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May, 4-8, 2020

ndiLIVE! Free online dance classes from National Dance Institute

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Join National Dance Institute's FREE online dance classes for families every day this week! All videos will be available on NDI’s Facebook and Instagram after the video has aired.


Schedule for May 4 - 8, 2020

NDI Dance! with Jessi Colón and Jennifer Aks-Neuman (All ages)

4 pm • Monday, May 4 on Facebook & Instagram
NDI Teaching Artists Jessi Colón and Jennifer Aks-Neuman along with NDI Musician Tim Harrison will lead a joyful dance class series on Mondays. This class will be a heart-pumping and enriching dance class with a curricular focus celebrating Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul.” Grab your sneakers and join us for 20 minutes of joyful movement.

NDI Choreography Workshop: “When the Saints Go Marching In” (All ages)

4 pm • Tuesday, May 5 on Facebook & Instagram
Let the good times roll! Join us for the second class of a four week choreography workshop series of “When The Saints Go Marching In,” a treasured NDI repertory piece honoring New Orleans. NDI Teaching Artist Mary Kennedy will review material from the first class and move onto the next section of choreography. Get ready for a hand clapping, foot stomping, soul stirring experience!

Warm-Up Wednesdays! (All ages)

8 am • Wednesday, May 6 on Facebook & Instagram
NDI Teaching Artist Dufftin Garcia will lead an exciting and energizing dance warm-up for everyone to join in. This 5 minute warm-up will give you an extra boost for the day ahead.

NDI Dance! with Calia Marshall and Andrea Davey-Gislason (All ages)

4 pm • Wednesday, May 6 on Facebook & Instagram
Come discover the young inventors of today and uncover your own inner dance inventor! Led by NDI Teaching Artists Calia Marshall and Andrea Davey-Gislason, you will learn an energetic dance and groove to original music by NDI Musician Todd Keller in this exciting class series.

NDI Arts Encounter with Jennifer Eisenberg (Pre-K through 2nd grade)

4 pm • Thursday, May 7 on Facebook & Instagram
Join us for a whimsical, energetic, and creative series, designed for young dancers ages 4 to 7. Every Thursday in May, NDI’s Jenn Eisenberg and Adrìa Barbosa will take you on a fantastic fairytale adventure through dance, song, storytelling, and fun.

NDI Jams with Fiona Mills (All ages)

4 pm • Friday, May 8 on Facebook & Instagram
Fiona Mills, NDI Teaching Artist and original cast member of STOMP, will teach you how to make music using body percussion. She will be joined by two surprise guests. Together, they will show you how to make your favorite song even better by adding the body percussion skills you will learn in this class.


About NDI: National Dance Institute (NDI) is a non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by ballet star Jacques d’Amboise. Through school partnerships, after-school classes, public performances, and teaching artist trainings, NDI uses dance as a catalyst to engage children and motivate them toward excellence both in school and in life.

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