Opportunities

DDI Student Fund

We are aware that students search for funds throughout the year and often settle for positions that do not always accommodate their creative interests or passions for dance and the arts. In order to help alleviate this, we fundraise to provide stipends and other forms of compensation to selected college and high school students in order to incentivize artistic development and participation in creative dance performances and programming that engage the world. If you are interested in learning more about DDI Student Fund opportunities please subscribe to our DDI newsletter. If you are interested in donating to our DDI Student Fund please visit our Donate page.

Participate

DDI offers educational, volunteering, mentoring, employment, and performance opportunities along with so much more. If you are interested in learning more about particular opportunities with DDI, please contact the DDI team: dancedimensioninstitute@gmail.com

College Preparatory Opportunities

Blank Page Posse: Treating both the dance space and page as a blank canvas, participants are guided in applying creative writing and dance performance techniques to develop dance narratives and skits that are inspired by their personal experiences, societal pressures, and social challenges mainly encountered during high school and college. This program also serves as a source for mentorship between high school and college students.

Dance Steps for Success: A gender focused program that allows middle, high school, and college students to participate in a series of dance arts-integrated discussions and activities designed to contribute to writing and social skills for high school and college success. This program also empowers students to be aware of the gender specific physical and social challenges that might confront them during their educational journeys.

Steps 4 Less Stress: This program promotes holistic student mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. We offer students high school and college survival tips, inner and outer body awareness practices, and creative stress reducing activities.

D.A.N.C.E Camp Scholars Program: As part of this program we raise funds to award deserving students with partial and full scholarships that cover tuition for the College Preparatory D.A.N.C.E Camp at Colgate University. If you are interested in contributing to our College Preparatory D.A.N.C.E Camp scholarship fund, please visit our Donate page to pledge your support. For more on the College Preparatory D.A.N.C.E camp please visit www.collegeprepdance.com

Events

DDI hosts and organizes retreats, conferences, think tanks, and other events. This helps us to build community for dancers, artists, scholars, students, educators, and dance advocates alike. Our DANCE JAM is a place for dance educators that align with DDI principles to connect and share artistic experiences, ideas, techniques, and teaching strategies that contribute to inner and outer balance. D-S.P.A.C.E.E is a DDI conference that stands for Dance Steps for Possibility, Awareness, Creativity in and Engagement with the Earth.

Our Dance the Change Showcase provides a platform to perform and contemplate dance art that responds to ways that we may dance the change we wish to see in ourselves and the world.- Dr.T

The Dance Tank is an ongoing dancing and thinking community of scholars, artists, educators, students, and art advocates interested in questioning and pushing the current boundaries of dance in culturally sustainable and humanitarian ways in order to diversify and deepen the relevance, meaning, and application of dance in our world. If you are interested in learning more about our DDI events and/or communities please subscribe to our DDI newsletter.

Lives are enhanced through dance performances and programming that enable creative learning, cultural sustainability, and health awareness. Your support is necessary for us to continue to offer educational dance art experiences that connect and transform imaginations, lives, and communities for all age groups. In order to donate to any of our dance programs or performances, please visit our Donate page.

Support

Dear Potential DDI Supporter,

We welcome you to join us in inspiring community building, learning, and healthy living through dance! Whether through volunteering, mentoring, donating space, time, or funds, there are many ways to support DDI services. If you are interested in helping and/or learning more about any of our performances or programming, please subscribe to our DDI Newsletter. You may also e-mail dancedimensioninstitute@gmail.com If you choose to e-mail us, please indicate the class, project, program, performance company, workshop, etc. of interest in the subject section of your message.

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Keep it moving and if for nothing else, do it for the love of dance and a better world! -The DDI Team