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National Dance Institute Teacher Training Residency with Dance eXchange


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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 2017-2018 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 Monday, September 24-Friday, September 28, 2018, BalletX and NDI will conduct a week-long training workshop at Stephen Girard School. This residency is free of cost to select dance educators, with the option of attending as a Participant or Observer.

** Please submit the below application, along with your School District of Philadelphia School clearances: FBI Criminal History Record, PA Child Abuse Background Verification, and Fingerprints**

If you have any questions, please contact program coordinator, Kate Carr, at