Nov 7, 2022 - Feb 12, 2023


DEL Foundations

Date: Nov 7, 2022 - Feb 12, 2023
Pricing: $595 until Oct 17 | $675 after
Location: Asynchronous Online

Catherine Gallant, MFA and Felice Santorelli, MA

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.


This course takes place asynchronously via DEL’s LearnDash. The dates and times listed are when the course opens and closes.

This course can be taken for credit through the DEL Institute Teacher Certificate program or through SUNY Empire State College. Please note you are expected to complete weekly assignments if taking this course for credit. For more information, please email Daria Fitzgerald, [email protected]

Registration closes 11/2.