Circle Dance     to  Praise and  Worship  God   with Tarleton

circle dances:   Wednesdays    4 - 5:20pm       with Tarleton  ~
Circle Dance Prayer 
                                                    6 - 8pm              with Laurie   ~Messianic Dance Practice

in the downstairs  recreation room   (ground floor, down the hall from the Fellowship Hall)
at Hendersonville 
Presbyterian Church      699 N. Grove St.      Hendersonville, NC  28792     

New Year  Circle Dance:     Sunday     December  30th, 2018        4 - 6pm 
in the  Fellowship Hall   at Hendersonville Presbyterian Church      with  Tarleton  and  Laurie Spearman

                                                                                                                What   we   do  i n  Circle  Dance.


                                                                                                                We begin with spoken prayer.


                                                                                                                 Tarleton  will  teach  each  dance  first 

                                                                                                                 and  then  the  group moves  to  beautiful  live  or  recorded  music.

                                                                                                                 Circle  dances  are  easy  to  learn, taught  step by  step.   

                                                                                                                 The  steps  are  traditional,  and  we  repeat  them  over and  over  as  moving  prayer. 

                                                                                                                 Each  dance  is  as  unique  as the  music,  ranging from  slow  and  deep  to  fun  and  lively.  

                                                                                                                 A  Dance  can  be  just  one  dance  or  go  two  hours.

                                                                                                                 Singing  is  encouraged.   Deep  Joy  in the  Lord  is  what  we  find.

                                                                                                                 We  end with  prayer.

                                                                                                                  No previous experience or partner is necessary.

                                                                                                                  Beginners are welcome.  Tarleton  has  led  dances  for  many  years.

 The Circle is probably the oldest known dance formation on earth. 

n traditional societies,  people have used music 
and dance to experience the sacred. 
 They brought the rhythms of the natural world into their 
bodies, hearts and minds an
d brought them to life in dance.

 Circle Dance rediscovers these ancient dance traditions, bringing us together to share life and worship God  through movement. 
 We hold a moment of silence after each dance to hear God speak to us. This helps us to "stay out of our heads". 
 Talking is unnecessary, laughing is good, singing is encouraged. Sharing a uniquely beautiful time in fellowship with others in Holy Spirit  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.   

 Circle Dance is not "for show".  Everyone is doing the same steps and
 no one is watching.  
                                                                                                        Through this 
combination of devotional gestures
 and traditional dance,
                                                                                                                                God has all power to transform and heal when we honor  Him through our sincere worship.

  Psalm 150: 3-6   Praise Him with the sounding of the 
trumpet, praise him with the harp and the lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, 
praise him with strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. 
Praise the LORD.





Tarleton Reynolds Brooks 

My late father, Joseph C Reynolds was an officer in the US Navy where he served 4 years in Japan.  After military service, our parents, Jane & Joe, moved the family 
to the Asheville area in NC,  Dad's hometown.  It is still the perfect place to live.   
I grew up as a Christian.  But I left my Faith when I went to college.  

I studied  art at several schools around the country. Worked as a family-comedy-magic show entertainer,  as a fine artist, and finally as karate practitioner/teacher 
for many years.
The discipline and focus of karate practice changed my life in the best way, and laid a strong foundation for good things to come.

My husband Jeff and I currently have a karate school in Saluda, NC.   
In 2004, a group of empty-nester-mother-artist and healer-friends started getting together to dance. We affectionately called ourselves The Dancing Circle. 
Wdanced for hours to our favorite music. 
I discovered Sacred Circle Dance  through a book, Circle Dancing, by June Watts, a dancer, teacher and author from England, now living in Spain. 
June led a Winter Solstice dance weekend in Canada. I was there, blizzard and all!.
The  experience was  deeply moving, I decided it was my path not realizing at the time that path would eventually lead me back to my Faith in Christ.
Following that first circle dance with Ms Watts in Canada, I taught my friends a few dances back home in Massachusetts.
Our Dancing Circle women quickly fell in love with circle dancing. We danced every Sunday in our Karate Dojo space in Northampton.

 In 2009, my husband Jeff & I moved from Massachusetts to North Carolina. 
Over the next 7 years life-changing events made me know without a doubt that God seriously wanted my attention. I answered the call. 
All those years of not walking with the Living God,  left me empty. 
Counterfeit religion is  e v e r y where. It looks and feels pretty but it is nothing. There are lots of nice people but they are lost. I know because I was one of them.
I committed my life to Jesus, my Lord and Savior. Yes.  This  is  Huge.  
I joined Hendersonville Presbyterian Church.  I get to sing and play Worship music with the King Street Band in the Chapel on Sundays mornings.
BLESSED beyond my wildest dreams.
 I have always enjoyed dancing for fun, celebration, exercise, beauty, theater. Now I dance for that and  so much more ... for the one true God. 
And with friends, believers and nonbelievers.  All are welcome.
 Light a candle, play beautiful music and dance in worship of the Living God, filled with the Holy Spirit . What's not to love?

  The Circle Dance inspires my art.  I paint round  center-piece floor cloths  for the dances.


 God is great!  I have been blessed all my life.  When I'm not dancing or teaching karate, I spend as much time as possible out of doors, gardening, walking the woods, and hiking these ancient mountains 
 and  living   and    loving    each    and    every    moment   of    every   day.   


What circle dance can do for you...

Deepen your relationship and walk with God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.                                          
Quiet your mind
Lift your spirit
Celebrate the day, the night, the season
Dance  Sing  Laugh!
Learn a new song
Enjoy a variety of great music and dances
Do something good
Be kind to yourself and others
Connect without talking
Get a great workout   though you may not be aware you are working very hard!
Leave feeling relaxed, cleansed, energized and sleep better at night
Dance in memory of those who have passed
Dance for those who cannot
Dance because we are FREE to do so in America
Dance with love and gratitude to our loving God
Dance for healing...

Every dance is a Blessing and a Prayer