April 8, 2024 - May 19, 2024
DEL Dance for Early Childhood
DEL’s Dance for Early Childhood Curriculum encourages learning through play, providing a stimulating, multi-sensory, and nurturing community for diverse young learners to discover their innate movement capacity.
In this 6-week asynchronous course, participants will learn to create developmentally appropriate dance lessons for children ages 3-7 years old.
This course will cover the following topics: applied Laban Movement Analysis and guided exploration, dance-making, interdisciplinary lesson themes, dances from around the world, and early childhood techniques and strategies.
Must register by Wednesday, April 3, 2024.
Course scholarships and discounts are available! Learn more about scholarship opportunities here.
Photo by Danica Paulos.
Meet Your Instructors
Deborah Damast (BFA Dance, SUNY Purchase, MA Dance Education, NYU, DEL Certificate) is Associate Professor and Program Director of Dance Education at NYU Steinhardt where in addition to teaching, she is Artistic Director of concerts, Kaleidoscope Dancers, and the Uganda study abroad program. Deborah is the Past-President of the New York...
Dawn DiPasquale holds a MA in Dance Education from NYU and is a former Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance and Musical Theatre at Wichita State University, teaching modern, musical theatre and tap dance; Her work as a teaching artist in NYC public schools with 92ndStreet Y, City Center, and Together...
Daria Fitzgerald (M.A., Dance Education, New York University, Professional Dance Teacher Certification, New York State) is the Associate Director of Early Childhood Dance at Harkness Dance Center, 92NY. In this role, Daria leads Harkness Dance Center’s initiative to grow early childhood dance programs across the organization and beyond, teaches early...
Erin Lally (BFA, MA) is the Director of the Dance Education Laboratory at 92NY. Since 2002, Erin has taught dance in public schools, studio, and community settings, sharing her love of dance with children, educators, and families. She taught with Luna Dance Institute in Berkeley, CA where she served as...