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Jan 16 - Feb 26, 2023


DEL Dance Making & LMA

Date: Jan 16 - Feb 26, 2023
Time: Self-Paced
Pricing: $390 until Dec 24 / $450 after
Location: Online

Catherine Gallant, MFA

In this six-module asynchronous course spanning 6-weeks, participants delve into Dance Making as a key component of the DEL model.

Participants will learn how to embed dance-making experiences into their lesson and unit plans, and understand how to apply the LMA framework of Body, Effort, Space, and Relationship in order to generate an extensive movement vocabulary for student-centered choreography. Different entry points for dance making for diverse student populations will be explored, offering dancers unlimited possibilities for creating innovative dances for themselves, their students, and the community.

The goal of Dance Making and LMA is to guide dance educators to encourage students to create material in an authentic, expansive, and self-directed way through collaborative decision-making that allows students to deeply engage in the creative process and gain empowered ownership of their artistry.

Must register by Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

Feb 4, 2023


DEL Hip-Hop Stories

Date: Feb 4, 2023
Time: 12 - 6 pm EDT
Pricing: $195 until Jan 13 / $225 after
Location: In-Person at the 92nd Street Y (NYC)

Shakia Barron, MFA & Eli Kababa

Join us to investigate stories from the cipher: What is the meaning of the cipher beyond the dance that we see, and what are the stories of the people that come to the hip-hop dance circle?

In this 6-hour, in-person hip-hop workshop, participants will explore hip-hop dance to understand that hip-hop stories come from awareness of one’s lived experiences. Attendees will explore their own lived experiences and that of their students to educate themselves and make personally meaningful dances from their hip-hop stories. We will investigate the multifaceted motivations and inspirations of hip-hop artists and contributors, including the impact of hip-hop on personal expression and performance. Guest Artists will share their personal stories and motivations with participants to help shape and guide key questions for personal and student-centered exploration. The workshop includes group discussions and feedback, collaborative dance making, and lesson planning activities. Participants will leave with a variety of hip-hop inspired activities for their classroom related to personal storytelling and art making.

Must register by Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

Feb 20 - 23, 2023


DEL Dance for Students with Disabilities

Date: Feb 20 - 23, 2023
Time: 8 am - 3 pm ET
Pricing: $390 until Jan 28 / $450 after
Location: In-Person at the 92nd Street Y (NYC)

Dr. Diane Duggan

The 3-day in-person 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.

Must register by Wednesday, February 15, 2023. 

March 2, 9, 16

Online via Zoom

DEL Production

Date: March 2, 9, 16
Time: 7 - 9pm EDT
Pricing: $195 until Feb 9 / $225 after
Location: Zoom

Deborah Damast, MA and Taryn Vander Hoop, MFA

DEL Production will present strategies for implementing dance production elements from choreographic inspiration to fully realized production, across the age span in a variety of settings–public schools, studios, and higher education.

Through embodied practice, participants will have an opportunity to engage with both the creative and technical aspects of dance production. This course will introduce choreographic and technical theater vocabulary and will offer ideas for creating successful student performances, sharings, and site-specific dances in person and on film using the DEL model.

Must register by Monday, February 27, 2023.

March 19, April 23, May 20, June 11

Online via Zoom

DEL Facilitators in Training (DEL FIT)

Date: March 19, April 23, May 20, June 11
Time: March - May 3-5pm EDT; June 2-5pm EDT
Pricing: This program is fully funded and at no cost to participants
Location: Synchronously over Zoom

Jody Gottfried Arnhold, MA and Ann Biddle, MA

DEL Facilitators in Training (DEL FIT) is an intensive professional development course specifically designed for experienced dance educators who are interested in acquiring and honing facilitation skills. Participants will learn how to develop and facilitate a professional learning workshop based on the DEL model and understand how to embody and apply DEL’s core principles and best practices. The four workshop sessions include interactive learning and engagement, movement exploration, collaborative opportunities, practice facilitation, and peer feedback. DEL FIT sessions are held synchronously via zoom. Participants are also expected to engage asynchronously on the DEL learning management platform to augment their professional learning in facilitation skills and strategies.  Participants also receive personal one-on-one coaching in workshop design and facilitation by DEL Institute Director, Ann Biddle and receive a copy of the DEL Facilitation Manual.  DEL FIT graduates are empowered and equipped to deliver high-quality professional learning instruction and may be invited to lead or assist in a DEL workshop or course.

At the completion of the DEL FIT program participants will receive a certificate of completion.

The DEL FIT program is led by DEL Founder, Jody Arnhold, and DEL Institute Director, Ann Biddle.

This program is made possible by the generosity of the Arnhold Foundation and is offered free of charge to participants. Dance Educators interested in applying to the program should apply here by February 17, 2023.

Applications are reviewed by the DEL Leadership team. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program by March 1, 2023.

Those selected are required to commit to all 4 DEL FIT sessions:

March 19th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm EST

April 23rd, 3:00pm – 5:00pm EST

May 20th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm EST

June 11th, 2:00pm – 5:00pm EST (note longer session)


Priority is given to applicants who have completed the DEL Institute -Teacher Certificate Program.


Apr 10 - May 21, 2023


DEL Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Dance Education

Date: Apr 10 - May 21, 2023
Time: Self-paced
Pricing: $390 until Mar 18 / $450 after
Location: Online

Edwin Brathwaite and Mariangela Lopez course content created by Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown

In this six-module course, participants delve into the key components of cultivating culturally responsive pedagogy in dance education drawing from key video resources created especially for DEL by Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown.

The course is built around Dr. McCarthy-Brown’s curated videos and additional resources designed to guide dance educators through a process of self-examination and teacher reflection; as well as provide culturally responsive teaching tools. Participants will examine how culture, identity, and race show up in their teaching practice and will be asked to reflect on how race and other marginalizing stereotypes operate in their learning environments. In addition, participants will be given building blocks of culturally responsive teaching strategies to de-center Whiteness in the dance classroom.

Must register by Wednesday, April 5, 2023.

May 22 - Jul 2, 2023


DELving into Embodied Dance History

Date: May 22 - Jul 2, 2023
Time: Self-Paced
Pricing: $390 until May 1 / $450 after
Location: Online

Ann Biddle, MA & Felice Santorelli, Ed.M

DELving into Embodied Dance History is a six-module asynchronous course designed for dance educators who want to re-imagine American modern dance history through the lens of embodied and inquiry-based learning.

Course content is derived from the DEL at Jacob’s Pillow DELving into Dance History series, created by Ann Biddle and Felice Santorelli, and investigates dance artists through multiple contextual lenses in order to gain a holistic and more inclusive understanding of dance history. Participants will engage in collaborative research, have access to multi-modal course resources and primary sources, and interact with the rich content on the Jacob’s Pillow interactive site.

Must register by Wednesday, May 17, 2023.