4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
WEST AFRICAN-INSPIRED DANCE CLASS
with Laura Fredrickson
$15 at the door
Laura studied extensively with master drummers and dancer in Africa and in the US for nearly ten years. The intent of this class is to celebrate the "village experience," our uniqueness, and each other! Laura is well loved for her easily accessible teaching style, her passion for the dance, and her skill in guiding our bodies in the energetic moves reminiscent of the villages of West Africa where everyone is a dnacer, everyone is a drummer!
HONOR THE SOLSTICE SUN CEREMONY & MEDITATION
with Judy Piazza
under The Teaching Tree
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RHYTHMS OF LIFE ... A CONSCIOUS DANCE JOURNEY
with DJ Marcelino
$15-20 suggested donation at the door
DJ Marcelino is a regular favorite with Santa Barbara Dance Tribe and Ecstatic Dance, San Luis Obispo. We're glad to have him return to TOF to celebrate Solstice with our community! Marcelino travels the globe with funky, shamanic, devotional, deep, upbeat music, taking us on an epic-beats excursion to return to our essential self. Come dance to expansive music that will invoke, uplift, and energize your body, and move your spirit into awakening.
Please arrive on time as the opening pieces set the tone for the waves to come, providing you the opportunity to offer your ecstatic dance as a prayer for self-realization.
Conscious Dance in its most basic definition is free-form movement/dance inspired by music, allowing our bodies to move freely without judgement or concern for the grace or beauty of the dance. This is the dance you dance when nobody is watching. This dance is an inner/outer journey of moving meditation. It develops a direct body-spirit connection, allowing your body and inner guidance be your teacher. It is about being present to your own energy and discovering your own inner dance and expressing it to release stuck patterns in your body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
No dance experience is necessary.
If you'd like to spend the night, please contact our office at 805-646-8343, ext. 123.
Please feel free to bring snacks if you plan to come for both events.