we need to wonder why there is such enthusiasm now for
something which runs contrary to our fast-paced, lonely and
competitive way of life?
When you barely know the people next door, what is the
attraction of community dancing?
Contra dancers can tell you and so can square dancers and
international folk dancers.
Dancing together creates community wordlessly and
fast. What circle dance has that these other forms of folk
dance do not, is a conscious focus on group awareness and on
We see our dancing as a moving meditation which embraces
the wholeness of body, mind and spirit in the context of
loving community, by using the rhythms of the natural world
and the steps of ancient peoples, and - most importantly -
with the sense of the sacred that was so much a part of
their lives and which has almost no place in ours.
The dance repertoire draws on the rich traditional dances
of the Balkans, Greece, Israel, Romania and Russia as well
as the modern choreographies to all kinds of music from
around the world - including contemporary music. To find a
group in your area - or anywhere in the world - visit