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Friday afternoons in August just got more fun with DEL’s Family Dance Class—a four-week live Zoom series where parents/caregivers and their preschool aged children discover, invent, play, and have fun making dances together.
Siblings and other family members are invited to dance along!
Taught by esteemed DEL faculty, Margaret Bary and DEL Director, Erin Lally, along with guest and veteran Alvin Ailey dancer, Linda Celeste Sims.
Margaret Bary (MFA, CMA) a lifelong dancer and educator, is a Dance Specialist and chair of Performing Arts at Brooklyn Friends School …
Margaret Bary (MFA, CMA) a lifelong dancer and educator, is a Dance Specialist and chair of Performing Arts at Brooklyn Friends School. Her teaching connects creative dance with classroom studies in an innovative curriculum that includes body awareness, improvisation, composition, cultural dance forms, yoga and folk dance. Outside of school she facilitates teacher training workshops and mentors NYC Pre-K teachers through the Dance Education Laboratory at 92nd Street Y. Underlying all of her work, Margaret believes that participatory dance experiences foster joy and self-expression, connect us with one another and bring us together as a community.
For over fifteen years, Erin Lally has taught dance in public schools, studio, and community settings, sharing her love of dance with children, educators and families …
For over fifteen years, Erin Lally has taught dance in public schools, studio, and community settings, sharing her love of dance with children, educators and families. For five years she taught with Luna Dance Institute in Berkeley, CA where she served as the Family Services Manager, specializing in family dance classes and working with parents and children in the reunification process. Erin is the former Education Director of RIOULT where she led DanceREACH, RIOULT’s education outreach program. Erin was also a founding member and Dance Specialist at Bronx Charter School for the Arts in the South Bronx, NY where she created the dance curriculum and was the dance educator for grades K-5. Erin has served as a teaching artist for New York City Center, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Hispanico, and American Repertory Ballet Company. Most recently, Erin was the Theatre and Dance teacher at Westside school in Seattle for grades pre-k – 8th grade teaching curriculum that includes creative dance, improvisation, choreography and acting foundations. Erin holds certificates from the 92Y’s Dance Education Laboratory, the Language of Dance (LOD), and is a graduate of the University of the Arts where she earned her BFA in Modern Dance Performance. She is currently in a Master of Arts Dance Education distance-learning program at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Erin is thrilled to return to New York City as the Director of the Dance Education Laboratory, making the mission of #DanceForEveryChild a reality. Erin loves her nightly dance parties with her two children Felix (8) and Noah (6), taking delight in their choreographic skills and beautiful expression.
Linda Celeste Sims (Bronx, NY) began training at Ballet Hispanico School of Dance and graduated from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts …
Linda Celeste Sims (Bronx, NY) began training at Ballet Hispanico School of Dance and graduated from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts. Mrs. Sims has won Arts Recognition in 1994, Outstanding Performance at the 2014 New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) received the 2016 Inspiración Award from Ballet Hispánico, received the 2017 Dance Magazine Award and most recently was honored in 2019 at BAAD’s 20th Anniversary. Mrs. Sims has been featured on the cover of Dance Magazine, New York Amsterdam News, Refinery29 and on So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Mo'Nique Show, LIVE with Kelly and Michael, and The Today Show. Mrs. Sims has appeared at the White House Series, Youth America Grand Prix, Vail International Dance Festival, Evidence Dance Company. Galas in Budapest , Vienna and Rome. Originated featured roles by Judith Jamison, Donald Byrd, Alonso King, Dwight Rhoden, Ronald K. Brown, Mauro Bigonzetti, Jennifer Muller, Karole Armitage, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Rennie Harris, Christopher L. Huggins, and Azure Barton. She teaches master classes worldwide, in Ballet and Modern dance for levels k-12 and University. Currently teaches at Marymount College and is a certified Zena Rommett Floor-Barre instructor. Mrs Sims was the rehearsal director for pieces set on the Ailey Company, Twyla Tharp’s “Golden Section”, George Faison “Suite Otis”, and Ron Brown “Open Door”, “Four Corners” and “Grace”. Mrs. Sims joined the Alvin Ailey Company in 1996-2020, and was the Assistant to the Rehearsal Director.