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.
Jon & Grace
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.
My dad would have been 87 years old today.
I sure would have loved him to live this long. He was kind, gentle, loving, a professor at the University of Washington….and I think of him with great appreciation every October 22nd.
How sweet to have his birthday fall on the day of dance!
Long ago, my father returned from a trip to his homeland (the Texas panhandle, surprisingly). He said in his rental car, the radio played the most delightful song. “Don’t worry, be happy!”
Of course, we included Bobby McFerron’s happy song today on the dance floor. My father died 25 years ago. But I was lucky to have such an open-minded, learned and welcoming father.
Thanks dad, and thanks to all the fabulous dancers who came to dance with us today.
We always end every dance with a circle-up for about 10 minutes only, and everyone gets to express an appreciation for anything they want.
I had so much I felt appreciative for….but dad, today you were with me.
Much love, Grace
As per usual … doors open at 10am.
NO DANCE on June 25th – Vacation Day for Jon & Grace
So excited for today’s awesome setlist with such variety–the F2D2 way!
We’ve got something for everyone, and something from several different decades and amazing places all over the world.
A few anchoring favorites, a few brand new, and everything in between.
See you soon at Northgate Community Center!
Check out this beautiful artist we just became aware of. He’s in the set list this morning:
Every Saturday is reserved through the end of April. Come join us! We are having the BEST. TIME. EVER.
Great workout, smiling and fun, joyful times–and you don’t even have to talk to anyone. Come dance!
We are so excited to announce a special Boxing Dance dance at Dance Underground in Seattle.
Start time: NOON, music will begin by 12:15ish, music ends after 90 minutes (we might add a little extra for this unusual time).
Come dance what you want to give away and leave in 2015.
If you have physical items to give away, or canned goods, bring those and we’ll get them to local charity (a traditional Boxing Day activity).
Can’t wait to dance with you!
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
What a fabulous month of December….and the celebration of the end of this year with a dance on Dec. 27th! We have grown from our first dance of 6 people, to 29 today. Looking forward in 2015 to having 50 people attend a freeform dance dance….we can see it already in our vision!
We take requests, and The Best set list for popular songs worldwide today. Sawe Sawe, super popular in Ethiopia, was a big hit, along with Bonito, big fun in Italiano. And of course, always something from every decade, often all the way back to 1940s.
I love how it weaves together the past, memory, the present, images, feelings, ideas…and celebrates and digests them all in a way that transforms and renews. What a blast to have songs heard at every age, and have the beyond-mind experience of those moments in time brought to life and honored. I find there’s something amazing, full-circle, and balanced about the variety, the eclectic tone, the familiarity, the unusual. Use this dancing journey for healing, fun, play, laughter, yelping for joy, connection, and sewing together all parts of yourself and your life into one active meditation.
Thanks for all the wonder of it. I am LOVING this dance and looking so forward to more dances this year in our gorgeous space!
All Saturdays in January 2015 are ON….doors open 10 am, music 10:20ish. Music ends 11:45-11:50, doors close noon.