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You've found the original, famous community calendar for current, accurate info about South Florida drumming/dancing/flow-arts events. ('Flow-arts' means: fire-performing, hooping, poi-spinning, etc.)

We list events in or near south Florida: • drum circles • drum & dance & flow arts performances & classes • trance dances - plus local & regional workshops & festivals about these topics that would be of interest to folks from south Florida.

We'll show you where you can jam - drum and dance - with great, live African, Middle-Eastern, Latin, Native American, World, & spiritual rhythms. Drum/dance circles offer opportunities to connect, to let go, and to feel the ecstatic energy of life flowing through you. You can drum, dance, perform (hoops, poi, fire [sometimes] etc.), meditate, or just watch & enjoy. (Note to teachers: these circles provide a wonderful place for your students to practice their drumming or dancing or flow arts in a loving, appreciative environment.)

*** WHO CAN JOIN ***

Everyone is welcome here - drummers, dancers of every persuasion, flow-artists (fire-performers, poi spinners, hoopers, etc.), musicians, Burners, Rainbow Tribe, yogis, tantrikas, spiritual seekers, those searching for their 'conscious tribe', etc. - whether you're an expert, a beginner, or an appreciative observer. All we ask is mutual respect & harmony.

*** CALENDAR OF EVENTS ***

To see all the wonderful events, please go to our calendar:

https://www.meetup.com/SouthFloridaDrumming/events/calendar/ (http://livepage.apple.com/)

*** TO LIST YOUR EVENT ***

on our community calendar (and send an announcement of your event to our very large list of members), submit your detailed listing to the group coordinator below. Better yet, if you run a regular (repeating) event, request to be made an 'Event Organizer' so you can post your own event directly to the calendar, make changes to it, and publicize it to our group members.

*** FOR MORE INFO - OR TO SUBMIT EVENT LISTINGS ***

Dr. Michael Dean Goodman, Group Coordinator

tantra@cheerful.com • 561-350-3930

*** DRUMMING ETIQUETTE ***

For a great summary of drum circle etiquette, be sure to go to:

https://www.meetup.com/SouthFloridaDrumming/pages/1437001/Drum_Circle_Etiquette/ (https://www.meetup.com/PalmBeachCountyDrummingNetwork/pages/Drum)

*** DRUM CIRCLE CONSCIOUSNESS ***

Please read the words of Arthur Hull (one of the founders of the modern drum circle movement):

https://www.meetup.com/SouthFloridaDrumming/pages/About%20this%20Meetup/ (http://livepage.apple.com/)

Thank you for the opportunity to serve!

Michael

Group Organizer

Dr. Michael Dean Goodman

Boca Raton, FL - and - Fairfield, IA

561-350-3930 • tantra@cheerful.com

• Musician (hundreds of public performances on piano, vocals, tamboura, hand drums; doing kirtan, musical improv, gandharva veda/classical Indian, Broadway, pop/folk music...)

• Drum circle organizer (produced a decade of the most popular big community drum circles in south Florida)

• Founder of Drums for Life (facilitated drumming for businesses, schools, organizations, parties)

• Board of Advisors: Drums Across America

• Past director: audio/video recording & editing studio

• Teacher (piano, vocals/Voice Master Workshops, hand drums)

• Partner dance teacher & DJ (ballroom, Latin, Argentine tango, disco, swing...)

Upcoming events (4+)

Shepard Park 'Sunset' Drum Circle (in Stuart FL)

Shepard Park

Shepard Park Drum Circle

WHEN:

Every Sunday evening • 5:00-7:00pm

DESCRIPTION:

This drum circle has been happening since 1995! Perhaps the oldest continuous drum circle in south Florida.

Watch beautiful sunsets overlooking the St Lucie River.

HELD AT:

Shepard Park
SW Federal Hwy. (US 1) at W. Ocean Blvd.
Stuart FL

DIRECTIONS:

1. Take I-95 northbound
2. Exit #101 (FL76 north)
3. After 5.7 miles, turn slight left (north/west) on SW Federal Hwy. (US1) and stay in left lane
4. After 1/2 mile, turn left (west) on West Ocean Blvd. (at the stop light)
5. Go 1/10 mile into Shepard Park

INFO:

www.facebook.com/stuartdrumcircle

BJ Best - https://www.meetup.com/DrummingSouthFlorida/members/226337823/

Shepard Park 'Sunset' Drum Circle (in Stuart FL)

Shepard Park

Shepard Park Drum Circle

WHEN:

Every Sunday evening • 5:00-7:00pm

DESCRIPTION:

This drum circle has been happening since 1995! Perhaps the oldest continuous drum circle in south Florida.

Watch beautiful sunsets overlooking the St Lucie River.

