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Dance Education Leadership Cohort

Posted on 12/11/13 No Comments

Check out our cohort of dance leaders.  Luna will work with these professional dance educators through December 2014 to help them move the field forward.  We’ll track their progress here.

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New Highland Academy dancers go international!

Posted on 10/07/13 No Comments

Check out the NHA 5th graders on this international project of Anna deKeersmaeker

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Fall Legislative Docket for Dance Organizations

Posted on 10/05/13 No Comments

This fall, Congress faces looming decisions around the budget and the debt ceiling, while also working on such big issues as tax and immigration reform and the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind. Additionally, sequestration was not a once-and-done deal, but part of a 10-year […]

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Support the Arts!

Posted on 09/27/13 No Comments

When it is next time to renew your automobile registration, consider an arts plate.  Funds from this endeavor support the California Arts Council.  I got mine! 

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The evidence you need

Posted on 09/18/13 No Comments

Dance in schools results in increased test scores, lower drop-out rates, improved morale and positive changes in self-perception.  It supports the learning of underserved populations.  The National Dance Education Organization has just released a 65-page report reviewing the research on dance education to-date.  To read it for yourself, go to then click the highlighted […]

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So-Cal Family Dance off to a powerful start

Posted on 02/20/13 No Comments

Ruth Torres, Maya Luz Gordon, Meg Glaser Teran and Rosemary Robertson spent a day together planning multiple sessions of family dance in three southern California counties:  LA, Ventura, Orange.  It is a pleasure to be working with them to develop leadership and program planning skills thanks, in part, to a generous donation from the Dizzy […]

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Make Dance Education a Right of Every Child

Posted on 01/30/13 No Comments

Make your dance voice heard for the next four years and beyond by signing this petition to the Obama administration. This petition in accordance with the The Child’s Bill of Rights in Dance, compiled by the National  Dance Education Organization, requests that all children in the United States of America have as their right, access […]

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Classes are filling!

Posted on 01/23/13 No Comments

We are still accepting registration for our Winter Studio Lab classes, though a few classes are already closed.  Winter session runs January 21st through May 15th.  Curricular progression of composition-based dance for children 5-17. Creative dance offered for children 3 years old and 4 years old and parent-child/waddler toddler classes also available.  Check here for […]

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Wish List

Posted on 12/07/12 No Comments

Once a year, Luna staff creates a wish list of items we could use to make our work easier.  Friends have suggested we post it publicly.  Click here if you’d like to see this year’s list.

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California Arts Council: support it, it supports us

Posted on 02/13/12 No Comments

The California Arts Council through its Artists-In-Schools program has consecutively supported Luna with our work in Oakland Unified School District.  With Craig Watson as our new CAC director and momentum garnered by the Create the State initiative  we’re optimistic about a revival of prioritizing arts education in our state.  Meanwhile, as you file your tax […]

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