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National Dance Institute

A Nonprofit In Harlem Wants To Bring Dance To Every Public School

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.29.2016 | Arts

Nestled in the heart of Harlem, not too far from Jackie Robinson Park, sits National Dance Institute. There, in its modest studio spaces most Saturday...

Dance Nonprofit Teaches Much More Than Dance

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

As the house lights slowly dim over the audience, the stage begins to glow with an electric pulse. No it is not the thousand watts of spotlights that illuminate the theatre causing the glow, but the smiles of hundreds of children taking the stage at the National Dance Institute performance of "This Land Is Our Land."

Karen Montanaro: Making Poetry Visible

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Karen Montanaro has been performing for 40 years. To say that she knows something about what she's doing is an understatement.

6 Great Ways to Make a Difference in a Girl's Life

Suki Kramer | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Suki Kramer

It isn't easy growing up as a girl. How many of us has seen once strong, confident and brave girls hit 13 and turn into cowering puddles of insecurity...

Operatic Incubator Celebrates Decade of Excellence at Essex House

Jim Luce | Posted 09.16.2012 | New York
Jim Luce

Poverty, sickness, and violence represent humanity at its worst. We must each, individually and collectively, address such societal problems.

Introducing Young People to the Arts: Tracy Straus

Adria Rolnik | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts
Adria Rolnik


Heather Watts on the Power of Arts Education

Adria Rolnik | Posted 08.21.2012 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

Since retiring in 1995 as a principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Heather Watts has given so much back to the dance community. Heather is chairperson of Celebrate the Beat, a not-for-profit which teaches music and dance classes to children.