What people are saying about us…

I think that every child deserves an arts education, and I’d like to see that dance is first. Imagine what the culture would be if we raise generations of dance-literate children. We would encourage young people’s artistry and also their creativity and humanity.

Jody Gottfried, DEL Founder

Today, thanks in large part to Arnhold’s tireless work through DEL and the New York City Department of Education (DOE), more and more certified teachers are flowing into the school system fortified with the knowledge and practical skills to build stellar dance programs.

Dance Teacher Magazine - May 2010

DEL’s advanced coursework helps teachers meet federal and state mandates to integrate dance into the academic curriculum in a manner that does not compromise the essence of dance.

Dance Teacher Magazine - February 2000
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Arnhold and her colleagues incorporated Laban into every aspect of the Dance Education Laboratory curriculum.

Dance Teacher Magazine - March 2007
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DEL’s laboratory environment leads teachers through an interactive learning process that emphasizes both the artistry and practical skills needed to become an effective dance teacher.

Ann Biddle, The Dana Foundation - 2006
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