Dance of Awareness
Conscious dance classes in Midhurst, Petersfield, and Bosham near Chichester, West Sussex.
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Dance of Awareness is a group dance and movement practice based on developmental psychology. It offers a profound exploration of what it is to be in a body and to connect deeply with yourself and others. It incorporates several strands including character styles, authentic movement, five rhythms and mindfulness practice. There are no steps to learn, no judgment and no expectations. If you like 5 Rhythms, Biodanza, Contact Improvisation or similar you will most likely enjoy this! Beginners to this type of dance practice are also very welcome at all our classes and workshops.
The DoA cycle — sensing, grounding, expressing, releasing, connecting and completing — allows us to revisit our early body history, to celebrate the embodied patterns that make us unique, and discover new ways of being who we are. As we move and breathe together, we open more fully to self-awareness and a wider consciousness of our place in the world.
I run evening Dance of Awareness classes in Midhurst, Petersfield, and Birdham, and a weekly lunchtime class in Bosham. There is no need to book for any of these sessions, just turn up. Bring a bottle of water and wear something comfortable bearing in mind we will be lying on the floor for part of the session.
The Midhurst class is usually on the 3rd Friday of the month at Cowdray Hall. We start at 7.30pm, cost is £10. No need to book, just turn up. Occasionally we meet on a different Friday, so check the calendar at the bottom of the page.
The Petersfield class is at the URC church hall, usually on the 2nd Friday of the month at the URC church hall. We start at 7.30pm, cost is £10. Occasionally the class may not run, so check the calendar at the bottom of the page to be sure.
The Birdham class will be moving to a new venue close by net month (watch this space). The last session at Birdham Village Hall will be on Thursday Feb 21st at 7.45pm. Cost is £10.
Bosham Lunchtime Class
I run a weekly lunchtime session on Wednesdays at 1.15pm at the Hamblin Centre in Bosham (cost £8). These are shorter, more gentle, reflective and slow-paced than the evening sessions. We will be dancing for about an hour. Please wear something comfortable and easy to move in, bearing in mind we will be lying on the floor for part of the session.
From time to time I run longer one-off workshops. Details will be posted here. To be informed about these by email, join my mailing list.
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