Dance Education Laboratory [DEL]
Art at the Heart of Teaching™

The Dance Education Laboratory is a professional development program for all educators and artists interested in developing their dance education curricula.

All DEL courses align with the New York City Department of Education Blueprint for Teaching and Learning Dance in grades K-12. Graduate or undergraduate college credit can be arranged with SUNY Empire State College for an additional fee. 92nd Street Y is a vendor listed with the New York City Department of Education.

Jody Gottfried Arnhold, Founder

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DEL Open House

Join us for the preview of DEL 2016-17. To open our 22nd year, DEL celebrates the work of Diane Duggan, a master teacher and dance education leader. Andrea Miller, founder, artistic director and choreographer of Gallim Dance, will lead a master class for participants.

Sat, Oct 1, 2-6 pm, Free. Register now

Tune in to PS Dance!, a powerful documentary from DEL founder, Jody Gottfried Arnhold, and discover the life-changing impact of dance on public school students.

May 15 on THIRTEEN @ 10:30 pm
May 17 on WLIW21 @ 3:30 pm & 10 pm
May 26 on NJTV @ 10 pm
Or find it online at

Visit and become part of the dance for every child movement! Watch the full video above.

DEL Annual Movement Sentence Choir*

On Jan 9, 2016, the 2nd Annual Movement Sentence Choir featured Summation Dance and Larry Keigwin and his dynamic company, Keigwin + Company. Watch now.

On Feb 1, 2015 we marked Dance Education Laboratory's 20th Anniversary with a great event facilitated by Summation Dance with Sidra Bell (Sidra Bell Dance New York), Mike Esperanza (Bare Dance) and Kendra Portier (BAND Portier). Summation Dance orchestrated a Movement Sentence Choir, inspired by Rudolf Laban's famous movement choirs. Watch now!

*The DEL 20th Anniversary celebration film is available at The filming is part of an educational collaboration between 92Y Harkness Dance Center and NYU’s Tisch Dance and New Media Program under the mentorship of faculty member and director Paul Galando.


Call 212.415.5551 or email for further information.


College credit for DEL courses: SUNY Empire State College

Non-matriculating undergraduate and matriculating graduate credits for DEL courses may be arranged through SUNY Empire State College. Students currently licensed to teach by the New York Sate Education Department may apply credit toward the Content Core – Dance requirement for dance teacher certification. College credits also comply with New York City Department of Education salary differentials for teachers. For details, download Studying for College Credit with 92Y DEL 2016-2017 [PDF]

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