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!
Glorious to be dancing in the morning on these fine frosty VERY cold Seattle days. See you all on the dance floor! Woot! We have such a fun set list for tomorrow, January 14th….and already building up with some fabulous ideas for January 28th (Grace’s birthday dance, so of course it’ll be good)! Come enjoy the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, new, world from all continents and countries, and Bhangra will be played tomorrow for sure.
We are so excited to say, we’re open for the morning–same time, same place–on December 31st. What a fabulous way to kick off the last day of the year 2016 .
If you haven’t been to Free Form Dance Dance before, perhaps today is the perfect day to start. We always cobble together an amazing set list of music from all over the world, and you’ll be sure to hear old favorites from many eras (1940s through present) all interspersed with lively world music, melodic, gorgeous, creative.
Plus, we have toys like jump ropes, balls, shakers and drums. Yoga mats, yoga blocks and chairs are all available for anyone needing rest and pause during the music. There is no requirement to move, no choreography, no instruction during the actual dance. Only to be yourself.
Join us afterwards if you like at Masala Indian food restaurant for the lunch buffet. It’s one block away to the north–walk over with us. Yummy food and fun friends. Everyone is welcome!
See you on the dance floor–can’t wait for this amazing set list of fun songs with amazing artists from all over the world, some honoring important musicians we loved. We’ll have a Bollywood song, as always (to inspire our pallets for Indian food later) and music from Mexico, South Africa and Turkey…plus much more. 80 minutes of music.
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.