DEL Weekend Workshop with Doug Varone and Randi Sloan

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.

SAT, MAY 7 and 14, 2016
2 sessions
$185 until April 30 | $200 after

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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, 2016
SAT-SUN, JUN 18-19, 2016
$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."
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