The Ammerdown Centre,
Ammerdown Park, Radstock,
Somerset, BA3 5SW
Tel: 01761 433709
centre@ammerdown.org
Your basket (0)

ammerdown

> > Sacred Circle Dance - Breath of Life

Sacred Circle Dance - Breath of Life

As the name suggests, the form of the dance is a circle. This is in fact the oldest form of dance on earth - an ancient tradition common to many cultures for marking special occasions and the seasons, strengthening community and encouraging harmony and peace. It continues to be widely practised across the globe today.

Circle dancing is a very enjoyable and therapeutic activity. The circle allows each and everyone, whatever their age or physical ability, to feel safe to relax and discover the joy of dancing. The dancers hold hands and the circle moves as a unit so there are no worries about being watched or getting it ‘wrong’! It is in any case not about getting steps ‘right’, but about enjoying the spirit of the dances and the sense of oneness and peace that moving rhythmically in an empathetic circle can bring.

This course, led by Judy Harvey, invites you to step into the circle and enjoy the movement and pleasure of dancing in a contained and supportive group, culminating in a special celebration on the final morning. The dances will be drawn from many different traditions and cultures, some old, some new, some traditional, some choreographed. They will, however, have one feature in common: they will all reflect the ebb and flow of our journey through life, and will help foster a strong sense of shared experience, of ‘community’ even, within the group.

You do not need to have done any dancing before – everyone can take part, irrespective of age or agility.

Judy studied ballet as a child until injury sadly forced her to give it up. When older, she suffered a serious breakdown and found a wonderful path to recovery through Circle Dance – so much so that she decided to train as a teacher in order to help others. For the last fifteen years, she has been offering day and weekend workshops, and also takes circle dance into hospices and other healing environments, including the elderly and people with both physical and mental disabilities. 

Led by: Judy Harvey

Please arrive by 6pm on Monday. Course ends with lunch on Thursday.

As the name suggests, the form of the dance is a circle. This is in fact the oldest form of dance on earth - an ancient tradition common to many cultures for marking special occasions and the seasons, strengthening community and encouraging harmony and peace. It continues to be widely practised across the globe today.

Circle dancing is a very enjoyable and therapeutic activity. The circle allows each and everyone, whatever their age or physical ability, to feel safe to relax and discover the joy of dancing. The dancers hold hands and the circle moves as a unit so there are no worries about being watched or getting it ‘wrong’! It is in any case not about getting steps ‘right’, but about enjoying the spirit of the dances and the sense of oneness and peace that moving rhythmically in an empathetic circle can bring.

This course, led by Judy Harvey, invites you to step into the circle and enjoy the movement and pleasure of dancing in a contained and supportive group, culminating in a special celebration on the final morning. The dances will be drawn from many different traditions and cultures, some old, some new, some traditional, some choreographed. They will, however, have one feature in common: they will all reflect the ebb and flow of our journey through life, and will help foster a strong sense of shared experience, of ‘community’ even, within the group.

You do not need to have done any dancing before – everyone can take part, irrespective of age or agility.

Judy studied ballet as a child until injury sadly forced her to give it up. When older, she suffered a serious breakdown and found a wonderful path to recovery through Circle Dance – so much so that she decided to train as a teacher in order to help others. For the last fifteen years, she has been offering day and weekend workshops, and also takes circle dance into hospices and other healing environments, including the elderly and people with both physical and mental disabilities. 

Book a place

Choose between residential or non-residential below and then click Add to Basket.

Residential

R4417-R

Sacred Circle Dance

Starts: 18th September, 2017

Ends: 21st September, 2017

Full cost: £289.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £85.00

Please arrive by 6pm on Monday. Course ends with lunch on Thursday.

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Non-residential

R4417-NR

Sacred Circle Dance

Starts: 18th September, 2017

Ends: 21st September, 2017

Full cost: £193.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £85.00

Please arrive by 6pm on Monday. Course ends with lunch on Thursday.

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.