Luna attends conferences regularly to share our dance teaching inquiry, build community, and learn from and with our colleagues. We stretch our own advocacy muscles, hear the big issues affecting our field, and join the groundswell to push dance education forward. We hope to see you at the following conferences this month:
National Dance Education Organization Conference, Miami, FL
Check out Nancy Ng, Jochelle Pereña & Heather Stockton’s presentations
Look for Aiano Nakagawa who’ll be attending as a participant
Patricia is now an official doctoral candidate! This means that she starts her research now and will complete her dissertation in the spring with hopes to add to the scant amount of published research in dance education. She needs help collecting data from California elementary classroom teachers or specialists, including Physical Education. If you are willing to participate or know classroom teachers who care about children’s creativity and would be willing to complete a 15-minute questionnaire, please find consent form here. Heather is accepting electronic or mailed consents and will send out links to each person’s individualized electronic instrument the week of October 7th to those who have given consent. Questionnaires are due back no later than November 1st. Thanks in advance for supporting dance education research!
MPACT (Moving Parents & Children Together) classes begin this September at West Oakland Library & 81st ave. Library. All families are welcome to build their connection through relationship-based dance. All ages.
For schedule and more information: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/mpact/
Are you interested in a half-time position working in a dynamic dance education organization? Luna seeks to hire the right person to support our infrastructure during this exciting time of growth & development. This position is a perfect career-step for someone who eventually wishes to be an executive director or start their own nonprofit organization. See the full job notice here.
It can be challenging to talk about race. One way in is by listening to others – their perspectives, the questions they ask. Created by journalists of color, Code Switch is a weekly podcast that shares the voices of real people and the stories of how racial and inequity issues affect their lives. Several episodes explore race & equity in education, and this episode includes a conversation about our role as dance educators – check it out & keep the conversations going!
Thank you to all who joined live or via live feed to our Equity in Dance Panel February 23rd, and a big shout out to our generous & articulate speakers: Zaynah Islam, Latanya d. Tigner, Tammy Johnson, Gerald Casel, Judith Smith & Albirda Rose. Please stay tuned for our follow-up resources & transcription. You can still catch an excerpt of the conversation here.
Make sure to read our Advocacy posts below and join us in supporting arts in California.
Did you miss our annual October Dance & Disability Panel? We’ve compiled a resource page, with notes and transcription from the panel conversation, resources shared by panelists, and a reflection by Luna’s Director of Creativity & Pedagogy, Patricia Reedy.
Read more here.
We love sharing our beautiful, airy studio with our dance community. Are you looking for a spot for your rehearsals or workshops? Luna’s studio may be for you! We are specifically looking for long-term rental partners who are interested in making art in a Berkeley home. For more information, please visit here.