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Dance Freedom and Dance Friday are During the Covid 19 pandemic Are being Held online every Wednesday and Friday night at 8:30-9:30pm and 11am all Eastern Standard time. These are free-style dances for people who love to dance. They are, for dancers, what musical jams are for musicians. If your previous experience dancing has been mainly in night clubs, our dances might feel like swimming in the ocean after having swum only in swimming pools--finally you have space and support for creativity, natural movement, freedom! You'll see all levels of dancers at our weekly events, moving together or separately, lifted by our DJs' creative mixes of dance styles, varied beats, continents and eras.

Both are a 501(c)(3) nonprofits dedicated to promoting dance in the community. These dances are safe places to dance creatively and make new friends. Respect for others is essential. Alcohol and smoking are prohibited.

Each one of our events is unique. Check the calendar for DJ details and special classes.

Creating and moving together is a essential part of being human. I invite you all to think of ways you would like to dance in 2020. Community dance has always held that this is a volunteer service done by dancers for dancers.

Each event needs

1. A group to put on the event it should include

a. A leader or teacher to welcome dancers and warm up the dancers for a evening of dance

b. Music providers to create the dance.

c. Artists to create beauty in the space

d. performers to share at end of event

2. A plan or intention and a written description and art the describes that intention. To be posted on website and face book.

3. Dance ambassadors to get the word out.

4. A Organizer to make sure all the volunteers for the evening can make it. and to fill roles that need filling during the night. making sure enough money is gathered to pay the rent and emails are gathered to invite folks to participate in future events.

5. A group to come early to the venue setting up the space to reflect your intention, You bring your best creative self to the space. Prepared to put on the best event possible.

6. Dancers to come and enjoy the event.

7. A group to put every thing away so we can play agin next week.

We have done this for over 50 years what do you want to do to create your dance for your community in the future.

Upcoming events (1)

Dance Friday: Dance Online with DJ Rose Ward

Online event

Dance Freedom/Friday online dance
every Wednesday & Friday
Dancing from 8:15-9:30pm
with community sharing until 9:45 pm

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zoom[masked] password: health

Zoom link :https://us02web.zoom.us/j/878378560?pwd=ell5amRwSXZXbTJ1dXlCaW51T3VGdz09
Friday's we will dancing in Newton You are welcome to join the party if you are vaccinated at least 2 weeks ago. We will be Dancing in Robin's living room, but we will not be on camera as speakers are in living room but no internet. The music will be broadcast from the spare bedroom and you are welcome to say "Hi" to your Zoom friends if you want to be on camera. Email proof of vaccine ([masked]) and Robin will send the address.

Donations

If you would like to contribute to the work of these community online dances, you may send a donation to dancefriday.org or Venmo at dancefreedom.

Robin and Rose both feel that during this time of social distancing that we will play/pay it forward providing music and connection.

If money is a problem just join us and pay it forward by some kindness— check on your elderly neighbors, call a friend who lives alone, volunteer at a food bank or vaccination site.

The dance sets will be around 1 hour of carefully selected music from our devoted crew of DJ’s, put together from all eras and styles each set will contain Something for Everyone.

We have a short circle at the end where you will be invited to share briefly a reflection about your experience at this time, a poem, quote or song or something you for which you are thankful. No one has to share (you can always pass).

Is your Zoom up to date?

Maximize your dance time and experience.

Check your Zoom before signing in to the dance.

Open your Zoom application. Go to the top left of your computer screen's menu and click on Zoom.us. Scrolling down the list, you will get to "Check for updates..." Once you click there you will either get a message with the latest update asking if you want to update now or you may get a message that says up to date.

How to connect to Zoom:

If you have a computer device of any kind, including a phone, you can join us.
To prepare to join, download the free software for Zoom at zoom.com.
To see everyone on the screen together, please give your device and Zoom access to your camera and microphone.

Your microphone will be muted during the dance.
We would love to have as many screens lit up with moving dancers as possible!

(Note: you are absolutely welcome to turn OFF your camera and still join us.)

If you aren't connecting to Zoom though your computer or iPhone,
email for phone number for connection.

Questions? Write [masked]
Community Guidelines

Come and go any time starting at 8:15pm until our closing circle at 9:45pm.
Dance Schedule (EDT):

8:15pm Virtual doors open:

Rename yourself on Zoom put the city you are in, and YP or NP next to your name so that folks know it is okay to pin you or not.

8:30pm We Dance.
9:30pm Poetry music or visual art presentation.
9:45pm Closing circle with optional sharing.
Participation — Come Play:

There is no choreography or steps, no "right" or "wrong", so you can't get it wrong—as long as it's family–friendly. Dancing in your room for an hour is a long time the more you move the better you will feel.

Past events (1,166)

DanceFreedom Dance Online with DJ Nina Coil

Online event

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