Making Dance Education an Institution

Breaking news — Jody and John Arnhold give $10.45 million Teachers College to advance dance education nationwide. A $6.085 million gift creates the Arnhold Institute for Dance Education Research, Policy & Leadership — which will nationally champion research on public policies to eliminate disparities in the availability of high-quality dance education caused by an overall lack of access to the arts and opportunities for embodied learning.

The Institute is a “critically important step toward realizing the vision to which I’ve devoted my career – a quality, sequential dance education for every child,” says Jody Gottfried Arnhold (MA ’73), who was coined the “godmother of dance” by The Wall Street Journal for her commitment to the field.

The gift to establish the Institute builds on the Arnholds’ 2016 commitment to TC of $4.365 million, which established a new doctoral program in dance education. Jody and John Arnhold Give TC $10.45 Million to Advance Dance Education Nationwide