What is Dance Walking?
Dance Walking is an art of self expression where we let our soul and body move us freely to music whilst dancing and walking through beautiful parts of London. It's about being courageous, stepping into your light, freeing yourself and by doing so inspiring others to shine and express themselves freely as well.
Why Dance Walking?
We have started Dance Walking in summer 2012 after seeing this video from Ben Aaron who found a guy dance walking on the pedestrian walk in NY. When we saw this video, we too got inspired and wanted to take dance walking to the next level by getting groups together and dance walk through London listening to the same music. The idea behind Dance Walking is about letting go of fear, self judgment and inhibitions, having fun and spreading the love...and did we mention it's so much FUN!
We found dance walking to be beneficial if you are:
• looking for a way to overcome your fears and inhibitions through dance
• like to feel more comfortable in public
• just looking for a way to express more joy in your life
• love dancing
• love meeting new people
• love exploring London
• love spreading Love
• love to discover yourself from new
Did you know that dancing itself:
• reduces your risk of dementia
• reduces stress and depression
• increases energy and serotonin
• improves flexibility, strength, balance and endurance
• strengthens bones and boosts cardiovascular health
• increases mental capacity by exercising our cognitive processes
• increases dynamic & rapid fire decision making, creates new neural paths
How does it all work?
Step 1: "RSVP & Payment"
RSVP at the top to say you're coming to the event and either pay the £5 for the event online via Paypal/Debit/Credit Card or pay cash before or after the event. Please go to Dani or Avi to make your payment. If you change your mind and can't come, please cancel your attendance so we don't wait for you on the day as this delays the start of our event.
Step 2: "Download the Playlist before the event"
Everyone attending is listening and dancing to the same playlist during the dance walk event, therefore it's important you download the playlist onto your MP3 player or I-Pod/Phone before the event. We publish the playlist the weekend prior to the event and you can access it via the Dance Walk Dropbox account here. The playlist is saved under the date of the event. If you have problems downloading the playlist, comment in the notification field underneath the event and Avi and Dani will be able to help you.
Step 3: "Getting ready"
It's time to get ready. Make sure you have your MP3 player or I-Pod/Phone with you and the playlist downloaded. Make sure to wear comfy clothes and shoes and bring a small bag with you. The smaller your bag the freer you are dance walking. Bring a bottle of water to keep you hydrated. We meet at Piccadilly Circus, just outside the tube station opposite Lillywhites where the feature is and in front of the hop on hop off bus stand at 6.30 pm to start our adventure and we finish roughly around 9pm. We sometimes socialize afterwards which is always optional. Please note that there is no set route for our event so we don't always know where we end up to on our route and usually don't finish where we started off. We usually do finish near a tube stop ;-). Please save Dani's phone number[masked] in case you can't find us on the day or running a few mins late.
Step 4: "Check out videos and pictures of the event"
We always capture the beauty of our dance walkers during the event via pictures and videos which we'll publish after the event on our Facebook page. Click here to be the first to see them. Give it 2 days after the event for you to see them. It's a cool way to share with your friends on what you've been up to and who knows...they might want to join you too next time.
Facebook Page and You Tube Page
Need some encouragement...we know you've got it in you...embrace the dancing queen and king within you! Read what others have to say about Dance Walking..
"Thanks for the great dance walk yesterday with all of you beautiful people I had such a fantastic time. I saw the photos today they're soooooo cool, I've been dance walking all day at work and listened to the playlist twice again during the day and now everyone thinks I've gone nuts. Anyway thanks again and I really hope to see you again soon to spread a bit more love in lovely London" - Dance Walker "Matt"
"The Camden Dance Walk was just incredible! My whole Body and Spirit thank you deeply for manifesting such joy. I woke up again. I've always been so in awe of the beautiful and easy way Daniela holds space for others, but she's grown again into such a great leader! She's so rooted and resonating such Love and support, that even if I'd never dance walked before, I wouldn't have worried, she dissipated any fears instantly. Goddess and Shepherdess of the dance. Never ending Love" - Dance Walker "James"
"Beloved Daniela my heart feels so much joy to meet & be a part of beautiful consciousness like you & also our dance group who are aware enough to celebrate Life. Dance with the existence, trees, mother earth, the breeze & even are able to see & love the moon. I feel at home. WALLAH!" - Dance Walker "Prem Yogini"
Click here to see our video testimonials.
Love Dani & Avi - The Dancing Love Bugs