Let’s be the flowers we wish to see~!

Hello beautiful dance and drum community, 

Happy Spring! It’s so exciting to hear birds singing, see crocuses pushing their way up through the earth and witness the amazing dragon-like blooms of witch hazel brightening the bushes. It is really here! If you could dream of any flower you’d like to be this month, what would it be?

Today I am choosing these bright yellow lovelies~

spring flowersLet’s fill the dance studio with ourselves as embodied flowers all month long to encourage and celebrate spring’s arrival!

This month we’ll be dancing the celebratory dance, Gumbé, from the Tuba people of Boké Village in Guinea ~ Another dance traditionally enjoyed for wedding celebrations and the births of babies. Quite appropriate for spring I’d say…

To love and new life!

Please join me this weekend at the Kittery Dance Hall for classes with Sidiki Sylla and Ismael Bangoura of Jeh Kulu Dance & Drum Theater!! They’ll be at the Dance Hall this Saturday, April 6th for a drum class at 1pm and dance class at 2:45.

Sidiki’s energy and enthusiasm are totally contagious. I took my very first West African dance class with Sidiki in 1999, and he remains one of my favorites to this day. I can’t wait to boogie with him again, and with all our friends in southern Maine!

Sign up in class to carpool with us or pop me a message here if you’d like to jump in. Here’s how much fun we had last time they came… and this is just the warm up~

Come join the fun this weekend!

I look forward to dancing with you very soon.

Peace and spring blessings

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