What We Are

What IS EmbodyDance?

Within a sacred container created by the Facilitator for the evening, we dance to a program of music that may inspire movement, awareness and connection. Each individual and collective experience is unique.

How Are We Different From Other Practices?

First—and foremost—we do not teach. We observe non-verbal “silence” on the dance-floor and our Facilitators do not speak during the bell-curve wave of the dance. The philosophy of EmbodyDance is that our bodies already know how they want to move and we are encouraged to listen to our bodies in presence as they respond to the Facilitator’s musical program prepared uniquely for that evening.

We have no leader, favored cosmology or “religion” and embrace all people on all paths. We’re also experimental and co-create an emergent culture as we come and go.

We are not a business. We do not own or claim any exclusive rights to any particular way or form and we see all those who offer opportunities to dance in Santa Fe (and the world) as our allies. We are a registered non-profit, community-owned and community-operated Member organization, and we have been dancing at least once a week since 2000, reinventing ourselves as the participating membership directs. We are a stable and welcoming community of core volunteers and participants, and many of us have been dancing with EmbodyDance from the very beginning.

We do not certify teachers through our Facilitator training program that would allow them to start a new business of their own under any particular banner or method. We do believe that workshops and practices in any modality can inform our dance, diversify the frames and tools of our Facilitators and Trainees, and contribute to our individual and collective evolution so we can gain maximum benefit from our EmbodyDance experience.

Please join us to learn and share.