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Joining Hands Conference

April 20-22, 2018

$175 – Early Bird Registration  (until February 1, 2018)
$200 – Full Conference (after February 1, 2018)

A weekend conference exploring the place of traditional and new circle dances in the lives of our communities. Dance has for millennia been a central part of human culture. The circle dance repertoire encompasses traditional and newly-created dances set to music from diverse cultures, with no performance aspect. It is a perfect candidate for integration into many areas of life. In this conference, Circle Dance practitioners who have taken their vision of the dance into their professional and spiritual lives will share insights. Participants will be invited to explore ways to weave the energy of Circle Dance into their own lives of work and leisure. There will be many opportunities to dance! For more information go to

Laura Shannon will offer a one-day dance workshop at Neskaya on Monday, April 23, 2018. For more information and to register, PLEASE CLICK HERE




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Accommodations are not included in conference fee. Neskaya has limited accommodations available so please reserve early. Enter the amount of your donation below based on the type of accommodations you would like to choose. There are also several motels nearby. (ask for a list)


I would like to make a donation towards conference expenses, including scholarships to help people with limited funds to attend the conference.

After March 1, 2018 (if space available) Individual Sessions: $45

  • Bobbi Bailin, Friday, April 20, 7:30 pm
  • Anne Catherine McConnell, Saturday, April 21, 9:30 am
  • Laura Shannon, Saturday, April 21, 2:00 pm
  • Gwyn Peterdi, Saturday, April 21, 7:30 pm
  • Evelyn Torton Beck, Sunday, April 22, 9:30 am


Food is not included in conference fee. There are two local restaurants and a well-stocked grocery store in Franconia only 2 ½ miles from Neskaya. There are several other restaurants in nearby towns. Participants may bring cold food to eat at Neskaya at mealtimes, but cooking facilities will not be available. Tea and coffee will be provided.


  • Cancellations 14 days or more prior to the conference will receive a full refund minus a $15 administrative fee
  • Cancellations 4 to 13 days prior to the workshop will receive a 50% refund
  • Cancellations 3 days or less prior to the workshop will receive no refund except in extenuating circumstances considered on a case by case basis


Participants unable to attend a workshop may send a replacement. Replacement requests must be submitted prior to the workshop and include original participant name & contact information and replacement name & contact information.


For more information contact Neskaya Director, Kayla Dauphine, [email protected]

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