HELD AT:

Shepard Park
SW Federal Hwy. (US 1) at W. Ocean Blvd.
Stuart FL

DIRECTIONS:

1. Take I-95 northbound
2. Exit #101 (FL76 north)
3. After 5.7 miles, turn slight left (north/west) on SW Federal Hwy. (US1) and stay in left lane
4. After 1/2 mile, turn left (west) on West Ocean Blvd. (at the stop light)
5. Go 1/10 mile into Shepard Park

INFO:

www.facebook.com/stuartdrumcircle

BJ Best - https://www.meetup.com/DrummingSouthFlorida/members/226337823/

Shepard Park 'Sunset' Drum Circle (in Stuart FL)

Shepard Park

Shepard Park Drum Circle

WHEN:

Every Sunday evening • 5:00-7:00pm

DESCRIPTION:

This drum circle has been happening since 1995! Perhaps the oldest continuous drum circle in south Florida.

Watch beautiful sunsets overlooking the St Lucie River.

HELD AT:

Shepard Park
SW Federal Hwy. (US 1) at W. Ocean Blvd.
Stuart FL

DIRECTIONS:

1. Take I-95 northbound
2. Exit #101 (FL76 north)
3. After 5.7 miles, turn slight left (north/west) on SW Federal Hwy. (US1) and stay in left lane
4. After 1/2 mile, turn left (west) on West Ocean Blvd. (at the stop light)
5. Go 1/10 mile into Shepard Park

INFO:

www.facebook.com/stuartdrumcircle

BJ Best - https://www.meetup.com/DrummingSouthFlorida/members/226337823/

Let's All Go to Sunsport! - Monthly Drum Circle

Sunsport Gardens Naturist Resort

LET'S ALL GO TO SUNSPORT -

MONTHLY DRUM CIRCLE

1ST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH • 9PM-MIDNIGHT • $5

On the first Friday of each month, Sunsport Gardens Naturist Resort lights a bonfire and welcomes the public to a drum circle from 9pm til midnight. Drummers, dancers, fire-spinners, and music-lovers all are welcome. So bring your dancing feet, clapping hands, singing voices, and, of course, your drums!

AMENITIES

Come early (5-9pm), eat in the cafe if you'd like, and enjoy the amenities before the drum circle (please bring your own towel). Or stay after the drum circle for the after-party by the pool from midnight-2am. Amenities include:
· hot showers
· heated swimming pool
· hot-tub (holds 15)
· sauna

Please see "CLOTHING" below for notes about clothing in the amenities area of Sunsport.

RAIN

If it rains we will be in the pavilion by the pool, which has good accoustics.

COST

$5 entry from 5pm-2am
Overnight stays - tent & RV sites, cabins, rental RVs - are available. Please call Sunsport at the number below for rates & availability.

NOTE
Everyone must bring a photo I.D. to sign in at the gate.

HELD AT
Sunsport Gardens
14125 North Rd.
Loxahatchee, FL[masked], http://www.SunsportGa... (http://www.SunsportGardens.com/)

DIRECTIONS

A. The paved way
1. Exit I-95 or the Florida Turnpike at Okeechobee Blvd. going west
2. Turn right (north) onto SR7/US441 (7.5 miles west of I-95, 3.8 miles west of the Turnpike)
3. Go 2.9 miles and turn left onto Orange Grove Blvd.
4. Go 2 miles - when Orange Grove Blvd. end jog slightly left onto 130th Ave.
5. Immediately turn right onto 44th Pl.
6. At the end of 44th Pl. (at the 'T') turn left onto 140th Ave.
7. Go 0.9 miles, and at the end of 140th Ave. turn right onto North Rd.
8. At the 1st opportunity (after about 200 yds.) turn right into Sunsport Gardens.

B. The unpaved way

1. Exit I-95 or the Florida Turnpike at Okeechobee Blvd. going west
2. Go 8.5 miles west of the Turnpike.
You'll drive through the town of Royal Palm Beach.
The road will narrow to 2 lanes.
3. Turn right (north) on D Rd. (a dirt road with frequent speed-bumps)
4. After 2 miles, when D Rd. ends at a 'T', turn right onto North Rd.
5. At the second opportunity (after about 0.3 miles), turn left into Sunsport Gardens.

CLOTHING
• Sunsport Gardens is a clothing-optional (naturist/nudist) family resort.

• Clothing removal is completely optional at the drum circle area. There is NO pressure to disrobe.

You'll have many choices - from fully clothed, to dancing costumes or goddess costumes, to sarongs/wraps/towels, to partial nudity, to full nudity.

• It is a very respectful atmosphere; families with children are comfortable attending.

• Clothing removal IS required in the 'amenities area' - around the heated pool, hot tub, and sauna. Please bring your own towel.

INFO

Theresa: [masked]

Past events (3,864)

Shepard Park 'Sunset' Drum Circle (in Stuart FL)

Shepard Park

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