Community Jam Dance

We are very happy to be co sponsoring a Community Jam Dance in partnership with The Flower Cart Group and the Deep Roots Music Cooperative.

Jam Dance is fun for everyone who likes to move and dance and be part of community. No experience required. Come as you are! You will be welcomed and guided by experienced creative facilitators Kathleen Purdy, Kimberly Smith and Tammy MacLeod. We will move like the wind, create a group sculpture, play with the sound of our name and explore many other ways to move and interact with the live improvised music of Alex Porter, Kory Bayer and surprise guest musicians. We will use our voices, our hands, our feet; we will laugh, sing, whisper, listen, and experience being part of creating community with each other. This playful dance and musical experience is an opportunity to express yourself, make new connections and celebrate our diversity! 

Kevin West from Deep Roots says “Deep Roots Music Cooperative is all about supporting healthy community through music. Jam Dance is a great way to include everybody” 

Jeff Kelly from Flower Cart Group says, “Jam Dance provides an opportunity for community to come together to enjoy musical play, meet up with friends and make new ones.” 

Kathleen Purdy, Director of the Alexander Society for Inclusive Arts says “Jam Dance is for everyone! It is a wonderful, enjoyable opportunity for connection that enriches our whole community.” 

Jam Dance was inspired by Turning The Wheel Productions, a Boulder-based Dance/Theatre company who were in N.S. in the summer of 2000. In the words of Alana Shaw, founder of the company: “Everything we do in Turning the Wheel is an attempt to come back into relationship with our interdependence as human beings, and with the need for love, not power, to form the basis for how we live on the earth. We are passionately committed to building and sustaining transformative communities that are inclusive of all people, and that reach for and model unconditional love and acceptance as the norm.” Learn more about her work here: https://www.turningthewheel.org/

See event link:    https://valleyevents.ca/67836

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Kimberly Smith
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