Dancing Free is an embodied movement class incorporating guided improvisation, storytelling, meditative relaxation, and great music.
Take a step, and release the natural movement within your body. Dancing Free classes are a safe space to mindfully enjoy movement, with great music and heaps of physical and mental wellbeing benefits. These sessions are verbally guided throughout. We will always begin with a relaxing and meditative body scan (one of my favourites!). As we enter the parasympathetic nervous system, I will continue to verbally guide you into movement utilising imaginative stimuli, encouraging movement play and embodiment practices. We will take an imaginative journey into the body, the sense of self, and the raw movement that lies within – leading to an energetic, cathartic and heartfelt dance before retiring for a short relaxation.
Location: The Amethyst Cave, 181 Seabourne Road, Southbourne, BH5 2HH
We are taking a little break this April. We will be back dancing in a 6-Week series from 6th May-10th June. Running every Friday 6-7.15pm. 6 class deal available to book now! Along with any single class bookings.
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Forest Arts Centre
We were thrilled to take Dancing Free to Forest Arts Centre in March 2022, for a 4-week Saturday morning series. Classes were so much fun. So we will be coming back in Autumn 2022!
The Healing Weekend
I can facilitate dance and movement classes for your group, organisation or event. If you need a movement/dance class that enables participants to:
- release tension from joints and muscles
- enjoy movement and movement play
- delve into the mind-body relationship
- creatively explore choreography
- approach the body somatically
- develop meditative abilities
- develop improvisation skills
Then you are in the right place! I specialise in 1 to 2 hour sessions that suit your needs. Whether you are looking to support dance students with improvisation, choreography & embodiment skills. Or for a super fun, cathartic and conscious dance session with heaps of mental and wellbeing benefits for your event. Get in touch.
How it all started…
The Amethyst Cave
Bring yourself and the willingness to move. Potentially blanket should you want your own & water. Plus cash if you are paying by cash.
Nope. You do not need any experience in dance – just the interest in moving the body for either fun, play, connection, spirituality, creativity or meditation.
Nope. The joy of this class is that there is not ‘doing’ it right or wrong. We are there to explore movement, release tension and gain some great skills along the way. I will verbally guide you throughout the class so you will always have that to lean on should you need it. The joy of improvising is that you can move however you want to move in that moment.
The Amethyst Cave is located on the main high street of Southbourne, meaning there is limited parking on the doorstep. There are a couple places directly outside if you are lucky, otherwise I would advise exploring some side roads.
There is a toilet and kitchen facilities should you need it.
Lying still can very difficult for some of us. The great thing though is that there is no pressure! We do spend the first 25mins approx on the floor utilising imagination and relaxation techniques – why not give it try and see how you feel.
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