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National Dance Institute Residency with Dance eXchange


National Dance Institute Residency with Dance eXchange
« on: June 19, 2017, 05:24:10 PM »
Based on the award-winning methodology of the National Dance Institute (NDI), Dance eXchange is an in-school educational outreach program that uses live music and structured creative learning to teach Philadelphia students the basic vocabulary of dance, while fostering personal growth skills like self-confidence, focus, teamwork, and determination. Founded in Spring 2014 with a class of 24 students at Andrew Jackson School, the program has since grown to reach nearly 200 3rd and 4th grade students at three Philadelphia schools in the 2016-2017 school year.

NDIís pedagogy teaches students the fundamentals of dance and performance by integrating a curricular theme and concluding each program with a final performance. Students also hone their critical and creative thinking skills as their dance skills develop. Focused through a curricular theme, students are introduced to new cultures and big ideas, engendering in them an abiding curiosity about the world and their place in it. Visit for more information.

From September 25-29, 2017, BalletX and NDI will conduct a week-long training workshop at Vare-Washington Elementary School. This residency is free of cost to select dance educators, with the option of attending as a Participant or Observer.

Dates: Monday, September 25 Ė Friday, September 29, 2017
Location: Vare-Washington Elementary School 1198 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

The NDI Training Residency offers two attendance options, Participant or Observer. All selected attendees are to arrive to each session punctually and conduct themselves in a professional manner. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and meals. If selected for the program, attendees are required to submit a Criminal and Child Abuse Background Verification. See application for further details and deadlines.

Participant: required to attend ALL sessions throughout the week
Observer: may select the sessions they attend according to their personal schedule

Apply Online:

Or Mail Application, Letters of Recommendation, and Clearances to:

Kate Carr
Education and Outreach Specialist
265 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19107