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 with DEL Institute Director, Ann Biddle and receive a copy of the DEL Facilitation Manual. At the conclusion of the DEL FIT program, participants have an opportunity to present their DEL-based workshop to their peers and members of the DEL community! DEL FIT graduates receive a Certificate of Completion and may be invited to lead and/or assist in a DEL workshop or course.

The DEL FIT program is led by DEL Founder, Jody Arnhold, and DEL Institute Director, Ann Biddle.

PROGRAM COST (Includes DEL FIT Manual, 4 synchronous Zoom sessions, 4 asynchronous learning modules & one-on-one coaching): $370.00 USD.

Applications are due no later than Friday, February 2nd, 2024.

Applications are reviewed by the DEL Leadership team. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program by no later than Wednesday, February 7th, 2024.

All accepted students must register by no later than Monday, February 12th.

Those selected are required to commit to all 4 DEL FIT sessions (Sessions are held on Zoom, EST):

  1. Sat, Feb 17th, 10am-12pm
  2. Sat, March 9th, 10am-12pm
  3. Sat, April 13th, 10am-12pm
  4. Sat, May 11th, 2pm-5pm (Please note the final session is 3hrs)

PRE-REQUISITE: APPLICANTS MUST HAVE TAKEN DEL FOUNDATIONS, DEL FUNDAMENTALS, OR DEL ESSENTIALS. Priority is given to applicants who have completed the DEL Institute -Teacher Certificate Program. Enrollment is limited to 8 participants.

For more information, please contact Ann Biddle, Director, DEL Institute, [email protected]