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NC AIA Teacher Training Workshop

NC Arts in Action will offer a two-day teacher training workshop from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 13th and from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Sunday the14th. The workshop will be hosted by the North Carolina Dance Institute, located at 5910-101 Duraleigh Rd. Raleigh, NC 27612. Go to for directions & location. Please contact NC Arts in Action for questions.

Who Should Attend?

This is a professional development opportunity available to all dance educators. All teachers interested in enhancing their instructional techniques should attend. Come learn about an internationally renowned pedagogy developed by the National Dance Institute over 30 years of working with underserved children in New York City public schools. Registration is free. Click here to download the registration form. All participants need to print, sign and bring the form with them on September 13th.

About the Pedagogy

NC Arts in Action school residencies utilize the unique National Dance Institute teaching pedagogy. This technique, developed by internationally renowned dancer, choreographer, arts educator and NDI founder, Jacques d’Amboise, captures children’s innate love of movement. Students, who have never before been exposed to dance instruction, learn that movement + music + ideas + teamwork can be made into a dance that tells a story.

The high energy, high expectations and dynamic exercises of NDI’s curriculum develop a child’s self-discipline, define a standard of excellence, and facilitate the development of self-confidence through active movement, intellectual stimulation and artistic expression. More than just another dance education program, Arts in Action motivates children to believe in themselves, provides an environment with professional expectations, yet the nurturing and encouragement to develop a personal standard of excellence.

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North Carolina Arts in Action helps children reach their full potential using performing arts as the catalyst to build focus, discipline, self-esteem, teamwork and leadership.

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