We danced this morning to a most eclectic and varied set list, honoring many themes and people today: A gorgeous tune from Puerto Rico, a slower Bollywood than normal, Tom Petty (The Waiting is the Hardest Part), mambo, salsa, Joni Mitchell, and the film score today (we always include something from film or broadway or a musical, or even TV) was from UP called Carl Goes Up. This was played in memory of Carl who danced with us many times in the first few years, but who got sick and died of cancer last Saturday.
Another gorgeous song played today for the first time was from the band MaMuse, “Glorious”. What a day, what a song. What a beautiful way to bring on the dance.
We’re also delighting that many gray haired beings enter our dance space, along with children under five. A huge range and a place to truly honor your ability and nature. We respect elders and their movements.
We love dancing in the autumn and so delighted to have so many new faces and beings with us today. Dance Dance!
Today we played awesome music including I Give Thanks by Katheryn Mostow and Grateful by Nimo. We are so grateful for you… all the folks who’ve found us and love to dance. As we complete our 4th year in these next 7 weeks we begin to look forward to all the fun times ahead in our 5th year. We couldn’t do this without you.
Today was a brilliant dance. Rain pouring outside, and such joy and immense positivity inside as we danced in the dark natural light of a fall Seattle morning.
We include “November” in the set list by Tom Waits…very dark humored (everyone burst out laughing at the end) and Sade’s Paradise for a complete opposite affect, and everything in between from Senegal drummers to classic Bollywood to Brazil to a Zydeco tune called Gumbo. Thanks to all the smiling and happiness, and honor to it all, including ancestors who have gone before us (Phillip Phillips helped with this one through Gone, Gone, Gone).
Happy Birthday to R who loves to dance with us and celebrated by being on the dance floor today (we played a special request for her).
Finally, thanks to facilitator Grace’s mom Betsy for coming. She’s still got it on the dance floor, turning 80 this year. Lucky, lucky us.
What an amazing year, once again, for Free Form Dance Dance.
We love continuing to grow, grow, grow. The amount of people coming is wonderful, the music is genius (if we do say so ourselves, being the DJs and all) and this is THE BEST WORKOUT we have all week in our lives….and that’s saying a lot.
We’re looking forward to a brilliant 2016, entering our third year in business and knowing all the fun we make available to ourselves (and to you, too!)
If you haven’t ever tried Free Form Dance Dance, affectionately called F2D2 by us all, then head on over and give it a try! You might be really pleasantly surprised.
Although our dance is similar to an open, freestyle ecstatic dance, it’s very family friendly, full of bright natural light and huge windows filled with gorgeous trees, and a massive range of musical genres, eras and taste. We play Bollywood and Funk, Hip Hop, pop, something from the 70s and interlace it all with beautiful music from everywhere in the world.
We welcome your requests and always have an interesting theme.
Can’t wait to meet you….and if you’re already an F2D2Fan….keep coming back, it works!
Love, Grace and Jon
All the following at Northgate Community Center