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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 Dance Journey Weekend Themes  (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


Theme 14: Identity, No-self, & The Heroic Journey: 3rd - 5th May with Jewell


Theme 15: Building Resilience: 27th-29th Sept. 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: 

Dance Connection



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.

Educational Methodology:

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

●  Activation

●  Expression

●  Deceleration

●  Inner Connection and Stillness

●  Reactivation


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:

Solo dances

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.

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