All DEL workshops, events, and courses are virtual until further notice.

**All registrations for the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) are handled through the 92Y website. When you enroll in a course, you will be redirected to sign up on their website!

Feb 3 - 17, 2022

DEL Anti-Racist Dance Applications

Date: Feb 3 - 17, 2022
Time: 7-9pm EDT
Pricing: $145

Frederick Curry and guests

This course takes place on three consecutive Thursdays: Feb 3, 10, and 17

In this virtual and embodied workshop, participants will explore the cultural assets of minoritized student populations inclusive of their language and movement, and frame how best to draw from them in culturally relevant ways.

Practical strategies for recognizing and centering students’ cultural assets including language and movement will be provided through exemplars and discussion-based analysis. Teachers will be guided to establish shared language and understanding around core terminology related to their own intersectional identities, biases (implicit and explicit), and methods to support all students in anti-racist education in recognition that, for dance educators, both reflection and action are integral to anti-racist dance education.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS THROUGH THE 92nd STREET Y. You will be redirected to their site to enroll. 

Feb 13 - Mar 4, 2022

Dance Making and LMA

Date: Feb 13 - Mar 4, 2022
Time: Asynchronous via DEL’s LearnDash
Pricing: $145

Catherine Gallant, MA

In this six-module asynchronous course, participants delve into Dance Making as a key component of the DEL model.

Participants will learn how to embed dance-making experiences into their lesson and unit plans, and understand how to apply the LMA framework of Body, Effort, Space, and Relationship in order to generate an extensive movement vocabulary for student-centered choreography. Different entry points for dance making for diverse student populations will be explored, offering dancers unlimited possibilities for creating innovative dances for themselves, their students, and the community.

The goal of Dance Making and LMA is to guide dance educators to encourage students to create material in an authentic, expansive, and self-directed way through collaborative decision-making that allows students to deeply engage in the creative process and gain empowered ownership of their artistry.

Must register by Saturday, February 12, 2022.

Feb 21 - 23, 2022

DEL Dance for Students with Disabilities

Date: Feb 21 - 23, 2022
Time: see below
Pricing: $375

Diane Duggan, Dionisia Rigby assists

This is a hybrid class with offerings for both in-person and virtual learning.

The course will integrate dance / movement therapy theory with concepts of development and best practices in dance education to teach participants how to create dance activities that engage the strengths and meet the needs of children and adolescents who have emotional, behavioral, learning, sensory, and / or physical challenges.

Participants will learn group and individual strategies to promote positive behavior and will be guided in applying these strategies in their own dance / movement therapy or dance education settings. Class sessions will include lecture, discussion, movement experiences, small group work, and audio-visual media. Participants will have assigned readings and those who take the course for college or alternate route dance/movement therapy training will have additional required assignments.

Feb 21, 9am – 3pm EDT
Feb 22, 9am – 3pm EDT
Feb 23, 9am – 5pm EDT

REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS THROUGH THE 92nd STREET Y. You will be redirected to their site to enroll. 

Mar 3 & 10, 2022

DEL Making Dance: Baye & Asa

Date: Mar 3 & 10, 2022
Time: 6-9pm EDT
Pricing: $145

Randi Sloan, Felice Santorelli

Facilitators Felice Santorelli, EdM, BFA, Randi Sloan, MA, and artists, Amadi ‘Baye’ Washington & Sam ‘Asa’ Pratt
The work of Baye and Asa will inspire your teaching and activate your creativity and social activism through their technique that is rooted in African and Hip-Hop dance languages.

Investigate the dance-making process of these artists in an embodied, interactive workshop with DEL facilitators Randi Sloan and Felice Santorelli. Experience physical experimentation and explore collaborative strategies and choreographic tools through the lens of applied LMA to make meaningful dances with your students or for yourself. This hybrid workshop will offer strategies for engaging both in person and virtual students in dance technique, dance making and performance. Participants may attend live in NYC or virtually.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS THROUGH THE 92nd STREET Y. You will be redirected to their site to enroll.

Mar 12, 2022

DEL Movement Sentence Choir

Date: Mar 12, 2022
Time: 2-6pm EDT
Pricing: $20

Hope Boykin and Taryn Vander Hoop, MFA

Join Hope Boykin, Artistic Director of Hope Boykin Dance, and Taryn Vander Hoop, Co-Founder of Summation Dance and DEL Facilitator, for a DEL Movement Sentence Choir. By the end of this afternoon workshop, you’ll have explored the DEL model and created a brand new piece with the artists that will be performed and live-streamed for your friends and family. Plus, you’ll be featured in a dance film edited and produced by Nel Shelby Productions of the new piece. Come perform, make a film, and experience a collaborative creative process!

