Teaching artists, dance educators, and dance leaders are sharing so many tools to help us stay connected and creative right now. Here are some produced by Luna, our alumni, and our community partners and teachers. This list is not exhaustive! We know you may be bombarded with so much through email and social media, and so we are curating this collection with our Luna dance educator community in mind. However, if you’d like to share a resource that is helping you, please share by emailing Jochelle, email@example.com. We’ll be updating each day.
Luna’s Professional Learning Resources
You can still access professional development with Luna!
And, we’re curious – how can we support you as dance educators right now? What questions do you have, and what kind of services are you longing for? Please take our super-short survey.
Dance Teaching/Arts Education Resources
Summer Institute Alumni Videos
Several of our SI alumni are sharing videos of themselves leading dance activities for children and families from home! Join in – or give yourself a break and let your kids be led by these amazing teachers.
Note: Some of these videos were created for specific class communities, as you might notice from the prompts, but these teachers are generously sharing them with all of us!
IADMS’s new initiative Helping Dancers Help Themselves provides webinars, live panels and other resources addressing dancer mental health, safe dance practice and more through COVID-19.
Online Classes, Performances & Dance-Making
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
One of Luna’s guest facilitators and local dance leader pioneer of Body-Mind Centering, Bonnie shares over 100 free video clips through her YouTube channel. They are a wonderful way to study with Bonnie from your home. Let her lead you through an embodied movement exploration that can help you find a meditative calm, or a sense of reconnection.
Other Great Resource Pages
Tools for Bay Area artists grappling with the repercussions of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Emergency Funding & Relief for Artists
SF Arts & Artists Relief Fund new deadline April 15, 5pm PT
Berkeley arts organization continuity grants deadline April 20, 5pm PT
Mini-grant for SF-based artist from Untitled, Art deadline March 31 and quarterly until further notice
Theatre Bay Area’s Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund reviewed weekly
National Endowment for the Arts CARES Act deadline April 22, 11:59pm ET
Creative Capital and other grantmakers’ Artist Relief deadline April 23, 11:59 ET
CA CARES: California Humanities & Recovery Grants deadlines May 15 and June 15
Akonadi Foundations’ So Love Can Win Rapid Relief Fund rolling application
What You Can Do
Do what you can to support local artists and arts organizations
Sharing ways to donate to local artists and arts organizations – or donating yourself – can help these vital members of our community stay afloat!