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

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

Read Luna’s Blogs featured in the Huffington Post:

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

Luna is selected to participate in the RaiseforWomen Challenge April 24-June 6, 2013. Read More

Luna moves to our Forever Home at 605 Addison Street in West Berkeley.  Doors open July 1, 2012.



Patricia Reedy and Nancy Ng Receive “Generous Heart” Award July 2014                       Dance Studio Life magazine publisher Rhee Gold announces that Patricia Reedy and Nancy Ng are recipients of one of six “Generous Heart” awards. Read More

CHOREOFUND 2 Artists Announced May 2014                                                                           Six local and innovative dance artists have been selected by Luna Dance Institute to pitch in-the-moment project proposals to an audience of 30 “micro” funders. Read More

Luna Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant May 2014                                      NEA Grant provides 7 days of partnership between dance teaching artists & classroom teachers. Read More

20 Points of View: a peek into dance-making March 2014                                                         A day-long free open-studio event featuring 20 local choreographers, April 24, 2014. Read More

Luna Celebrates 22 Years with An Evening of Luna-cy February 2014                                   On Saturday, March 22, 2014 join us for an extravagant folly benefiting children. Read More

CHOREOFUND Winner Announced December 2013                                                               Despite heavy traffic and frosty weather, an audience of determined and devoted “micro” funders made their way to Luna Dance Institute Thursday night. Read more

CHOREOFUND Artists December 2013                                                                                         Luna Dance Institute is delighted to feature the following seven dynamic choreographers in its first CHOREOFUND. Read more

Luna Hosts the First CHOREOFUND November 2013                                                                   December 5th, 2013, 7-9pm, Luna brings six local choreographers and thirty grassroots audience members to our Aquatic Park studio to support homegrown dance-making. Read more

Brilliant Improviser Ann Law Comes to Luna October 2013                                                  Through the reflective essential question “What makes a good dance and how do we know this?” this workshop is about putting dance back into the everyday experience. Read more

Luna Hires New Fundraising Assistant Katherine McGinity September 2013                             Katherine’s love of dance began as a teen and developed into a career as a professional ballet dancer for Eugene Ballet. Read more

Luna Revamps Teen Choreography Program August 2013                                                   Luna revives its powerful teen choreography series this fall that turns technical studio dancers into skilled choreographers. Read more

Luna Hires New Teaching Artist Deborah Karp July 2013                                                         Luna Dance Institute is pleased to announce that Deborah Karp has accepted a teaching position on our faculty.  Deborah brings her passion for movement investigation, creative somatic inquiry and love of community-building through dance. Read more

Luna presents 20/20 Points of View: 20 Choreographers Celebrate Luna’s 20th                    April 2012, Emeryville                                                                                                     Established and emerging Bay Area choreographers pay tribute to Luna’s emphasis on creativity. Artists present work in half hour increments between 9:30am and 7:30pm in Luna’s home studio.  Read more

Luna Dance Institute Celebrates 20 Years!   January 2012, Emeryville
Luna commemorates milestone with series of celebratory events including most extravagant fundraiser in organization’s history.  Read more

Luna Kids Dance Changes Name
19 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. Read more



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



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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