DEL Facilitators in Training (FIT) Program

DEL Facilitators in Training (DEL FIT) is an intensive professional development course specifically designed for experienced dance educators who are interested in acquiring and honing facilitation skills. Participants will learn how to develop and facilitate a professional learning workshop based on the DEL model and understand how to embody and apply DEL’s core principles and best practices. 

The four workshop sessions include interactive learning and engagement, movement exploration, collaborative opportunities, practice facilitation, and peer feedback. DEL FIT sessions are held synchronously via zoom. Participants are also expected to engage asynchronously on the DEL learning management platform to augment their professional learning in facilitation skills and strategies.  Participants also receive personal one-on-one coaching in workshop design and facilitation by DEL Institute Director, Ann Biddle and receive a copy of the DEL Facilitation Manual.  DEL FIT graduates are empowered and equipped to deliver high-quality professional learning instruction and may be invited to lead or assist in a DEL workshop or course.

At the completion of the DEL FIT program participants will receive a certificate of completion.

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DEL FIT Program Details

The DEL FIT program is led by DEL Founder, Jody Arnhold, and DEL Institute Director, Ann Biddle. Priority is given to applicants who have completed the DEL Institute -Teacher Certificate Program.


The application period for DEL FIT is now closed. 

This program is made possible by the generosity of the Arnhold Foundation and is offered free of to participants.

"The DEL programs have opened up a new set of pathways for my artistic and professional expression and I am grateful for their 'right-on' educational philosophy and commitment to dance and children and educators."
Jill Liflander
DEL Student