What IS Embodydance?
Within a sacred container, created by the facilitator for the evening, we dance to a program of music that can inspire movement, awareness and connection that is unique to each individual.
How Are We Different From The 5Rhythms® Practice?
First—and foremost—we do not teach. We observe silence on the dance-floor and our facilitators do not speak during the bell-curve of the dance. The philosophy of Embodydance is that your body already knows how it wants to move and we encourage you to listen to your body as it responds to the facilitator’s musical program prepared for that evening. In listening, find where your body resists, and dance into that resistance. Let your “mind spontaneously couple” with the music.
Also, we are not a business. We do not certify teachers through a training program that allows them to start a new 5Rhythms® business of their own. We are a non-profit, community-owned and community- operated organization, and we have been dancing at least twice a week for over 13 years. We are a stable and welcoming community of core members, many of whom have been dancing with Embodydance from the very beginning, as opposed to an ad-hoc gathering of dancers who decide to attend a class that evening. We are in a very real sense a family; we have experienced births, deaths, marriages, and divorces within our community. And we have kept showing up and dancing through it all.
However…we believe that 5Rhythms® workshops can inform your dance and can help you move into a place where you can gain maximum benefit from our community, by helping you break through barriers that you may find are personal “sticking places” for you.