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NDI Center Classes

NDI Center Classes 2018-08-22T15:19:21+00:00

Classes at the National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts provide children the opportunity to experience the joy, rigor, and excellence of NDI’s award-winning arts education programs.

Need-based scholarships are available for all NDI Center classes through an application process. For more information or to apply for a scholarship, contact Christina Aguirre or call (212) 226-0083. The Valerie Diker ‘Come Dance With Us’ Scholarship is made possible through the generous support of Charles and Valerie Diker.

NEW OFFERING: World Percussion 
Classes for 3rd – 5th Grades 

Inquire about a FREE trial class!

Contact Christina Aguirre at caguirre@nationaldance.org or (212) 226-0083. 

Photo: Marc Millman

Photo: Marc Millman

Arts Encounter:
Movement and Music for Young Children

Classes for K-1st Grades

Arts Encounter, NDI’s unique early childhood program, was developed in the belief that all children are dancers and singers. Under the guidance of NDI Master Teaching Artists and musicians, children explore creative movement, storytelling, and the joy and power of the arts.

Fee: $360 for 12-week Session (plus $25 non-refundable registration fee)

Register for K-1st Grades
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.; September 15–December 15, 2018

Ballet

Classes for 5th to 8th Grades

Taught by NDI Master Teaching Artist and former ballet dancer Emily Meisner, this class offers students the opportunity to develop and improve their classical ballet skills while experiencing the energy and thrill of a typical NDI class.

Fee: $300 for 12-week Session (plus $25 non-refundable registration fee)

Register for Ballet
Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m.– 5:15 p.m.; September 25–December 11, 2018

Photo: Krista Njapa

NDI Dance

Classes for 2nd–3rd Grades and 4th–5th Grades

NDI Dance is a joyfully rigorous class that draws upon NDI’s unique movement vocabulary, allowing students of every level to succeed as dancers and performers.

Fee: $300 for 12-week Session (plus $25 non-refundable registration fee)

Register for 2nd3rd Grades
Thursdays, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.; September 27–December 20, 2018

Register for 4th-5th Grades
Thursdays, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.; September 27–December 20, 2018

Modern Dance

Classes for 5th to 8th Grades

Taught by NDI Master Teaching Artist and choreographer Bianca Johnson, this class is intended to supplement students’ prior dance training, providing a foundation in modern dance technique and opportunities to learn the fundamentals of choreography.

Fee: $300 for 12-week Session (plus $25 non-refundable registration fee)

Register for Modern Dance
Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m.; September 25–December 11, 2018

Intermediate Tap

Classes for 5th to 8th Grades

Led by a NDI Master Teaching Artist and accompanied with live music, this advanced beginner/intermediate level tap class aims to further develop fundamental tap technique and focus on musicality in a joyful NDI class setting.

Previous tap experience is required.

Fee: $300 for 12-week Session (plus $25 non-refundable registration fee)

Register for Intermediate Tap
Thursdays, 5:15 p.m.– 6:15 p.m.; September 27–December 20, 2018

Photo: Eduardo Patino

World Percussion (NEW OFFERING)

Classes for 3rd to 5th Grades

Students will engage in a joyful and hands-on exploration of rhythms from around the world. Using their body as an instrument as well as percussion instruments, students will create original pieces and develop skills in coordination, musicality, and teamwork.

Fee: $300 for 12-week Session (plus $25 non-refundable registration fee)

Inquire about a FREE trial class! Contact Christina Aguirre at caguirre@nationaldance.org or call (212) 226-0083. 

Register for Percussion
Thursdays, 5:15 p.m.– 6:15 p.m.; September 27–December 20, 2018

Photo: Marc Millman

Summer 2019:

FREE two-week dance and music program

Classes for Children Entering Grades 4 and 5

Children in this free summer program will experience high-energy and engaging dance and music classes taught by a team of NDI Master Teachers and Musicians, who will take children on a thrilling, creative journey culminating in a performance. This program is offered free of charge. No previous dance or music experience is necessary. Limited space available!

Mandatory Orientation: you and your child must attend this session if you wish to register for the program. It will include a dance class for children and an info session/Q+A for parents.

Participants must commit to the full program.

Fee: a non-refundable $25 registration fee to secure your child’s spot in the program. If this is not possible for your family, please contact us.

July–August 2019
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m daily