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

Luna’s Winter Newsletter 2016.

In Each Child, an Inner Choreographer, Dec 3 2015, New York Times

Come dance the day away at Luna Dance Institute, March 7th, 2015 in the Berkeley Times.

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

LDI Winter Public Service Announcement on Berkeley Community Media.

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

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



Two New Teaching Artists Join Luna Faculty September 2016                                         Carmen Roman and Heather Stockton bring uniqueness to Luna’s faculty. Read more

Luna Receives CA Arts Council “Artists in Schools Grant July 2016                                   State funds support arts education programming at Oakland Unified Schools. Read more 

Luna Dance Internship Offers Mentorship & Development for Rising Millennials May 2016     LDI announced the appointment of two new interns, Elle Jansen and Clarissa Ko, both college students at USF. Read more

20 Points of View: a peek into dance making March 2016                                                           A day-long, free, open-studio event, featuring 20 local choreographers, each with 30 minutes to perform, rehearse, improvise or make a dance in Luna’s studio. Read more

LDI Aims to Raise $20,000 for the 20,000 Children Served Annually February 2016                     Luna anticipates it’s 24th year with a Dance-A-Thon fundraiser featuring a full day of classes for individuals and families. 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

6 Dance Educators Selected for Luna’s 2nd Leadership Institute November 2015                 Selected through a competitive process, these outstanding educators make up cohort 2 of Luna’s Dance Education Leadership Institute (DELI). Read more

First 5 Alameda County Grant to Support MPACT Family Dance October 2015               MPACT, which brings relationship-based dance classes to families, will increase services through a two-year grant. Read more

Talented New Teaching Artists Expand Luna’s Reach September 2015                                     Luna welcomes Nia Womack-Freeman and Amelia Uzategui Bonilla as the newest members of our dance faculty. Read more

Teaching Artist Jochelle Pereña Receives 2015 Dance Teacher Award July 2015               Dance Teacher Magazine announced that Pereña is a recipient of the Dance Teacher Award for her noteworthy work in K12. Read more

LDI Recognized as 2015 National Humanities Youth Program Award Finalist May 2015       Organization selected by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities for its MPACT program. Read more

Dance & the Brain Conference Brings Experts into the Bay Area Community April 2015         The first of its kind in the Bay Area, on Saturday, May 2nd, experts enriching the field with their research come to Berkeley to present. Read more



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

MPACT on Families by Bonner O’dell, Dance Studio Life, August 2013

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

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



Ten Tips on How to Engage with Parents in Parent-Child Classes by Jochelle Perena, In Dance 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
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Professional Learning at Luna Dance Institute
Credit: Patricia Reedy Credit: Danae Rees
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