News & Blog Pieces


Luna Announces Summer Institute 2018 Cohort June 2018
12 educators are selected for a year of professional development in dance teaching. Read more.

Luna Receive 20K Art Works Grant  May 2018                                                                         National Endowment for the Arts Grant to support Luna’s Dance Teaching and Learning Studies. Read more 

20 Choreographers Share Their Creative Process March 2018                                                        On Thursday, April 26th Luna opens their studio for 20 Points of view, a free community event. Read more

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

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



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

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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


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