DEL Dance Making

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February 19, 2024 - March 31, 2024


DEL Dance Making

Date: February 19, 2024 - March 31, 2024
Pricing: $335 until Jan 28 / $370 after
Location: Asynchronous (Online)
Course Designed By:

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, February 14, 2024.

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

Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima for Nel Shelby Productions.

Meet Your Instructors

Catherine Gallant

Catherine Gallant, MFA was the assistant director at 92Y Harkness Dance Center from 1994-96 just as DEL was beginning and has been on the faculty of the Dance Education Laboratory since 2003. She has presented her work at 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, WestFest and American Dance Guild. Recently...

Felice Santorelli

Felice Santorelli (Ed.M Dance Education, B.F.A. Dance and Choreography) is a full time dance educator at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) in Western Massachusetts. Felice’s teaching experience ranges from K-12 to higher education and in various styles of dance. Felice brings experience designing dance curriculum that...