Exploration Circle: Trance Dance

Third Wednesday Exploration Circle
Introduction to Trance Dance
with Gerry Starnes
7:30 to 9:00 pm
Informational Website: TranceDance-Austin.com
Donation: $10 and Thrive Community Card is accepted.

Humans have danced their Bodies and Spirits for 40,000 years, individually and in tribal groups. Originally all dance was sacred: direct connection with Spirit in all its manifestations. They danced animals they hunted and that hunted them; the overwhelming powers of the elements; the mysterious circle of earth, sky and moon. Through dance, our ancestors came to know the Great Powers and developed intuitive and instinctive connections that made it possible to survive and thrive.

Spiritual dancing is a cross cultural phenomenon, a testament to its power and authenticity. Cultures from every continent simultaneously embraced unique dance forms based on the animals and elements of nature present within their domain.

Contemporary Trance Dance is an ecstatic practice done wearing a blindfold or bandana. The musical score is created specifically to lead the dancers to a state of trance. You are invited to attend a demonstration of this practice held in Austin at least monthly since 1996 - the longest-running Trance Dance program in the world.

Gerry Starnes, M.Ed. was trained in the practice by Wilbert Alix, then of the Natale institute, in 2000. He is one of the most experienced facilitators in the U.S.

What to wear?
Wear clothing appropriate for movement. Bring a bandana or we have some to borrow. Feel free also to bring a journal or notebook with you to record your experience and insights that you receive.

A $10 contribution requested to cover time and space rental. RSVP is requested for attendance. PayPal is available, but not required. You can also pay by cash or check at the door.

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  • William

    Many thanks to Falcon for introducing us to different ways to experience the spirit realm.

    June 20, 2013

  • Kasey

    Elemental powers, playing with energy, and release by movement. Trance Dance introduced yet another facet to my shamanistic practice. Thanks to everyone in the group for sharing your energy and allowing/helping me to learn and experience. I'm glad I participated!

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • b.a.

    sorry. bowing out. feeling off today:(

    June 19, 2013

  • Alethea

    Thank you Falcon, I look forward to seeing everyone on Friday.

    June 19, 2013

  • Alethea

    I would love to come but I have been missing out due to being a single parent. Is it possible to bring my 7yr old or is it an adult only space?

    June 18, 2013

    • Falcon

      It is not an "adult only" space, however most of the Meetups that we do are meditative. Children are generally a distraction. With the exception of the Tribal Gatherings, which are more like parties and children of many ages do show up with their parents. The Summer Solstice Gathering this Friday is one of them! I hope to see you there.

      June 18, 2013

  • William D.

    I cannot attend this new adventure as there is another meeting I must attend..

    June 12, 2013

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