DEL Summer Institute will take place remotely for Summer 2021.

**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!


Jun 28 - 30, 2021

DEL FUNdamentals

Date: Jun 28 - 30, 2021
Time: 2-5pm EDT
Pricing: $210
Instructors:

Jody Gottfried Arnhold, MA, CMA, Ann Biddle, MA, and Catherine Gallant, MA

DEL FUNdamentals provides an introduction to key components of the nationally acclaimed DEL model of teaching dance to children and teenagers. Course content is derived from the highly popular DEL Essentials course taught at DEL 92Y and at DEL at Jacob’s Pillow.  

Within this course, participants will receive an overview of the DEL model and explore Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) as a framework for dynamic and scaffolded lesson planning and dance making. If you are a first year teacher or seasoned dance educator who wants to refresh your practice, DEL FUNdamentals is the course for you! Join the  DEL community network and gain access to a wide range of dance education best practices and resources. #danceforeverychild 

Course learning will include virtual learning (via ZOOM), independent and collaborative dance making (via ZOOM breakout rooms), video viewing, and access to online materials and resources via DELCOR (accessible on DEL’s website).

Empire State College credit is available for a separate and additional fee.

 


Jul 12 - 16, 2021

Hip-Hop to the Top Part 2: Return to the Cypher

Date: Jul 12 - 16, 2021
Time: 2-5pm EDT
Pricing: $350
Instructors:

Shakia Barron, MFA, and Eli Kababa

Hip-Hop to the Top Part 2 – Return to the Cypher will take a deep dive into the worlds of hip-hop through the lens of the five elements: Knowledge, Deejay (DJ), Emcee (MC), Street Dance, and Graffiti Art. Each day of this advanced hip-hop course participants will explore one of these elements and draw a through-line from the early diasporic historical roots of hip hop in America to today’s 21st-century global stage. Each day will begin with a developmental hip-hop warm-up and a “thought of the day” to guide a practice towards embodying each hip-hop element as a vehicle for personal and community expression. Special guest artists will join the course throughout the week and share their artistry to provide additional ideas and extensions for bringing hip hop learning into the classroom. The culminating ‘open jam session’ will fuse the five elements of hip hop together to create a virtual performance to be shared with the dance community and beyond.

*A cypher is an informal gathering of rappers, beatboxers, and/or breakdancers in a circle, in order to jam musically together. The term has also in recent years come to mean the crowd which forms around freestyle battles, consisting of spectators and onlookers.

Empire State College credit is available for a separate and additional fee.

 


Jul 6 - 8, 2022

DEL FUNdamentals

Date: Jul 6 - 8, 2022
Time: 2-5pm EDT
Pricing: $225
Location: Online
Instructors:

DEL Founder, Jody Gottfried Arnhold, MA , CMA & DEL Institute Director, Ann Biddle, MA

One of DEL’s most popular offerings, DEL FUNdamentals is an introductory course that provides an overview of the key components of the DEL model of teaching dance to diverse populations.

DEL encourages active movement exploration, collaborative dance making, peer engagement and self-reflection in a laboratory learning environment. DEL FUNdamentals embraces multiple perspectives and is designed to meet the unique needs of each participant.


Jul 11 - 15, 2022

DEL Early Childhood

Date: Jul 11 - 15, 2022
Time: 2-5pm EDT
Pricing: $375
Location: Online
Instructors:

Deborah Damast, MA, and guests

The 92nd Street Y DEL Dance for Early Childhood Curriculum encourages learning through play, providing a stimulating, multi-sensory and nurturing community for diverse young learners to discover their innate movement capacity.

Participants in this course will gain experience in creating developmentally appropriate dance lessons and activities for children ages 3-7 years old. Interactive and participatory, this course will cover the following topics: developmentally appropriate lessons and content for early childhood, developmental patterns and the sensory system, games and short activities, basics of early childhood dance lesson planning, LMA vocabulary as a springboard for dance learning and lesson plan organization, strategies for effective teaching, working with children with disabilities, teaching children online, using video prompts, and collaborative lesson planning with peers. The 2022 DEL Dance for Early Childhood course will take place over Zoom in a synchronous model.


Jul 18 - 22, 2022

DEL Tracing Footsteps: Diverse Voices Through Dance History

Date: Jul 18 - 22, 2022
Time: 2 - 5pm EDT
Pricing: $375
Location: Online
Instructors:

Ann Biddle, MA

In this weeklong intensive, participants will delve into the DEL Tracing Footsteps curriculum, created in response to the need to provide free high-quality remote learning dance education instruction to all NYC public school students K-12.

Participants will be introduced to the Tracing Footsteps year 2 curriculum which focuses on two distinct dance styles: 1) Salsa Stories and, 2) Join the Cypher – A Hip-Hop Experience. In this course, participants will receive an overview of each module, explore components of the grade band-specific dance units, engage in culturally responsive pedagogy practices, identify innovative instructional practices, and apply the DEL model to collaborative dance making and lesson plan design. Through embodied practice, collective inquiry, and exposure to a wide range of resources (guest dance artists and facilitators, video tutorials, and visually stimulating teaching materials), participants will learn how to bring dance history to life in their dance classrooms.

Note: The Tracing Footsteps curriculum project was made possible by funding from the Jody and John Arnhold Foundation in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects.