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 personal
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