Circle Dance for Easter

Details and register here: https://easter-dance.eventbrite.ca
We are so lucky to have Anne Catherine and Andre in Vancouver and ready, willing and able to share kid-friendly dances for all ages on Easter Sunday. All are welcome and we’ll probably find a way to include an egg hunt.
Feature: Maypole dances -outside if possible.
There are 3 parts – register for one, two or all 3.
Cost: by donation
12:30-1:30pm Forum: Circle dancing with children – Anne Catherine McConnell teaches teachers to circle dance with their classes. She’s in Vancouver speaking at a conference on Children & Nature.
2 – 5pm Dancing with all ages.
3:15-3:30 – break and easter egg hunt
5:30-7pm Potluck Easter dinner

Let the Winter Come and Go

daffodilsinsnowLet the winter come and go!
All shall be well again, I know.

Julian of Norwich

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Let us hope that by the time the daffodils come up there will be no more snow in Vancouver. Meanwhile we can dance “the Bells of Norwich” and sing along with the words:

Loud are the bells of Norwich

And the people come and go

Here by the tower of Julian I tell them what I know

Ring out, bells of Norwich and
let the winter come and go

All shall be well again, I know.

Love, like the yellow daffodil Is coming through the snow.

Love, like the yellow daffodil Is lord of all I know

Ring for the yellow daffodil

The flower in the snow

Ring for the yellow daffodil And tell them what I know

All shall be well, I’m telling you

Let the winter come and go  All shall be well again, I know

I’ve collected some links and videos if you’re interested in learning more about this song and the words that inspired it. Enjoy! (click the link to VIEW to see all of these)

There are lots of circle dance opportunities around Vancouver including a day of “Dance Passion” just recently set for March 18 at the Unitarian Centre, 10am -4pm.

ALL SHALL BE WELL AGAIN…
Mary

Regular Monthly Circle Dance Opportunities

1st Tuesday 7-9pm @ Unitarian Centre – coordinated by Leslie Kemp
February 7 – Imbolc/Brighid’s Day ritual, dances and – bonus! – story by Nan Gregory

2nd Monday 7-9pm @ Unitarian Centre – Corinne Chepil2nd Saturday 6:30-8pm Kitsilano – Mary, Mairy & Bina
January 14 – Lunar New Year, Robbie Burns Day, Brighid’s Day – story by Mary Gavan
February 11 – Valentine’s Day and all things LOVE!

3rd Thursday 11am-1pm @ Unitarian Centre – Mary, Mairy & Darlene
January 19 – Imbolc/Brighid’s Day

Information on above – contact circledancekitsilano@gmail.com

More dance circles around BC at circledancebc.com

Also, I usually attend the last Friday 7-9pm in Ladner. Contact circledanceladner@gmail.com if you’d like details.

Welcome Brigid with a Dance

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From the White Goddess Pagan Portal

The next sacred circle dance at the Unitarian Church is Tuesday, February 2, which happens to be Brigid’s Day, Imbolc, Groundhog Day and Candlemas all wrapped into one special night. Darlene, Karen, Denise and Mary will share some dances that focus on anticipating the advent of spring (The days *are* getting longer!) We’ll light lots of candles for Brigid, Fire Goddess, and welcome her into our circle and then thank her with offerings of bread and milk.

Among the dances will be some that have been created or adapted for songs from the Unitarian songbook, Singing the Living Tradition.

Karen has choreographed a new dance for Rumi’s Come, Come, Whoever You Are complete with some spinning in a nod to the Sufi tradition of whirling. Other dances in our Unitarian Repertoire can be found by clicking “Unitarian Songs” in the list of categories.

As always 7-9pm in Hewett Hall, by donation.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Goddess Brigid, try this:

http://www.druidry.org/library/gods-goddesses/brigit

Brigid is also a goddess of poetry. So if you can’t come, you could just read or write a poem to Brigid.

And then there’s St. Brigid, an early Irish Christian nun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigit_of_Kildare

 

 

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Come and experiment with art, dance and labyrinth walking/dancing/drawing.

This Friday, January 15, is the first Darlene and Mary collaboration. From 2-4pm in the afternoon in Hewett Hall, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Avenue at Oak.

Lots of parking and convenient to several bus routes.

We’ve chosen dances that are fairly easy to learn as well as fitting the theme.

We hope people who have been interested in sacred circle dance but have found it inconvenient to come out in the evening or feel two hours of dancing is too much, will come and dance with us.

As always you are welcome to “sit one out”, all dances are taught and…

There are no wrong steps, only variations.

 

See you on 2nd Mon in Dec – but not 3rd

Please join us for Sacred Circle Dancing

Monday,  December 14, 2009 7-9pm

Fireside Room, Unitarian Church of Vancouver,

949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver BC

604-261-7204

This will be the last circle dance at UCV for 2009.

Denise and Mary will coordinate the 3rd Monday in January for a Unitarian worship service style dance – with poetry, stories and sharing as well as 6 dances.

In the first hour we learn the  dances for the evening.

Then after a break, there will be readings and sharing related to our theme  interspersed with the six dances of the evening.

We end with “Carry the Flame”.

All welcome: Our Mantra is there are no wrong steps; only variations.

Our blog is at http://www.sacredcircledance.wordpress.com

Coordinated by Denise, Leslie, Mary & Carolyn. Thanks to Corinne for helping us learn the dances.

Hope to see you there.

Monday, September 22 7-9pm – Come and dance with us.

Please join us for Sacred Circle Dancing

Monday, September 22, 2008  7-9pm

Fireside Room, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver BC

604-261-7204

 

In the first hour we’ll learn the four dances for the evening: Bells of Norwich, Harvest Moon, Thanksgiving and Candle Dance/Pilgrim’s Step.

 

Then after a break, there will be readings and sharing related to our theme of harvest interspersed with the four dances of the evening. 

 

All welcome: Our Mantra is there are no wrong steps; only variations.

 

No fee. Donations invited.

 

Our blog is at http://www.sacredcircledance.wordpress.com

 

Coordinated by Leslie, Mary & Carolyn. Thanks to Corinne for coming and helping us learn the dances.

 

Sacred Circle Dancing on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Hope to see you there.

 

Harvest Moon Lyrics

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/n/neil+young/harvest+moon_20099104.html

 

Bells of Norwich Lyrics

http://www.lyricsdownload.com/unknown-julian-of-norwich-lyrics.html

 

 

Fall 2008 Sacred Circle Dances at UCVancouver

Sacred Circle Dance at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver

Next dates:

Monday, September 8 – Come and learn dances (2nd Monday)

Come and learn a variety of sacred circle dances. These are easy to learn and are more about spiritual practice and community building than about “right steps”. In fact, our mantra is: There are no wrong steps, only variations.  No fee.

Monday, September 22 – Unitarian-style worship/dance

We will share sacred circle dances within the context of a Unitarian worship service, beginning with a chalice lighting and opening words and closing with “Carry the Flame.” Each session will have a theme developed by two of the group wherein we will explore the topic through readings, sharing, meditation and dance.

Monday, October 13 7-9pm

Monday, October 27 7-9pm
Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Avenue (at Oak) 604-261-7204
No fee. Donations welcome.