Kirstie Tice Spadie
Kirstie Spadie
Artistic Director
About NCDI
is a non‑recital, non‑competition institute focused on education and exposure to classical ballet and contemporary dance forms for children and adults.

NCDI alumna Lindsey Matheis now dancing with LA-based BODY TRAFFIC dance company
NCDI Alumnus Grady Bowman performed on Broadway in Wonderland, Billy Elliot, South Pacific, The Pirate Queen, and now appearing in Lost in Vegas with Tony Danza

Photos of the 1st week (June 2001)


2017-2018 Dance Year 

Alumna Lindsey Matheis

The spring semester started January 5, but many classes are still accepting new students.
See the 2017-2018 class schedule
and register today!

The 2017-2018 dance year is 40 weeks of dance
August 7, 2017 - June 2, 2018


If you have any questions about class selections, please email Kirstie. General information (policies, attire, etc.) can be found on our student information pages.

Summer Camps and Classes 
Come Dance With Us!

NCDI Alumna Maggie Mial, Photo by Steve Clarke
NCDI Alumna Maggie Mial

Browse our
summer classes and
summer dance camps
and register today!

Summer Session

Classes: June 18 - July 28
Camps: June 18 - July 28

Save 20% on multiple dance camps
if you register by May 13!

Purchase a dance camp at the normal tuition, and receive a 20% discount on all other camps of equal or lesser value.
This applies to an individual student or as a family.
If you have any questions about class selections, please email Sarah. General information (policies, attire, etc.) can be found on our student information pages.

Photographer Ken Wolf typically photographs students during the spring semester. Here are just a few from 2012, 2011, and 2010.


2017-2018 Dance Year Dates
  » Aug 7: Start of the 40-week 2017-2018 dance year
          - Start of fall semester.
  » Sep 4: Labor Day - NCDI closed.
  » Nov 22-26 (Wed-Sun): Thanksgiving - NCDI closed.
  » Dec 22 (Fri) - Jan 4 (Thu): Winter Break - NCDI closed.
          (No classes held Friday Dec 22 or Saturday Dec 23)
  » Jan 5, 2018 (Fri): 2017-2018 classes resume
          - Start of spring semester.
          (Friday Jan 5 and Saturday Jan 6 classes held)
  » Mar 5-17: In-class photography with Ken Wolf.
  » Mar 19-24: In-studio photo viewing by appointment.
  » Apr 2-8: Spring Break - NCDI closed.
  » May 14-26: Observation Weeks - See the schedule.
  » May 28: Memorial Day - NCDI closed.
  » May 21, 29- Jun 2:
         Bring a Friend for Free Week
- See the schedule.
  » Jun 2: End of the 2017-2018 dance year.

Summer 2018 Dates
  » June 18 - July 28: 6-week summer class session.
  » June 12 - Jul 28: summer dance camps (dates vary).
  » July 4: NCDI remains open July 4.
  » Jul7 28: End of the 6-week summer class session.

PreDance dancers show their big hearts

North Carolina Dance Institute

Day and evening classes
offering ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, pointe, creative movement, preDance, drama, voice, and social dance (salsa, swing, shag) for ages 3 to adult.

For information: e-mail Kirstie or call 919-786-0555

North Carolina Dance Institute
5910-101 Duraleigh Rd, Raleigh NC 27612
("NC Dance" in Duraleigh Corners - see map)

We're proud to have students from all around the Triangle Area including Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex, Clayton, Clinton, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Wendell, Youngsville, and Zebulon.
Website content Copyright © 2001-2016 North Carolina Dance Institute
Office Hours
January 5 - June 2
Mon: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Tue: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Wed: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Thu: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Fri: Office Closed
Sat: 9:00am-12:15pm
Sun: Office Closed
You can always email Kirstie if you have any questions and register online.
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NC Dance FestivalNCDI dancers at the 2006 NC Dance Festival
Jan 26, 2006
NCDI dancers performed.
See photos and a video!
Carolina Arts Festival
July 3, 2003
UNC-TV and our own footage of NCDI performing"Coming to America" at the 2003 Carolina Arts Festival.
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