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Sacred Circle Dancing @ UCV

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September 20, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dances on Youtube

Turning to Peace – modern version

I couldn’t find the “traditional” form of this dance on Youtube, but this is pretty neat.

November 14, 2010 Posted by | Dates and Times | Leave a comment

Dancing to Unitarian Songs

Last night, I rehearsed the dances that we’ll do at the CUC Conference workshop. We have choreographed or adapted dances for the following:

Come Sing a Song With Me (pilgrim’s step)
Enter, Rejoice and Come In (slight adaptation of Brigitte’s Jig)
Let It Be a Dance (choreographed by Corinne Chepil)
Wake Now My Senses (slight adaptation of Winds on the Tor)
Spirit of Life (choreographed by Denise Nereida)
Carry the Flame (grapevine)

35 people have registered for the workshop, but we have a large room, so we’ll make it work.

April 20, 2010 Posted by | Unitarian | Leave a comment

March 8 – International Women’s Day

We’ll meet at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th (at Oak) 2nd Monday at 7pm to dance with Corinne. Corinne welcomes group members to share a dance. Usually there are about 12-15 of us. We take a short break for tea and conversation half -way through and end at 9pm.
The next Monday, March 15, will be the Unitarian worship service with dance. During the first hour we teach 6 dances, then have a break. In the second hour, the dances are repeated (without instruction) and interspersed poetry, sharing, story. We start with a chalice lighting reading and end by extinguishing the chalice flame and dancing/singing Carry the Flame.

If you want further information, contact me at ucvdance@telus.net.

March 4, 2010 Posted by | Dates and Times | Leave a comment

Dance with us on the 2nd and 3rd Mondays

We’ll meet at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th (at Oak) tonight at 7pm to dance with Corinne. Corinne welcomes group members to share a dance. Usually there are about 10-12 of us. We take a short break for tea and conversation half -way through and end at 9pm.
Next Monday, the 3rd, Denise and I, Mary, will facilitate the evening with poetry, sharing, story and, of course, dances around the theme of Brigid’s Day- coming up on February 2.
If you want further information, contact me at ucvdance@telus.net.

January 11, 2010 Posted by | Dates and Times | Leave a comment

SNOW WARNING

Hi, We had to cancel tonight’s dance as snow was expected to fall – and we were concerned that people might not safely be able to get home after the dance.
Apologies to any who didn’t get the message – Hope you’ll join us in the new year.
Mary

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Dates and Times | Leave a comment

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.

and we’ll resume meeting on the 2nd Mondays with Corinne and 3rd Mondays 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.

No fee. Donations invited.

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

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

Sacred Circle Dancing on the 2nd and 3rd Mondays of each month. Hope to see you there.

More information needed – send a note to ucvdance@telus.net

November 17, 2009 Posted by | Dates and Times | Leave a comment

Turning to Peace

Leslie read the lyrics last night, so I thought I’d look them up and share with others too:

TURNING TO PEACE
lyrics: Simon Crow   vocals: Lisbeth Scott
Crouch End Festival Chorus

No more roads
No more seas
No more flight now
Turning to peace

Words will die
Thoughts will cease
Falling silent
Turning to peace

Love may come
Love it may leave
Touch me, let your reasons go

Eyes will close
Hearts will ease
Hands fall helpless
Turning to peace

Don’t run free
Stay with me
Keeps what’s found
And we’ll come into peace

Love may fade
Don’t be afraid
Hold me near and hear me breathe

Don’t look back
Don’t look down
Don’t go looking for release

November 17, 2009 Posted by | Song Lyrics | Leave a comment

No dancing on Thanksgiving Day – see you next week

On the third Monday, Carolyn and Mary are coordinating a circle dance around the theme of Hallowe’en/Samhain/Death and Renewal.

Come along to the Fireside Room,Unitarian Church of Vancouver @7pm. You’ll be very well welcomed.

October 11, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

September – it’s back to the dance!

We’ll start dancing again on the 2nd and 3rd Mondays starting in September. Hope to see you there!

Themes for 3rd Mondays weave dancing, poetry, story and sharing together.

September – Autumn Equinox

Want more information or to join us – just send me a note to ucvdance@telus.net

Hope to see you there.

August 27, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

June Dances

We’ll meet at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver with Corinne Chepil (and possibly others) leading dances on the 2nd Monday-June 8 and on the 3rd Monday-June 15 learn 6 dances and then intersperse poetry, story and sharing into a worship service, alternating dance and words. The theme will be Summer Solstice/ Turning the Wheel. Contact ucvdance@telus.net for more information or to offer to lead a dance or read poetry.

May 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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