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Time for Yoga in Schools

Posted on 01/17/13 No Comments

I recently read an article about parents threatening a lawsuit over yoga in schools because they were concerned about using taxpayer resources to promote “Ashtanga yoga and Hinduism, a religion system of beliefs and practices.”  (Parents Threaten Legal Action over Yoga, October 22, 2012, SF Chronicle,  While I have no interest in entering the […]

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Expecting the unexpected

Posted on 11/29/12 No Comments

It was an unexpected moment in middle school dance teaching when one of my special education classes took their dance learning to a whole new level! It was the last class that I would be witnessing them do for a while as I am about to begin a maternity leave.  We were working on a […]

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Family Dance Effects: Community v. Institution

Posted on 10/31/12 No Comments

Southern California dance educator, Ruth T, my coachee, colleague and friend, is passionate about dance and social justice.  At the National Dance Education Organization’s conference last week in Los Angeles, Ruth participated in a panel I curated of professionals working to bring family dance to their communities.  The panelists work in a wide range of […]

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Dancing through the Lock Down

Posted on 03/15/12 No Comments

It started out as a typical monthly assembly at New Highland Academy (NHA), one of Luna’s partner schools. The MC, a 4th grade teacher with a guitar, struck up “Down by the Bay” and in moments the room was filled with exuberant singing voices. Such joyful scenes are common at NHA, where the arts—music, visual […]

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