Upcoming Events

The Irene Diamond Summer Institute
July 5 to July 28, 2017
National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts

This July, over 100 children selected from our New York City partner schools are participating in NDI's Irene Diamond Summer Institute, a four-week scholarship program held at the NDI Center in Harlem. The training includes a rigorous daily schedule of classes in ballet, jazz, tap, modern dance, music, and choreography, as well as special workshops by world-renowned visiting artists.

Residency Performance & Che Malambo
Thursday, July 20, 8:00pm
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Saratoga Performing Arts Center will present the second annual concert The Performance Project: Youth in Motion before Che Malambo, the Argentinian dance company, appears on the stage. The Performance Project is 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. The children participate in daily 2.5-hour, high-energy dance classes, culminating in the grant performance on the SPAC stage.

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Residency Performance: Catskill Mountain Foundation
Saturday, July 22, 7:00pm
Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, Village of Tannersville

National Dance Institute returns each summer to conduct a two-week dance intensive for local children which culminates in a fully-staged performance featuring local students and the NDI Celebration Team of young dancers from New York City. Every year, this popular event draws large crowds. Colorful banners celebrating the theme of each year’s NDI program provide a backdrop for the young dancers. This is a high energy performance that celebrates the creativity of youth in our area.

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Summer 2017
Two-Week Intensive Teaching Artist Training

July 31 - August 11, 2017
National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts

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.

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DREAM Project
Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 2017
National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts

Dancers work together under the guidance of Kay, Agnes, NDI teaching artists, and physical therapy students to master choreography and gain partnership and performance skills, working toward functional goals within a joyful, rigorous, and supportive group dynamic. The workshop culminates in an informal performance celebrating the children’s achievements.

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Fall 2017
Ten-Week Teaching Artist Training

Tuesdays, September 19 - November 14, 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts

The ten-week course focuses on key aspects of the NDI methodology such as creative classroom management techniques, effective teaching strategies for diverse learners, and the power of performance. Participants emerge with new and powerful tools to use in their classrooms, connections with colleagues in the field, and inspiration to reinvigorate their teaching practices.

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