CDI is a nonprofit arts education organization that teaches life and learning skills through dance and music. CDI’s mission is to motivate children to develop a personal standard of excellence by instilling confidence, discipline and focus through the rigor and joy of dance.

Carole Valleskey, Founder & Artistic Director                      Rebecca Wink, Managing Director


Ramaa performing in Mitra.

Ramaa performing in Mitra.

We went to Greece.
Now India is coming to us!

Monday, November 3
Ramaa Bharadvaj is coming to the
Moss Theater

Please join us for this exciting event!

Read more here …


The Event of the Year 2014 was an Interplanetary Success!

May 21st, 22nd & 29th

Microsoft Word - EoY Card Front.docx

 Click here to see highlights from the show.

Full length DVDs of the Westside and Eastside Shows coming soon.


  • cdi parent reviews and testimonials

    Parents of CDI students are big fans!

    “Your program is wonderful and I am truly grateful for the time that you gave Leonard.” 
    - Martha, Parent 


  • cdi student reviews and testimonials

    CDI classes teach students many lessons.

    I learned never to give up and to believe in yourself.” 
    - Maribel, 4th Grade 


  • cdi student reviews and testimonials

    Educators and Administrators attest to the impact that CDI has on children.

    "CDI - is contagious! The piano tunes move their little inner musical souls!"
    -Mr. Lopez, 4th Grade Classroom Teacher




CDI thanks the California Arts Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, for their continued support of our programming!