April 29 – International Dance Day (UCV)

Celebrate International Dance Day

Sunday, April 29

UCV (Unitarian Centre of Vancouver)

949 W. 49th Ave @Oak

2:00 – 9:00 pm 

with Potluck Dinner (5:00-6:30 pm)


Please note:  This event is for experienced Circle Dancers who want to go deeper with Circle Dance. Encouragement and support from experienced facilitators will help you choose a dance (or let it choose you) as your own and share it with others.

*You may participate in any of all of the 3 sessions.   

To Register Please click here 


#1…..2-3 pm: How and Why to Facilitate Dances…..Fireside 

Panel of dance facilitators sharing their views on why and how to start facilitating Circle Dance.  Panel includes Corinne Chepil, Darlene Rainbow, Mary Bennett and others.

#2…..3-5 pm: Learning to Facilitate Your Dance…..Hall

A coaching session for those who are stepping up to “adopt a dance” to share with others. We’ll help new facilitators learn the dance well and get support on ways to effectively teach it to others. We will likely dance each dance 3 or 4 times. Depending on numbers we may separate into smaller groups and then reconvene to dance together.

*Please either bring the name of your ‘adopted dance’ on this date or contact Corinne for dance ideas  dancingmachine(at)telus(dot)net

5-6:30 pm: Potluck Dinner with Table Topics

If there are topics you’d like to have discussed please send to Mary 

#3…..6:30-9 pm: More Challenging Dances…..TBA

Mary Beam will be the Dance Weaver for this session. It’s a chance for experienced dancers to try more complex dances that we don’t often do in our regular circles. All are welcome to join. Less experienced dancers might want to sit some out and observe or stand back from the circle and follow the steps of the person in front.

*If you have an offering or a request for a more challenging dance (either a specific dance or a kind of dance) please send to Mairy.  mairyelesbea(at)gmail(dot)com

For a list of upcoming Circle Dance gatherings at the Unitarian Centre: http://vancouverunitarians.ca/education/adult-programs/circle-dance/


To learn more about Circle Dance, visit Mary’s blog.

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