the medicine of movement - sunday closed group

Sundays fortnightly, 6.30 - 9.15pm

Harberton Parish Hall (this venue may need to change in 2021):
Tristford Rd, Harberton, Totnes ,TQ9 7SD
Google map for directions 

Autumn term 2020: 
4 & 18 Oct, 1, 15 & 29 Nov, 13 Dec
Cost: £90

2021
With the Covid situation this may need to change but at present these are the planned dates.

Spring term 2021
10 & 24 January, 7 & 21 February, 7 & 21 March
Cost £84 if booked with payment by 20 December 2020 | £96 thereafter

Summer term 2021:
11 & 25 April, 9 & 23 May, 6 & 20 June, 4 & 18 July,
Cost £112 if booked with payment by 20 December 2020 | £128 thereafter

Autumn term 2021:
12 & 26 September, 10 & 24 October, 7 & 21 November, 5 & 19 December
Cost £112 if booked with payment by 20 December 2020 | £128 thereafter

The first session of each term, 10 January Spring term, 11 April Summer term & 12 September Autumn term are open for newcomers to try, if there are still places avaialble in the group, pre-booking is recomended, after this the group is closed for the term. The cost is £16, if you join the group this would be deducted from the full cost.

Numbers are limited for this closed group, the last few groups have been full so it is worth booking in advance if you know you wish to join us.

For booking contact Rosie: 07813 018567 | rosie@dance-scapes.com

This group is for anyone who wishes to explore their love of dancing in more depth with the support of a dedicated group. The intention of this group is to provide a safe container for explorations into the medicine of movement, giving us a chance to really discover more of our individual dances in conversation with the dance we share between us. In a closed group we are able to build the trust that enables more freedom of expression and adventuring together. Over the term we can take a journey with each other and really call on the support of the practices of Movement Medicine that invite us into more of who we truly are. Some of the places we might visit on this journey are:

• The simple practice of listening to, engaging with and truly inhabiting our physical bodies. This is the bedrock of our practice. 
• The movement of and between our micro awareness, internal landscape, and macro awareness, all that is outside of us.
• The elements, earth, air, fire and water that we can call on as a resource and a place to remember that which we are made of.
• Yin and Yang - dancing with the archetypal feminine of listening, receiving and accepting what is; and the masculine of enagaging, encouraging and taking action; finding the creative dance between them.
• Unity and freedom - finding the place where we can move freely between being in our own dance and being in sync and connection with others.

This is an ongoing journey together, the group continues with a good core of people all the way through and then some shifts and changes each term, keeping it alive. The group is very community minded and warm and welcoming to newcomers, a real place of resource.

 Measures that will be in place for Covid:
• The group will be kept small enough to make sure we can dance with a 2m distance
• The floor will be washed by us before each session, we will also wipe door handles etc
• There are toilets for hand washing and I will provide hand sanitiser as well in the room
• Everyone please wash or sanitise hands at the beginning and end of each session session
• Probably best to avoid hand contact, if hand contact feels important please wash or sanitise hands afterwards
• Please bring your own blankets, cushions or other sitting and resting things as required (I won't be providing the usual ones to share)

• Please bring your own tissues. I will have some pre-packaged ones for individuals for those that forget but we wish to
 avoid waste and extra cost if possible.
• Please wear face masks in hallways when entering the venue and when going to the toilet. There is no requirement to wear face masks when dancing or in the hall itself as long as 2m distance is kept. 

Obviously it might be that we have another lockdown and need to stop anyway. If this happens I will return the group online and those that don’t wish to continue in that way will get a refund for the missed sessions.

The group is usually held in Studio 30 (The Hexagon), Park Rd, Dartington Hall, Totnes, TQ9 6EF map and directions > 

“Of all the dance spaces I have experienced, I find Rosie's closed group on a Sunday night the most nurturing, offering a deep journey and strong sense of sacred space. The class is founded around a core group, who have been dancing together for some years. This, combined with the closed nature of the class and Rosie's loving, intuitive holding, allow for a remarkable sense of trust, safety and permission. Rosie creates a gentle supportive containing field for her dancers, with her presence, her lovely music, and also her drum and voice. She is extremely sensitive to the many moods of both dancers and space, and I have a deep sense of 'all welcome, all received', just as we each are, right now - however flowing or jagged that may be. There is a palpable sense of kindness and connection in the room, co-created between Rosie and her dancers. All of this invites and supports deep diving. Rosie's Sunday dances have become one of the core strands of my own practice, for which I am profoundly grateful.”  Lindsey