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  • MOVE. TEACH. GROW. Teacher Education Workshops


    Teacher Education Workshops taught by 7 professional Dance Educators from Luna’s Your Turn project

    Move toward self-discovery in the field of Dance Education

    • Discover & activate your dance identity
    • Deepen & diversify your teaching practice
    • Build relationships & expand your network


    Register for 1 or both 2-day workshops!
    If you are having difficulty registering online, please call Aiano at 510-883-1118.

    Weekend #1
    Friday, June 14 & Saturday, June 15


    Weekend #2
    Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23


    At The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
    4th Floor Rehearsal Rooms
    June 14 – Rehearsal Room 1
    June 15, 22-23 – Rehearsal Room 4
    135 N. Grand Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Parking fee paid for registrants.


    Educators & dance teaching artists of all levels welcome
    $20 Registration fee reserves your space and pays your parking for 2 days
    Workshops limited to 30 people per day
    Meet the artist educators here


    Your Turn is a collaboration between Luna, the LA County Arts Commission, and The Music Center

  • Dance & Disability Discourse & Panel – Oct. 13, 2018


    Engage in dialogue about teaching dance to students with disabilities. Luna invites a distinguished panel of guest experts to lead this critical conversation. This year’s panel features infant mental health specialist/special ed professor Rebecca Hawley, special ed teacher Julie Slater, AXIS founder Judith Smith, AXIS dancer Dwayne Scheuneman, dance teaching artist Jennifer Dennehy, and CSUEB inclusive interdisciplinary performance artist Eric Kupers. No prerequisite.

    October 13, 2018
    Luna Dance Institute

  • Equity in Dance Panel – Feb. 23, 2019


    Join local artists, educators, and activists in this discussion on race, power, and privilege in dance, and how we can make our teaching more inclusive and equitable.

    Panelists include:

    Gerald Casel, Artistic Director, GERALDCASELDANCE

    Zaynah Islam, student, Dimensions’ Rites of Passage

    Tammy Johnson, Art/Work Practice

    Cuauhtémoc Peranda, UCR Critical Dance Studies Doctoral Student

    Albirda Rose, Faculty Emeritus, SFSU & Founder, IDTC

    Judith Smith, founder, AXIS Dance

    Latanya d. Tigner, Choreographer/Educator, Dimensions & UC Berkeley

    Read more about the panelists here.


    February 23, 2019
    Luna Dance Institute

    This conversation will be available through a livefeed. Please email for more information.


  • Launch – Sept. 4, 2018


    Start your school year off right with teachers who are as passionate about sharing their art as you are. This little happy hour is a fun, empowering, and community-building event.

    September 4, 2018
    Luna Dance Institute