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The Dance Movement Journey

Dance, Move, Connect

Dance, Move, Connect

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For anyone wanting to deepen the compassionate and creative connection with themselves and others through dance and movement - the embodiment of a life well lived! Dance Journey Weekends are stand alone or can be the pre-requisite for embarking on teacher training. A commitment is required to attend 6 of the Dance Journey Weekends before entering the Teacher Training programme.

The Purpose

The Journey

The Dance Pathway

To open & stimulate pathways to a life well lived through dance, movement and connection, employing the principles of interdependency and interconnection.

We work with self awareness through the language of music and movement to give the opportunity to realise our authentic connection, expression and communication.



The learning process is experiential and somatic, an exploration of your own life journey through dance, movement and communication. Sharing is based on the Circle Way and communication is based on the principles of empathic communication and reflective listening.

The Dance pathway is geared to help you partner your body and listen, learning to recognize your sensing system: the gut instinct/intuition; emotional indicators; physical indicators, instincts and sense of well-being. Exploration of Laban’s analysis of movement gives vocabulary for expression. Verbal communication will be grounded in embodiment.

The Programme


What is required of me?

Theme 1: Introduction to Movement, Dance,  Connection and Empathic Communication

Theme 2: How We Dance, How the Body Moves 


Theme 3: Health and Wellbeing Through Movement and Dance 


Theme 4: How We Express Ourself in Dance & Movement - Expressing Yourself Honestly 


Theme 5: How the Body-Mind Intelligence Takes Care


Theme 6: Dancing the Elements and Yin Yang

Theme 7: Connection - How We Care For Others 

Theme 8: How the Body-Mind Contributes

Theme 9: Myths, Archetypes and the Heroic journey

Creative Expression Through Dance, Voice and Percussion 

Theme 10Celebrating Uniqueness & Authentic Movement

Theme 11: Dance of the Numinous Ordinary - The Divine in Everyday Life


Theme 12 : Creative Expression Through Dance, Voice and Percussion 

Theme 13: Dance & Nature

Theme 14: Building Resilience

At this point we are embarking on Theme 12. The programme is circular, so you can join at any time.


The training is both non-residential and residential in Wessex, at present in Dorset.

For more information please email :



A commitment to yourself and taking the dance journey is requested. If you want to access the teacher training units you need to complete 6 of the themes as a minimum.

Dance Journey

2020- 2022

The dance journey and teacher training is presently based in West Dorset, UK.

with Julia Hope Brightwell and visiting teachers. 

If you are interested please email:

The Dance Journey is on now


Please include your experience in dance/movement, how you heard about Dance Connection and whether you want to just dance for your own pleasure or want to gain access to the teacher training, 

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