Soul Stories invites you to find your Soul’s groove. Class starts at the soles of your feet and moves gracefully to the top of your head in this beautifully crafted class that explores and combines authentic movement, dance, yoga, Indian Goddess Mythology and ritual. We move to remember, we move let go, we move to find our heart connection, we move to connect to our creativity/our imagination, we move our find our groove, and we move to find our joy. Our bodies hold deep memories. As we follow our own body’s wisdom we invite those memories to surface. In our safe sacred space, we freely dance with an inward attention, exploring spontaneous gestures, movements and stillness following our impulses in the present moment. Our dances explore our personal stories/journeys, releasing what no longer serves us and what we no longer need.
For: This class is for everyone and everybody.
Julie Peoples-Clark, originally from Baltimore City, has been a go-go dancer in a cage, a showgirl in Atlantic City, a backup dancer for Richard Marx, a magician’s assistant, a teeny bopper in John Waters’s films, a tap dancing book on television, creator of after-school dance programs for the Drug Enforcement Administration, a tap dance hoofer on 42nd Street and a modern dancer with several notable professional dance companies. She moved to Vermont 12 years ago with her husband Dave and daughter Ella. She is on the dance faculty at University of Vermont teaching contemporary, ballet, tap, musical theatre dance and pilates. She is part of Dance Tramp a collective of Vermont-based experimental dance artists. Most importantly, she is mother to Ella the Great and Emanuel Blessing.
If you need special accommodations, please note VDA will need at least two weeks notice before the class start date. We will do our best to accommodate all needs.
How to Register: Click on “Get More Info” to register for this class, or any class in our fall Resilient Dancing Series! If you need assistance filling out the form, please call 410-458-3672.
Payment: VDA member and Non-VDA member pricing is listed in the registration form. To make your payment please visit vermontdance.org/support, or use our paypal address as listed on the form.
If you are planning to call in as a group, with two or more people sharing one screen, email us to set up a scaled payment to fit your specific needs.
If money is a barrier for you, please email a scholarship request letter detailing your interest, class dates, and amount of support needed.
Thanks to our Scholarship Fund sponsors: Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Craft Co. (lead sponsor) Northfield Savings Bank, Vermont Federal Credit Union, and City Market Onion River Co-op (participating sponsors) for helping us to provide access to all.
We are pleased to announce that this project is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of VAC or NEA.