Our after-dance lunches

Winter time dancing fun–late January into February!

We love going out to Masala Indian Restaurant after dance on occasion for the fabulous buffet. Easy to grab a plate and fill it, and for everyone to make payment for the general lunch buffet. The people at Masala are super nice and always welcome us. Sometimes we’ve had 25 people at the restaurant! There’s always lots of room for everyone on Saturday after dance dance.

This month of February, we’re going on on Saturday, February 9th, 2019! Come to dance then we’ll walk over afterwards (it’s only one block away).

Much love, Grace and Jon (your dancing facilitators)

Best Circle Dance Ever!

Loved this comment we heard from a beautiful dancer who is such a kind-hearted soul: “That was the best circle dance I’ve ever danced in my life!”

And it was indeed such fun. James Brown, how could that not get you up on your feet clapping and joining with others? We loved it. Come join us next week!

Summer Dance Dance

This summer has been magnificent….and this includes the cool morning Saturdays on the dance floor. The hall always feels so fresh and gorgeous, even with sun beaming outside.

One of the most beautiful things about this dance is the tall windows filled with stunning trees. In summer, right now at the time of writing this post, the leaves flutter in the breeze and leave waves upon the dance floor while we move from mid-morning to late-morning.

What a way to start the weekend.

Can’t wait to see you on the dance dance floor.

Your dancing facilitators, Grace and Jon

Summer dancing — super joy

Hello dancers,

Facilitator Grace here. Greetings to you wherever you are.

Although we’re sporadic, to say the least, about posting….yesterday (a July dance) was so full of joy and such incredible energy in the dance, it’s time to say a few words this week.

Coming into the great dance hall on a summer morning is such joy. The trees are absolutely lush with green leaves, filling the entire floor-to-ceiling windows with an incredible and gorgeous view. The dance hall seems shadowed (we always use natural lighting, although sometimes in the northwest winter we actually need to turn on a few lights, it’s so dark even in daylight).

The room is quiet as we enter to set up.

Bright fabrics are hung. Music equipment is plugged in, chords taped above the doors, floor swept, yoga mats and blocks put out, sarongs draped over ballet bars, chairs set up around the edge….and the music begins.

As people enter, the day grows even brighter outside. Sun beaming bright on a mid-July Saturday morning. And so many people!

Our first dances over five years ago had 7-8 dancers only. All of us in a huge dance hall. There was room for cartwheels. We somehow knew to keep going, and to question our thoughts that more people should be there with us.

Yesterday, in the summer when it may be a little less well attended because of all the camping, festivals, travel (who knows what’s true though, we don’t)….we still had 39.

Clapping, hooting, hollering, singing to the music, laughing.

That’s what this dance is like.

The set list was full of requests from dancers (five of them) which is more than usual. And what an awesome set. Including a sing-along to Grease (Summer Days, naturally).

Already can’t wait for next week. Best way to start Saturday. Ever.

–Grace

 

April dances 4/14 and 4/21 are in a different location!

Hello beautiful dancers!

We’ve been thrilled with the fun of dance dance, as always. And we hope you’ll come join us at Richmond Highlands Rec Center this coming Saturday PLUS next Saturday. Same time, different location.

What a joy to have 11 children on the dance floor last week–with two twin 1 year old babies and two people in their 80s. It’s a dancing village!

See you soon on the dance floor. We’ll be back at Northgate, our usual fabulous location, on April 28th.

Much love,

Grace and Jon

Absolutely fabulous dance dance today

Wow, what energy and happiness and thrill to be in a sunny, gorgeous dance studio this morning with so many fabulous dancers.

It keeps being so incredibly wonderful week after week. We love dancing with you all.

If you’re just visiting us for the first time, we hope you’ll feel welcome, comfortable, energized, and catch a whiff of the joy we feel about dancing with everyone in this unconventional and wonderful way on Saturday mornings. Open free form style, like dancing in your living room.

Let’s Dance Again! Excited once again for Saturday morning!

Hello lovely dancers in Seattle area, and beyond (we love those who come all the way from Vancouver BC, Bellingham, Camano Island, Tacoma….wow).

We’re excitedly creating our setlist once again for Saturday morning. Wheeeeee!

We love the eclectic variety that’s become what Freeform Dance Dance IS. Music from all over the world, plus old familiars that bring such joy, reminiscence, bittersweetness, happiness, and the thrill of dancing anyway, always dancing anyway.

If you feel like you can’t dance…this is a place for you. If you feel like you CAN dance…this is a place for you. We love to move in all the multiple ways life moves, in our unique ways, in our similar ways.

See you on Saturday for all the fun!

Facilitator Grace