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Circle Dance   to Praise and Worship  God               with Tarleton
                                                                                              TarletonBrooks@gmail.com


next dance:   this Saturday      February 3     6pm     at Hendersonville 
Presbyterian Church                                                       in the downstairs FELLOWSHIP HALL       King Street Worship Band  ~ LIVE  music!             699 North Grove St , HVL, NC  28792               

We begin with 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. Women, men and mature children.


Tarleton  has  led  dances  for  many  years.   


The Circle is probably the oldest known dance formation on earth. 
I
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 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 and it helps us  
"stay out of our heads". 

Talking is unnecessary, laughing is good, singing is encouraged. Sharing a uniquely wonderful time in fellowship with others 
in  Holy Spirit is what we find.
Beginners are welcome. People new to dance join every time.
No previous dance experience or partner necessary
Circle dances most appropriate for adults and 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 
so no one is watching.  

It is a combination of devotional gestures
 and traditional dance.  It is moving prayer  that has the power to transform and heal.
I hope to see you in the dance.
 

  
 
  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 still is the perfect place to live.   
I grew up as a Christian.  But I left my Faith behind when I went to college. Sad.  

I studied  art at several schools round 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 the foundation for good things to come.

new!  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. 
We just rocked 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 that path would eventually lead me back to Christianity.
 
Following that first circle dance with Ms Watts in Canada, I taught my circle a few dances. 
Our Dancing Circle women quickly fell in love with circle dancing. We danced every Sunday in our Karate Dojo space.

In 2009, my husband Jeff & I moved  home to North Carolina. I committed my life to  my Lord and Savior. Yes!  This  is  Huge.  
I joined  Hendersonville Presbyterian Church and I get to play my frame drums with the most wonderful band in the chapel on Sundays.
 
I have always enjoyed dancing for fun, celebration, exercise, theater. And now for God and fellowship with friends.   
 Light a candle, play beautiful music  and dance with the sweetest people on the planet in 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                                           
Quiet your mind
Get your body moving
Lift your spirit
Improve mental focus
Bring youth be in the moment
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 for yourself  
Be kind to yourself and others
Connect with people 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 our fabulous country America!
Dance for love and gratitude
Dance for healing...

Every dance is a Blessing and a Prayer
                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                     tarletonbrooks@gmail.com