Jul 19 - 23, 2021
DEL Tracing Footsteps: Diverse Voices Through Dance History
In this weeklong intensive, participants will delve into the DEL Tracing Footsteps curriculum, created in response to the need to provide free high-quality, ADA compliant remote learning dance education instruction and materials to all NYC public school students K-12. DEL’s Tracing Footsteps curriculum consists of three modules which focus on New York City dance history:
1) Native American dance and history – Roots to Branches
2) The History of Tap Dance – Soul Rhythms
3) Into the Heart of Chinatown – Hidden Voices
In this course, participants will receive an overview of each module, explore components of the grade-specific dance units, engage in culturally responsive pedagogy practices, identify innovative remote learning instructional practices, and apply the DEL model to collaborative dance making and lesson plan design. Through embodied practice, collective inquiry, and exposure to a wide range of resources (guest dance artists and facilitators, video tutorials, and visually stimulating teaching materials), participants will learn how to bring dance history to life in their dance classrooms.
Note: The Tracing Footsteps curriculum project was made possible by funding from the NY Community Trust and the Arnhold Foundation with administrative support from the OASP in partnership with the NYC DOE.
Empire State College credit is available for a separate and additional fee.