National Dance Institute

National Dance Institute (NDI), founded by Jacques d’Amboise, brings its award-winning dance program to the Catskill Mountains, with a two-week residency for children in Grades 3 – 8. Under the Artistic Direction of NDI choreographer Dufftin Garcia, the children will participate in high energy dance classes and choreography workshops accompanied by live music. The program culminates in a performance onstage at the Orpheum Performing Arts Center featuring the dancers and live music set against a backdrop of colorful banners created over the many years of the collaboration between NDI and the Catskill Mountain Foundation. This is a high-energy event that draws large crowds every year!

Registration for the 2024 session is now open!

CLICK HERE to register!
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2024 Mountaintop Residency: July 8-19, 2024

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Performance: Saturday, July 20, 7:00 pm

The Living Environment
Using movement to explore the beauty of the natural world and its connections to human life, we aim to empower students to become stewards of the environment and creators of a future based on creative solutions, compassion, and community.

Kids in colorful tee shirts dance with arms outstretched

Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available to all students in Grades 3 through 8 enrolled full time in one of the Greene County schools.

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