The Teaching Artist Training
 program disseminates NDI’s teaching methodology to educators and artists around the world.  The Two-Week Intensive equips participants with foundational tools to become highly-skilled arts educators with a deepened understanding of the impact of dance in a students’s education.  The two-day Special Populations Workshop focuses specifically on working with special learners.

Fee: $1000

Mon, March 3 - Thu, March 13
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

(includes Sat, Mar 8)


NDI Teaching Artist Training is an in-depth immersion into National Dance Institute's renowned teaching techniques. Led by NDI's Master Teaching Artists, the training takes place in residence at an NDI partner school, giving participants practical experience teaching New York City public school children, and at the state-of-the-art NDI Center for Learning & the Arts in Harlem. Each year, professional artists and educators from around the globe participate in the training and emerge from this transformative experience with an advanced set of teaching tools and a deepened understanding of the power of the arts in education.

NDI Teaching Artist Training includes daily teaching assignments, choreography workshops, stimulating group discussions, and presentations from leaders in education.

Monday, February 3, 6-7:30 PM
NDI Teaching Artist Training
FREE Sample Class

Reservations required. Contact Aileen Barry at or (212) 226-0083.

Fee: $200
($150 for NDI Teaching Artist Training Participants)
Fri, Mar 14, 10AM-6PM
Sat, Mar 15, 10AM-5PM


This intensive two-day workshop for artists and educators will immerse participants in NDI's award-winning arts education pedagogy as it applies to teaching children with special needs. Participants will learn to engage special learners and reveal their abilities through dance, music, and performance while gaining the inspiration and the tools to motivate children to individual and collective excellence.

Led by NDI Master Teacher and clinical psychologist Dr. Jenny Seham, participants will put NDI's unique methods into practice by working with dancers at two NDI partner schools: PS 199M and the Filomen D'Agostino Greenberg Music School at Lighthouse International. Trainees will emerge from the workshop with powerful strategies to enhance their current practice or to begin the process of expanding their reach to dancers of all abilities.

The Special Populations Workshop may be taken alone or as an extension of the Two-Week Intensive.

For more information on NDI Teacher Training Programs, or to register for the Free Sample Class, contact Aileen Barry, Program Director, (212) 226-0083, or e-mail:

Video: NDI Teacher Training Workshop: a trainee's perspective

"I found the mutual respect, commitment and level of expectation during the workshop amazing, poignant, and inspirational. The whole experience helped me to define why I love dance and why I love teaching dance so much."

Video: Special Forces

NDI's work with special needs populations.