlem and the music, art, and culture that shaped this vibrant community. NDI dancers will stomp at the Savoy, salute the Harlem Hellfighters, cheer for Joe Louis, and shuffle [...]

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April 2018

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ziegfeld Ballroom 141 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

NDI’s 42nd Annual Gala

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ziegfeld Ballroom 141 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

NDI’s Annual Gala is a highlight of the Spring social calendar in New York City, and raises $1.5 million in support of NDI’s award-winning arts education programs for thousands of public school children each year. This eagerly-anticipated event begins with a festive cocktail reception for its nearly 500 guests, followed by an elegant [...]

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May 2018

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Teacher Training: Introductory Workshop

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Join us for an introduction to NDI’s unique teaching methodology! Come to experience a joyful and energizing dance class led by NDI Master Teaching Artists, and explore our core techniques and their application to diverse classroom settings. Connect with colleagues in the field and learn more about training and employment [...]

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May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Jacques’ Art Nest XVI: UPPER WEST SIDE STORY: A Celebration of Jerome Robbins

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

To commemorate Jerome Robbins' 100th birthday, Jacques d'Amboise will host a celebration of Robbins' life, career, and prolific body of work. Jacques will take you behind the scenes and reveal what it was like to work alongside one of the finest choreographers of our time. New York City Ballet principal [...]

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June 2018

June 16 - June 18
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

NDI’s 2018 Event of the Year: At The River’s Edge

June 16 - June 18
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

June 16th at 5 p.m. June 17th at 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. June 18th at 6:30 p.m. Duration: 1 HR, NO INTERMISSION National Dance Institute’s 2018 Event of the Year At the River’s Edge, directed by Kelly Buwalda, will bring together over 200 talented dancers from New York City public [...]

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June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center 108 Avenue of The Pines
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States

NDI Celebration Team & Trinity Irish Dance Company

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center 108 Avenue of The Pines
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will present The Performance Project: Youth in Motion, a collaboration between the Capital District, the Saratoga Regional YMCAs, and National Dance Institute. The two-week program gives local children, aged 9-12, the opportunity to participate in NDI's award-winning dance program, culminating in a grand performance on the SPAC [...]

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July 2018

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Gibney Dance 280 Broadway
New York, NY 10007 United States

Dance Films Association Gala Honoring Jacques d’Amboise

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Gibney Dance 280 Broadway
New York, NY 10007 United States

Dance Films Association is pleased to announce that Jacques d’Amboise and Trey McIntyre will both receive a 2018 Dance in Focus Award, to be presented at the Dance on Camera Festival Kickoff Gala, Monday, July 16th at Gibney Dance. Shining Sung, U.S. Representative of the Chimei Foundation will present to [...]

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