Dance eXchange Teacher Training Application
National Dance Institute Training Residency Participant Application

Based on the award-winning methodology of the National Dance Institute (NDI), Dance eXchange is an in-school educational outreach program that uses live music and structured creative learning to teach Philadelphia students the basic vocabulary of dance, while fostering personal growth skills like self-confidence, focus, teamwork, and determination. Founded in Spring 2014 with a class of 24 students at Andrew Jackson School, the program has since grown to reach nearly 200 3rd and 4th grade students at three Philadelphia schools in the 2016-2017 school year.

NDI’s pedagogy teaches students the fundamentals of dance and performance by integrating a curricular theme and concluding each program with a final performance. Students also hone their critical and creative thinking skills as their dance skills develop. Focused through a curricular theme, students are introduced to new cultures and big ideas, engendering in them an abiding curiosity about the world and their place in it. Visit www.nationaldance.org for more information.

From September 25-29, 2017, BalletX and NDI will conduct a week-long training workshop at Vare-Washington Elementary School. This residency is free of cost to select dance educators, with the option of attending as a Participant or Observer (see Attendance below for details).

Dates: Monday, September 25 – Friday, September 29, 2017
Location: Vare-Washington Elementary School 1198 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Attendance:
The NDI Training Residency offers two attendance options, Participant or Observer. All selected attendees are to arrive to each session punctually and conduct themselves in a professional manner. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and meals. If selected for the program, attendees are required to submit a Criminal and Child Abuse Background Verification.

Participant: required to attend ALL sessions throughout the week

Observer: may select the sessions they attend according to their personal schedule

Schedule Breakdown (subject to change) Monday, 9/25 – Thursday, 9/28

8:15am Participant Arrival
8:30am – 11:00am Workshop Training Sessions with Grade 3, 4, or 5
11:00am – 12:00pm Lunch Break
12:00pm – 3:00pm Workshop Training Session
3:15pm – 4:15pm Workshop Training Implementation Session

Friday, 9/29

8:15am Participant Arrival
8:30am – 10:45am Workshop Training Sessions with Grade 3, 4, or 5
10:45am – 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm-2:15pm Student Dress Rehearsal
2:15pm-2:45pm Final Performance

Required Documents
☐ Completed Application
☐ Work Resume
☐ Letter of Recommendation (optional)
☐ Criminal History Record and Child Abuse Background Verifications* (if selected, must be received by Friday, September 8, 2017 )

*Please note that these verifications may take up to 4 weeks to process. Application for your Criminal History Record and Child Abuse Background Verifications should be sent in by July 28, 2017.

To apply, please complete the required documents listed above and submit to:

Kate Carr
Education and Outreach Specialist BalletX
265 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
kcarr@balletx.org

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Attendance Preference:
1. In what ways will the training support your previous dance education experience? What do you feel you’ll gain from it, both personally and professionally?
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2. What in particular about the NDI methodology makes you excited to participate in the training residency?
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3. Are you interested in working with BalletX on future outreach efforts that implement NDI training? If so, why?
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