Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Harwich Barefoot Boggie

Hey Everyone, here is an idea for Harwich, a Barefoot Boggie - it's just an idea we got from some Bay Area friends. It's an alternative to the club scene for dance lovers: a not-for-profit all-volunteer freestyle dance event that could happen a couple of times a month in the Lower Cape Region. These dances will be alcohol free, smoke free, and drug free, which keeps the focus on dancing. Dancers of all kinds attend, ranging from people who are serious about dance and want to expand their experience and learn from other dancers, to people who just want to get down in a fun, open atmosphere. No dance skills or partners are required!

Dance entry would be $5 adult, $2 teens, $2 seniors, and volunteers & kids 12 & under free).

Children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian. No dogs, drugs, alcohol or smoking, please.

Our Barefoot Boogie will need some of the most excellent DJs on the Cape or from the New England who can spin an ever-changing array of music. At every event you'll hear a wide variety of music: R&B, World, Funk, Tribal, Hip Hop, Ambient, Latin, Reggae, House, African, Trance, Electronica, Disco, Rock, Techno, Drum & Bass, and pop favorites. The DJs should be constantly researching the hottest dance music being produced. If you love to dance, this is the place for you!

Here is a Watertown, MA group! All About Dance Friday
What is Dance Friday?

Dance Friday is an event where people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities can express themselves through movement to music. We offer an atmosphere of acceptance, friendship, and trust. We guide our freedom of Expression by a committed respect for the physical and psychological safety of others. Dance Friday is a community drawn together by a shared delight in dance and the recognition and respect for the value of life.

Why dance barefoot?

Dancing barefoot is safer - no crunching of toes by someone else's shoes. Barefoot is softer, gentler, and allows more free flowing forms of dance. (However, if you must wear shoes for health reasons, feel free to wear soft-soled dance shoes.) We have been Freestyle dancing since 1979.

What kind of music do you dance to?

All kinds of music! Our music makers' goal is to please everyone and keep the dance floor jumping. If there's something you'd like to hear, please suggest it. All the music is provided by volunteer DJ's. All are welcome to participate in providing music for the dance. DJ's must go through a training session on how to use the equipment and have their sets reviewed by an experienced DJ.
What is the "middle"?

The middle is a time for community members to make announcements. It is in the form of a circle with a facilitator. Dancers who wish to present something at the middle must either facilitate themselves or arrange with that evening's facilitator to do their presentation which could be a short performance or a short music set.

Why smoke and alcohol-free?

We want to foster a clean, aware, respectful and safe environment for all our dancers.

What should I wear?

Casual, comfortable clothing that you can easily move in.
Who oversees Dance Friday?

Dance Friday is sponsored by the Movement Collective, a non-profit organization that promotes dance activities and educates the community about the value of dance. Dance Friday is a volunteer-run co-operative, offering equal voice and governing power to each member. Everyone who attends Dance Friday is a member.
What is "Dance New England"?

Dance New England (DNE) is a consortium of dances similar to Dance Friday, primarily in New England, but with affiliated dances all across America, as well as around the world. For more information about starting this up contact them directly.

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