1976
  • National Dance Insititute (NDI) is founded by Jacques d'Amboise as a single class of boys in New York City.
  • 2008
  • Chicago Dance Institute is Founded by Nicole Kawell
  • Artistic team travels to New York to train with National Dance Institute
  • 2009-2010 (School Year)
  • Inaugural program at St. Mary of the Angels as a 2-week residency
  • Inaugural program at Burr Elementary School as a 2-week residency
  • Inaugural "Bring the Movement 5K"
  • 2010-2011 (School Year)
  • Inaugural program at Harold Washington Elementary School as a 2-week residency
  • St. Mary of the Angels 2-week residency
  • Burr Elementary School 2-week residency
  • 2011-2012 (School Year)
  • Harold Washington Elementary School 2-week residency
  • St. Mary of the Angels 2-week residency
  • Burr Elementary School 2-week residency
  • 2012-2013 (School Year)
  • Harold Washington Elementary School 2-week residency
  • St. Mary of the Angels expands to a 15-week program
  • Burr Elementary School 2-week residency
  • Rachel Jantke, PhD Candidate at National Louis University conducts study of CDI
  • 2013-2014 (School Year)
  • Harold Washington Elementary School 2-week residency
  • St. Mary of the Angels 15-week program
  • Burr Elementary School 2-week residency
  • Rachel Jantke, PhD Candidate dissertation study published detailing the positive effects of CDI
  • 2014-2015 (School Year)
  • New partnership added as a 2-week residency at Randolph Elementary School in Englewood
  • Burr Elementary School expands from 2-weeks to a 15-week program
  • Partnership with Big Shoulders Fund brings a new partnership with St. Margaret of Scotland for 15-weeks
  • CDI Team travels to Haiti to launch first international residency in partnership with Worldwide Orphans Foundation
  • 2015-2016 (School Year)
  • Partnership at Randolph Elementary School in Englewood expands from 2-weeks to 15-weeks
  • Burr Elementary School celebrates 7 years of partnership
  • Continued partnership with Big Shoulders Fund allows partnership at St. Margaret of Scotland to thrive during 15-week program
  • CDI Teaching Artists travel to New York for professional development to attend Teacher Training at National Dance Institute
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