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.
SAT, JAN 23 and 30, 2016
$185 until Jan 16 | $200 after
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, 2016
$185 until April 30 | $200 after
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, 2016
SAT-SUN, JUN 18-19, 2016
$375 until Jun 6 | $400 after