What people are saying about Dance Improv,
hooked. I have to move and I love to move and I've found no safer place
for a full expression of myself in dance than with the people and music
at Dance Improv. It's like a gift---a taste of freedom for my body. The
blending of energies from dancers and musicians is so complete that
it's almost magical.
I come to Dance Improv primarily to play. I enjoy the movement- the
music- and the people. It is the perfect antidote to a busy work and
life schedule. It also enables me to touch a part of myself which is
very playful and joyous and not easily expressed in our everyday formal
world. To me Dance Improv's uniqueness is the package it offers of live
music- freedom of movement- and the open and friendly people who are
there. That combination is *hard* to come by.
I'm sorry to have found your group so late in the season, having gone
to your second-to-last gathering as my first time, but I'm very glad I
did! My friend Susan convinced me to try dancing in this setting and I
truly enjoyed myself. I'm looking forward to your fall sessions!
I found that dancing helped me become
less self-conscious about moving my body. The less self-conscious I
became the more spontaneous I became about dancing and moving. The
spontaneity was very enjoyable. To my surprise I found this
spontaneity carried over to my everyday life in conversation,
socially and at work.
I'm addicted and don't intend to quit! Non-verbal expression gets me
out of my head where I spend far too much time. The shared energy of
the participants creates a space that has to be experienced (too hard
to describe in words): sometimes magical--always enjoyable. The lack of
structure: what structure there is generally feels very comfortable.
The live music. The freedom to express what I feel in movement (or
stillness) in a safe place. People can get in touch with themselves
I was only able to attend Dance Improv two times in Princeton but was
utterly enthralled by how I felt during and after the event. I have
accepted a new job with the Kansas Dept. of Education as Director of
Staff Development and would love to help launch a dance improv here in
Lawrence or Topeka.
I love to abandon myself with
improvisation, live music, and others. I like to unwind like this,
especially Friday nights. I also like the people who come. It's fun to
have others to play with in this way. There's nothing quite like it
I go to Dance Improv to vent--to move--to move with others--to touch
and be touched--to listen to the music--to hear the spirits of other
people in movement; to hear and wrestle with my own interior. Where
else would you do these things? Church? NOT!
Dance Improv is my therapy. I love to move freely. I love to move (and
sometimes vocalize) with others and to meet with friends. It's a place
where you can be yourself and express yourself with others.
Thank you Catherine. You are such a gentle & supportive soul!
I pray nothing gets in the way of the wonderful panacea that you have
created with Dance Improv. It has/is a life sustaining event that
I cherish. Thank you again!