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Community Dance Jam with AXIS Dance Company

Mon, Apr 10, 6- 8pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Studio E, Oakland

Cost: $12, no one turned away for lack of funds

AXIS Dance Company jams are geared towards movers of all levels, experience and ability. This is a great way to connect and enjoy moving with the extended AXIS community in our accessible studio. Jams will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Sourced in contact improvisation, the jams will cultivate mindful awareness and mutual exchange. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Our Community Jams are a safe and respectful place for all to dance. Led by AXIS Company Dancers with musical accompaniment by Caroline Penwarden.

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Liberal Education for Arts Professionals at St. Mary’s College

LEAP (Liberal Education for Arts Professionals) is looking for current and former professional dancers who are interested in earning their bachelor’s degree.

LEAP offers:
– A Bachelor of Arts degree in three to four years of part-time study.
– A comprehensive liberal arts education at a nationally recognized college.
– The tools for career advancement or career transition upon retirement from dance.
– A highly individualized curriculum.
– Class locations and schedules that are compatible with the performance and touring calendars of professional dancers.
– Significant college credit for professional dance experience as well as for prior learning in other subject areas.
– Resources, counseling, financial aid and moral support.

Questions? Please contact: or 925.631.4538

Luna’s Summer Institute

Apply by Fri, Apr 14
Fri, July 14-21, 9am-5:30pm
Mills College, Oakland

Now in our seventeenth year, Summer Institute 2017 continues our convening of 6 dance artists and 6 classroom teachers/practitioners together to activate and inspire individual and collective imaginations. Participants will work together to create, expand or improve comprehensive dance education programs.

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Px: Dance as Community Building

Tue, Apr 11, 4:30-6:00 pm
Luna Dance Institute, Berkeley

Cost: $15-40 sliding scale, Free to PL Users.

Dance can be a source of community and the tool to build community. This Px discuss ways that community can be formed, sustained and developed creatively through the art of dance and movement. Ask questions, receive feedback and connect with peers. Soft-facilitated by Summer Institute Alumni. No prerequisite.

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The Extended Now: Media & Performance Workshop

Apply by Apr 19,
Workshop Sat-Thu, Jun 10-15
Djerassi Resident Artists Program,2325 Bear Gulch Road West, Woodside

Application fee: $15
Cost:  $1000/$1250

Geared toward performance makers, visual artists and musicians interested in exploring new media tools, The Extended Now workshop explores technical and compositional strategies for integrating live and interactive media in performance and site-specific installation. Taught by Ian Winters.

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Celebrate Luna’s Silver Jubilee

Sat, Mar 18
VIP Dinner 6:30-8
Dance Party 8-11
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

Cost: $50 for Dance Party, $250 for VIP Dinner + Dance Party

Luna Dance Institute celebrates 25 years with a lovely night of dinner and dancing! Join us for a catered dinner by ACT, music by DJ RE?UESTLOVE, and aerial dance performances. Cherish the night with captivating photos by our expert photographer, enjoy savory bon mi, tasty desserts, and drinks from the cash bar. You will not want to miss this chance to mingle with Luna faculty, friends and supporters while dancing your socks off!

All proceeds benefit Luna’s programs that work to bring creativity, equity, and community to every child’s life through the art of dance.

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FREEdom DanceFest

Fri, Mar 17, 7:30pm
Fort Mason Center Cowell Theater
Deadline: First-come, first serve basis

Dance Repertory invites professional/college level dance companies to submit samples of their work for their 2017 festival. Works must be no longer than 8min. All production expenses paid: PR/media outreach, marketing, tech/lighting crew, no entrance fee, no dancer fees, complimentary tickets for all.

The goal is in the giving: To offset costs, a $15-$25 cash donation will be encouraged at the event.

Tentative schedule, subject to change:
2-6pm Low tech lighting rehearsals (15-20min/group; 3-5 cues max)
6pm Dinner/show prep/stage notes
7:30 FREEdom Showtime

Questions? Interested? Please contact Executive Director, Donnette Heath:, 415-225-0934

44 Gough St, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 920-9181 phone
(415) 920-9173 fax