“What I like about C.D.I. the most, and there are lots of reasons, is that it improves my students’ academic achievement…really! My kids can express themselves in a way they never have and this carries over to their work.”
– Richard Thorne, 5th grade classroom teacher, Robert F. Kennedy Elementary
California Dance Institute’s in-school and after-school programs use dance to teach life and learning skills. Weekly dance classes employ the National Dance Institute’s renowned, time-tested pedagogy, helping students develop critical thinking skills, teamwork, discipline, self-confidence and expression.
In their structured, rigorous dance workouts, students engage in activities that challenge them mentally and physically. They learn that exercise can be fun. Students fine tune their motor skills, learn to work with a live musician, experience challenges and successes in every class, and get out some energy. The academic impact is broad. Classroom lessons of teamwork, self-discipline, focus, and practice are all reinforced in each CDI class. Additionally, students’ gain confidence by sharing their work with their school and larger community through assemblies and culminating performances.
Why your school should have CDI:
CDI enhances a school by enriching its students and community. CDI dancers engage in meaningful and joyful learning that transfers into other areas of their lives.
CDI is committed to creating success for each child in every class. Our teaching artists use a diverse array of teaching techniques to reach every type of learner by using visual, auditory, and musical cues, intertwined with analogies about literature, history, math, science, and life experiences.
Bring CDI to your school! Here’s how: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 323-301-8900.