Professional dancers, dancer teachers and classroom or arts teachers with a dance background—expand your ability to cultivate dance artistry and awareness in children and teens by studying Laban Movement Analysis, lesson and unit planning, effective methods and strategies of teaching, child development, improvisation, technique and choreography, approaches to linking dance to the curriculum, evaluation and assessment, and dance advocacy.

This is the recommended first course for all DEL students.

Mon, Oct 24-Apr 3, 7:30-9:30 pm, 20 sessions, $750 until Oct 17 / $800 After.

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  • Foundations of Dance Education

    First Session: Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Instructor: Jody Arnhold  show bio

    Jody Gottfried Arnhold is a dance educator and advocate for dance and is the Founder of the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at 92nd Street Y. DEL was recently named best program by the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). Jody is Honorary Chair of the Board of Ballet Hispanico, serves on the Advisory Council for Arts Education for the New York City Department of Education and is Co-Chair of the Committee that created the NYC DOE Curriculum Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance PreK-12. She is Chair of the Hunter College Dance Advisory Committee, Vice Chair of the Board of the Center for Arts Education and is Chairman of the Dance Center Task Force at 92nd Street Y where she serves on the Board. Jody received the Visionary Award from NDEO in 2009, the Spotlight in Dance Education Award presented by the New York City Department of Education in June 2008 and the Irmy...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Instructor: Catherine Gallant  show bio

    Catherine Gallant, has been performing, creating and teaching dance for over thirty years. Ms. Gallant is now the full-time dance teacher at PS 89 in Manhattan where she explores dance with children using an integrated approach to the arts which includes the language of Laban Movement Analysis and investigations of dance across culture and history. Ms. Gallant served on the writing committee for the New York City Department of Education’s Blueprint for the Arts in DANCE and regularly conducts dance education workshops for DEL, NYCDOE and NDEO.

    Catherine was the assistant director of the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center from 1994-96 just as the Dance Education Laboratory was holding it’s first courses and workshops. DEL has been the foundation for her work with children and the source and inspiration for ongoing inquiry in dance education for all ages. Ms. Gallant’s choreography has been supported
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    Day(s): Monday

    Sessions: 20

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: NB07, Lower Dance Studio

    Price: from $800.00








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