National Dance Foundation


National Dance Week at DYD!

National Dance Foundation Mission Statement: "NDF is a 501c3 non profit foundation whose mission statement is : To expose and introduce as many people as possible to the enjoyment and benefits of dance thru promoting dance in schools, expanding community awareness, and increasing professional development."(Source:

NDF History: "National Dance Foundation (formerly National Dance Week Foundation) was formed in 1981 when a group of dance-related organizations began a strong “grass roots” movement to bring greater recognition to dance. National Dance Week Foundation was established as a non-profit foundation in 2011. Over the years, the organization’s dedication to its founding mission has inspired events and initiatives taking place throughout the year. These reflect the unique and creative abilities of the individuals and organizations who participate, encourage, and take the lead in an array of events and initiatives, including A Chance to Dance, Dance Mob, Kick for Kindness and the Essay/Poster Contests, creatively celebrating dance in unlimited ways.
The NDF Board consists of an Executive Director, Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and additional board members who head various committees. A volunteer workforce is also made up of NDF Ambassadors from all facets of the dance world across the country."  


What is an Ambassador? 

DYD is a National Dance Foundation Ambassador meaning we are helping get all dancers to take the lead in our community. At DYD, we believe in community involvement, service, and respect. As an Ambassador for the NDWF we will be working year round to express our passion for dance and community outreach. Another aspect of the NDWF Ambassador Program is teaching life skills through dance. We are working every day to create the stars of tomorrow! 


Take a look below at this awesome list of events to participate in at DYD and around the community!

List of NDW Events:
ENTIRE WEEK - Bring a Friend to Dance Week!
                           *Bring a friend (or 5) along to your class to share    
                           your passion for dance and show them what you
                           can do!*
                           **Each friend you bring will get you one entry into our 
                            GRAND PRIZE drawing at the end of the week!**
April 23rd (Monday) - Crazy Hair Day! 
                           *Donuts in your hair? Spikes? How crazy can you
                           **Best hair wins a prize!**
April 24th (Tuesday) - Old Costume Day!
                           *Wear an old dance or Halloween costume that
                           you can still move around in!*
April 25th (Wednesday) - Crazy Outfit Day!
                           *Get out those mismatched socks, crazy pants, and
                           silly print shirt and put them all together!*
                           **Craziest outfit wins a prize!**
April 26th (Thursday) - Pajama Day!
                           *Break out your favorite pajamas that you can still 
                            move around in and get comfy with us!*
April 27th/28th (Friday to Saturday) - NDW Party / Lock-In Sleepover!
                           *Sign up on bulletin board in studio. Drop off Friday,
                           April 27th at 6PM and pick up Saturday at 10AM*
                           **Dinner, snacks, dessert, craft, games, and LOTS of
                           ***Cost is $20 or $15 with a donation.***
                           ****We request that we are not your child's first
                           sleepover. As long as your dancer is potty-trained and
                           has been to a sleepover before, they are more than
                           *****Contact us if you are interested in the party, but
                           not the sleepover!*****