What we're about

We are a community of conscious dance lovers from all walks of life in Cape Town. What we have in common is our love of music, our passion for dance and a reverence for the healing power of movement and the deep connections that can be achieved through non-verbal communication and being fully immersed in the moment. Conscious dance is usually guided by a facilitator who sets an intention for the movement. Conscious dance is also known as "intentional dance". This is because the dancers enter the dance floor with a sense of intention. Their specific intentions may include processing personal issues, entering a state of meditation or regression, or expressing themselves authentically and creatively. Regardless of the terms used, a conscious dancer is frequently in pursuit of a deeper awareness of one's self, and others on the dance floor.

At the moment we have several regular events in the form of Biodanza classes. Biodanza is a form of conscious dance and a very powerful tool for personal transformation. It's also a lot of fun and a way of rediscovering the joy in life. No specific dance skills or experience is required and there are no steps to learn. It's a great way to meet and interact with like-minded people. It's also a lovely way to spend quality time with your partner or friends. Anyone 18 years and older welcome. This is a safe space in which you can connect with yourself and others, suitable for anyone that loves to move.

Other specific or weekly events will be created as the need arises. The intention is ultimately to offer more forms of conscious dance and a variety of events across Cape Town.

Upcoming events (5+)

Biodanza Rondebosch by Move It! The best way to start the week!

Every Monday night in the beautiful, leafy suburb of Rondebosch, we get together with other like-minded people, have fun, de-stress, get inspired, energised and much more – simply the best way to start the week! We leave the day behind, give the mind a break and just move! Translated, Biodanza means "The Dance of Life". It’s a very powerful form of conscious dance which helps us to experience the joy of living through music and movement. The class follows a tried and trusted formula which is firmly rooted in science. Then we add some art and love to the mix for a truly memorable and moving experience! Each class is carefully designed according to a specific theme or intention and the space is held by a highly qualified facilitator, enabling you to let go and dance with whatever arises for you in that moment. Soon this becomes a safe space for your weekly practice, where you can relax and feel free to be your authentic self and bring your own, unique self-expression. A place where you are invited to be mindful and connect with yourself in the here-and-now on ever-deepening levels. Attending a weekly class helps you transform yourself and your life. All that is required of you is to show up, be real and participate as fully as you are able to while still practising self-care. Over time most dancers are motivated to live more intentionally and consciously and actively start creating their own lives. They begin to live and even thrive... instead of merely existing. EVERYONE over 18 welcome - singles or couples, no previous dance experience or partner required, no right or wrong way and no steps to learn. We have a beautiful venue with a sprung wooden floor that's kind to your body and plenty of safe parking. Come join us! You are guaranteed to feel better afterwards! You are welcome to share some tea and biscuits and mingle a bit before you head home. We have a core group that dances regularly, don't let the Meetup RSVP's mislead you. Contact Annelize for more information at [masked] or[masked] or send a message via the site. ** Details *** Wear comfortable (layered) clothes you can move in freely and bring a sweat towel, if required. We dance barefoot. Where: Erin Hall, Erin Road, Rondebosch https://goo.gl/maps/V9xDMhvHKDq Time: The class starts at 19h30 and ends around 21h30. Please arrive quietly and wait for the yoga class to finish before entering the hall. Cost: R100 if paid monthly in advance at the start of a month. Special for first-timers: R200 up-front for 4 consecutive classes. R120 drop-in per class. Concessions available on request for students and pensioners or special cases. Please bring a cash contribution for the caretaker (suggested R10 per person) We've joined the Cape Town Talent Exchange, you can now pay in talents! Join our FB group - Into the Deep: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1656117064658341/ Like our FB page - Move It: https://www.facebook.com/MoveIt.Biodanza/ See our website for more information https://moveit.dance/

Biodanza Kalk Bay by Move It! Rediscover your Joy!

Kalk Bay Community Centre

At the end of the week, overlooking the ocean in the beautiful Kalk Bay, we get together with other like-minded people, have fun, de-stress, get inspired, energised and much more – simply the best way to start the weekend! We let go, give the mind a break and just move! Translated, Biodanza means "The Dance of Life". It’s a very powerful form of conscious dance which helps us to experience the joy of living through music and movement. The class follows a tried and trusted formula which is firmly rooted in science. Then we add some art and love to the mix for a truly memorable and moving experience! Each class is carefully designed according to a specific theme or intention and the space is held by a highly qualified facilitator, enabling you to let go and dance with whatever arises for you in that moment. Soon this becomes a safe space for your weekly practice, where you can relax and feel free to be your authentic self and bring your own, unique self-expression. A place where you are invited to be mindful and connect with yourself in the here-and-now on ever-deepening levels. Attending a weekly class helps you transform yourself and your life. All that is required of you is to show up, be real and participate as fully as you are able to while still practising self-care. Over time most dancers are motivated to live more intentionally and consciously and actively start creating their own lives. They begin to live and even thrive... instead of merely existing. EVERYONE over 18 welcome - singles or couples, no previous dance experience or partner required, no right or wrong way and no steps to learn. We have a beautiful venue with a sprung wooden floor that's kind to your body and plenty of safe parking. Come join us! You are guaranteed to feel better afterwards! We have a core of regular dancers, so don't let the Meetup RSVPs mislead you. After the first class of the month you are welcome to share some tea and biscuits and mingle a bit before you head home. Or have a dip in the Dalebrook tidal pool across the road. Contact Annelize for more information at [masked] or[masked] or send a message via the site. ** Details *** Wear comfortable (layered) clothes you can move in freely and bring a sweat towel, if required. We dance barefoot. Time: Arrive from 18h15 for a gentle warm up, starting at 18h30 and ending between 20h15 and 20h30. Cost: R100 if paid monthly in advance at the start of a month. Special for first-timers: R200 up-front for 4 consecutive classes. Drop-in rate: R120. Concessions available on request for students and pensioners or special cases. Please bring a cash contribution for the car guard Join our FB group - Into the Deep: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1656117064658341/ Like our FB page - Move It: https://www.facebook.com/MoveIt.Biodanza/ See our website for more information https://moveit.dance/

