**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: 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. 

Jan 22 & 29, 2022

DEL Dance & Civics

Date: Jan 22 & 29, 2022
Time: 2-5pm EDT
Pricing: $145

Ann Biddle

In this experiential movement-based workshop, participants will examine the intersection between content, artistry, and pedagogy from the perspective of the DEL model of dance education and explore instructional practices that support civic engagement and social justice awareness in the dance classroom through collaborative dance making practices.

This workshop will focus on addressing the civic engagement gap in the dance classroom through exploring inclusive, empathetic, and collaborative learning practices that support the development of participatory democracy, consensus building, and equity of voice.

Some of the guiding questions we will examine in this course are: What does civics engagement look like in the dance classroom? How can we build authentic democratic processes into dance learning? How can we engage students in democratic discourse in creative, multivarious and differentiated ways?

The design of this workshop has been informed by multiple scholars in the field of educational leadership, including Meira Levinson (2012), Kirshner & Jefferson (2015), Charles Haynes (2009) and Nyama McCarthy-Brown (2017). In addition, this integrated dance and social studies workshop is informed by the NYC Blueprint for Learning in Dance, New York State standards, and the Massachusetts social studies standards in civics, and draws links to NCCAS dance standards in choreographic processes and interdisciplinary connections.

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

Feb 3 - 17, 2022

DEL Anti-Racist Dance Applications

Date: Feb 3 - 17, 2022
Time: 7-9pm EDT
Pricing: $145

Frederick Curry and guests

This course takes place on three consecutive Thursdays: Feb 3, 10, and 17

In this virtual and embodied workshop, participants will explore the cultural assets of minoritized student populations inclusive of their language and movement, and frame how best to draw from them in culturally relevant ways.

Practical strategies for recognizing and centering students’ cultural assets including language and movement will be provided through exemplars and discussion-based analysis. Teachers will be guided to establish shared language and understanding around core terminology related to their own intersectional identities, biases (implicit and explicit), and methods to support all students in anti-racist education in recognition that, for dance educators, both reflection and action are integral to anti-racist dance education.

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

Feb 21 - 23, 2022

DEL Dance for Students with Disabilities

Date: Feb 21 - 23, 2022
Time: see below
Pricing: $375

Diane Duggan, Dio Rigby assists

This is a hybrid class with offerings for both in-person and virtual learning.

The course will integrate dance / movement therapy theory with concepts of development and best practices in dance education to teach participants how to create dance activities that engage the strengths and meet the needs of children and adolescents who have emotional, behavioral, learning, sensory, and / or physical challenges.

Participants will learn group and individual strategies to promote positive behavior and will be guided in applying these strategies in their own dance / movement therapy or dance education settings. Class sessions will include lecture, discussion, movement experiences, small group work, and audio-visual media. Participants will have assigned readings and those who take the course for college or alternate route dance/movement therapy training will have additional required assignments.

Feb 21, 9am – 3pm EDT
Feb 22, 9am – 3pm EDT
Feb 23, 9am – 5pm EDT

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

Mar 3 & 10, 2022

DEL Making Dance: Baye & Asa

Date: Mar 3 & 10, 2022
Time: 6-9pm EDT
Pricing: $145

Randi Sloan, Felice Santorelli

Facilitators Felice Santorelli, EdM, BFA, Randi Sloan, MA, and artists, Amadi ‘Baye’ Washington & Sam ‘Asa’ Pratt
The work of Baye and Asa will inspire your teaching and activate your creativity and social activism through their technique that is rooted in African and Hip-Hop dance languages.

Investigate the dance-making process of these artists in an embodied, interactive workshop with DEL facilitators Randi Sloan and Felice Santorelli. Experience physical experimentation and explore collaborative strategies and choreographic tools through the lens of applied LMA to make meaningful dances with your students or for yourself. This hybrid workshop will offer strategies for engaging both in person and virtual students in dance technique, dance making and performance. Participants may attend live in NYC or virtually.

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

Apr 2 & 3, 2022

The Beautiful Earth: Environmental Justice through Dance

Date: Apr 2 & 3, 2022
Time: 2-5pm EDT
Pricing: $145

Megan Minturn, MA, and John-Mario Sevilla, MA, MFA

This class will meet on:
Sat, April 2 in an in-person/hybrid modality (virtual participants welcome)
Sun, April 3 in a synchronous Zoom session (completely virtual)

The devastating effects of climate change are increasingly evident in our local and global communities; they are the crises of our time and for future generations.  We can perceive the effects of global warming with our senses, aesthetically and affectively.  What are ways that dance educators and learners can expand perceptions, ultimately affecting behaviours in response to environmental injustices?  This workshop incorporates lenses of indigenous dance practices, hula and Native American dances, that honor interconnectedness, as well as participants’ personal experiences, stories, and movement practices. Through these ancient dances, we attune you (the inquisitive dance teacher and learner) to your community, space and environment, our beautiful world.

We will explore, experience, appreciate, and advocate for Earth as part of our dynamic, living, and sacred embodied-selves. We will be inspired by these indigenous cultural perspectives and values as models to reflect, move, and expand our kinesthetic research and practices in dialogue and dance-making. Participants will leave with tools and techniques to encourage students to initiate constructive actions toward addressing environmental justice in their communities.  In this course, participants will enhance their advocacy for earth justice through dance and climate activism. We will develop models and pathways to honor and care for the Earth, and therefore, empathically, for ourselves and one another.

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

May 14, 2022

Women of Street Dance

Date: May 14, 2022
Time: 12-6pm EDT
Pricing: $145

Shakia Barron, MFA

Women of Street Dance will lead participants through an embodied exploration of the history and influence of Hip Hop and House dance culture from the perspective of women who were and still are instrumental in building the foundation of hip hop.

Participants will explore various hip-hop and house dance techniques and engage in a rigorous investigation of the influence of Street Dance culture. This course will include drills and combinations, which will invite dancers to discover their relationship to musicality, and articulation of the body. Improvisation is a critical component of this course and will empower participants to embody movement and feel comfortable improvising. Using film and text, this course will create a framework from which to understand and participate in the global culture of Street Dance. Our guest artists are women currently in the field, making work, spreading their knowledge, and are considered ambassadors of the culture. They will share their lived experiences and empower participants to continue their research on Street Dance.