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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DEL Essentials: An Introduction to Dance Education Laboratory
Jody Arnhold, MA and Ann Biddle, MA

Prepare for the DEL Summer Institute by learning the fundamentals: Laban Movement Analysis applications, child development, methods and strategies, lesson planning, creative technique, and integrating dance into school curricula. Required for new students enrolled in WonderDance or the entire Summer Institute. 

MON-WED, JUN 30 - JUL 2, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, $225 until JUN 23, $250 after

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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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WEEK 2: LANGUAGE OF DANCE
 FOUNDATIONS - PART 1

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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WEEK 3: DANCING HISTORIES, LIVING LEGACIES

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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  • "The DEL workshops I have attended have served to assist me in preparing activities for my students. The workshops give teachers a space to experience activities and adjust them to your particular situation. I would recommend DEL workshops to any dance educator as it will only enhance your teaching skills and broaden your ability to reach students with the dance arts."
    ... Carol Butler