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Jacques d'Amboise
Posted: August 8th, 2008
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Dancers of Jacques d’Amboise’s stature often move on to start their own performance companies, but in 1976, this New York City Ballet legend started the National Dance Institute, an organization that teaches dance to public schools kids of all abilities in 32 schools in the New York City area. The Institute teaches kids about the arts through dance, but it’s not a training school for future professionals. At P.S.199 on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, students with physical disabilities learn right alongside able-bodied students, which teaches everyone in the class something about the spirit of dance.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.