NHDI’s year-long program brings weekly dance instruction to children at school, during the school day, under the direction of professionally trained NHDI teaching artists with piano accompanists. Through the rigors of dance, children experience the value of discipline, concentration and focused attention. This sense of mastery and self-confidence that students feel when meeting a difficult choreographic challenge often provides the groundwork for improved performance in other curricular areas.
The culmination of the year-long program is the End-of-Year Event, staged over Memorial Day weekend. Dancers from all participating schools come together for a series of four performances at Keene State College’s Redfern Arts Center. Dancers light up the stage with their smiles and amazing abilities as our professional orchestra and vocalists led by Musical Director, Peter Mansfield, fill the theater with incredible music.
The 2017 Event of the Year — AGAIN!
AGAIN! is a time-traveling tale of discovery and determination, celebrating the quizzical, imaginative and tenacious spirit at the core of all great inventors. The audience takes a magical journey back in time to the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, when so many innovative technological and commercial products made their debut. Through twists and turns, extraordinary joy and devastating defeat, the trip in the end illustrates an inspiring lesson in the awesome power of perseverance.. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets at the Event of the Year page.
2016-17 NHDI Year-long Schools
Great Brook School
Mountain Shadows School
South Meadow School
St. Joseph Regional School
Troy Elementary School