Luna offers workshops for educators at every stage of their careers. Our Foundation Series is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of dance teaching and learning. Topic workshops are created in response to the evolving needs of our field and offer opportunities for continuing education. Content-specific strands, such as Early Childhood Education or Equity & Inclusion, allow dance educators to investigate specific areas of interest.
Teacher as Creative Practitioner-Scholar
Luna’s newest series celebrates the intersecting identities of teachers/artists and practitioners/researchers.
Advanced-level seminars centered on the art of the question, creative and conscious teaching, and critical reflection.
Luna’s four-part Foundations Series charts the course of standards-based dance teaching proficiency from a critical theory perspective.
DIDC-A and Reflective Practice may be taken at any time; DIDC-B and Curricular Progressions have prerequisites. The full series is required for LDI certification.
Equity & Inclusion
All of Luna’s PL offerings address equity and inclusion; however, specific dance workshops allow participants to focus even more intently on making dance accessible.
Renowned for our expertise in early childhood dance, our workshops share our creative play and relationship-based approach.
Responding to issues relevant to today’s educators, Luna’s topic workshops enliven teaching practice and inspire fresh inquiry.
They allow an entry point to those new in the field and offer veteran educators opportunities to study with topic experts.
Want to continue your learning at home?
Designed to accompany our Workshops and Institutes, Luna’s book Body, Mind & Spirit in ACTION, and the video series of
PERFECT IMPERFECT LESSONS aim to empower educators, practitioners, community workers, and more.
As we await the development of California’s new Dance Teaching Credential, Luna offers a professional certificate that represents completion of a rigorous course of study in creative, standards-based dance education for all educators preK through middle school.
Past Dance Workshops
These PL topics have been offered in the past by LDI and guest faculty.
- Action Research and the Dance Practitioner
- American Sign Language & Dance (guest facilitator)
- Attachment Theory (guest facilitators)
- Authentic Assessment
- Bloom’s Taxonomy
- Critical Pedagogy and Dance
- Dance & the Common Core
- Dance as Arts Integration
- Exploring the element of Time through “The Break”
- Motif Notation
- Proposal Writing
- Strategic Planning for Dance Education
- Teaching Community through Improvisation
- The Relationship between Technique and Creative Dance