Yvette’s Teacher’s Heart

DEL Foundations is wrapping up for the year. Over the past few weeks, students have been showcasing all the knowledge and hardwork they have gained with their final project presentations. As the course draws to a close, we’d like to …
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Watch the Brand New DEL Video

The team at the 92Y Dance Education Laboratory got together to make this amazing video that covers the essence of DEL. Watch for yourself and see why DEL was created, learn the Teacher’s Heart ideology, hear from the variety of …
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Balanchine Comes Alive in the Classroom

This past January at DEL, students had the extraordinary experience of learning about Balanchine and dance education from experts Tina Curran and Heather Watts with Damian Woetzel and Deborah Wingert.  The workshop brought Balanchine himself back to life – you …
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Doug Varone at DEL: A reflection

I was privileged to attend a DEL Workshop with Doug Varone and Randi Sloan this past December. The experience was invaluable as we learned so many choreographic tools that double as fun dance education games you can play with your …
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Reminder for Dance Educators: NDEO Proposals Due!

The theme of this year’s National Dance Education Organization Conference is Focus on Dance Education: The Art and Craft of Teaching Dance. The conference will be held October 23-27, 2013 at The Hyatt Regency Hotel Miami, Florida. NDEO invites proposals …
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Dancing with Mr. Balanchine

My good friend Tina Curran had just touched down in NYC from Texas when I called her today to talk about the DEL course, Dancing with the Ballet Master: Mr. Balanchine and the Blueprint. I could hear the excitement in …
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Fun is crucial to my humanity

On a Monday night last month in DEL Foundations class, we explored Laban’s EFFORT/DYNAMICS though two distinct exercises: “Slowland and Fastland,” and “Dynamic Volcano Dance.” In a quick summary: In “Slowland and Fastland,” Jody divided the room (with masking tape) into two …
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