Continuing Ed/Topics

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  • Action Research – Mar. 5, 2019

    $75.00

    Educators and artists can be creative researchers, applying experimentation, observation, and reflection in the studio and classroom. Learn to hone these skills and design inquiry projects that are exciting to you, spark your curiosity, and improve your practice. 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.

     

    March 5, 2019
    6-9pm
    Luna Dance Institute

  • Reflective Practice – Oct. 23, 2018

    $75.00

    Reflective Practice is a core tenet of Luna’s teaching values and is integrated into all Professional Learning (PL) workshops. It is offered in alternate years as a discrete half-day workshop. Teachers practice observing clearly, explore the art of the question, and strategize ways to engage students in reflecting on their creative process and products. Part of Luna’s Foundations Series. Prerequisite: any prior PL experience at LDI in the prior 3 years.

    Curious about how a reflective practice can benefit you & your teaching? Check out our short video.

    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.

     

    October 23, 2018
    6-8:30pm
    Luna Dance Institute

  • Curricular Progressions – Spring 2019

    $565.00

    Explore the full scope and sequence in dance learning from unit-to-unit, year-to-year. Content includes deepening skills of observation, reflection and critical thinking; action research; assessment; advocacy. Participants learn to teach choreography from phrasing to group forms, using structures and principles of design. Prerequisite DIDC-B.

    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.

    February 19 – May 14, 2019
    Tuesdays 6-9pm
    Luna Dance Institute

    please note date changes from PL Catalog

  • Dance in ECE Level 2 – Dec. 8, 2018

    $125.00

    This half-day workshop plunges deeper 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.

    December 8, 2018
    12:00-4:30pm
    Luna Dance Institute

  • Dance in TK – Sept. 29, 2018

    $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.

    September 29, 2018
    1-5pm
    Luna Dance Institute

  • Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula – B – Summer 2018

    $550.00

    Continuing where DIDC-A leaves off, this course investigates the role of the teacher in creating, implementing and sequencing dance curricula aligned with the National Core Arts Standards using backward and forward design and embedded assessment. Participants learn a process for moving students from exploration through improvisation to composition in a manner that allows for maximum exploration, problem posing and solving, and choice making. In the process, they deepen their understanding of the elements of dance and forming. Course content includes choreographic devices, the principles of design, forms, contemporary learning theories, including constructivism.  This course is mandatory for LDI certification. Meets college/university professional standards. Prerequisite DIDC-A or Summer Institute.

    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 6-10, 2018
    9am-5pm
    Luna Dance Institute

  • Evaluation & Assessment – Mar. 19, 2019

    $75.00

    Learn to design creative and effective assessments that support student learning, inform your teaching, and communicate dance learning to stakeholders. Discover ways to integrate observation and reflection throughout your syllabus so that evaluation is not an afterthought, but an exciting opportunity to celebrate student growth. 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.

     

    March 19, 2019
    6-9pm
    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.

    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

  • Guest Intensive: Language of Dance in Action – June 2019

    $575.00

    Create, perform, respond, and connect with the Language of Dance to develop dance literacy. Explore the Movement Alphabet and integrate Motif symbols into dance experiences to connect physical, cognitive, socio-emotional and aesthetic learning. Deepen your dancing. Transform your creative and teaching practices. Those who successfully complete all course requirements receive the Language of Dance® Foundations— Part 2 Certificate. Taught by Tina Curran, co-founder of the Language of Dance Center. No prerequisite.

    PRESENTER BIO:
    Tina Curran, MFA, Ph.D is the Director of the BFA Dance: Dance Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin in the College of Fine Arts, Department of Theater and Dance. She oversees the preparation and professional mentorship of students pursuing their Texas dance teacher certification, acts as a liaison with the College of Education, and oversees educational initiatives within the program and in the dance education community. Her areas of research explore dance literacy, living dance legacy, and teacher preparation and professional development. Dr. Curran is a cofounder, with Ann Hutchinson Guest, of the Language of Dance Center (USA). She conducts LOD certification courses and workshops nationally and internationally. She is a faculty member of the Dance Education Laboratory at the Harkness Dance Center in New York City where she offered courses in the Language of Dance, Dancing History/Living Legacy, topics in dance pedagogy, and transformational teaching. 

    June 24-28, 2019
    9:30am-4:30pm
    Luna Dance Institute