National Dance Institute: Harlem Night Song
The spectacular young dancers of National Dance Institute's Celebration Team arrive at NJPAC with Harlem Night Song, a vibrant production that celebrates the work of legendary artists like Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Florence Mills, Jacob Lawrence and Héctor Lavoe.
In Harlem Night Song, directed by Bianca Johnson, dozens of dancers from National Dance Institute's Celebration Team will stomp at the Savoy, salute the Harlem Hellfighters, cheer for Joe Louis, and shuffle along at the Hoofers Club. These exuberant artists range in age from 9 to 15, and are drawn from schools throughout the New York metropolitan area.
Founded by ballet superstar Jacques d'Amboise, National Dance Institute uses dance and music to instill in students a love of the arts, a passion for learning, and a desire to strive for their personal best. Over the last four decades, this acclaimed organization has transformed the lives of more than 2 million children through its award-winning arts and learning programs, and high-energy public performances.
“You can’t really go wrong with kids dancing,” says The New York Times of National Dance Institute. “The students of the Celebration Team transcend cuteness. They are remarkably musical, with rock-solid rhythm …”
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