Embody Freedom is a free-form conscious dance & movement practice to ENLIGHTEN, EMPOWER and EXPAND one’s moment to moment experience of being alive. Each dancer moves in their own unique and authentic way while a space-holder (“dance instigator”) lightly guides the collective experience via intention, occasional verbal invitations and a few loose structures to offer targeted exploration. Music ranges from meditative to intense, playful to soulful, raw to sublime– all rhythms, eras and genres are fair game.
Absolutely no dance experience required. All are welcome though this is an adult focussed event. (If you identify as a parent or guardian, see the *NOTE ON KIDS at the bottom of this page. If you identify as a guy, there is a **NOTE FOR YOU below as well.)
Rebecca Foster presently serves as official “dance instigator” for all Embody Freedom Dances.
Fall 2017, details forthcoming.
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the Embody Freedom Dance e-list. Communication averages once or twice a month. Email addresses are never shared.
Bring water and dress in layers. ***BAREFEET OR NON-STREET SHOES ONLY.*** Embody Freedom is always an alcohol-free, drug-free, gadget-free dance.
Typical EF Schedule: 1pm-2:45pm
- 1pm: Doors open (music begins; please use this time to arrive, move, stretch, breathe, meditate and/or boogie so that we can open our circle together already landed in our bodies)
- 1:15pm: Opening circle flowing into dance
- 2:35pm Closing circle
“It doesn’t matter whether this is your first dance or your worst dance, your presence is necessary.” –Michael Molin Skelton
*NOTE ON KIDS: If you have kids, give yourself a juicy break by getting a babysitter and then bring your kids to the next Movement Exchange family dance. That said, ALL dancing humans are welcome so If you do have a kid who would like to come dance with you/us, that’s lovely. You know your kids best– what they can handle, what’s appropriate for them, what might be distracting for other dancers, etc. As always, the dance and music varies a lot and can be intense and/or provocative and/or prayerful at times so please come knowing that you may need to support, process and/or navigate what’s happening in the room for your child (and take space out of the room if and when needed). Feel free to contact Rebecca at email@example.com ahead of time if you have any additional questions.
**NOTE TO ALL GUYS: Please know that your presence is not only wanted, but essential. When the dance floor is our teacher, it is SO helpful for us to engage with the full spectrum of masculine as well as feminine expressions. While we can each dance this spectrum within ourselves, it is a gift and a privilege (even if at times a challenging one) to dance in a community that reflects how we show up and connect with others (across genders) out in the world. When we allow for the dance of our own vulnerability, awkwardness, grace and authentic power to emerge, the dance floor gets really juicy, sometimes a little messy yet blessedly alive with creative and transformative potential.