Sun, Dec 10|
Sticks and Stones Farm
Ridiculous Dance Medicine
Come get a dose of dance cardio and community joy at the Stone Barn! Bring a friend, a towel, water, and clothes to move in.
Time & Location
Dec 10, 2023, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Sticks and Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Rd, Newtown, CT 06470, USA
About The Event
Join us for a joy-filled dance journey in the stone barn facilitated by dance artist and clown-in-training, Kurt Wyatt. In this 1-hr guided dance experience, we will be exploring the sacred through dance cardio and ridiculous movement, engaging our bodies in new ways with our inner fools. This is a low-stakes space for sweaty self-expression, so come alone, come with a friend, come dance-shy, or come in your finest tap shoes. There are no wrong ways to move or be here.
Over the course of the hour, we’ll set intentions through group meditation, find flow through guided movement, and get lost in uptempo dance music from multiple genres and decades. This is a space for all ages and bodies, and all movements can be modified for a low-impact practice. Bring a towel, water, and clothes to move in…You will sweat!
Q&A with Kurt:
Q: Is this like ecstatic dance?
A: Sort of! If you benefit from ecstatic dance, you will likely benefit from this class. In this class, we will similarly be exploring sacred connection, authentic expression and flow as we do in ecstatic dance, although through slightly different means. This movement experience will be guided, so you will have inspiration to pull from, and we’ll often use silly, ridiculous imagery as we dance.
Q: I’m shy! This sounds fun, but will I need to be the center of attention?
A: Absolutely not. I will be making a fool of myself in the center of the group for most of the experience and you can feel free to match or draw from my energy to whatever degree you feel comfortable with. While I encourage you to use this space to explore the healing effect of vulnerability, there are no expectations for you to be or do anything in particular. You will never be put on the spot, but the stage is always yours for the taking.
Q: What kind of musical vibe can I expect?
A: All genres and musical decades are fair game. For each class, you can expect a dance journey with multiple peaks and valleys. This usually includes some warming up and cooling down, a few free-flowy numbers, a brief community nap session, and several high-energy bops of the bubblegum and nightclub varieties. Check out my Spotify profile for previously danced-to playlists and a collection of music I’m currently connecting with: https://open.spotify.com/user/1240328338?si=71369b22fdce4f7a