Kids Excel El Paso

Funded in March, 2008: $25000 for 1 years
Kids Excel El Paso (KEEP) is an official affiliate of New York City- based National Dance Institute and follows the NDI model for its arts education programs.  Kids Excel El Paso received Dana Foundation support to institute and develop a KEEP Apprentice Training Program in order to establish a pool of qualified, trained dance and piano instructors necessary to broaden KEEP’s programs and provide long-term employment opportunities for local dancers and musicians.  The Apprentice Training Program will prepare dance instructors and pianists to use the nationally recognized and award-winning NDI methodology, thereby preparing them for employment with KEEP, as well as with any of the affiliated NDI based programs around the country.