National Institute of Arts: Celebrating Culture with Dance & Laughter

St. Maarten’s talent is a deep well, seemingly fathomless – from our rich past of visual and performance artistes to the new crop of young dancer​s, clowns, and voices ringing out in poetry and song. Nowhere is this talent nurtured and celebrated more than at NIA. St. Maarten’s National Institute of Arts holds court at the John Larmonie Building on Longwall Road in Philipsburg. This is where nearly every day of the month, people young and old gather to share the joy of working hard to perfect their artistic skills. For many St. Maarten families, NIA is the heart of our community. There is always something brewing in the minds of the teachers, creativity erupting in all directions with colour

NIACA Festival

The NIACA Festival is a platform to celebrate the Culture and Arts of St.Maarten. The Story as told by the individuals who live and work here as artist. The showcase celebrates both our traditional cultural heritage, as well as the modern contemporary works created by the artist of now. The National Institute of Arts has selected October 10th for the NIACA Festival, as we feel that the transition to Country Status is the appropriate occasion to celebrate all things St.Maarten. Our past, our present, and visions of our future. During the NIACA Festival we also award and honor the creative works of those who have paved the way so that we could be here today. The highlight of the evening will b

St. Maarten Dance Bootcamp

The National Institute of Arts is proud to present the St. Maarten Dance Bootcamp 2015. Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th from 10am to 6pm. 2 invigorating days of dance. 7 choreographers, 18 hours of intensive journey into the world of popular dance. Hip-Hop, Heels, African and Dance Hall. St. Maarten Bootcamp will take place here at the National Institute of Arts located at the John Larmonie Center, Longwall Road #20. Dance Bootcamp creator, Marcelino Zandwijken, has brought together a cast of dynamic choreographers, Miss-Bee Ada, Mygella Zandwijken, Jay Mills, Lincoln Arrundell, Kishana Vlaun, and Fally van Gennip to present the dance camp of a lifetime. Each marvelous worksh

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