LAURA SHANNON

FOLK DANCE - CIRCLE DANCE- SACRED DANCE - WOMEN'S RITUAL DANCE

Workshops

Wednesday, March 17 through Wednesday April 7, 2021 Four classes on the Healing Power of Women's Ritual Dance in the Gardens of Al-Zoum
From Wednesday, 17. March 2021
To Wednesday, 7. April 2021
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This series of four classes (for women) explores a basic repertoire of 17 traditional women's ritual dances, with a focus on their inherently therapeutic qualities and their healing power. They are living dances from Greece, Armenia, Kurdistan, and Turkey, as well as Rom dances from Albania, N. Macedonia and Kosovo, which I have learned in their places of origin. With roots in early Neolithic cultures where circle dancing originated, these dances embody a worldview of sustainability, community, and reverence for the earth.

Simple yet profound, these ancient dances celebrate the sacredness of the natural world, and help us reconnect with ourselves, each other and the cycles of life. The simplest dances tend to be the oldest, with the greatest healing power (and are also easiest to learn via Zoom!). When we don't have to think about our steps, we can focus on the advanced inner work of these dances: kindling life energy, receiving insights and wisdom, and sharing the healing power with others. We find this way of working to be deeply rewarding and nourishing, even via Zoom.

Participants in this series will be invited to join an existing ongoing monthly practice group afterwards if they wish, where everyone knows the dances already and we simply dance them together with a greater focus on their healing power. The first Healing Power Review Gathering after the series will be on Sunday April 11, 2021.

 

Dates (series of 4 x 2-hour classes):

Wednesday Mar 17 

Wednesday Mar 24

Wednesday Mar 31

Wednesday Apr 7

Important! Because North America changes to Daylight Savings Time 2 weeks earlier than Europe, please note the following changes to the class times in North America only, for the first two classes on March 17 and March 24. Time: 9-11 am PDT, 12 noon-2 pm EDT, 4-6 pm UK, 17.00-19.00 central Europe, 6-8 GR. Class times in Europe stay the same.

For the second two classes on March 31 and April 7, the class times are:

Time: 8-10 am PDT, 11 am-1 pm EDT, 4-6 pm UK, 17.00-19.00 central Europe, 6-8 GR.

 

The dances we will learn and deepen in this class include:

Offering Govand – Armenia

Sta Tría Miliás – Pieria, Macedonia, Greece

Sta Tría Ráhis – Pieria, Macedonia, Greece 

Paschaliátikos – Serres, Macedonia, Greece 

Ola Ta Poulákia – Thassos, Greece 

Tsámikos Thívas – Thebes, Boeotia, Greece 

Syrtós Sta Tría – Kardhítsa, Thessaly, Greece 

Issos (Bratséra) – Leros, Dodecanese Islands, Greece

Syrtós Dodekanísou (Varka Mou Boyiatismeni) – Dodecanese Islands, Greece

Valle K'cim – Albania / Rom 

Čoček (Sadila Ganka) – N. Macedonia / Rom

Telo Vas Horo – Kosovo / Rom 

Xanime - Kurdistan

Omal Red Rain - Asia Minor

Keesher Bar - Armenia

Hora la Galana (Ya Salió de la Mar la Galana) – Rhodes, Greece 

Hora de la Reina (En en Jardin de la Reina) – (Ladino / Jewish)

 

For women with all levels of dance experience, in English. 

(My other current Zoom offerings are open to everyone.)

 

To register, please go to this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqcO6pqz0jHtA8IegnYjMqGXU2MVmwfGZk

The Zoom link will be sent to you on receipt of payment.

Cost for the series of 4 classes (sliding scale): 

£40-80 pounds sterling, €48-96 euros, $60-120 USD, $72-144 CAD.

Payment methods:

1) With Paypal in 4 easy steps:

    a) Click on this direct link to Diane's account: paypal.me/dianeschreiner

    b) Choose the currency you wish to pay with and enter the total amount.

    c) Click on the pencil icon and include the reference ‘LS 4 classes’

    d) Please select 'friend or family' rather than 'goods or services’. If the 'goods or services’ box is selected, deselect it. 

 

2) If you reside in Canada, send an Etransfer in CAD:

If you do not have a PayPal account and you are paying from Canada in CAD, you can send your payment with an etransfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include the reference ‘LS 4 classes’.

 

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If you do not have a PayPal Account and wish to pay in euros, you can pay by direct SEPA-Transfer. 

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I hope to see you there!

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