DEL Virtual Summer Institute will take place remotely for Summer 2021.


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

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 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 6 - 10, 2021

DEL Early Childhood

Date: Jul 6 - 10, 2021
Time: 2-5pm EDT
Pricing: $350
Instructors:

Deborah Damast, MA, and guests

The 92nd Street Y DEL Early Childhood Dance 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 2021 DEL Early Childhood course will take place over zoom in a synchronous model. 

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 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 19 - 23, 2021

DEL Tracing Footsteps: Diverse Voices Through Dance History

Date: Jul 19 - 23, 2021
Time: 2-5pm EDT
Pricing: $350
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, ADA compliant remote learning dance education instruction and materials to all NYC public school students K-12. DEL’s Tracing Footsteps curriculum consists of three modules which focus on New York City dance history: 

1) Native American dance and history – Roots to Branches

2) The History of Tap Dance – Soul Rhythms

3) Chinatown and the Asian American Experience

In this course, participants will receive an overview of each module, explore components of the grade-specific dance units, engage in culturally responsive pedagogy practices, identify innovative remote learning 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 NY Community Trust and the Arnhold Foundation with administrative support from the OASP in partnership with the NYC DOE.

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