Jul 18 - 22, 2022
DEL Tracing Footsteps: Diverse Voices Through Dance History
Time: 2 - 5pm EDT
Ann Biddle, MA
In this weeklong intensive, participants will delve into the DEL Tracing Footsteps curriculum, created in response to the need to provide free high-quality remote learning dance education instruction to all NYC public school students K-12.
Participants will be introduced to the Tracing Footsteps year 2 curriculum which focuses on two distinct dance styles: 1) Salsa Stories and, 2) Join the Cypher – A Hip-Hop Experience. In this course, participants will receive an overview of each module, explore components of the grade band-specific dance units, engage in culturally responsive pedagogy practices, identify innovative 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 Jody and John Arnhold Foundation in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects.