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Dance Journey Weekends

Dance Connection Training and Dance Journey Weekends began at the end of October 2020. The Dance weekends allow a deeper immersion into movement, expression, communication and being residential are wholly nourishing - delicious meals, beautiful locations and social time.


Julia Hope Brightwell
Julia Hope Brightwell,
aka 'Jewell'
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Delicious Meals

  • Our weekends start on Friday evening with dinner,  followed by a welcome meeting & dance session. 

  • Each day there are dance components and learning components.

  • Fresh, clean country air. No noise pollution and located within beautiful natural surroundings, with places to relax, walk and socialise.

  • Saturday night entertainment option

  • Finishing Sunday afternoon about 4:30/5pm, with the last meal being Sunday lunch.

Contact: Julia aka Jewell on

Weekends can be enjoyed as an immersion in the Dance Connection methods and exploration of your own expression and movement capacity. The central focus is 'partnering your body' - listening to what it wants - moving with sympathy to its capacity and needs. Dance Connection values our interdependence and interconnection and we will explore: ways of empathically communicating; and dances that connect us to nature, Yin/Yang, The Elements and movement vocabulary & expression.


 To access the Teacher Training Programme you must attend 100 hours of Dance Connection practice - day workshops, Dance Journey weekends, classes, and blocks.

3-5th May 2024

with Julia Hope Brightwell 

Non-Residential £250; Residential £320;

non-refundable deposit £80 holds your place (unless host cancels - full refund given)

Our identity has a stability to it and yet we are ever changing, transforming and life affects us. The theoretical session will be a rich one indeed. Dances that allow us to express our identity are a common component of Dance connection.

In Buddhism and Taoism there is a sense of No-self, where identity dissolves so we can connect to essence and have a sense of unity - repetitive rhythm, trance dance, whirling are some of the dance structures that can help us experience this.

The Hero's Journey - explained by Joseph Campbell is an adventure of stages. I have created a pathway called 'The Heroic Journey' based on Campbell's work - this is the second time I've done this pathway - it was greatly received the first time around. Story and collective life stages are rich for experience and self-awareness.

For more details email Jewell.

Deposit (plus booking fee)
Residential (plus booking fee)
Non-Residential (plus booking fee)
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Next Dance Journey Weekend: Identity, No-Self, & The Heroic Journey

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