I use the word "movement" because I don't want people who don't consider themselves dancers to feel that they couldn't attend these classes. Nothing is farther from the truth. These workshops and events are OPEN TO EVERYONE, from those who think they can't dance to seasoned dancers.
Across time and culture dance has been revered for its power to heal and transform body, mind, and spirit. Dance was so important to prehistoric humans that they chose to paint it on their walls, along with other vital activities like hunting. We use it to celebrate and honor, for ceremony and entertainment, to express, heal and learn. Dance is another language.
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It's a way to rediscover our sacred body and heal from within. Spending so much of our daily lives in our heads how often do we just express the truth of our bodies? By allowing the body to move in self-directed ways, we travel deep within ourselves remembering and reactivating our inherent wisdom and a conscious awareness of our interconnectedness to all things. The dance becomes a source of revelation and renewal, where the movement both invokes and becomes medicine.
Dance can be a prayer and a total act of worship that helps human beings grasp their relationship with God, whom we experience largely through nonverbal forms of communication.*
Our bodies are amazing temples of the creative energy of the Universe and yet we treat them as objects. Dance allows us to be "in" them fully as Divine manifestations and to let our creative energy to flow freely.
We discover what our bodies want to tell us, others and the world.
Dance allows us to express and communicate without words as an intense vital expression of love, praise, thanksgiving, mystery, fear and even anger.* We discover what our bodies want to tell us, others and the world.
It's fun and we all need much more of that in our lives! It let's the child in us have some time to break free, away from all the worries and stresses of daily life.
"Every child has known God. Not the God of names, not the God of don't, Not the God who ever does anything weird, but the God who only knows four words and keeps repeating them, saying 'Come Dance With Me.' Come Dance."
* adapted from The Living Word: Dance as a Language of Faith by Kathleen Kline-Chesson