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BECKET, MA: Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Essentials Workshop

BECKET, MA: Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Essentials Workshop


Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at Jacob's Pillow


Jacob's Pillow


Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00am daily through October 20, 2019
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:00am daily through January 26, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 10:00am daily through March 15, 2020


Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at Jacob's Pillow


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? Scholarships 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




DEL at Jacob’s Pillow welcomes participants to experience our workshops regardless of financial circumstances. Apply for scholarship support and join the next generation of dance educators.

For more information or questions about accessibility and transportation: 413.243.9919 x161 or

DEL at Jacob’s Pillow is made possible by Jody & John Arnhold and the Arnhold Foundation. Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) is founded by Jody Gottfried Arnhold.


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