Apr 2 & 3, 2022

The Beautiful Earth: Environmental Justice through Dance

Date: Apr 2 & 3, 2022
Time: 2-5pm EDT
Pricing: $145

Megan Minturn, MA, and John-Mario Sevilla, MA, MFA

This class will meet on:
Sat, April 2 in an in-person/hybrid modality (virtual participants welcome)
Sun, April 3 in a synchronous Zoom session (completely virtual)

The devastating effects of climate change are increasingly evident in our local and global communities; they are the crises of our time and for future generations.  We can perceive the effects of global warming with our senses, aesthetically and affectively.  What are ways that dance educators and learners can expand perceptions, ultimately affecting behaviours in response to environmental injustices?  This workshop incorporates lenses of indigenous dance practices, hula and Native American dances, that honor interconnectedness, as well as participants’ personal experiences, stories, and movement practices. Through these ancient dances, we attune you (the inquisitive dance teacher and learner) to your community, space and environment, our beautiful world.

We will explore, experience, appreciate, and advocate for Earth as part of our dynamic, living, and sacred embodied-selves. We will be inspired by these indigenous cultural perspectives and values as models to reflect, move, and expand our kinesthetic research and practices in dialogue and dance-making. Participants will leave with tools and techniques to encourage students to initiate constructive actions toward addressing environmental justice in their communities.  In this course, participants will enhance their advocacy for earth justice through dance and climate activism. We will develop models and pathways to honor and care for the Earth, and therefore, empathically, for ourselves and one another.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS THROUGH THE 92nd STREET Y. You will be redirected to their site to enroll. 

Apr 18 - May 6, 2022

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Dance Education

Date: Apr 18 - May 6, 2022
Time: Asynchronous via DEL’s LearnDash
Pricing: $145

Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown and Ann Biddle, MA

In this six-module asynchronous course spanning three weeks, participants delve into the key components of cultivating culturally responsive pedagogy in dance education drawing from key video resources created especially for DEL by Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown.

The course is built around Dr. McCarthy-Brown’s curated videos and additional resources designed to guide dance educators through a process of self-examination and teacher reflection; as well as provide culturally responsive teaching tools. Participants will examine how culture, identity, and race show up in their teaching practice and will be asked to reflect on how race and other marginalizing stereotypes operate in their learning environments. In addition, participants will be given building blocks of culturally responsive teaching strategies to de-center Whiteness in the dance classroom.

Must register by Sunday, April 17, 2022.

May 2 - 22, 2022

Inspiration to Design: Dance Lesson and Curriculum Planning

Date: May 2 - 22, 2022
Time: Asynchronous via DEL’s LearnDash
Pricing: $145

Ann Biddle, MA

In this six-module asynchronous course, participants delve into the key components of lesson plan and curriculum design using the DEL framework.

Participants learn how to develop scaffolded, developmentally appropriate, and standards-based dance learning activities that draw connections to dance artistry, theme-based learning, and arts integration. Participants learn how to design dynamic lessons that align student learning objectives with content and assessments. By the end of the course, participants will write an original six lesson dance unit to share with their peers. This course also includes one-on-one coaching from DEL Institute Director, Ann Biddle.

Must register by Sunday, May 1, 2022.

May 14, 2022

Women of Street Dance

Date: May 14, 2022
Time: 12-6pm EDT
Pricing: $145

Shakia Barron, MFA

Women of Street Dance will lead participants through an embodied exploration of the history and influence of Hip Hop and House dance culture from the perspective of women who were and still are instrumental in building the foundation of hip hop.

Participants will explore various hip-hop and house dance techniques and engage in a rigorous investigation of the influence of Street Dance culture. This course will include drills and combinations, which will invite dancers to discover their relationship to musicality, and articulation of the body. Improvisation is a critical component of this course and will empower participants to embody movement and feel comfortable improvising. Using film and text, this course will create a framework from which to understand and participate in the global culture of Street Dance. Our guest artists are women currently in the field, making work, spreading their knowledge, and are considered ambassadors of the culture. They will share their lived experiences and empower participants to continue their research on Street Dance.