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Upcoming events:
Integrated Dance Films, Saturday January 25th, organized by the InterdepenDance Collective.
Integrated Dance Forum, Sunday February 16th, organized by the InterdepenDance Collective.
Introduction to Inclusive Choreography with All Bodies Dance Project, Friday February 14th.
Save the date: Collaborative Skills for Dance, Friday February 28th, 2pm-5pm, workshop by visiting artists to be confirmed.

Upcoming groups:
Introduction to Site-Specific Dance: All Abilities Dance Group Mondays March-June.
Disability Justice Arts learning collective: starting in the Spring.


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+, in the homelands of the Lekwungen, Xwsepsum and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.

Photo of 9 people standing in a circle dancing with their elbowsWe work in collaboration with 15 communities. For examples of where we work see the organizations page.

Fifteen dancers are improvising, with three duets smiling in the foregroundYou are warmly invited to join opportunities to dance. There is a list of upcoming events and groups at the top of this home page. Also, feedback is invited about what type of dance sessions you would like to participate in this coming year.

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 of all 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 receive updates about opportunities to dance – even if right now is not the right time for you to try a session – feel free to sign up for the newsletter or updates list:

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.

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

Initiatives that are in collaboration with colleagues include: islands network for collaborative dance connecting community dance practitioners in the region, the InterdepenDance Collective, and Disability Justice Arts learning collective. We are grateful for project supporters and funders.

Previous dance groups include a 55+ dance groupnewcomers’ dance group, dancing together (all genders queer social dance) sessions, mixed-abilities dance group, and the Dance Alchemy project.

Thank-you for stopping by this website. Feel free to be in touch if you have any questions, feedback or ideas – It would be lovely to hear from you.

Warmly,

Joanne Cuffe
Victoria, BC, in the homelands of the Lək̓ʷəŋən and Xwsepsum Peoples, and Esquimalt and Songhees Nations

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