Autumn and Winter dancing!
note that there are some schedule changes for November and some added
dances in December and January to stay in motion and connection with the
Sacred during the Holidays!
We will NOT be dancing during Thanksgiving Week!
NOV 26 and NOV 30 have been cancelled.
I hope you have a wonderful time of gratitude and gathering with your loved ones!
The next regular dates are Wednesday Dec 10 - 7 to 9 pm and Sunday Dec 14 - 10-noon. And I will be offering a special series during the Holy Days so we can gather and dance and be merry during this special time at the end of the year. See below for more details! I look forward to seeing you on the dance floor! More details for 2015 coming soon!
A moving meditation to call back the light into our lives surrendering to the endless cycles of death and rebirth that arrive with the first day of Winter.
December 28 Starting from Stillness
What if we can drop into silence and dance deep into our endings and beginnings for the New Year?
What if our dance is a prayer to staying open to the unknown,
trusting our feet and the Divine to guide each step we take into 2015?
January 4 - Gifts of Epiphany
Epiphany means revelation, a gift of wisdom....
Let's dance deeper than ever to clearly see and know our gifts.
The gold, myrrh, and frankincense that we will offer as we move in our lives, our relations and our work in the world.
Emptying the mind and moving is the best way to connect
with these sparks of inspiration and let Soul lead the way!
We always move with the Sacred in our Waves, yet my intention is for these to have the presence of Dance as prayer and ritual for connection, meditation, blessing and community. A beautiful way to gather and share our dance, and to celebrate our amazing community that has been journeying so soulfully all year!
I can't wait to see you on the dance floor! Please connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to create one of the art installations for any of these Sundays.
Details or questions at www.bodyspiritdance.webs.com or our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/pages/5-Rhythms-Dallas-BodySpirit-Dance/136246649813606.
Though the soul is not a thing, it is our beingness, that which gives us being. Its presence manifests in being awake, attentive, energetic, alive. It is the spark of life. - Gabrielle Roth. Maps to Ecstasy
5Rhythms Movement is a practice of Soul. We dance every Wave anew; each dance builds over time and moving with awareness begins to transform our embodiment, our awareness, and our presence. Through the years, it has been a privilege to witness the clear and subtle ways with which these changes happen. When I look out across the dance floor I am often filled with awe and joy as I witness the physical changes in embodiment and the freedom of being and relating that I can see in dancers who keep showing up week after week. Do you remember the first time I asked you to take a partner? Now we dance together spontaneously and creatively! Do you remember the first time you felt grounded enough to traverse the whole floor with fluidity and grace, stepping out and trusting your feet?
...our challenge is to become conscious of these Rhythms, to truly experience them, to enter into them. We have to learn to know what rhythm we are in, how to ride with it, how to shift; to sense what rhythms others are in and how the different rhythms are complementary or discordant. We need to discover what rhythm predominates in us -are we a flowing type, a chaotic type? What rhythms characterize the main people in our lives? We need to tune into the undulating rhythms of our days, our weeks, our months, our years." Gabrielle Roth, Maps to Ecstasy
Gabrielle Roth's main mantra was, "Are you disciplined enough to be a free spirit?" and I completely believe this to be true. Do you have the curiosity to show up to your dance with full attention and to start noticing the amazing changes and openings that come about from moving mindfully and consciously with each and every one of the Rhythms and through a whole Wave? Do you know how you ground yourself and relax, and flow? Are you able to open hips to heart and direct your movements towards action, creating shapes and angles and change? Are you willing to thoroughly release control in chaos and surrender everything to the beat until you lighten up and taste the freedom of Lyrical, with all its possibility and promise of fully present creativity? Is your dance of Stillness full, empty, alive, a refuge? Can you dance with yourself, meet others fully in the beat, connect with the larger field of us? And, of course, as on the dance floor so in life.... Do these energies and ways of moving translate into your life, your work, your relationships, your creativity and your relationship with the Divine?
This Season's dances will focus on our Soul's Callings... Are we ready to surrender to our body intelligence and practice letting go and listening to the creative urges and life-giving spark of our Soul's longing?
I'm excited, and I hope you join me on the dance floor....
In love, in the dance,
DANCE 365 DAYS! Who's in?
Join the Global Dancing Tribe as we dance every day during 2014.... It does not matter if you dance alone or with others, for hours or minutes. Just move and be moved! Here is the Facebook Group where folks around the world are sharing their experience of their daily dance!