Topic Workshops

Using deep listening to respond to concerns of practitioners in the field, Luna offers topic workshops taught by our faculty or guest experts.

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  • Past Topic Workshops


    These topic workshops have been offered in the past by Luna 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
  • Practitioner Exchanges – monthly

    From: $15.00

    Practitioner Exchanges create time and space for peer educators to explore issues of practice. Get inspired! Try out new ideas or perspectives! Ask for help with your challenges, and collectively generate new ideas and solution. Each Exchange centers on a different topic. This year, Practitioner Exchanges are held online via Zoom, and will investigate different questions in regards to teaching dance from a distance. Practitioner Exchanges are facilitated by Summer Institute alumni. Come to ONE, come to ALL. No prerequisite.

    Practitioner Exchanges are included in the cost of workshops as follow-up discussions. When taken in conjunction with a half-day workshop, PD hours total 4.5-7. Explore descriptions here.

    Topics (more to be posted as new inquiry emerges)

    Restarting & Reimagining
    September 28, 2023

    Engaging Families & Family Dance
    October 30, 2023

    Dance Leadership
    November 16, 2023

    ECE Idea Exchange
    January 31, 2024

    Informances & Performances
    March 1, 2024

    Dance in Special Education & Inclusion
    March 13, 2024

    Tapping into Cultural Capital as a Creative Dance Teacher
    April 24,2024

    Restarting & Reimagining 2.0
    June 5, 2024

    via Zoom

    $15-40 sliding scale each.
    OR pay $28 (the Professional Learning fee) and come to as many as you like for a year.
    Paid the $28? Email to let Jochelle know which ones you’ll attend.

    No one turned away for lack of funds – reach out to


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    Radical Research Panel – June 24, 2023


    Luna invests in dance research as a way to advance our field. We also investigate what dance research can be, who shares it, who has access to it, and how it can be presented. Our Radical Research panel seeks to amplify the reflective rigor and depth of discourse of BIPOC dance researchers, whose perspectives are often overlooked. Come hear how four dance artist scholars are actively shaping the field of research.

    Accessibility: ASL interpretation, audio description, captioning and transcription services will be provided.

    We encourage you to register by 9am Pacific June 24th to ensure you receive the  Zoom details in a timely manner.

    Saturday, June 24
    5pm Pacific
    via Zoom

    Questions or trouble registering/connecting? Email Elise at

    Zooming in from a different time zone? This event takes place at

    2pm June 24 in Hawaii

    7pm June 24 in Minnesota

    8pm June 24 in New York

    12am June 25 in Senegal

    1am June 25 in London

    8am June 25 in Taipei

    10 am June 25 in Australia