Dance Community Consent Guidelines

We recently completed a survey with the aim of proposing some Consent Guidelines for whomever might find them useful in the broader dance communities. This is in no way intended to be authoritative, but is our current best effort toward addressing some issues that...

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Dance Community Flowchart!

As part of the Dance Community Consent Guidelines Project, I have created this flowchart, that is especially good for those new to the practice as a quick introduction! After surveying 43 women with 7 questions —I have been compiling the data into a new document which...

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On Self-Judgment, “Letting Go” & A Practice Orientation..

Someone recently was asking me about dance, and how to overcome feeling self-conscious and caring what other people think... She was saying that there are times when she can really let go, and other times not... I couldn't help smiling and thinking, "Welcome to being...

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Dance Tribe Method —Part 3: The Ecstatic Peak!

We started in the mood of Reflection, slowly entering the space, tuning in, enacting a personal Ritual of Entry, and then exploring movement together in The Build, through the growing energy, tempo, volume and fluidity —no agenda, judgment, or choreography required......

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DANCE TRIBE Method: Part 2, The Build

After having discovered your Ritual of Entry, and arrived in the Holy Moment of Embodied Presence with Permission to Explore, the next phase is about building energy. The Build is usually from about 20 minutes in until around 50 minutes into any Dance Tribe session.  ...

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The DANCE TRIBE Method, Part One: REFLECTION

During any Dance Tribe event there will be periods of reflection —opportunities to drop in, sense your body, invite your heart into the room, slow down your mind, and be present in the space. These include the Ritual of Entry during the first 15 or 20 minutes: Find...

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A Map To The Dance Tribe Journey

You may be wondering: What is Dance Tribe exactly? Is it just a fun dance party, is it a spiritual practice, is there choreography, is it based on a specific method or set of ideas? Well, during an evening at Dance Tribe, we ride the wave together through two arcs...

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Swimming In Air & The Practice of Free Form Yoga..

People new to DANCE TRIBE, especially from my yoga community, often think it is just a wild, fun dance party —it is a bit of a leap to see it as also being an awareness practice... Perhaps this is because of the lack of formal technique. With endless options and...

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Shyness & Authenticity at Dance Tribe

Today on Facebook, someone asked me such an honest and vulnerable question: "I really want to come to Dance Tribe, but what if I am too shy to dance?!" I know that when I first was invited to free-from dance events, it sounded great to me, but took about 6 months to...

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