Expanding the options of where, when and how we dance! The focus is substance-free, safe space with an approachable variety of dance and sound.
You do not need to be a member to come and dance. We are a bunch of individuals who have some overlapping interests in dance and a couple of us use this Meetup group as a way to communicate what is going on.
Summer 2013 weekly Community Dance Jam!
Lots of free-form, bare-foot dance movement with rotating themes and special focuses throughout the month. Each Dance Jam will open with a very brief intention setting and end with a moment of closure through circle - dancers and musicians are invited to participate and completely free to show up and leave on your own schedule! Through the summer various weeks will begin with a 1/2 hour of facilitated movement, leading the group into the evening's dance. Dances will be at least 1 hour in length, extending to 2 hours if people have the energy, interest, and funds to support the additional space rental fees.
Summer - suggested donation $10 per dance, $50 for 8 weeks.
Most importantly bring yourself and your enthusiasm!
Members are welcome to post events they are aware of that dancers and the movement community might be interested in experiencing. (all announcements subject to editing)
Past gatherings have been weekly, with rotating themes/styles - see below. Future happenings can include any variety of dance events, venues, performances, etc. "Let's get together and feel alright!"
Movement and Sound Improvisation ~ Bring your voice, instruments and noise-makers. Dancers become musicians to create the environment with sounds and silence. We will alternate between free improvisation and “scores”-- predetermined structures to shape our improvisation.
Ecstatic Dance~ a free form conscious dance where movement expands, spirit activates, boundaries melt, creativity breaks out, hope happens, beauty flows, communities collaborate, ritual is reinvented, harmony resonates. The beat deepens as an electronic tapestry of world rhythms weave us together as individuals within a greater family.
Contact Improvisation ~ Jam with a mini-class and guided warm-up. These sessions are perfect for people new to this form, as well as experienced dancers. Contact improvisation explores the extended possibilities for playing with gravity that appear when two or more dancers share weight as well as physical touch.
Free Dance with prerecorded music. Previously hosted and DJed by Aaron Ford. We begin with a sitting meditation, followed by a personal warm-up and open dancing. Tune into your inner impulses and allow them to move you. Dance solo, dance with a partner, dance with the whole room.
Special events... Please be Inspired and let us know.
*You can attend as a “drop in” or you can "join" our dance collective.
Drop in rate: $10-$12, sliding scale.
Collective rate: $30-$55, sliding scale, paid in advance for 8 weeks.
When you buy-in as part of the collective, you are assuring that a space is available to dance on a weekly, on-going basis. Your contribution does not mean that you will necessarily be personally present each week. Mainly this is a way of supporting the idea, vision and expression of the impulse to dance.
Support your body and soul AND the Community of Dance!