IDI's main annual events are our Children's Dance Festival for KS2 children held in March in London, Manchester and Liverpool each year and our Early Years event for KS1 at the end of June.



The IDI provides INSET for UK School teachers and youth leaders on a regular basis.

Our programme for Key Stage 2 for 2020 to 2022 is YELADIM ROKDIM 2020. Those who wish to obtain this programme should contact the IDI office. We held a training course in October 2020 led by Ya'el Ya'akobi, our Children's Dance Consultant from Israel. This Zoom course was recorded because  of the Covid Pandemic and you can access both the Course and materials by contacting us. We intend to hold more in due course by Zoom. If it is possible, we will hold an in=person INSET in November 2021. 

The next KS2 Dance festival will be in March 2022.

We have just launched our new programme for "Dances for the Jewish Year" (see our Resources for Children page). While this material is targeted at younger pupils (Key Stage 1) it is suitable for all Primary (Elementary) School use and even for adults. We held a special Training Course in November 2020 led by Susy Stone, former Head Teacher of Akiva Primary School and our UK Children's Dance Consultant. We will hold another course in a few months. Please email us to to register your interest  at

The KS1 Dance festival is planned for June 2022.

Educators may register to obtain dance materials (audio, film, sheet music, dance notation & guidance notes for teaching) for our programme of Dances for the Jewish Year. Just visit the "Resources for Children" page to do this.  


KS2 Festivals 

Coronavirus situation pending -

KS2 Festivals will take place hopefully  in March 2022.

Updates will be posted on this page

KS1 Festival

Date: June 2022 - London 

Venue & Tickets: Please contact for details and queries