It’s Time to Awaken!

There’s a fire that comes alive when we dance.

Do you remember it? How it feels to move your feet joyfully on the earth. To sway your hips and roll your shoulders and sense the heat of your blood coursing through you. To wiggle and rumble and toss your hair to the wind. To open, to breathe, to move, to flow – to come alive.

“To dance is to be out of yourself.
Larger, more beautiful, more powerful…
This is power, it is glory on earth
and it is yours for the taking” 
Agnes De Mille

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We come alive when we dance.

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 Dance isn’t just for the select few. There’s no audition, no test, no judgment. 

Dance is for all of us – including you!

Yes, you.

It’s time to light the fire that burns so brightly in your heart. Dance in your own space. Dance in your own way. Dance in your own life.

Dance your way to life.

Awaken.

This season let Awakening remind you
that you were born to dance.

Awakening Gives You..

Daily Prompts to Awaken Your Inner Dancer

Your Daily Awakening emails throughout this 4 week e-Course will give you:

  • 28 Songs for Daily Dance
  • 28 Prompts in your inbox to invite you into your Dance Practice
  • 28 Days of encouragement & inspiration for bringing your Inner Dancer to life.

A Commitment to Your Body, Heart & Soul

It takes 21 days to establish a new habit. Imagine what it will be like when for 28 days dance becomes a part of your daily life!

As you engage in expressive movement every day, you will invite your body, mind and spirit to come alive.  Each day you will shake off the dust and doldrums of dormancy and remember the fire within.

This not about learning choreography or following along. This is discovering how your body wants and loves to dance.

A Supportive Structure

Establishing a practice is always a challenge. With Awakening, you will have a daily structure to support you in dancing each and every day.

Healing & Self-Love

Many of us have art wounds when it comes to dancing, myself included. It took me time to dance out the hurt. Each movement was an act of healing, defiance and reclamation. Each movement brought me back to myself.  Let Awakening allow you to embrace and explore your inner dancer, to heal any wounds she carries and to let her beauty, power and grace become a part of your every day.

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The Details

The Details

Format: Awakening is a 28-day daily prompt e-course.

Dates: In this self-study course, you get immediate access to Awakening. On the day you register, you will receive a welcome email with all the information that you need to prepare for the experience. The very next day your dance begins.

Time: Each prompt can take as little as 5 minutes or extend into the way you live your day. It’s up to you how dance will infuse your life during this 4 weeks.

Supplies: All you need is the ability to receive email and to play audio/video. As always in the studio, something to write with and something to write on will also be useful.

Your Guide: Jamie Ridler. I have been dancing my entire life – as an exuberant toddler cavorting joyfully while my grandmother played piano, to a young woman wholeheartedly immersed in ballet, tap and jazz studies to a movement director for theatre. Most recently I performed at the Luminato Art Festival in the internationally acclaimed Le Grand Continental.

Important Note: You are the best keeper of your body’s precious health. Please consult with a doctor about taking part in physical activity and gauge your participation accordingly.

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Psst… here’s what awakened dancers have to say…

I signed up for Awakening as a gift to myself for my 48th birthday. I have always loved to dance and knew something about Jamie’s background as a dancer, so I felt confident that it would be fun – a nice treat for myself. And then, it was so much more! Jamie’s embodied practice both as a dancer and as a creativity coach meant that Awakening was not only a graceful invitation to me to dance, but also a roadmap for me to rediscover my identity as a dancer. I am finding a life-changing richness is this: from a renewed commitment to a daily movement practice, to bringing more music into my life (both new and long-forgotten), to re-learning how my inner dancer can be a vital mindfulness resource! I am so grateful to Jamie for creating this course and to myself for choosing to enroll and engage!!! Alex Hickey

Somehow I knew that Awakening would do just that, awaken me, but oh my goodness. It has been nothing short of a blessing. It has been joyous and my body has remembered that it wants to move. That it wants to dance.  I have always Loved to dance, but there has been so very little of it in so many years. And taking a course in real life has felt intimidating and like it would take too much resources of all sorts, so I have been putting it off.  So when this lovely course came my way, with its small daily invites to dance by my self, it was a pretty easy decision to make to take it. And oh my word it’s been worth it. In oh so many ways. A few weeks has passed since I took the course, but my body still wants to dance a bit everyday. Somehow something feels off if I don’t. And it’s such a joy!

So much can change if you just let the energies flow, and Awakening has definitely made that happen for me. So thank you, thank you, thank you for this absolutely beautiful practice of remembering that we are all dancers! Ulrika Persson
 

 One of my intentions for 2019 was to make opportunities to dance and have more fun. It feels like just as I  became conscious of that intention, I saw your offering to dance through February.  Awakening was a perfect name for this program.  I was definitely awakened to my dancer self.  I was reminded  I can dance anytime, anywhere and however I want.  Not sure if I had ever knew that or just forgotten. It’s been frustrating that I can’t find places or don’t seem to make the time to go to out dancing.  I am no longer frustrated.  I feel more alive and awake and back in touch with how my body likes to move. The daily prompts and  perfectly paired music selections were well thought out and progressively encouraged me out of my habitual movements.  I had so much fun and it affected my attitude throughout the day.  Thank you for this course Jamie,  You are very generous with your offerings. Your philosophy of My Life is My Studio is embodied (excuse the pun) in this course.  With deep gratitude, Gloria M

Thank you, Jamie, for this wonderful gift of daily dancing! I always thought our living room could be a perfect dance floor, but not until this month of Awakening did it truly happen. The prompts and music choices have been wonderful, and my husband even joined me several times. So much fun! Only a few more days to go, and I am already planning to do it all over again next month. Thank you so much for helping my inner dancer come alive. (My body thanks you too for this joyful way of getting me off the couch) Emunah Herzog