NDI's SWAT Team (Scholarships for the Willing, Achieving, and Talented) is comprised of over 100 dancers selected from NDI's In-School Program each year. Approximately 100 SWAT dancers gather for 3-5 hours of intensive instruction every Saturday, from January through June, at the NDI Center. A special after-school SWAT program serves another 30 students from PS 105 in the Bronx, who are unable to travel to Manhattan. All SWAT dancers learn complex choreography created expressly for them while continuing to participate in the ISP, serving as role models for their peers at school. NDI Teaching Artist teams consist of a master teacher/choreographer, an assistant teacher, and a musician, who lead groups of approximately 30 dancers—a ratio of one teacher to ten dancers at Saturday and after-school SWAT programs.