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Luna Dance Institute is a nationally-acclaimed dance education organization based in California’s East Bay. Our mission is to broaden access to dance to ALL children. We focus on community service with integrity and creativity as the foundation for dance in education.

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Where Does Dance Live in Our Society?

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 11:00 AM

By Nancy Ng, Director of Community Engagement at Luna Dance Institute

Dance is everywhere, dance is anywhere, yet, dance is nowhere. I have been musing on the place dance holds in our society and in our cultural landscape. Television is filled with dance images more so than ever -- programs...

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Common Core & Dance: A Perfect Match

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 6:42 AM

By Patricia Reedy, Director of Teaching and Learning at Luna Dance Institute

At the 2010 annual conference of the National Dance Education Organization, Jane Bonbright and colleagues presented a stimulating session on the 21st Century Skills and how they would be impacting national standards in all content areas. Often on...

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Students Succeed in Dance!

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 1:15 PM

After many years of teaching dance to students in special education classes, I was once again enlightened by the clear evidence of student success that these children have in dance class! I attended a peer share at one of our schools sites, Grass Valley Elementary School in Oakland, CA. This...

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Cultivating Leaders Through Dance

(1) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 11:48 AM

By Patricia Reedy, Director of Teaching and Learning at Luna Dance Institute

"I used to be crying and whining all the time, but now I am a leader and I do my best." This is the response of nine-year-old Maria* to the question, "What have you learned...

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