Dance Words onto Paper
August 3 - Sept 21
Thu 5:30pm -7:30pm
Dance and Write
Community Education Centre at Wellington High School
$ 165 for 8 weeks incl. GST
Dance freely and let the words spill onto the page in this fusion of creative writing and dancing. Be gently guided into your own dance and move and respond to the whisperings of the body.
Do you love to dance, write and express yourself freely or do you freeze at the very thought of it?
Dance your words onto the paper in this course where you'll practise embracing and silencing the inner critic. Move in meditation or dance with wild abandon, then put pen to paper and watch the words spring forth. Learn practical and magical ways to inspire your writing and hone your dance. Tap into the wisdom of your body and let it tell its stories. Listen, dance yourself free and let yourself be surprised.
No need to be polished or clever - nothing to make up and no skills or experience required.
Come just as you are and join others doing the same. All sharing is optional!
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- kick start any writing goals
- feel more comfortable on any dance floor
- feel more attuned to your body
- silence and embrace the inner critic/censor
- express yourself more freely
- dance and write from your body and create poems with total ease
Bring a pen, a journal, a bottle of water, and wear comfortable, layered clothing.
to register go here: "Dance and Write"
NZ DANCE Week Events: April 23, 25, 30
A Dance for all Ages on the Open Floor
on Sunday 23 April, 3pm - 4:30pm
A Core Connexion/Open Floor dance session for all ages. Experience the simple joy of free movement. Dance yourself and the world alive! There are no steps to follow and you can do no wrong. Listening to and sensing our bodies we follow its internal movements and give them expression. A great variety of music and rhythms inspire the dances – slow ones as well as wild and exuberant ones. If you can move, you can dance.
Children are welcome but must come with a supervising adult.
Innermost Gardens, 31 Lawson Place, Mt Vic
$10 - $15 (under 10 free)
This is a class for all ages and experiences. Children are welcome, but they must be accompanied by parents or caretakers. They can float in & out of the dancing or play in the kids’ corner where there will be art supplies & pillows.
The session starts at 3pm. Please try to arrive on time to give yourself a chance for a slow warm up. You're encouraged to dance your own dance, helped along by gentle guidance and some fun activities.
No experience necessary, just a willingness to move and be moved!
a water bottle, wear loose comfortable clothing, and dress in layers.
we dance barefoot or in clean dance shoes only.
Optional: journal for writing/drawing
Dance and Write on the Open Floor
on Sunday, 30 April, 12:30 - 6pm
A fusion of two creative expressions: dancing and writing.
Whether you love to write/dance or freeze at the very thought of it, let yourself be surprised by an effortless stream of words flowing from your pen. Let movement free your body and words dance on the page. Being gently guided into the dance, we move and open to the silent whisperings of the body. There is nothing to make up, no skills required. It's all about embracing whatever happens, on the dance floor and on the page.
Innermost Gardens, 31 Lawson Place, Mt Vic
Cost: $85 /$65 concession
Do you think you can't write/can't dance? Silence that inner critic, take one step after another and move like you've never moved before. Put pen to paper and watch the words flow onto the page. All without effort.
In this workshop you will learn practical and magical methods to inspire your writing and hone your dance. Our bodies remember everything we've experienced. Tap into this knowledge and write from the body, let the body tell its stories. Learn to listen, dance yourself free and unleash the stories within.
We will move freely from dancing to writing and back to dancing. No need to be polished or clever. No experience required. Come just as you are and join others doing the same. All sharing of any writing is optional!
Dancing is the curriculum . . . dancing with the feet, with words, with the pen. — Nietzsche
Open Floor Dance Session
on Tuesday, 25 April, 7:30 -9:15pm
293 Cuba St, (upstairs, Arthur Street entrance)
$20 - $15 sliding scale
No booking necessary, just show up!
Dance yourself free!
If you can move you can dance.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Song of the Body
An Open Floor Dance Workshop with
Ingrid Kölle and Jan Jeans
DANCE – CREATE – THRIVE
Embark on a journey of self-discovery and creative expression! In this workshop we will listen to our body whisper its stories. The dance floor becomes a discovery zone where we move and include everything that shows up: the good and the bad, anxiety and exuberation, joy and sorrow. There are no steps to follow, no right or wrong moves.
We will create a safe and supportive environment in which we dance with abandon, let colours flow and poetry arise, while following the "Song of the Body. Expect to surprise yourself. Play and explore your creative side.
Every body welcome. No experience necessary.
Saturday 28 January
31 Lawson Pl, Mt Vic
$85/unwaged places available – please ask
contact: Ingrid 021 265 9027
or email (see contact page)
Song of the Body is an Open Floor workshop facilitated by Jan Jeans and Ingrid Kölle, teachers in training in Open Floor Dance.
Ingrid is a writer and 'Core Connexion on the Open Floor' dance practitioner.
Jan is an arts therapist and "Heart Dance" dance facilitator in Christchurch
Jan and Ingrid have danced together for many years and believe in the power of dance to transform lives.