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Joining Hands Conference

April 20-22, 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:  https://joininghands2018.weebly.com/

Please join us and register soon to meet early bird registration savings by February 1. Your presence & participation is uniquely valuable!

Laura Shannon Dance Workshop


April 23, 2018

Laura Shannon, will be offering a special one day workshop entitled Dancing for Gaia: Traditional Greek and Gypsy dances to honor the Earth Monday, April 23, 2018 following Neskaya’s Circle Dance Conference “Joining Hands” April 20-22, 2018. April 23 is St. George’s Day, originally a pre-Christian celebration in honor of Gaia, the Earth. Traditional Greek and Roma (Gypsy) dances can help us connect to this natural energy of awakening creativity and fertility and channel it with conscious purpose in our own lives. In this, we follow the ancient tradition of dancing on holy days for blessing and healing of the people, the place and the wider world.

Laura is known worldwide for her pioneering approach to traditional women’s dances as tools for healing and transformation. Traditional Greek, Balkan and Armenian dances embody an ancient worldview of sustainability, community, and reverence for the earth. Blending folk dance, circle dance and dance/movement therapy, Laura’s teaching seeks to rekindle this awareness and to rediscover the hidden wisdom encoded in the dances. With 30 years of experience researching and teaching, Laura is considered to be one of the ‘grandmothers’ of the circle dance movement, and brings her inspiring workshops, performances and trainings to over twenty countries. For more information go to /http://laurashannon.net/

The workshop cost is being offered on a sliding fee scale of $125 – $150. You pay what you decide is appropriate for yourself. The workshop is scheduled 9:30 am – 5 pm with a lunch break 12:30 – 2 pm. Lunch is on your own.

For more information contact Kayla Dauphine, [email protected]

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