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)

Observation and Bring a Friend
Parent Observation Weeks May 11-25.
Bring your cameras! Get ready!
These dancers are super cute and super smart!
See the schedules for your dancer's class:
Observation week
and Bring a Friend week.
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 17 - July 27
Camps: June 17 - Aug 1

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


2018-2019 Dance Year 

The 2018-2019 dance year ends June 1.
New students may want to consider the summer session instead, but the 2018-2019 class schedule is still available with registration available for some classes.

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


2018-2019 Dance Year Dates
  » Aug 6: Start of the 40-week 2018-2019 dance year.
          - Start of fall semester.
  » Sep 3: Labor Day - NCDI closed.
  » Nov 21-25 (Wed-Sun): Thanksgiving - NCDI closed.
  » Dec 21 - Jan 3: Winter Break - NCDI closed.
  » Jan 7, 2019: Start of spring semester.
  » Apr 15-21: Spring Break - NCDI closed.
  » May 13-25: Observation Weeks
          - See the schedule for your class.
  » May 27: Memorial Day - NCDI closed.
  » May 20, 28- Jun 1: Bring a Friend for Free Week
          - See the schedule for your class.
  » Jun 1: End of the 2018-2019 dance year.

Summer 2019 Dates
  » June 17 - July 27: 6-week summer class session.
  » June 17 - Aug 1: summer dance camps (dates vary).
  » July 4: NCDI remains open July 4.
  » July 27: 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 © 2001-2018 North Carolina Dance Institute
Office Hours
Starting Aug 6
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-12:00pm
Sun: Office Closed
You can always email Kirstie if you have any questions and register online.
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on Our Students

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.
Read more & see the videos!


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