Feb 21 & 28, 2021

DELving into Dance History: The Roots of Tap Dance

Date: Feb 21 & 28, 2021
Time: 2:30 - 5:30PM EDT
Pricing: $99 per course (includes access to Dance Education Laboratory resources and materials)
Instructors:

Ann Biddle, MA

DELve into the roots of tap dance as a distinctly African American art form in this upcoming Zoom workshop offered through Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at Jacob’s Pillow with Ann Biddle (Director of DEL at Jacob’s Pillow) and Felice Santorelli (DEL Facilitator). Pulling from Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive, a growing online collection of dance videos and multimedia essays contextualized by leading dance scholars and thought-leaders, participants will explore the rich and complex dance form and learn about a range of tap dance artists from the past to the present. A guest tap artist (to be announced) will visit the course to offer an embodied master class in the basics of tap dance and body percussion. Designed to re-envision teaching dance history as an inquiry-based and embodied practice, DELving into Dance History is for K-12 dance educators, college-level dance educators, and dance history enthusiasts to enhance remote and in-person teaching and discovery.

DELving into Dance History Program

Join Ann Biddle (Director of DEL at Jacob’s Pillow) and Felice Santorelli (DEL Facilitator), in this online workshop series highlighting the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive site. Bring history to life as you re-envision how to teach dance history as an inquiry-based and embodied practice. Using the extensive video and multimedia resources of the Jacob’s Pillow Archives as entry points, DELving into Dance History explores the lives and work of diverse dance artists from the past to the present through examining multiple contextual lenses.  Courses in this ongoing series are designed for K-12 and college level dance educators who are interested in learning new instructional practices to enhance remote and in-person teaching. In addition, participants receive extensive curricular support materials and resources via Google classroom as part of each course. Guest artists linked to specific dance traditions are invited to share their expertise in many of the DELving courses.