This week’s Dance First Members’ Spotlight shines on our entire revered family of Dance First members! It’s our honor and privilege to serve such a dynamic and high-vibration community of leaders around the world!

Starting out with long-time the pioneering Tamalpa Institute . From the Life/Art Process to the Tamalpa ArtCorps, they’re cultivating Anna and Daria Halprin’s family movement wisdom far and wide… Oakland-based Breema Center is creating connection around the globe with the Nine Principles of Harmony… The 5Rhythms of Gabrielle Roth are in good hands as her son Jonathan Horan carries the torch to the farthest edges of the map… Azul’s Amara Pagano & her partner Pier Paolo de Angelis are rocking the world with the One Dance Tribe gatherings and the online Conscious Dance Conference… The School of Movement Medicine , based in the UK and headed up by Ya’Acov & Susannah Darling Khan with massive support from Roland Wilkinson are making tracks with their workshops and trainings around the world… Santa Barbara Dance Tribe is holding it down in the Ecstatic spirit every Sunday in Santa Barbara… Sierra Conscious Dance brings out the embodied in Truckee and Reno… Movement legend Melissa Michaels is lighting a fire with Golden Bridge youth-embodiment community in Boulder, Colorado… The poetic mystic Vinn Arjuna Martí breathes life into the global Soul Motion energy field from his base in Portland… Emanating her Temple Goddess energy from the heart of the planet, Sofiah Thom plays host to a dynamic range of yoga, dance, and movement offerings at her epic Danyasa Eco-Retreat in Costa Rica… UK-based LiveWire Lorca Simons weaves the theatre thread of Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms far and wide… When you’re ready to Let Your Yoga Dance find out where Kripalu faculty member Megha Nancy Buttenheim is teaching her renowned modality next… Dr. Jamie Marich works hard to make Dancing Mindfulness a professionally recognized modality from her home base in Ohio… Based in the beauty of Idaho, Brietta Leader is taking it back to nature with WildCore Movement … From the spirit-filled heights of the high desert, Taos, New Mexico-based Visudha de los Santos travels far and wide sharing the 5Rhythms and leading shamanic and gong journeys… Samantha Sweetwater’s brainchild Dancing Freedom is thriving in Australia under the capable guidance of Lydia Phoenix Onesong Marolda… Madrona Mindbody Institute’s  Aletia Alvarez & Allison Dey curate the finest embodiment offerings and manage the Soul Motion training program from their spectacular environs on a historic fort in Port Townsend, Washington. In Plainfield, Massachusetts Nine Mountain Retreat holds space for higher consciousness and Earthdance continues their stewardship of the somatic spirit… Fred Sugarman and Medicine Dance making moves in LA… The Vibrance vibration is strong in paradise with Ellen Watson & Daphne Tse (formerly SpiritDance SoulSong ) holding space for song and dance in Bali… Jennifer Joy Jimenez’s lively life enhancing practice TranscenDance is lifting spirits… Banafsheh channels Rumi’s wisdom with words and movement through Dance of Oneness … Ilona Glinarsky creates Living Tango in Los Angeles… Sarah Davies brings a Wave of Energy to East Sussex, UK. Radiating relationality from Grass Valley in the Sierra foothills, Wren LaFeet creates contact, connection, and community through the mindful partner dance of Cocréa … UK-based Adam Barley solves the embodiment equation with ZeroOne … Fort Collins Colorado is blessed with Rachel Phillipe’s Soul Kitchen Dance … Bay Area creative writer Margaret Wagner  is moving spirits… Embodied movement with San Francisco’s Megumi Fujita … Open Floor ambassador Claire Alexander moving the mojo in Palo Alto… Birgitte Tan holds space in Thousand Oaks… Laura Martin-Eagle makes waves 5Rhythms style in Kansas… Olywaves brings the vibe to Olympia, Washington… San Antonio, Texas kicks up its heels with Adelle Brewer and the Synergy Studio … Emma Leach starts the dance in East Sussex… Visionary Dance with Kristen Mangione in Hoboken, New Jersey… The Critical Mass Dance Company manifests through movement in Los Angeles… Tonius Louie offers Experiences in Movement in Sacramento… Nancy Trunzo brings you home to the body in Redwood City… Sarah Sadie supports your growth with Studio Sadie in Madison, Wisconsin… Wendy Roman brings it together at Rhythmwood in Canada… And we’re ready for your practice or modality to join our community!

Special shout out to our media, education, and event partners! Rancho la Puerta in Baja. The Dickens Fair in South San Francisco. Vau de Vire Society with their Soiled Dove and Edwardian Ball extravaganzas in San Francisco proper. Cavalia , the Cirque du Soleil on four feet. Moti Zemelman and the Costa Rica Contact Improv Retreat. The list goes on!

Huge shout out and New Years Kudos to you all! Big things in store for 2020, look for new training materials, a printed annual member’s yearbook, and more promotional opportunities! Thanks for your part in holding the Conscious Dancer field!

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