April 20, 2018 – April 22, 2018 all-day
Neskaya Movement Arts Center
1643 Profile Rd
Franconia, NH 03580
Circle Dance Conference @ Neskaya Movement Arts Center  | Franconia | New Hampshire | United States






Joining Hands Conference
April 20-22, 2018

Circle Dance has a role in:

  • education
  • therapy
  • healing
  • community development
  • team building
  • spiritual awareness
  • environmental consciousness
  • celebration of diversity – and more!

Dance has for millennia been a central part of human culture. It can be integrated into various aspects of our everyday lives on many levels. 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!

This conference is for educators, healers, therapists, spiritual leaders, medical practitioners, circle dancers, and others! Documentation of attendance is available for continuing education credits. 


Evelyn Torton Beck, Ph.D. Professor Emerita, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland
Bobbi Bailin, international circle dance teacher and choreographer
Anne Catherine McConnell, lecturer in Elementary and Pre-School Education Dept of Canada’s Sherbrooke University
Gwyn Peterdi, International circle dance teacher since 1987
Laura Shannon, known worldwide for her pioneering approach to traditional women’s dances as tools for healing and transformation
Jenny Deupree, artist, astronomer and founder of Neskaya leading circle dance in Franconia for 30 years

For more information

Registration opens January 1, 2018
Early bird registration by February 1: $175
Full conference fee after February 1: $200
After March 1 (if space available) Individuals sessions: $45


Accommodation: Limited dorm-style accommodation is available at Neskaya, or book into a local motel.  Please contact Neskaya for details.

For more information contact [email protected]



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