Movement is Medicine ~ Dance Class Videos

 

Who can resist these drums?! West African Inspired Dance (Guinea style) every Tuesday *NEW TIME* 6-7:30pm. No experience necessary. New student discount: $20 for 4 classes ($5/class!) Returning student discounts too. Spread love. Be love. www.embodytherhythm.com #embodytherhythm #movementismedicine #danceforthesoul #movewithspirit #livedrumming #westafricaninspired #danceclass #communityisunity #diversityisbeautiful #GuineaLove #dancelove #danceforallpeople #danceforhealing #dancelife #drumlife #portlandmaine #peace #love #unity #joy

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Tuesday crew getting warmed up. Come dance with us, every Tuesday & Thursday ~ www.embodytherhythm.com #embodytherhythm #rhythmhealing #namorykeita

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Come dance with us in this open, welcoming, community ~ All are welcome. No experience necessary ~ www.embodytherhythm.com #embodytherhythm #healingthroughmovement #rhythmhealing

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Reminiscing this amazing class with Ismael Kouyate, one year ago, in Portland, ME. #embodytherhythm #movementismedicine #namorykeitadrum #teacherismaelkouyate

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Shake off election stress and let lose with me this Tuesday – West African Inspired Dance (Guinea style) – Every Tuesday night, 5:45-7:15pm. Live drumming. All are welcome. No experience necessary. New student discount: $20 for 4 classes ($5/class)! Returning student discounts too, plus SPECIAL HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES – 6 classes for $70. Give the gift of dance. Spread love. Be love. www.embodytherhythm.com #embodytherhythm #communityisunity #movementismedicine #livedrumming #westafricaninspired #danceclass #danceforthesoul #movewithspirit #bethelove #culturalappreciation #peace #love #unity #joy #diversityisbeautiful #GuineaLove #dancelove #danceforallpeople #onehumanfamily #danceforhealing #dancelife #drumlife #portlandmaine

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First dance class of 2016 ~ #embodytherhythm #movementismedicine #danceforhealing

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Dance class ~ Live drumming! New month means new dance tonight! 7:15pm at Maine Ballroom, in Portland. AND… Heads up for Mini Guinea Fest in Kittery! May 21st. Guinean artists return to teach and perform!! #embodytherhythm #GuineaDance #movementismedicine #sendLovetoAfrica

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Namory Keita!!! Michael Pluznick! Amazing grooves this Saturday morning! Come Dance with Youssouf Koumbassa 9:30-11 and Drum with Namory 11:15-12:45!! #namorykeitadrum #embodytherhythm

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And with this, we mark the end of an era. It's been an amazing 12 years, sharing Thursday nights with so many wonderful human beings. I am beyond grateful to all of you. Endings make way for new beginnings ~ I look forward to meeting all who join in next! Come dance at our new place, time and location ~ New classes in West African Inspired Dance & Drumming begin next Tuesday, 4th of October! A dance class for true beginners and experienced students together, 5:45-7:15pm, followed by an intermediate/advanced drum class with Namory Keita, 7:30-8:45pm ~ every Tuesday at the Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave. Come join the fun! Drop-ins are welcome, and we begin a new dance at the start of every month. Amazing discounts for new AND returning students. See details at www.embodytherhythm.com #embodytherhythm #communityisunity #movementismedicine #livedrumming #westafricaninspired #danceclass #danceforthesoul #movewithspirit #culturalappreciation #peace #love #unity #joy #diversityisbeautiful #GuineaLove #dancelove #danceforallpeople #danceforhealing #dancelife #drumlife #portlandmaine

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May we dance through the darkness and and back again through light… the cyclical seasons reminding us – we are rhythm. Life is rhythm. • Giving thanks on this full moon to my teachers from Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana. How deeply blessed I am to be a student of West African Dance, and incredibly grateful to share what I've learned with my community. • West African Inspired Dance with Live Drumming – Encouraging cultural awareness and appreciation, interconnection, and healing through movement and rhythm. • Weekly classes currently at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave in Portland, ME. www.embodytherhythm.com #embodytherhythm #communityisunity #movementismedicine #livedrumming #westafricaninspired #danceclass #danceforthesoul #movewithspirit #culturalappreciation #peace #love #unity #joy #diversityisbeautiful #GuineaLove #dancelove #danceforallpeople #danceforhealing #dancelife #drumlife #portlandmaine

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Movement is Medicine. A movement for social change, and a syncopated step/jump/spin on the dance floor; intersectional movement building, and a communal arm raise to the heavens and back to Mother Earth. . . We need the medicine of movement. We need each other. Move, rise, love, and lift up those who need it most. #communityisunity #lovebegetsmorelove Tonight in West African Inspired Dance in Portland, Maine, we're dancing Kuku – a rhythm/dance of the Susu people of Guinea, West Africa -A celebration dance for many occasions, and traditionally danced by women celebrating their return from fishing. In honor of my beloved teacher, Youssouf Koumbassa, and the blessing he gave me to teach these dances, it is my pleasure to share my passion for this dance and music with community. Join me and let's #danceforhealing #culturalappreciation #peace #love #unity #joy #GuineaLove #dancelove #danceforallpeople #dancelife #drumlife All are welcome. Every Tuesday at the community space in Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave. 5:45-7:15pm #westafricaninspired #danceclass #portlandmaine #livedrumming #embodytherhythm #danceforthesoul

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Who can resist these drums?! West African Inspired Dance (Guinea style) every Tuesday *NEW TIME* 6-7:30pm. Live drumming. No experience necessary! New student discount: $20 for 4 classes ($5/class!) Returning student discounts too. Spread love. Be love. www.embodytherhythm.com #namorykeita #embodytherhythm #movementismedicine #danceforthesoul #movewithspirit #livedrumming #westafricaninspired #danceclass #communityisunity #diversityisbeautiful #GuineaLove #dancelove #danceforallpeople #danceforhealing #dancelife #drumlife #portlandmaine #peace #love #unity #joy

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When life throws it all at you, you gotta give it up to transform and transmute. * Come experience the healing power of music and dance with me ~ Every Tuesday, West African Inspired Dance (Guinea style) 6-7:30pm @ the community space at Portland New Church. * Live drumming.All are welcome. No experience necessary. New dances taught monthly. * New student discount: $20 for 4 classes ($5/class!) Returning student discounts too. Spread love. Be love. * www.embodytherhythm.com #movementismedicine #danceforthesoul #movewithspirit #livedrumming #westafricaninspired #danceclass #communityisunity #diversityisbeautiful #GuineaLove #dancelove #danceforallbodies #danceforallpeople #danceforhealing #dancelife #drumlife #portlandmaine #welove #community #peace #love #unity #joy #embodytherhythm #spreadlovebelove #namorykeita #drumsonfire

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Beat the blues this winter with a community you can groove with. Might be grey outside but it's warm and hoppin' inside, and all are welcome. * * West African Inspired Dance (Guinea style), honoring the source and teachers of this form, every Tuesday 6-7:30pm. Live drumming. All are welcome. No experience necessary. * New student discount: $20 for 4 classes ($5/class!) Returning student discounts too. Spread love. Be love. www.embodytherhythm.com #danceforallbodies #movementismedicine #bodypositive #danceforthesoul #movewithspirit #livedrumming #westafricaninspired #danceclass #communityisunity #Guineadance #GuineaLove #dancelove #danceforallpeople #danceforhealing #diversityisbeautiful #dancelife #drumlife #portlandmaine #community #peace #love #unity #joy #welove #embodytherhythm

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