DEL Essentials Workshop

Oct 19 - Mar 15


DEL Essentials Workshop

Ages 18+ | Movement and dance education workshop

Immerse yourself in this two-day intensive course on the DEL Model of Dance Education: Laban Movement Analysis (LMA), collaborative dance making, lesson planning, human development, strategies for effective teaching, and linking dance to curriculum for children and teenagers.

Dates & Location

October 19-20, 2019 | Perles Family Studio

January 25-26, 2020 | Perles Family Studio
DEL Essentials Dance for Social Change examines varied approaches for empowering dancers and dance educators as advocates for social change. *Prior experience in DEL workshops and courses highly recommended as a prerequisite for participation.

March 14-15, 2020 | Perles Family Studio


$290 with housing*/$240 without; includes workshop & training, meals, and Jacob’s Pillow programming. Please review the refund policy. Need financial support? Generous scholarships are available.


Housing is located on the Jacob’s Pillow campus, a 3-minute walking distance from the workshop location. On-site housing Pillow provides single rooms, co-ed bathrooms, and common areas that include a small kitchenette.

Concepts & Content

  • Overview of the DEL Model
  • Rationale for Dance Education for children & teens
  • History of Rudolph Laban
  • Applied Laban Movement Analysis (body, effort, space, relationship) Movement Sentence
  • Choreography & LMA
  • DEL Lesson Plan format
  • Making connections to other disciplines
  • Developmental benchmarks of children and teens
  • Effective teaching strategies
  • Introduction to State and National Dance Standards
  • Resources for dance educators
Event Dates
Saturday, Oct 19

10:00 AM

Sunday, Oct 20

10:00 AM

Saturday, Jan 25

10:00 AM

Sunday, Jan 26

10:00 AM

Saturday, Mar 14

10:00 AM

Sunday, Mar 15

10:00 AM

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DEL Essentials Workshop

At Jacob’s Pillow: Oct 19 - Mar 15