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 student’s education. 

Summer 2017
Two-Week Teaching Artist Training

Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 11,
Fee: $1000
(Limited scholarships available)

NDI Teaching Artist Training is an intensive immersion in National Dance Institute’s renowned teaching techniques. Led by NDI’s Master Teaching Artists, the training takes place at the state-of-the-art NDI Center in Harlem. Participants work directly with New York City public school children, mastering the unique pedagogy that has been developed over NDI’s 40-year history. Each year, professional artists and educators from around the globe emerge from this transformative experience with an advanced set of teaching tools that equip them to motivate, engage, and inspire diverse learners to excellence through the power of the arts.

NDI Teaching Artist Training includes daily teaching opportunities, choreography workshops, stimulating group discussions, and presentations from leaders in education. This enriching two-week program culminates in a celebratory performance.

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Ten-Week Course (New Offering!)

Tuesdays, September 19 - November 14


The Ten-Week Course focuses on key aspects of the NDI methodology such as creative classroom management techniques, effective teaching strategies for diverse learners, and the power of performance. Participants emerge with new and powerful tools to use in their classrooms, connections with colleagues in the field, and inspiration to reinvigorate their teaching practices. 

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Successful completion of NDI Teaching Artist Training is a prerequisite for employment with National Dance Institute.

For more information on NDI's Teaching Artist Training, please contact Hannah Bailenson, Program Coordinator, at (212) 226-0083, or e-mail: hbailenson@nationaldance.org


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."

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NDI's work with special needs populations.