DEL Dance for Early Childhood (In-Person)

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July 8 - 11, 2024


DEL Dance for Early Childhood (In-Person)

Date: July 8 - 11, 2024
Time: 10 am - 4 pm ET
Pricing: $450 until June 16 / $500 after
Location: In-Person at the 92nd Street Y, New York (NYC)

Deborah Damast, with Erin Lally and Daria Fitzgerald, and guests Godfrey Muwulya and Milteri Tucker

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.

Participants in this course will gain experience in creating developmentally appropriate dance lessons and activities for children ages 3-7 years old. Interactive and participatory, this course will cover the following topics: developmentally appropriate lessons and content for early childhood, developmental patterns and the sensory system, games and short activities, basics of early childhood dance lesson planning, applied LMA vocabulary as a springboard for dance learning and lesson plan organization, strategies for effective teaching, and collaborative lesson planning with peers.

Must register by Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

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

Photo by Danica Paulos.

Meet Your Instructors

Deborah Damast

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...

Erin Lally

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...

Daria Fitzgerald

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...

Godfrey Muwulya

Master East African Teacher and performing Artist, and teacher and player of East African traditional instruments, Godfrey Muwulya began training as a dancer and musician in his native Uganda in primary school at the age of five years. He joined Ndere Troupe, Uganda's cultural ambassadors to the world, as their...