Luna Dance Institute

For An Equity, Inclusion, And Diversity (EID) Capacity Building Project

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    18 Months
  • Type of Support
About the Grantee
1831 Solano Avenue Post Office Box 7788, Berkeley, CA, 94707, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Luna Dance Institute provides comprehensive professional development in dance for teachers and teaching artists, direct dance instruction to children and parents, and advocacy in support of dance education in California. Through its professional learning programs, Luna trains more than 600 educators each year. Its in-school arts education programs serve more than 4,000 children annually at public schools in the Oakland Unified School District, at no charge to schools. The institute also serves about 400 children and families through free or low-cost programming. This grant to Luna Dance Institute aligns with the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy through the Program Delivery substrategy.
for general operating support  
Each year, Luna Dance Institute gives close to 350 teachers comprehensive professional development in dance and instructs more than 20,000 children, reaching those with the least access to dance education. It does this through in-school artist/teacher dance classes in the Oakland Unified School District and through free classes in its new Emeryville studio, serving children and families who are part of the child welfare system. The Institute’s goal for each school is to build a comprehensive, standards-based, sustainable dance education program tailored to the site, which requires a three-year minimum commitment by the school.

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