DEL Summer Institute will take place virtually for Summer 2020. More information coming soon!

Jun 29 - Jul 1, 2020

Summer Institute 2020: DEL FUNdamentals

Date: Jun 29 - Jul 1, 2020
Time: 2-5pm
Pricing: $135

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

DEL FUNdamentals is a new online course that 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 delve deeply into 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 resources. #danceforeverychild

Course learning will include virtual learning (via ZOOM), independent and collaborative dance making (via ZOOM break out rooms), video viewing, and access to online materials and resources via Google classroom.

Jul 6 - 10, 2020

Summer Institute 2020: DEL Early Childhood Dance

Date: Jul 6 - 10, 2020
Time: 2-5pm
Pricing: $235

Deborah Damast, MA and Daria Fitzgerald

Dance Education Laboratory Early Childhood Dance encourages learning through play, providing a stimulating, multi-sensory and nurturing community for diverse young learners to explore and discover their innate capacity for dance.

In this online, interactive course, you will help children develop increased self-awareness, kinesthetic understanding, self-confidence, and the joy of dance!

In addition, readings and video-viewings will be assigned asynchronously to support course content.

Prerequisite: Students need to have taken DEL Essentials, DEL Foundations, or DEL FUNdamentals to participate.

Jul 13 - 31, 2020

Summer Institute 2020: From Inspiration to Design: Creating a Dance Unit

Date: Jul 13 - 31, 2020
Time: Varies
Pricing: $350.00

Ann Biddle, MA


Monday, July 13th, live group Zoom from 2:00pm-5:00pm

Monday, July 20th, live group Zoom from 3:00pm-4:00pm 

Friday July 31st,  live group Zoom from 2:00pm-5:00pm

This virtual course explores key components in dance curriculum design using the DEL framework through a combination of online synchronous learning, individual and group work, and one-on-one mentoring from one of the top leaders in the field of dance education.

Over the course of three weeks, participants will design a six-lesson dance unit curriculum aligned with the DEL Model.

The course will include online learning (via ZOOM), independent and collaborative work (via ZOOM breakout rooms), video viewing, access to online materials and resources, group discussion and feedback, plus curriculum design activities.

Participants should expect about 5 hours of additional asynchronous work per week.