**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!


Sep 23 - Oct 7, 2021

DEL LATINX SERIES Volume 1: Salsa Stories: Entering into the Clave

Date: Sep 23 - Oct 7, 2021
Time: 7-9pm EDT
Pricing: $145

Clara Bello, MA and guests: Baudilio “Lío” Rivera, Yesenia F. Selier, Dr. Derrick León Washington, PhD

This course takes place on three consecutive Thursdays: Sept 23, 30 and Oct 7

“Y canto a la vida
De risas y penas
De momentos malos
Y de cosas buenas”
…Hector Lavoe “El Cantante”

Known as “The Voice of Salsa,” Hector Lavoe’s lyrics describe the ability of Salsa to encompass multiple facets of life with stories that “sing to life, of laughter and sorrows, of moments that are bad, and things that are good.” Collaborating with dynamic guest artists, this workshop aims to present a global understanding of the cultural and societal phenomenon of Salsa. Each day of the workshop presents a unique perspective on Salsa through movement experiences, discussions, and creative explorations. No matter the place: the streets, a stage, the screen, a salon… Salsa speaks. This workshop explores the personal, communal, and societal stories told by and through salsa.

From learning about the roots of Salsa to seeing the dance form as an act of resistance, participants will:

Explore the cultural and historical roots of Salsa.
Embody styles of Salsa from different locations around the world.
Unearth common misconceptions and stereotypes related to the dance form.
Examine how personal, communal and societal struggles are presented and resisted through Salsa.
Deepen understandings of how diverse communities connect to Salsa through the clave (the pulse), relationships and storytelling.

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

Oct 23 & 24, 2021

Dorrance Dance: Developing Fundamentals of Music and Movement through Body Percussion

Date: Oct 23 & 24, 2021
Time: 2-5pm EDT
Pricing: $145

Ann Biddle, MA and guest: Nicholas Van Young, of Dorrance Dance

Our goal is to engage with audiences on a musical and emotional level, and to share the complex history and powerful legacy of this American art form throughout the country and the world. Rooted in protest and transcendence, improvisation and innovation were paramount to its survival and are innately embedded in its very foundation. We strive to honor this legacy.

…Michelle Dorrance, Dorrance Dance Artistic Director

Join DEL Founding Faculty, Ann Biddle and Nicholas Van Young, Associate Artistic Director, of the award winning Dorrance Dance tap company, in this interactive online course focused on sharing components of the newly created Dorrance Dance Body Percussion curriculum (4th & 5th grade) written by Nicholas Van Young in partnership with DEL. 

Within this online course, participants will have opportunities to engage in multi-modal learning, rhythmic exploration and improvisation, collaborative movement and music making, and critical inquiry related to gaining a deeper understanding of the diasporic roots of tap dance as a universal language combining rhythm and dance.

In this interactive and hands-on workshop, participants will gain a basic understanding of the fundamentals of music and movement through body percussion and learn a series of body percussion rudiments that will be used to build both linear and polyrhythmic patterns and phrases. Students will learn how to create grooves, explore improvisation within song forms, and explore a collection of passport patterns representing distinct rhythmic patterns from around the globe. In addition, participants will collaborate in small groups to create original compositions which include improvisation and accompaniment (scatting). 

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

Nov 2 - 16, 2021

DEL Dance Film: Next Take

Date: Nov 2 - 16, 2021
Time: 7-9pm EDT
Pricing: $145

Andrew Chapman, and guests: Shayla Benoit, Donald C. Shorter

This course takes place on three consecutive Tuesdays: Nov 2, 9, and 16

After a year of quick pivoting from stage to screen, we ask: how can we keep the momentum for Dance Filmmaking in our classrooms?

Zoom in to DEL Dance Film: Next Take! In this 6 hour course, facilitator Andrew Chapman, along with guests – filmmaker Donald C. Shorter and dance film editor Shayla Benoit – will take a deep dive into the compositional structures which make Dance Film an artmaking experience that is here to stay! Participants will learn how to integrate choreographic methods with filmmaking essentials such as story-boarding, subject / camera relationships, and editing.

From rolling to cut, participants will leave this course with the specifics of the Dance Filmmaking process. 

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

Nov 6, 2021

DEL Dance and Ableism: Breaking Through Barriers

Date: Nov 6, 2021
Time: 12-6pm EDT
Pricing: $145

Deborah Damast, MA, Ruby Frink, MA, and guests: Milly Canae, Sidiki Conde, Naomi Goldberg Hass, Kitty Lunn

This one-day workshop on Dance and Ableism is designed to give dancers and dance educators the tools to create accessible and inclusive dance classes. Distinguished guest teachers will lead various dance explorations and discussions to develop your movement vocabulary, pedagogy, and critical thinking skills. Each participant will take away best practices for their classrooms and strategies to build advocacy for all bodies. 

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