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.

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 the entire Summer Institute.

Mon-Wed, Jun 29-Jul 1, 2015
9:30 am-4:30 pm
3 sessions
$225 until Jun 22 | $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 Curriculum encourages learning through play, providing a stimulating, multisensory and nurturing community for young learners to explore and discover their innate movement capacity. Learn to help children develop increased self-awareness, kinesthetic understanding, self-confidence, and the joyful expression of their ”dancing heart.”

Mon-Fri, Jul 6-10, 2015
9:30 am-4:30 pm
5 sessions
$550 until Jun 30 | $575 after

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WEEK 3: LMA/LOD for Dance Educators

Tina Curran, MFA, PhD and Frederick Curry, MA, CMA

Use Laban Movement Analysis and the Language of Dance frameworks to explore different ways of teaching, choreographing, analyzing, writing and recording dance.  Basic components of LMA and LOD will be explored, along with corresponding Motif Notation, in an experiential and integrated format. Participants will actively explore applications in connection to the New York City Blueprint for Dance PreK-12.

Mon-Fri, Jul 20-24, 2015
9:30 am-4:30 pm
5 sessions
$550 until Jul 13 | $575 after Enroll Now

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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