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

Fifteen dancers are improvising, with three duets smiling in the foregroundYou are warmly invited to join upcoming opportunities to dance, including a new mixed-abilities dance group, a 55+ dance group,  and an all abilities dance group. Once a year there is a women’s dance group for people who are refugees and newcomers. In 2019, dancing together (all genders queer social dance) sessions will resume.

Photo of five dancers on a patio, all wearing red tops and looking up to the sky, each making a different shape

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 for all ages.

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: 7 people posing with their own a dance move

If you are curious and would like to stay in the loop about opportunities to dance – 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.

17 members of a dance group are facing the camera with their arms in different shapes, and one dancer is interacting with her service dog

In collaboration with other organizations, we are inviting contributions for continuing the Mixed-Abilities Dance Group in 2019; donations are being collected through the Victoria Disability Resource Centre.

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

Another project we have been involved in is working with other dance artists to form an islands network for collaborative dance, connecting community dance practitioners in the region.

Thank-you for stopping by this website. Please be in touch 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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