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 on 22 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.
The KS2 Dance festival has been postponed until 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 on 26 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 2021. We hope to make a decision as to whether this is possible in April.
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.
CHILDREN'S DANCE FESTIVAL 2022
Coronavirus situation pending -
KS2 Festivals will take place hopefully in March 2022.
Updates will be posted on this page
Date: June 2021 - London (tbc)
Venue & Tickets: Please contact for details and queries