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Ecstatic/Conscious Dance Facilitator Training
A Week of Dance Transformation
 13-18 February (Amsterdam, NL)

What to expect

  • A week-long deep dive into the heart of Ecstatic & Conscious Dance

  • Topics: ceremony leading, movement facilitation, creating & holding a sacred space, basic DJing, history, organization & leadership

  • With lot’s of practice, a  printed manual full of know-how, a community of like-spirited people

 

The Facilitator Training is a 6-day intensive trainingprogram for everyone who feels the calling to spread their passion for dance, music, and conscious community. You'll learn to manifest, hold and facilitate your own unique Ecstatic or Conscious Dance events. We'll talk about the fascinating global history of ecstatic dancing and sense into it's emerging future. We will share the steps needed to create an event: finding a space that fits, connecting all the gear, and bringing the right music and DJ skills to serve the dance.

This training is a 'hands on' - or more correctly: a 'body on' - training where you will practice how to lead a ceremony; design the space; and play with music with our training group. We encourage everyone to bring and share their specific skills and wisdom, so we build a collective toolbox and open up space to co-create.

We will dive deep into the core principles that make dance ‘Ecstatic & Conscious’:

  1. Holding and creating a safe and sacred space 

  2. Facilitating movement, dance, and rituals - both with verbally and with body language

  3. Creating an dance journey through sound and ceremony.

  4. Building an inclusive community

  5. Dealing with challenges on the dance floor

 

Each day we will provide practice opportunities to create a sacred space, conduct a ceremony, and play music. In our evening times, we will also be able to experience different Ecstatic Dances in Amsterdam.​

We believe Ecstatic Dance only works when it has a strong beating heart.

The guidelines are simple, but how do we make it sacred, authentic and transformative?

Program

Below is a short impression of the program. In reality the program will be more flexible, organic, and adjusted to the needs of the group. Although each day has a theme, we'll weave all the topics throughout each day of the week. It will be an intense week - with a lot of information and practice. We recommend that you give yourself this entire week for your own training, growth and learning.

 

We will train all days, including some evenings.

Day 1: Arrival and Dance together. Getting to know each other and our hopes & fears. Practicalities and creating a space to learn and play togehter.

 

Day 2: A dive into the his/her/our-story of Ecstatic Dance and the art of creating a safe / brave space for dancers to get wild and free. Visit an Ecstatic Dance

 

Day 3: Skills and tools for facilitating a ceremony, ritual, or a warm up. How to get dancers in tune with themselves and with each other? Learning about the dance journey.

 

Day 4: Music and basic DJ skills: choosing the right music for every crowd, learning about the effects of music on a dancer's body and how to go with what is in the room while gently leading it. Visit an Ecstatic Dance.

 

Day 5: Troubleshooting & Integration: what can go 'wrong' and how to navigate these situations. And a surprise learning experience...

Day 6: Building a community and leadership: learning about personal leadership; how to bring diversity in awareness, build bridges with already existing communities and work with the footprints of community.Harvest of our week together and closing ceremony.  

Investment

Training

  • 750 euro (early bird for the first 4 people who sign up)

  • 850-950 euro (full price, according to income and financial abilities)

  • 950 Euro (in case your company or cooperation pays for the training)

10% of the profit will be donated to a charity organization.

 

During this training we wish to create an intimate dancing and learning community. We therefore have places for 25 participants.

 

Location

  • Mirror Centre - Ter Gouwstraat 3, 1093 JX Amsterdam

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please let us know as soon as possible if something comes up and you cannot attend the workshop. Please make all cancellations by email. If you wish to cancel 4 weeks before the training starts, you will receive your down-payment minus 50 euro registration fee. If a cancelation happens after that time we keep the down payment. No refund is available for withdrawal once the workshop has commenced. And of course, if your cancellation for one of our training happens due to the current corona measurements, we will send you back the complete amount that you have paid.

We are happy and excited to share our vision with the world!

For a further visual and poetic impression of our journey together, click here:

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