This is NOT a dance class.
There are no steps, no instructions, no mirrors.
Walk, jump, skip, jiggle...move however you desire.
Movement Medicine: Dance Church
A place to be Free while also Belong
MARCH 2022 UPDATE:
DANCE CHRUCH NASHVILLE IS NO LONGER HAPPENING!
I am moving to Fort Worth, TX. Stay tuned for any updates here if you live in the DFW area.
What is Dance Church? Scroll down to learn more!
CLASS: Intro to Dance Church/Conscious Dance Level: All those new to Conscious Dance who are asking "What the heck is this?" ~ all the way up to experienced Conscious Dancers
Description: In this ongoing class, expect the unexpected! This space will be used as a verbal instructional space to help people feel comfortable joining us in the non-verbal space on the 4th Sunday - and so much more. We will dive into any and all topics* that will help us all feel MORE comfortable in this space, grow our skill set to listen deeper to our own body wisdom and the body language of others while working towards understanding the basics of Contact Improv (CI). CI is a beautiful way to get healthy touch while exploring space, boundaries and more with one or more other souls. Check out this video to see CI in motion.
* topics include but not limited to: body language, somatic/embodiment tools, energy ethics, and so much more
Dance Church Journey
What is Dance Church?
Dance Church - also known as Conscious Dance, Ecstatic Dance, Sweat your Prayers, Free-form Movement or a Movement Meditation practice - is all that it's name implies.
Dance - a place to come and just simply dance your cares away, move your body set to live DJed music.
Church - a place to worship in community - but in your body.
What should I expect?
We will have a short opening circle at the start time. After this, we begin our journey - staying out of our verbal words and following the impulses of our body. The music will flow much like a group fitness class, with gentle music building to a few peaks of waves of varying lengths.
Take breaks when you need them. Visit the Altar area to pray, journal, meditate or just be. Enjoy witnessing & be inspired by others in their fullest expressions. Sing along to songs. Hum, laugh, cry, shake, shimmy or all of the above. Connect with others in dancing circles and maybe even Contact Improv (see note above in Class description).
There are no sermons - just a few simple guidelines shared in the opening circle to get you started. Relish in the fact there are no steps to follow - and there is no right nor wrong way to move. Let go of all the mental chatter. Think of this as a nice vacation for your mind.
What should I wear?
Whatever you want. Just think about: you will sweat, possibly a lot. And you want to be able to move freely. Feel free to get creative.
Anything else I should know?
- This is a space FREE of drugs+, alcohol, perfume/colognes and even heavy natural smells (including B.O. and essential oils)~ and conversations.
- We dance barefoot - or with socks or little foot undeeze
- There are no mirrors - so you don't judge the way you move!
- Come to the class on the 2nd Sunday to learn more!!! or take this online course at the very least
+ recreational & anything that would alter your mental capacity to keep yourself and others safe