Archive: August, 2010

Support the arts with an Arts License Plate

Posted on 08/19/10 No Comments

You can help support the sustainability of the California Arts Council’s  Artists in Schools program by purchasing an arts license plate. Proceeds directly go to the California Arts Council and are considered a charitable contribution to the state of California. They are pretty and unique and a very easy investment to make toward supporting the […]

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Luna Kids Dance Changes Name

Posted on 08/18/10 No Comments

Luna Kids Dance Changes Name 16 August 2010, Berkeley CA Luna Kids Dance and its professional development wing, the California Institute for Dance Learning have merged into one unifying brand, Luna Dance Institute. Luna is a young woman now—18 years old. Our current staff and board are strong. Success over the next ten years requires […]

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New Highland Academy

Posted on 08/14/10 No Comments

New Highland Academy is the first public elementary school in the state of California to have articulated, year-long, standards-based dance curriculum for EVERY child. Learn more about this Oakland Unified School District dance miracle!

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Special Needs Inquiry: Inclusive Dance in Oakland

Posted on 08/14/10 No Comments

Luna’s special needs inquiry team asked “what does creativity look like for children with autism and other special needs?” Five years at Tilden Elementary, a designated inclusion school in Oakland, California, revealed a great deal about bringing standards-based dance to children with and without special needs.

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The Making of an MPACT teacher

Posted on 08/14/10 No Comments

Dance teaching artist, Rosemary Robertson, completed our MPACT internship at the end of 2009. A third year of supervised teaching has brought parent-child dance classes to dozens of families living in south Alameda County.

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Improving Teaching Practice through Action Research

Posted on 08/14/10 No Comments

The first phase of Luna’s action-research project on parent-child engagement through dance had a dramatic impact on our dance teaching practice.

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