Biodanza Rondebosch by Move It! The best way to start the week!

Every Monday night in the beautiful, leafy suburb of Rondebosch, we get together with other like-minded people, have fun, de-stress, get inspired, energised and much more – simply the best way to start the week! We leave the day behind, give the mind a break and just move! Translated, Biodanza means "The Dance of Life". It’s a very powerful form of conscious dance which helps us to experience the joy of living through music and movement. The class follows a tried and trusted formula which is firmly rooted in science. Then we add some art and love to the mix for a truly memorable and moving experience! Each class is carefully designed according to a specific theme or intention and the space is held by a highly qualified facilitator, enabling you to let go and dance with whatever arises for you in that moment. Soon this becomes a safe space for your weekly practice, where you can relax and feel free to be your authentic self and bring your own, unique self-expression. A place where you are invited to be mindful and connect with yourself in the here-and-now on ever-deepening levels. Attending a weekly class helps you transform yourself and your life. All that is required of you is to show up, be real and participate as fully as you are able to while still practising self-care. Over time most dancers are motivated to live more intentionally and consciously and actively start creating their own lives. They begin to live and even thrive... instead of merely existing. EVERYONE over 18 welcome - singles or couples, no previous dance experience or partner required, no right or wrong way and no steps to learn. We have a beautiful venue with a sprung wooden floor that's kind to your body and plenty of safe parking. Come join us! You are guaranteed to feel better afterwards! You are welcome to share some tea and biscuits and mingle a bit before you head home. We have a core group that dances regularly, don't let the Meetup RSVP's mislead you. Contact Annelize for more information at [masked] or[masked] or send a message via the site. ** Details *** Wear comfortable (layered) clothes you can move in freely and bring a sweat towel, if required. We dance barefoot. Where: Erin Hall, Erin Road, Rondebosch https://goo.gl/maps/V9xDMhvHKDq Time: The class starts at 19h30 and ends around 21h30. Please arrive quietly and wait for the yoga class to finish before entering the hall. Cost: R100 if paid monthly in advance at the start of a month. Special for first-timers: R200 up-front for 4 consecutive classes. R120 drop-in per class. Concessions available on request for students and pensioners or special cases. Please bring a cash contribution for the caretaker (suggested R10 per person) We've joined the Cape Town Talent Exchange, you can now pay in talents! Join our FB group - Into the Deep: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1656117064658341/ Like our FB page - Move It: https://www.facebook.com/MoveIt.Biodanza/ See our website for more information https://moveit.dance/

Let's Meet & Move

Salesian Life Choices

Connecting communities through music and movement! Every first and third Tuesday of the month, starting Tuesday 17th September 2019, 17:30 - 18:30 @ Salesian Life Choices, 314 Imam Haron Road, Lansdowne. Cost: optional donation. Salesian Life Choices and Move It invite you to Biodanza classes that seek to unite Cape Town’s diverse communities in dance and movement. Our sessions build bonds in a safe, non-judgmental, alcohol and drug free space. Participants can have good, clean fun and be inspired to reach their full potential. Music and movement are universal languages that everyone loves and understands. Biodanza provides us with a unique opportunity to connect with each other while celebrating our individual gifts. Biodanza - the Dance of Life - was founded in the sixties by Chilean psychology professor, Rolando Toro. The proven benefits of dance and Biodanza can be experienced in multiple ways through regular practice. Anyone can do Biodanza – no previous experience or fitness levels needed! Benefits for individuals: Increasing a sense of belonging - becoming part of a community and making new friendships Reducing feelings of isolation, depression and addiction Building confidence and a strong sense of self Learning to set healthy boundaries Rediscovering joy, passion and purpose Taking greater self-responsibility Improving emotional maturity and interactions with others De-stressing, lowering aggression levels and much more... Benefits for groups and communities: Improving tolerance, understanding, empathy and compassion Improving relationships and trust Building a new community focussed on what unites us Healing divisions and past hurts Fostering forgiveness and peace. Let’s build a better future for ourselves and our children. Let’s start with getting everyone to dance together! Wear comfortable (layered) clothes you can move in freely and bring water and a sweat towel, if required. We dance barefoot. Contact Annelize on[masked] or [masked] for more information Website: https://moveit.dance Facebook: www.facebook.com/MoveIt.Biodanza

Past events (439)

Biodanza Kalk Bay by Move It! Rediscover your Joy!

Kalk Bay Community Centre

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