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Our regular dance & community gathering is 2nd Saturdays in the daytime.
We have another community gathering sharing social, interactive activities which are positive parallel practices to the Dances Of Universal Peace & Sufi Dance on the 4th Saturday (daytime) each month --. We only do one dance at these gatherings --woven between the other activities.
We also host a weekday gathering starting 4th Thursdays in June, 3:30pm
Practice Circles happen periodically: DESCRIPTION BELOW!
a Social Belly Dance Jam & 'Interactive' Belly Dance Open Mike. All outdoors: details & address posted here, we may host another sooner if a lot of RSVPs: http://www.whimsyum.net/goddess-dojo.html#belly though the 'practice' of Dances Of Universal Peace is *not* performance, --sharing the dances in a public place where people are walking by & gathered --where new people can be exposed to it, watch & possibly be inspired & feel welcome to come join in; i.e. "with the intention is to draw people into the practice of dancing together in love, harmony and beauty", -- is part of goal & journey of this community. Thus the 1st circle, where we're internal journeying & connecting w/each other, is one way of offering this; & then the 2nd 'open-mike' alternating w/everyone getting up & dancing... where passers by who may be shy at 1st to participate, can feel welcome to come sit or stand & watch, then possibly join in during the open mike or when we jam, --are examples of how we can share this w/the community
Quarterly, Afternoon: Sat or Sun (twice yearly) *AND* Weekday (twice yearly) Includes:
a). Leaders lead both a dance & meditation which honor some human being(s) who was their teacher.
b). Community Sharing circle celebrating/remembering their teachers, their teachers gifts, experiences…;
c). Paper hung in where teachers names ( contact info if living) are written; underneath community writes/draws celebratory things about/to them, continuously connecting the community to the celebration of this teacher (will be hung round the walls at every dance; teacher can photograph or chose to take original home).
Sat or Sun Afternoon, WEST LA. Annually to start, happy to make this Quarterly if there's enough response
So many people have expressed to me a need for this, so now we'll make it a tradition! Includes:
a]. Workshop: Community creation of dances to his remaining songs that are not yet dances;
b]. All dances lead will be Robert Frey dances, + hopefully inspire new leaders to be able to lead all his dances, or be inspired to create new songs/dances which emulate his style & vision.
c]. Community Sharing Circle celebrating/remembering him, his gifts, experiences…
G). WOMEN-ONLY DANCE! Dances Of Universal Peace, Sacred Circle Dance, Sufi Dance, Devotional Singing: A *Women*-focused, more ritual focused, multi-disiplinary, multi-supportive, community gathering celebrating women; with New Directions, Jobs, Resources, etc... for the community! Community Gathering & occasionally Workshops: Every other month on a Sat or Sun afternoon: Celebrating women, centered around women & goddess focused themes/experiences, dances, activities, some short meditations between; will especially include the new dances, + new *kinds* of dances WRP Diana has created & is co-creating with others in the community.
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