We Danced For Rain and The Rain Came

At the Ladner circle dance last night with a theme of Forest Gratitude, we did a rain dance! And this morning I woke up to find the sidewalks wet.

Over the past few weeks, this song has been running through my mind. Perhaps we could circle dance to it?


and the choral version. The Unitarian Chalice Choir sings this. i’ve always loved it.

And here’s one we dance to.

No Complaints Whatsoever.



Heartfelt Thanks and Gratitude — Chris James

We will dance “Heartfelt Thanks and Gratitude” to music by Chris James!

Here’s a link to the album Fiery Eyes that this song is found on. Scroll down to hear a clip from this song.


Leonard Cohen – Dance Me to the End of Love

There are numerous Leonard Cohen songs that have been choreographed for circle dance.

The one we do most commonly is Dance Me to the End of Love.

Search this site for “Leonard Cohen” and you’ll find a couple of others.

If you’d like a cover, I like this one:

Other Leonard songs we dance to:

  • Who By Fire?
  • Traveling Light
  • Anthem
  • Take This Waltz

Do you have a favorite Leonard song you’d like to dance to?

All My Life’s a Circle

This dance has become a tradition for the annual Women’s gathering. The dance choreography includes a spot where you greet another person–with a hug, handshake, do-si-do or spin – Your job is to discern what kind of greeting that person would welcome.

I like it a lot partly because I do indeed remember this song when it first “came around” in the 70s – a turbulent time in my life.

No straight lines make up my life, all my roads are bends

There’s no clear-cut beginning and so far no dead ends

I got so excited with the greetings when I looked at my new Garmin heart rate monitor, there was a spike about 8:10 pm. I thought: What was that about? and remembered that was the time of us dancing this dance.

More about Harry Chapin here on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Chapin

Now perhaps someone will choreograph Cat’s Cradle?