DEL Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Dance Education

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May 27, 2024 - July 7, 2024


DEL Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Dance Education

Date: May 27, 2024 - July 7, 2024
Pricing: $355 until May 8 / $370 after
Location: Asynchronous (Online)
Course Designed By:

Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown


Edwin Brathwaite and Mariangela Lopez

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, May 22, 2024.

Course scholarships and discounts are available! Learn more about scholarship opportunities here. 

Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima.

Meet Your Instructors

Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown

Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown is an Assistant Professor of Dance Pedagogy and Community Engagement, at The Ohio State University. Nyama has been an active performer, choreographer. She is also an established scholar, with articles in numerous academic publications. In 2017, her book, Dance Pedagogy for a Diverse World: Culturally Relevant Teaching...

Edwin Brathwaite

Edwin Brathwaite is a certified science and dance educator teaches at Meyer Levin Performing Arts School, IS 285, for the past 20 years. A native of Barbados, West Indies, He facilitates New York Citywide Dance professional development, Arts Monday and workshops for Dance Educational Laboratory (DEL). He is currently facilitating...

Mariangela Lopez

Mariangela Lopez is a Brooklyn-based dance artist and educator from Caracas, Venezuela. Since 1999, she has built extensive experience teaching dance to different communities across the country and abroad, from professional dancers to college students, public schools (Pre K-12), and communities at risk. She is a faculty member at The...