I organize dances for groups of all shapes and sizes and experience levels. I've done dances for school groups ranging from elementary school, right up through high school, college groups, and graduate students. I've done dances for groups of professionals, community groups, corporate parties, and non-profits. I commonly put on dances for wedding receptions and birthday parties. One of my favorite things to do is put together dance parties for people. Would you like to know about my upcoming dance schedule?
People have parties to get people together and have a good time. Dance allows people to have a great time mingling with long-time friends and new friends alike, while moving through simple, fun dance figures, all to delightful, traditional, acoustic music. One of the beautiful aspects of these dances is that they allow shy people to interact with others without having to think of something witty and clever to say. It gives people a chance to meet and make new friends and enjoy old ones in a low-stress environment.
I believe, until told otherwise, that people ask me to lead dances at their events to have a party, not a workshop or lesson, so I focus on dances that people can do and enjoy right away, and don't worry too much about doing dances to challenge them.
I have done dances for wedding receptions all over California, from Little River, along the Mendocino County coast, to the Ahwanee Hotel in Yosemite Valley, to a city park in Los Angeles, to people's back yards in the San Francisco Bay area. Whatever the size of your reception, I can bring a dance party to you, wherever you are! Your guests will never forget the wonderful experience they had dancing with you and your friends and family on your wedding day! Write me to inquire!
Do you have an employee group of 20 to 300 that you want to WOW with a really fun and surprising reward? Let me do a barn dance for them! They'll have a ball dancing together, and it will give them an opportunity to bond with their colleagues differently than their usual work relationships. If you want to reward them by inviting spouses or significant others to a dinner, followed by a dance, that would work fantastically. Otherwise, we can do a program just for your employees. It doesn't really matter with the dances I do whether you have an equal number of men and women, because anyone can dance with anyone else and have a big smile on their faces.
Do you need a way to break up an otherwise long, sedentary meeting with something to get their blood flowing, minds and bodies engaged, and smiles beaming? Let me lead them through some barn dances! It's well established that a little physical activity dramatically increases people's ability to focus and process information for some time after the activity stops. You'll get more accomplished in your meeting AND you'll all have fun doing it! Everyone wins when you have me get them dancing. No experience necessary -- I work with beginners all the time, and our motto really is true: "Everyone can dance!"