DEL Weekend Workshop with Doug Varone and Randi Sloan

It’s Both: DEL and Pilobolus
Randi Sloan, MA, and Emily Kent

This professional development workshop is designed for dance educators of all ages and learning environments will investigate and embody the uniquely Pilobolean collaborative dance-making process. Participants will explore the company’s signature group improvisations to cultivate presence, observation, trust, creativity, collaboration and problem solving in themselves and their students.

SAT, OCT 17 & 24
2 sessions $185 until Oct 10 | $200 after

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DEL Presents National Dance Institute: Classroom Management Using NDI's Teaching Techniques

Traci Straus, Founder and Director, “Celebrate the Beat” (CTB), the Colorado Associate of National Dance Institute (NDI)

DEL and the NDI Experience: Focusing on Classroom Management Using National Dance Institute’s Teaching Techniques” is an introduction to National Dance Institute's unique pedagogy. You will emerge from this intensive training with tools to engage diverse learners in school settings and motivate them towards excellence.  The workshop includes joyful and high-energy dancing to live music, practice teaching with NDI's methodologies, effective choreography for children, and stimulating group discussions.

SAT, NOV 7 and 14
2 sessions
$185 until Oct 30 | $200 after

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DEL: The Next Generation

Ann Biddle, MA

Learn to start a teen dance mentoring program for middle and high school dance students based on the highly successful program created by DEL Founding Faculty, Ann Biddle, at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School in MA. The DEL PVPA model trains teens in foundations of dance pedagogy, classroom management, lesson planning, and improvisation/choreography skills with the goal of teaching meaningful and integrated dance units in local elementary schools. Experience the benefits of this unique collaborative, mentoring and leadership program which can have transformational impact on teen dancers and their young mentees.  Guests artists include: DEL PVPA faculty and students.

MON, JAN 23 and 30
2 sessions
$185 until Jan 16 | $200 after

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Physical Disability and the Inclusive Dance Class: Creating Physically Integrated Dance with Children

Ana Rubinstein and Heidi Latsky

This course will introduce approaches and techniques for teaching dance to children in an inclusion setting. We will explore the use of both targeted and universal adaptations in the use of warm-ups, improvisation, partnering, technique instruction for specific genres, and choreography. We will also look at culture and tone-setting in the classroom and connect the work of the classroom to the physically integrated dance work of Heidi Latsky Dance as well as other companies that provide role models for future dancers. Finally, we will also provide an introduction to the use of both high-tech and low-tech adaptive technology, particularly as it relates to communication among student dancers and choreographers in a collaborative setting.Heidi Latsky with Ana Rubenstein

SAT, MAY 7 and 14
2 sessions
$185 until April 30 | $200 after

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DEL Essentials at Dancewave: An Introduction to Dance Education

Barry Blumenfeld, MA

This fall DEL goes to Dancewave, Brooklyn. Learn the fundamentals of the DEL Model of Dance Education: Laban Movement Analysis applications, child development methods and strategies, lesson planning, creative technique and integrating dance into school curricula.

$225 until Aug 24 | $250 after

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Dance for Students with Special Needs
Diane Duggan, PhD, BC-DMT, LCAT 

Integrate dance therapy theory with best practices in dance education and positive behavior supports. Create dance activities that meet the needs and utilize the strengths of children and adolescents who have emotional, behavioral, learning, sensory and/or physical challenges.

MON, FEB 15, 2016
10 AM-6 PM
TUE-WED, FEB 16-17, 2016
10 AM-4 PM
$375 UNTIL FEB 8 | $400 AFTER

Offered in collaboration with 92Y’s Dance/Movement Therapy Program and approved by the ADTA for DMT Alternate Route training. 

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Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dance Education

Harkness Center for Dance Injury Prevention

Leigh Heflin & Guests from the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries

Apply kinesiological principles and functional anatomy to your dance practice. Build foundational knowledge on the biological, psychosocial, and environmental factors that influence a dancer's current and future health. Explore the musculoskeletal system, common dance injuries, injury prevention, and conditioning for the dancer of all ages and levels of participation. Integrate your knowledge to produce efficient movement strategies for students. 

MON-THU, JUN 13-16
SAT-SUN, JUN 18-19
$375 until Jun 6 | $400 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