Earth Dances

CURRENT SCHEDULE;

Have a healthy and happy winter!

Looking forward to ‘standing in a circle’ with you in April 2019.

TUESDAYS - 11:30 am - 12:30pm

November, 27th December 4th, 11th and 18th

If the roads are icy, I will post cancellations here. Email me at spiesarts@gmail.com or call 413-822-6214 with questions.

Cost per session: $10.

Earth Dances are at The Stationery Factory, located at 63 Flansburg Avenue in Dalton. Park in their first lot on the left (as you are facing the front of the building.) Our dance area is straight ahead past the performance space and to the right. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes with soft soles for the wooden floor.

No classes will be held January - March; we’ll resume in April.

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The idea for this class sprouted when I shared my song Hu Ray with a group that loved the idea of a 'gratitude hokey pokey.' The playlist is growing; world music, oldies, rhythmic, percussive songs.

All are welcome, especially couch potatoes and those of us with painful joints. We each move at our own pace within the welcoming energy of the circle. There’s lots of space to move and explore on a beautiful dance floor.

I’m sharing my love of Tai Chi, Five Rhythms, and yoga dance with the intention to plant seeds of wellness, community and joy. The name for the sessions became ‘earth dances’ as I realized my goal was to feel grounded and cultivate qualities of endurance, resilience and strength. When we reconnect with our own rhythm and the synergy of the group's rhythm, new seeds of wellness and joy are planted. It’s fun to move like a kid again, just playing and feeling free. My legs move more easily climbing steps the next day, and my inner vision expands to embrace a wider horizon.

Steve and Maria at the beautiful Stationery Factory in Dalton are open to us movers and shakers. The floors are wooden, and the light is lovely and welcoming.

Here’s comments after our first Earth Dances class on November 13th: “I was tired when I came in, but left energized.” “I liked the variety of music played.” Onward we go ! My energy’s renewed seeing each smiling face.

Here’s links to -> Five Rhythms

-> The Stationery Factory

-> Hu Ray - free download on Bandcamp

->Say it Now - wake up song


”Remember” - by Joy Harjo


Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star’s stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away to night.
Remember your birth, how your mother struggled
to give you form and breath. You are evidence of
her life, and her mother’s, and hers.
Remember your father. He is your life, also.
Remember the earth whose skin you are:
red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth
brown earth, we are earth.
Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their
tribes, their families, their histories, too. Talk to them,
listen to them. They are alive poems.
Remember the wind. Remember her voice. She knows the
origin of this universe.
Remember you are all people and all people
are you.
Remember you are this universe and this
universe is you.
Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.
Remember language comes from this.
Remember the dance language is, that life is.
Remember.