Early Childhood and Family Dance

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  • Dance in ECE Level 2 – Dec. 7, 2019

    $125.00

    This workshop stretches further into creating early childhood and family dance curricula that keeps you, the teaching practitioner, excited and engaged. Application of attachment and play theories, developmental neuro patterns, and embodied parent education will build upon material introduced in Dance in ECE Level 1. Prerequisite: Dance in ECE: Movement, Play & Relationships or Dance in TK.

    10% Professional Discounts available for this course for Dancers’ Group/CDEA/NDEO members. 50% off for current full-time students. Please contact 510.883.1118.

    Saturday, December 7, 2019
    9:50am-3:30pm
    Luna Dance Institute

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    Dance in ECE: Movement, Play & Relationships – Nov. 16, 2019

    $185.00

    This Level 1 full-day workshop explores the use of creative dance and movement in early childhood and family settings. Participants learn to extend spontaneous dance experiences, facilitate parent-child interactions using dance, integrate dance into emergent curriculum, activate circle time and create stand-alone dance lessons. No prerequisite.

    10% Professional Discounts available for this course for Dancers’ Group/CDEA/NDEO members. 50% off for current full-time students. Please contact 510.883.1118.

    Saturday, November 16, 2019
    9:50am-5pm
    Luna Dance Institute

  • Guest Workshop: Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen – Development Of Our Sense Of Self & Our Engagement With Others Through Movement – Feb. 8, 2020

    $145.00

    Embryological and infant developmental processes build the foundation for our experience of self and others. Exploring these processes through creative movement and play with children can enhance their sense of self and their ability to organize, express, and communicate with others. Taught by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. No prerequisite.

    Presenter Bio

    Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen is a movement artist, researcher, educator and therapist and the developer of the Body-Mind Centering® approach to movement and consciousness. An innovator and leader, her work has influenced the fields of bodywork, movement, dance, yoga, body psychotherapy, childhood education and many other body-mind disciplines.  In 1973, she founded The School for Body-Mind Centering®. She is the author of the books, Sensing, Feeling and ActionBasic Neurocellular Patterns: Exploring Developmental Movement, and The Mechanics of Vocal Expression and currently has twelve DVDs: The Ligamentous System, The Fluid System, The Endocrine System, The Organ System, The Nervous SystemThe Dynamics of Breathing, The Dynamics of  Vocalization, three on the skeletal system: The Lower Limbs, The Upper Limbs, and The Axial SkeletonPracticing the Basic Neurocellular Patterns, Embodiment and Expression for Musicians and Singers, and Four Special Children, and is featured in the following DVDs: The Origins of Movement: The Embodiment of Early Embryological DevelopmentDance and Body-Mind Centering and Only the Child Knows. She is currently working on a number of other books and video. More info here.

    Saturday, February 8
    1-4pm

    Luna Dance Institute

  • Dance in TK – Sept. 28, 2019

    $125.00

    Both early literacy and early numeracy deal with relationships – and relationships can be explored creatively and playfully through movement. Learn how dance reinforces transitional kindergarten curricular objectives in developmentally-appropriate ways. No prerequisite.

    10% Professional Discounts available for this course for Dancers’ Group/CDEA/NDEO members. 50% off for current full-time students. Please contact 510.883.1118.

    Saturday, September 28, 2019
    1-5pm
    Luna Dance Institute

  • Family Dance Institute – August 2019

    $450.00

    An in-depth exploration of relationship-building through the art of dance. Course content includes attachment theory, early development theory (0-5 year olds), brain research and neurological patterns, play theories, and working with parents. Teaching artists, early education teachers, therapists, dance educators, parents, and social justice workers learn to create engaging dance curriculum that fosters trust and connection. No prerequisite. More information here.

    10% Professional Discounts available for this course for Dancers’ Group/CDEA/NDEO members. 50% off for current full-time students. Please contact 510.883.1118.

    August 6-9, 2019
    9am-5pm
    Luna Dance Institute

  • Practitioner Exchanges – monthly

    From: $15.00

    Practitioner Exchanges create time and space for peer educators to explore issues of practice. Get inspired! Try out new ideas or perspectives! Ask for help with your challenges. Each month centers on a different topic. This year, Practitioner Exchanges are paired with workshop offerings as an opportunity to integrate and revisit information throughout the year. Practitioner Exchanges are facilitated by Summer Institute alumni and veteran dance teachers experienced in the topic addressed. Come to ONE, come to ALL. No prerequisite. Held at Luna Dance Institute, 605 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA.

    Practitioner Exchanges are included in the cost of workshops as follow-up discussions. When taken in conjunction with a half-day workshop, PD hours total 4.5-7.

    Topics include:

    Creating Space for Child-centered Work
    September 10

    Embodied Poetics: Writing & Dance
    October 8

    Dance in Special Education & Inclusion
    November 12

    Creating Community through Dance
    December 10

    Aerial Dance & Creativity
    January 14

    Dance & Self-regulation
    February 11

    Dance Integration Across Curricula
    March 10

    Agency & Power in Early Childhood
    April 14

    Cultural Relevancy in Dance
    May 12

    Dancers in Leadership
    June 9

    4:30-6pm
    Luna Dance Institute

    $15-40 sliding scale.
    Free of charge for registered Professional Learning Users (those who have paid the annual $25 fee).