Help our children reach for the stars! National Dance Institute’s arts education programs transform the lives of over 40,000 New York City public school children and their families each year. With your support of our StarChild Program, we will be able to bring the magic and joy of the arts to even more children.

Please give as generously as you can.


Adopt a School $25,000
NDI is now in residence in 41 schools throughout New York City. Your generosity will help bring our joyful and engaging arts and learning programs to an entire grade of children for a full year.

Adopt a Class $10,000
NDI is currently in 200 classrooms in schools across Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx. Your support will make it possible for an entire class to experience the transformative power and collaborative spirit of the arts for a full year.

Keep the Music Playing $5,000
Live music is integral to all of NDI's arts education programs. Your donation will ensure that NDI musicians and their music fill not only our classrooms, but the lives of our young dancers as well.

Sponsor a Dancer $1,000
This year, NDI is reaching more than 6,500 school children from all corners of New York City with our rigorous and participatory arts and learning programs. Your contribution will help ensure that each and every one of these dancers has the opportunity to experience the joy and power of the arts in their lives.

For more information please contact Michele O’Mara, Senior Director of Development at 212-226-0083

Why I Give.
NDI inspires & transforms:

“In the beginning I was really nervous. Now I feel confident and proud. Thank you NDI for giving me courage.”

Michael, PS 1