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25 Stories: Celebrating Luna Dance’s 25th anniversary

Living the Curriculum: an Italian-inspired approach to learning featuring Patrica Reedy.

MPACT research published in the International Journal of Education & the Arts.


BLOGS featured in the Huffington Post:

Luna: The Beating Heart of Dance-Making and Creativity by Nancy Ng

Teaching Artists: Applying the Breadth of their Skills by Nancy Ng

Where Does Dance Live in Our Society? by Nancy Ng

Common Core and Dance: A Perfect Match by Patricia Reedy

Students Succeed in Dance by Alisa Rasera

Cultivating Leaders Through Dance by Patricia Reedy



Educators, Teachers, & Community Activists Gather to Discuss Equity in Dance Feb 2018    On Saturday, February 24th LDI opens their doors to host critical dialogue on equity & dance. Read more

LDI Faculty Presents at Two National Conferences November 2017                                          This November faculty presents at the National Dance Education Organization and National Guild for Community Arts Education Conferences. Read more

LDI Awarded three California Art Council Grants August 2017                                                         CAC announces LDI to receive “Local Impact”, “Artists in Schools”, and “Professional Development and Consulting” Grants. Read More

Cherie Hill Participates in National Guild Arts Education Leadership Institute July 2017         Hill is one of 26 leaders selected to participate in the Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI). Read more



Founder Patricia Reedy Receives ROOF Community Excellence Award March 2017                   ROOF presents a $10,000 award to recognize Reedy’s outstanding long-term commitment to community. Read more 

School & Community Alliances Students Perform Birthday Flashmob February 2017                 Oakland public school students dance in honor of Luna’s 25th anniversary. Read more

Luna Director Nancy Ng Receives National Guild Milestone Award November 2016                   Ng is one of 7 community arts education leaders honored with the National Guild’s Milestone Certificate of Appreciation for her long-standing, exceptional service to the field. Read more

Hot Off the Press: Teacher’s Guide to Creative Dance Now Available  December 2015           The long awaited second edition of Body, Mind & Spirit in Action: a teacher’s guide to creative dance is now available. Read more




Learning to Dance, Dancing to Learn by Abigail Keyes, Mills Quarterly Fall 17

Finding Their Own Way: Luna Dance Institute Celebrates 25 Years by Claudia Bauer in Dance Teacher Magazine

Fall Arts 2016: Top Dance Events featuring CHOREOFUND in the East Bay Express.

Grant Money Propels New Services at Luna Dance Institute featuring MPACT in the East Bay Express.

MPACT on Families by Bonner Odell, Dance Studio Life, August 2013

An Evening of Luna-cy Gala by Rachel Holdt, Examiner, March 2013

LDI “Generous Heart” award profile in Dance Studio Life.

Luna Dance Institute returns to its roots in Berkeley by Frances Dinkelspiel, BerkeleySide, October 2012

Luna Dance Institute 20th Anniversary by Rachel Holdt, SF Examiner, March 2012

Luna Dance Institute in full swing as it turns 20 by Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle, April 2012

Summer School by Mary Ellen Hunt, Dance Teacher, June 2011

A role model for community-based dance by Rachel Berman, Dance Studio Life, July 2011



Create, Reflect, Advocate, Repeat by Jochelle Perena, InDance June 2017

TADA! Educators Change the Future of California Dance by Nancy Ng, InDance December 2016

Ten Tips on How to Engage with Parents in Parent-Child Classes by Jochelle Perena, InDance July/August 2016

Choreofund: A Work in Progress by Patricia Reedy, InDance March 2016

Moving Internationally: A Creative and Cultural Journey by Nia Womack-Freeman, InDance November 2015

Creating & Revising by Patricia Reedy, InDance July/August 2015

Teaching & Choreographing: Mutually Beneficial Acts by Patricia Reedy in conversation with Deborah Karp, InDance May 2015

Reflections: What a Difference a Dance Conference Can Make by Patricia Reedy, InDance Jan/Feb 2015

Defining Creativity and Technique by Patricia Reedy, InDance November 2014

Leaving an Imprint: The Necessity of Dancers for Livelihood by Nancy Ng, InDance July/August 2014

Finding Creative Action in the Teaching World by Patricia Reedy, InDance May 2014

Making the Worst Dance Possible: Finding the Good in “Bad” Dances by Jochelle Perena, InDance April 2014

Universal Design for Learning: Why Does it Matter to Dance Teaching? by Patrica Reedy, InDance October 2013

Teaching In A Wild Triangle by Patricia Reedy, InDance June 2013

Back and Forth and Dancing Mom by Patricia Reedy and Erin Lally, InDance March 2013

Creative Movement and the African Aesthetic by Cherie Hill, InDance November 2012

The First Steps:  Luna Dance Institute, article on Waddlers & Toddlers (children 0-3) by Patricia Reedy, Director of Teaching & Learning,  InDance May 2012

Teaching Honestly, Teaching Fearlessly by Patricia Reedy, Director of Teaching & Learning, InDance March 2012

How Many Sets of Fingerprints Does it Take to Make a Dance Program, by Patricia Reedy, Director of Teaching & Learning, InDance November 2011

The Growing Season: Continuing Classes for Educators by Patricia Reedy, Director of Teaching and Learning, InDance, May 2011

Reflections on Inclusion in Middle School by Alisa Rasera, Professional Learning Coordinator, InDance, October 2010

Top Marks in Performance: Why New Highland Academy’s curriculum works by Patricia Reedy, InDance, July 2010

Creating a New Focus: Dance Education Reform by Danae Rees, Schools and Community Alliance Manager, In Dance, April 2010

Partnerships Across Borders: An Australian Artist Joins Colleagues in the UK  by Danae Rees, InDance, March 2010

Building a Culture: An International Perspective by Danae Rees, InDance, January 2010


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Children and Youth at Luna Dance Institute
Credit: Tim Heth Credit: Danae Rees
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Professional Learning at Luna Dance Institute
Credit: Patricia Reedy Credit: Danae Rees
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