Nov 7, 2022 - Feb 12, 2023
The DEL Foundations course provides an overview of the key components of the nationally acclaimed DEL model of teaching dance.
This 12-week asynchronous course is based on the highly popular DEL Foundations course that has been taught since DEL’s inception in 1995. Developed by DEL Founder, Jody Gottfried Arnhold with Ann Biddle, the course has evolved over its long history. This current iteration, updated by Ann Biddle, Catherine Gallant and Megan Minturn, reflects current 21st-century dance education practice and pedagogy.
Participants in this course explore DEL’s comprehensive and inclusive model of dance education with a specific focus on applied Laban Movement Analysis (LMA), dance making, and lesson planning. Participants interact in the online community by engaging in collaborative dance making, practice teaching, self and peer reflection, and consider applications of the DEL Model to one’s unique teaching context. In addition, participants gain an understanding of broad developmental benchmarks and effective and inspired teaching strategies to support diverse learners that align with local, state and/or national dance standards.
NOTE: This program takes place asynchronously via DEL’s LearnDash. The dates and times listed below are when the course opens and closes. If you are not taking the course for credit (SUNY ESC or DEL Certificate), you may complete the course at your own pace within this time frame. If you are taking the course for credit (SUNY ESC or DEL Certificate), you will be expected to complete each module during the week it is assigned.