My New Year’s Resolution – Even More Dancing

Yes, for the third or is it fifth or tenth? year in the row, my New Year’s resolutions will include: more dancing!

Some of us look at women even older than ourselves- and are amazed at their energy. Asked how they do it, the answer is: keep dancing! (Marta and Sheila B come to mind!)

This fall, I started a new circle dance group that combines earth spirituality ritual with circle dance. We’ve had three sessions and it’s a lovely gathering. For February, we’re going to also do a workshop afterwards 2-4pm on tarot card divination. If successful, that might continue as it’s been a while since anyone was prepared to offer the full Paganism 101 course.

GLAD – another combo of gathering, labyrinth, art and dance, continues on third Thursday 11am -1 pm with myself, Mairy and Darlene leading dances. We even went ahead with Dec. 21 Winter Solstice (but moved it to my co-op in view of the predicted snow).

I usually attend the two regular monthly circle dances at the Unitarian Centre but usually get to just relax and dance, focusing my volunteer efforts on nurturing these two small groups (usually 6-10 people) where I feel more confident leading dances and get to exercise my creativity at weaving the program and including art and ritual.

And of course I continue to have ideas about special events focused on or including circle dance. I love a party!

So maybe I should get SMART (specific, measurable, achievable — or is that artistic? — realistic — or is that ritualistic? – and time-based. They say announcing goals helps to achieve them, so here we go:

  • to have at least 10 dances I could lead without any preparation (I may be almost there.)
  • to have 50 I am confident to lead with a small amount of prep (and a “confidence” card reminder)
  • To spread my enthusiasm and welcome newbies to circle dance by:
  • to post regularly (at least twice a month) to this blog
  • to post at least once a month to my mailchimp reminder email list
  • to get a really nice white night outfit that I adore wearing. Oh and white shoes and socks too!Image result for tattered wedding dress skirt
  • to engage more kids in circle dance (at least maypole dancing–maybe more)

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Image result for bride dresses ragsI “commit” to these knowing that at any time I can go in and amend, and you’ll never know which were the original goals. :>)

Which of these images do you like the best?

Are you ready to make resolutions?

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