Luna Dance Institute

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Luna Dance Institute provides comprehensive professional development in dance for almost 300 teachers, and serves more than 15,000 children annually by reaching those with the least access through its Summer Institute for educators, in-school artist/teacher-led dance classes in the Oakland Unified School District, and through free classes for children and their families at its West Berkeley studio. The in-school program builds a comprehensive, standards-based, sustainable dance education program tailored to a specific school site, and requires a three-year minimum commitment by the school. A renewal grant would assist Luna Dance Institute in building its capital base and raising visibility for its programs.
About the Grantee
605 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94710-1972
Grants to this Grantee
for organizational adaptation  

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, the institute trains more than 600 educators each year. Its in-school arts education programs serve more than 4,000 children each year at public schools in the Oakland Unified School District, at no charge to schools. The organization also serves about 400 children and families at its studio in West Berkeley, through free or low-cost programming. This grant to Luna Dance Institute aligns with the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy, and will support the organization’s adaptation planning and implementation.

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