Sacred Dance Guild offers many different programs as part of our commitment to advocate for dance as a sacred art, to promote dance as a means of spiritual growth and integration of mind, body and spirit and to create community.
Some of these are regular programs such as Festivals, Sacred Dance Journeys, Videos, etc. Some happen as the call arises! Some of the current programs being offered are:
Since March 2020, the Sacred Dance Guild has been hosting an on line gathering to be “Socially Present” while “Physically Distant“ during this unexpected time in our personal, collective and global experience! These “live from our living room sessions” are held most Sunday evenings (EST!). They are free, informal, intimate and interactive sharings and are open to a maximum of 30 participants who want to connect in this way. Members and other supporters facilitate each session as their gift to all of us to continue to connect in community and to dance together. Check out the EVENT calendar to see both past and future Sacred Sundays!
During the 2021-22 year, as all of us are exploring and expanding our connections during this personal, collective and worldwide experience we wanted to extend the conversation and reflection on the question “Is THIS Sacred Dance?” as far and wide as possible – both from a physical perspective but also from a philosophical perspective. What does “fit” under this umbrella we call Sacred Dance? We have realized that some people have an understanding when they hear that term it means something specifically “religious”, others think of a particular type of dance, such as Sacred Circle Dancing, and everything in between! We decided to through open our screen doors and invite panelists from a wide range of backgrounds, experience and understandings to have a conversation and invite others to sit around the table with us.
Feb. 20, 2021 – The first Conversation/Panel was held February 21st with the focus on Sacred Dance through Social Justice, Differing Abilities, Environment, Community and Ancestral Dreams. See the recording of the panel HERE.
June 29, 2021 – For the 2nd panel we moved to specific faith and spiritual expressions and explored them from the perspective of individuals who are part of the North American mosaic. See the recording of the panel HERE.
November 20, 2021 – Stay tuned for the 3rd and 4th sessions! The 3rd session is scheduled for Saturday, November 20th at 1:00 pm EST and will focus on “Healing” – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. See details HERE.