Professional Development

NDI offers professional development services to classroom teachers as a contracted vendor through the New York City Department of Education. Our professional development workshops provide participants with a direct experience of the performing arts process and enable them to reflect on the importance of arts learning in a child's education.

The professional development program for classroom teachers at NDI's partner public schools augments the year-long services already provided to the students in the NDI In-School Program. The program provides participants with the first hand experience of NDI's ensemble performance model, guided observation and reflection on the NDI methodology, and the opportunity to explore collaborations between the NDI artistic curriculum and the teachers' curriculum. By enhancing the classroom teachers' understanding of NDI's method, artistic curriculum, and creative process, we help the teachers make methodological connections, thus expanding their own teaching repertory.

For more information, contact Aileen Barry, Director of Programs, abarry@nationaldance.org, or call 212-226-0083.

In-School Events