Have you ever thought you would love to dance but just did not know where to start? Would you like to learn how to articulate this natural yearning in a series of clear, and easy to follow movements, accessible to persons of all ages, shapes and physical conditions? If the answer is yes, then Dance-Harmony is for you.
What is Dance-Harmony? It’s a movement system arising from an instinctive response to musical stimuli, based on the observation of natural movements of the spine in everyday life. I have developed this coherent system over a number of years drawing from my background in Dance, Pilates and Qi Gong.
The good news is that Dance-Harmony enables the dancer to interpret virtually any kind of music, from the slow and lyrical to the most rhythmic. It is a method that allows you to respond to music in a very spontaneous way: rather like learning the alphabet so you can put together endless combinations of words. In line with Eastern movement tradition, Dance-Harmony encourages awareness and a strong body-mind connection – variously described as “mindfulness” or “being present” – to the exclusion of other concerns. It also complies with the principles of sound movement, as advocated by Western physiology and exponents of Pilates: alignment, use of centre, mobilisation of the spine, spiralling movements, flowing and controlled sequences, and effective breathing. Last but not least, as a personal response to music and a means of self-expression, Dance-Harmony arouses in the dancer an uncontainable sense of exuberance and joy.