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Please confirm the meeting times and venues outside of Cambridge with the contact given.
Sun 4 Dec 2011: Seasonal Circle dances with Bethan & Stefan Freedman, 11 am to 5 pmAll about Bethan & Stefan: www.worldance.org ~ enquiries: Jill Hope, e: jrhope[AT]onetel.com ~ tel: 01277 363 085
Cost: £24 if paid in full by Nov 25th. Or £28 paid after that. Please mail cheque payable B & S Freedman, to 87 Lacey St, Ipswich, IP4 2PH.
Drinks provided – Please bring an item of food for buffet lunch
Sorry: Suzy died on the 5th of Oct. Please check if this event will happen or not!
Suzy Straw, the organiser and leader writes:
Circle dancing is now well established here and abroad and the dance repertoire has greatly increased. As well as drawing on the rich and diverse traditional dances of the Balkans, Greece, the Middle East, Russia and nearer home, there are modern dances set to all kinds of music from around the world. Circle dance is varied in style and mood. The aim is to create a sense of well-being and communion with others, inviting a sense of wholeness into our lives through the dance.
To move together, beyond words, following gentle rhythms and widening our awareness to a more global sense of humanity' can be spiritually and physically uplifting. (Issa)
"Dancing together opens a door into a wealth of experience and insight. Being in a circle with a shared focus creates a supportive atmosphere - a place of sanctuary from the everyday world." (Brian Steere)
Yes, the Cambridge circle dance group was a bit sacred. Having some candles in the centre, we dance along to recorded music from lots of countries while holding hands and moving to the right, to the left, to the center, turn round, meet a partner sometimes... and occasionally get lost with our feet (that's when the joy and laughter comes in).
Contact: Pam Adcock, 01223 501 908 - Why not try Dances of Universal Peace?
It is a pity, that so few of the many foreign guests join in. The price is £ 1.50 only (members £ 1, membership for a year = £ 7)
The Club organizes regular sauna evenings on some Fridays, shared meals at the "GradPad" every Sunday evening (7 pm) and outings into nature as well.
Dances of Universal Peace with Ralph & Vitalija - truly sacred - and joyful...Stefan Freedman (international circle dance teacher) about the Dances of Universal Peace with Ralph & Vitalija:
"My ambivalence with DUP on several past occasions has been that while I relish the idea of multifaith songs and dances I've sometimes found the dance element slow and samey. And I haven't always been in an open state where I could connect genuinely with people. This felt uncomfortable sometimes like trying or pretending.
I very much appreciated the variety in the dances you both introduce, and the way the energy is very celebrational, playful and ecstatic at times as well as going into softer meditative places. This helps me get swept up and stay engaged. I also like the concise way you gave a context and meaning for some of the dances, without going on at any length. The inclusive way you are, as both individuals and together gave me a safe and sweet feeling which helped me to leave aside my critical tendencies and to feel embraced by the circle." (Stefan Freedman, international circle dance teacher - www.worldance.org, April '09 after dancing with us in Lewes)
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