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Dancing Free!

Celebrating International Women's Day!

Dancing Free is a fun and releasing embodied movement session - incorporating guided improvisation, storytelling, and meditative relaxation.

Join Emilie for a four-week course. These sessions are verbally guided throughout - they always begin with a meditative relaxation; as we enter the parasympathetic nervous system, we blend seamlessly into movement utilising, imaginative stimuli, movement play, and embodiment practices. We will take an imaginative journey into dance and movement, exploring the sense of self, whilst allowing ourselves to unleash the natural dance that lies within us. We enjoy a final cathartic and heartfelt dance before finishing with a short relaxation.

You do not need any experience of dance or meditation to be able to take part. Dancing Free classes are suitable for anyone who enjoys movement for the joy of moving.

Session: Saturday 12, 19, 26 March and 2 April, 9.30am - 11am

Ticket: £20 for four sessions, £6 per session

Tutor: Emilie Barton

Emilie Barton is a Dance Practitioner and Dance Artist based in Bournemouth alongside working in Arts Marketing. Following her graduation from Roehampton University London with a BA Hons in Dance Studies, Emilie launched her career in the dance sector performing in various works, choreographing her own solo performance and exploring somatic and embodied practices.

From January 2019, Emilie has been leading her own weekly embodied movement classes in Southbourne called, Dancing Free – a merger of somatic practices and conscious movement for wellbeing. In 2021, Dancing Free was taken to the conscious movement Festival, ‘Rumble Camp’. Emilie’s community practice has also been selected to join New Adventure’s Overture Cohort (2021 - 22). A professional development programme for dance artists and dance teachers.

Emilie is intrinsically interested in embodied movement, performance, and voice where she strives to empower others, champion the arts, and tell stories through dance and theatre.


We are taking steps to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable time. More information is available here

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