DEL Tracing Footsteps: Journey Into Jazz Dance — Let’s Swing!

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July 17 - 21, 2023


DEL Tracing Footsteps: Journey Into Jazz Dance — Let’s Swing!

Date: July 17 - 21, 2023
Time: 10am - 3pm EDT
Pricing: $540 until Jun 26 / $625 after
Location: In-Person at the 92nd Street Y (NYC)

Ann Biddle, MA, and guests

In this weeklong intensive, participants will delve into the DEL Tracing Footsteps Journey Into Jazz Dance — Let’s Swing!curriculum, created in 2022 in response to the need to provide high-quality dance education instruction to K-12 NYC public school students.

The Tracing Footsteps: Journey Into Jazz Dance — Let’s Swing!  curriculum focuses on examining the roots of African American vernacular jazz dance and the emergence of the Lindy Hop in the ballrooms of New York’s Harlem in the 1920s-1940s. In addition, the curriculum will acknowledge the lineage of key dance, music, and African American cultural traditions that created the foundation of contemporary jazz dance forms.

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.

Must register by Wednesday, July 12, 2023.