Sacred Circle Dance
in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, USA with Tarleton
Circle Dances are held twice monthly on Saturdays or Sundays
at beautiful TIGG's Pond Retreat Center in Zirconia, NC.
Beginners are welcome. In fact, new people join every time.
No previous dance experience or partner necessary.
The Circle is probably the oldest known dance formation on earth.
n traditional societies, people used music
and dance to experience the sacred.
They brought the rhythms of the natural world into their
bodies, hearts and minds
d brought them to life in dance.
Sacred Circle Dance rediscovers these ancient dance traditions, bringing us together
to share life and encounter the sacred through movement.
Evidence suggests that circle dance arose in the Neolithic era dating to about 9500 BCE.
My dances normally last 2 hours. I like to begin and end on time. Afterward we may sit and visit, or one may leave quietly.
Each dance is taught first, the steps are simple and easy to learn. The dances are based on traditional dance steps
from all over the world.
We start out slowly, then progress to more challenging and vigorous dances. All moves can be modified.
There are "no mistakes" just modifications. At last we slow down again and end with more quiet meditative dances.
Silence is held for a few moments after each dance and helps us "stay out of our heads".
Talking is not necessary, laughing is good, singing is great, having a uniquely wonderful time is what we're after.
Circle dances most appropriate for adults.
Mature children are welcome. Dress in comfortable clothing, layers are good, shoes are fine.
I look forward to seeing you in the dance.
2017 Winter ~ Spring Circle Dances
on Saturdays or Sundays at Tigg's Pond Retreat Center (directions below)
Sundays: February 12 Full Moon Dance of Love and Devotion all dances 4 - 6pm cost: $10
February 26 Letting Go
Sundays: March 12 Full Moon March Hare Dance
March 26 Sprrrrrrring!
April 1st - Save the Date!
For those who want to go a little deeper learn to lead dances or simply enjoy a full day of dance…
Sacred Circle Dance Intensive with Tarleton
Saturday April 1, 2017
10am - 6:30pm
at Tigg’s Pond Retreat Center
cost: $ 70 Includes whole foods vegetarian lunch & healthy snacks
and printed materials of the day’s dances and resources
RSVP by: Saturday, March 21
10 - Noon 1st session
1:30 - 3:30 2nd session
Tea & light food
4:30 - 6:30 Evening Dance
About Sacred Circle Dance
Circle Dances in depth
Discussion and Q & A
How to create dances
How to lead dances
What to bring: Yoga mat or blanket for stretching and resting
Available for purchase: video (on thumb-drive) of the dances
Circle Dances are held in the main sanctuary...
Tigg's Pond Retreat Center
212 Fiddlehead Lane Zirconia, NC 28790
Directions to Tigg's:
35 miles south of Asheville, near Flat Rock and Hendersonville, NC
from I-26 , Exit 54 onto 25 South toward Greenville, SC
Take Exit 3, Right on Green River Rd, Right on Old Mt Olivet Rd, Left on Fiddlehead Lane
Follow signs to Tiggs
RSVP: TarletonBrooks@gmail.com 828-699-0240
Bring friends Beginners are welcome! cost: $10
December Winter Solstice dances: $15
2016 Circle Dances at Tiggs
Sat Jan 9
Sun Jan 24 (snowed out)
Sat Feb 13 Imobolc & Brigid dance
Sunday Feb 21 a winter full moon dance
Sunday March 20
Saturday April 9 (advanced frame drum & dance: 1:30-3:30pm)
Saturday April 23
Saturday * May 7 *May Day Dance cost: $15 4-6pm
Sat & Sunday May 21 & 22 Faery Festival at Highland Lake Cove, Flat Rock, NC
Sunday June 19 Summer Solstice Full Moon Honey Bee Dance
Sunday August 28
September 11th weekend Special Event about Honey Bees: near Hot Springs, NC
Sat Sept 17
Sat Sept 24
Sat Oct 8
Sun Oct 30
Sat Nov 12
Sunday November 27 Thanksgiving
Sunday Dec ember 18 *Winter Solstice/Celtic Christmas
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