Summer Institute


This summer immerse yourself in DEL; enrich and expand your teaching practice. 


Take two Intensives for $900. Take all three for $1,200. DEL Essentials Add-On: $225.


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WEEK 1: 92Y WonderDance Teacher Training - A New Early Childhood Dance Education

Ann Biddle, MA, Deborah Damast, MA & Jennifer Katz, MA

The 92nd Street Y DEL Wonderdance Early Childhood Dance Curriculum encourages learning through play, providing a stimulating, multisensory and nurturing community for diverse young learners to explore and discover their innate movement capacity. Become a Wonderdance educator and help children develop increased self-awareness, kinesthetic understanding and self-confidence and the joyful expression of their ”dancing heart.”

MON-FRI, JUL 7-11, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, 5 SESSIONS, $550 UNTIL JUN 30, $575 AFTER

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Tina Curran, MFA, EdD & Susan Gingrasso, MA, CMA

Create, perform, respond to, and connect with the Language of Dance to develop dance literacy. Explore the universal elements of the Movement Alphabet and integrate movement Motif symbols into dance experiences to connect physical, cognitive and socio-emotional learning. You will utilize dance literacy strategies to transform your teaching and creative practices. Those who successfully complete all course requirements will receive the Language of Dance Foundations – Part 1 Certificate.

MON-FRI, JUL 14-18, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, 5 SESSIONS, $550 UNTIL JUL 7, $575 AFTER

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Tina Curran, MFA PhD with Mari DiLena & guests

Deepen your knowledge of dance history through the artistry of Pina Bausch. Examine the social and cultural contexts of dance trends and selected masterworks. Through embodied experience and an analysis of choreographic excerpts, identify characteristics of movement styles, techniques and genres of various dance periods and choreographers. Using this dance legacy framework, integrate history into your lessons to create a complete dance curriculum.

MON-FRI, JUL 21-25, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, 5 SESSIONS, $550 UNTIL JUL 14, $575 AFTER

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  • "It has been an incredible journey, one that began in 2009 when I enrolled in 92nd Street Y's DEL Foundations of Dance Education course. It was there that I first became interested in becoming a dance educator. I can recall creating my "teacher’s heart" and feeling a strong connection to my own dance teachers as well as to all the future students that I hoped to instruct one day."
    ...Reina Potaznik