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Professional dancers, dance teachers and classroom arts teachers with a dance background—cultivate dance artistry and awareness in children and teens by studying Laban Movement Analysis, lesson planning, effective teaching strategies, human development, improvisation, technique and choreography, approaches to integrating dance into a school’s curriculum, assessment and advocacy.
Recommended first course for all DEL students.
$750 until Oct 14 / $800 after
Jody Gottfried Arnhold, MA, CMA, Founder of Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at 92Y, is a luminary in dance education and an advocate for dance. She created DEL in response to the need for a practical and focused dance pedagogy program. Through DEL, Jody aims to inspire and prepare teachers to work with children and teens. She continues these efforts as Executive Producer of the NY Emmy nominated documentary, PS DANCE!: Dance Education in Public Schools, to raise awareness and advocate for her mission, Dance for Every Child.
Teaching dance in NYC public schools for more t ...
Teaching dance in NYC public schools for more than 25 years, has provided Jody with the experiences that continue to guide her dance education efforts including supporting the dance program at the New York City Department of Education, creating the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program at Hunter College, and serving as the visionary benefactor behind the Doctorate in Dance Education at Teachers College Columbia University. Jody supports and champions many NYC dance companies including Ballet Hispanico where she is Honorary Chair. She also supports and mentors countless dance teachers many of whom now lead the field.
Jody serves on the Advisory Committee for Arts Education at New York City Department of Education and was Co-Chair of the Committee that created the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance K-12. She is on the Board at 92Y, Hunter College, Harkness Foundation for Dance, and on the Advisory Committee of Dance/NYC. She has received National Dance Education Organization’s Visionary Award, Education Update’s Distinguished Leader in Education Award, and Teachers College Distinguished Alumni Award. Jody has received the Floria V. Lasky Award, Dance Films Association’s Dance in Focus Award, and the New York State Dance Education Association Outstanding Leadership Award. She has been honored by Lincoln Center Education, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Jose Limon Dance Foundation, Dancewave, and NYC Arts in Education Roundtable for her contributions to dance and dance education.
Jody holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, an MA in Dance Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA).
DEL was recently named Outstanding Program by the National Dance Education Organization.
DEL Open House
Foundations of Dance Education
DEL Essentials: An Introduction to Dance Education Laboratory at University of California, Santa Barbara
Summer Institute 2020: DEL Essentials — An Intro to Dance Education Laboratory
Catherine Gallant is dancer/choreographer/teacher and works as a full-time NYCDOE dance educator at PS 89 in Manhattan where she explores dance with students in Pre-K through fifth grade. She and her students were featured in the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, PS DANCE! which illuminates the process of dance learning in public education. From 2003–2009 she developed and implemented a curriculum (with Mary Lisa Burns) to share the work and process of choreographer Merce Cunningham. She served on the writing committee for the NYC Blueprint for the Arts in DANCE and is ...
Catherine Gallant is dancer/choreographer/teacher and works as a full-time NYCDOE dance educator at PS 89 in Manhattan where she explores dance with students in Pre-K through fifth grade. She and her students were featured in the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, PS DANCE! which illuminates the process of dance learning in public education. From 2003–2009 she developed and implemented a curriculum (with Mary Lisa Burns) to share the work and process of choreographer Merce Cunningham. She served on the writing committee for the NYC Blueprint for the Arts in DANCE and is on the faculty of the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL). Ms. Gallant was an author of the Dance for Diverse Learners Supplement to the Blueprint and regularly leads professional development workshops for dance teachers in NYC Public Schools. Ms. Gallant is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and holds an MFA in Dance from Temple University. She has been creating new works for Catherine Gallant/DANCE since 1999 and has presented work in NYC at 92Y, City Center Studios, All Over Westbeth and most recently at Danspace Project/St. Marks Church. Catherine is also the director and co-founder of Dances by Isadora which performs, teaches and collaborates with Duncan dancers throughout the world. The company most recently performed at Jacob’s Pillow’s Inside Out Series in July 2017.
June Intensive: Dance for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
Dance Therapy Program
Guest faculty Donna Newman-Bluestein, MEd, BC-DMT, CMA, LMHC
Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Weekend Workshop
Ann Biddle, MA, Eli Kababa and Shakia Johnson
Dr. Miriam Berger, Patricia Capello and Tina Erfer
Dance Education Laboratory (DEL)
Jody Arnhold and Ann Biddle