All the Weekends:
The Dance & Training Journeys
The learning process is experiential and somatic, an exploration of your own life journey through dance, movement and communication. Five dance pathways, a session of theory, a session of exploration, and a sharing circle is included in each weekend. Sharing is based on the Circle Way, The Way of Council, and empathic communication.
The Dance Journey Weekends
This is a stand-alone programme (the present programme is finishing - to try a weekend contact Jewell). Attendance of the Dance Journey gives access to the Dance Connection Teacher Training Programme. To find out when the next Dance Journey Programme will begin contact Jewell.
Teacher Training Programme
For anyone wishing to share this system professionally. The programme is tailored to deepen the theoretical background of Dance Connection, its methodology, and practice in readiness to lead Dance Connection pathways/ classes and workshop days.
Past Themes for the Dance Journey Weekends (For guidance only):
Theme 1: Introduction to Movement, Dance Connection & Ways of Communicating: 30th Oct - 1st Nov, 2020 with Jewell
Theme 2: How the Body Moves: 4th-6th Dec 2020 with Jewell & Sue
Theme 3: Health and Wellbeing Through Movement and Dance: 21st-23rd May 2021 with Jewell
Theme 4: How the Body Expresses Itself - Expressing Yourself Honestly: 11th-13th June 2021with Jewell
Theme 5: How the Body Cares for Itself: 2nd-4th July 2021 with Jewell
Theme 6: Dancing the Elements and Yin and Yang: 30th July - 1st Aug with Jewell & Sue
Theme 7: How the Body Cares for Others: 3rd-5th Sept 2021 with Jewell & Tracy
Theme 8: How the Body-Mind Contributes : 29th-31st Oct 2021 with Jewell
Theme 9: Myths, Archetypes and the Heroic Journey (must have attended 3 other themes before attending this)
:10th-12th Dec 2021: with Jewell
Theme 10: Celebrating Our Uniqueness: 8th to 10th April with Jewell
Theme 11: Dance of the Numinous Ordinary: 29th-31st July with Jewell & Anita
Theme 12: Dance & Creative Expression: 24th- 26th Feb with Jewell
Theme 13: Dance and Nature: 2nd-4th June with Jewell
Facilitating Dance Connection - Teacher Training Programme
Presently we are in the process of training the first batch of Dance Connection teachers.
Each weekend will include a mixture of applied theory, dance, underpinning theory, discussion and sharing as fitted to the aim of the weekend. Later weekends will include teaching practice.
Module 1: Introduction to Dance Connection Teacher Training
Module 2: Dance & Movement - Physiology & Categorisation of Movement
Module 3: A Focus on Movement Education
Module 4: The Session
Module 5: The Music
Module 6: Adapting a Dance Connection Pathway
Module 7: Preparing for Teaching Practice
Module 8 & 9: Teaching Practice with Peers
Module 10 & 11: Teaching Practice with Visiting Participants - group feedback, collaboration, teaching supporters.
Module 12: Ceremony of Completion - certification and celebration.
How to work with dance, movement and connection in varied contexts and environments e.g. schools, organisations, 1 to 1 sessions, dance breaks, on line.
The Heroic Journey
Myths & Archetypes
Dance, Voice & Percussion
All enquiries for the Dance Journey Weekends or Dance Connection Facilitator Training:
To open & stimulate pathways to a life well-lived through dance, movement and connection, employing the principles of interdependency and holism.
We work with self -awareness through the language of music and movement, to give the opportunity to realise our authentic connection, expression, and communication.
Education for Wellbeing
Education for Expression
Education for the Language of Connection
Education for Musicality
Learning is experiential - which brings self-awareness of the way our body moves and expresses; and awareness of how this connects, communicates, and contributes to our own and others wellbeing.
The Dance Connection class:
The session contains components:
● Warm up
● Inner Connection and Stillness
Each component offers movement language to experiment and explore a new pathway for connection, expression and communication. Methods of dance, movement, gesture and posture are included.
Modes of relating:
The Dance Pathway:
The Dance pathway is geared to help you partner your body and listen to its messaging. . The dance pathway balances action and relaxation - it promotes a sense of balance and wellbeing. Stillness allows the centre point to renew us. The dances and movement exercises are carefully crafted to create a journey, where we explore movement vocabulary, dancing alone or together in connection, finding ways to express through dance that are full-ranging: playful, emotional, physical, thematic, explorative, and always embodied. Musicality is explored. Music is carefully chosen to be an impetus for each dance. Music is extremely broad - all genres, world music, rhythmic, melodic, vocal - spanning centuries up to the present day.