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Introduction:

The feet of nine adult dancers are in a circle. They are wearing a variety of sizes and types of casual shoes, boots, socks with a cloud pattern, and running shoes. 5 people have just one shoe visible pointing to the middle, and 3 people have both their feet resting on the foot rests of their wheelchairs.

Would you like to explore movement in a supportive setting, laugh and dust off some stress? Do you know of a group who would enjoy being active and creative together?

Photo of seven people holding each other's hands across the middle of the circle

Creative Momentum facilitates dance for well-being and building community, for ages 4 to 100+, and is visiting in the homelands of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.

Photo of 9 people standing in a circle dancing with their elbows

We work in collaboration with around 15 communities. For examples of where we work please see the organizations page.

Photo of five dancers on a patio, all wearing red tops and looking up to the sky, each making a different shapeYou are warmly invited to join upcoming opportunities to dance, including the Creative Movers (an all abilities, mostly 55+, dance group), and an all abilities dance group at a local organization. Once or twice a year there is a women’s dance group for people who are refugees and newcomers.

Photo of 11 adults in a circle, with everyone reaching one or two arms up above their heads. Some are holding hands. Three people are using wheelchairs and eight people are standing.

No prior dance experience is needed, and there is no “wrong” way to move in these sessions.

Photo of three women sitting in chairs dancing with scarves.

As well, programs are available for groups of all sorts, including: Dancing for Wellbeing custom sessions with adults and youth with diverse abilities, Dance for Brain Health and Move to Music with older adults, and Dance Games with children.

Photo: six children and one adult running in the forest

Sessions include a variety of activities for moving in new ways, releasing tension, connecting and having fun. Participants say that the sessions have helped them shift out of feeling stuck, stiff, lonely, and shy.

Photo: ten people seated in a circle, each holding an arm of a sunshine prop with a pink circle centre.

In collaboration with other organizations and dance artists, we are involved in fundraising for a project on Building a Community of Practice in Inclusive-Integrated Dance, including forming an islands network for collaborative dance. Donations are being collected through the Dance Alchemy project with the Victoria Arts Council.

Photo: 7 people posing with their own a dance move

If you are curious and would like to stay in the loop – even if right now is not the right time for you to try a class – please feel free to sign up for updates:

and/or to connect on Twitter@CreativeMomenta.

There is also a blog with occasional Creative Momentum updates, a frequently asked questions page about classes, and a blog about the benefits of dancing.

Thank-you for stopping by this website. Let me know if you have any questions, feedback or ideas – It would be lovely to hear from you.

Warmly,

Joanne Cuffe
Victoria, BC, gratefully visiting in the homelands of the Lekwungen Peoples and Esquimalt and Songhees Nations
tel/txt: 250-812-2501
Joanne@creativemoment.im

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