California Dance Institute (CDI) is an in-school and after-school non-profit arts education program that teaches life and learning skills through dance and music. CDI's mission is to motivate children to develop a personal standard of excellence by instilling confidence, discipline and focus through the rigor and joy of dance.
What We Do
Currently, CDI is serving almost 1,000 children in six public schools in underserved neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County and scores of others with its online programming. During its twenty-year history, CDI has served over 20,000 Los Angeles area students with direct programming. CDI is the California associate of the National Dance Institute (NDI), founded in 1976 by New York City Ballet's Jacques d'Amboise.