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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 - 9:30 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Jacques’ Art Nest XV: Balanchine’s Guys

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 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 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 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Alumni Homecoming 2018

March 3 @ 11:00 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

National Dance Institute's Celebration Team performs In Harlem Night Song, directed by Bianca Johnson, dozens of dancers from National Dance Institute's Celebration Team will stomp at the Savoy, salute the Harlem Hellfighters, cheer for Joe Louis, and shuffle along at the Hoofers Club. These exuberant artists range in age from 9 [...]

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April 2018
April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ziegfield Ballroom New York, NY

NDI Annual Gala

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ziegfield Ballroom New York, NY

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 sit-down [...]

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May 2018
May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Teacher Training: Introductory Workshop

May 8 @ 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 opportunities [...]

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May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Jacques’ Art Nest XVI: A Celebration of Jerome Robbins

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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. Joined by stars from Broadway and New York City Ballet who will perform some of Robbins’ most iconic masterpieces, Jacques will reveal what it was like to work alongside one [...]

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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

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

Mark your calendar! Children in NDI's Advanced Programs perform live at NYU's Skirball Center for Performing Arts.

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July 2018
July 30 - August 10
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Two Week Teaching Artist Training Intensive

July 30 - August 10
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

NDI Teaching Artist Training is an intensive immersion in National Dance Institute’s renowned teaching techniques.

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August 2018
August 13 - August 17
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Summer 2018: NDI Dream Project

August 13 - August 17
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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September 2018
September 25 @ 6:00 pm - November 20 @ 8:00 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

Fall 2018: NDI & The Art of Teaching

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - November 20 @ 8:00 pm
National Dance Institute 217 West 147th Street,
New York, NY 10039

This 10-week course 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. NDI & The Art of Teaching is open to teaching artists, professional dancers, and classroom teachers passionate about [...]

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