Early Childhood and Family Dance

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  • 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 ECE: Movement, Play & Relationships – Nov. 3, 2018

    $175.00

    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.

    November 3, 2018
    9:50am-5:00pm
    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

  • 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

  • Practitioner Exchanges – monthly

    $0 - $40

    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 4.5-6.

    Topics include:

    Prompting Children’s Reflections
    September 11

    Policing & Releasing the Body
    October 9

    Nature-based Dance Curriculum
    November 13

    Agency & Power in Early Childhood
    December 11

    Writing & Dance-Making
    January 15

    Inquiry-based Documentation
    February 12

    Early Childhood Curriculum Exchange
    March 12

    Authentic Performances/Performing Process
    April 9

    Dance in Special Education & Inclusion
    May 7

    Cultural Relevancy in Dance
    June 11

    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).