Conscious Dancer Magazine

By Mark Metz - Director of Dance First | Curated by members of the Dance First Association.

Monday Love to your Inner Innovator plus Goat Ballet is for real!

Dance First Member Spotlight: Barbara Derecktor Donahue & Dancing Spirit Studio!<p>Speaking of innovation, today’s Dance First member spotlight is …

Ballet

Tuesday Love to your Purpose and Passion, and Props to Gabrielle's Golden Girl!

Dream your life, live your dreams! ~ anon<p>Do you ever do something just for the fun of it? Make an effort to go somewhere or work with someone just …

I'Ve

Monday Love to Your Inner Muse and Kudos to Costa Rica’s Somatic Pioneer!

“The pen is mightier than the sword” <i>~</i> <i>Edward Bulwer-Lytton</i><p>Have you ever wondered if you’re a ‘writer’? Do you have a story to tell, and idea to share, …

Costa Rica

Monday Love to What's New For You Big Love to the Soul Kitchen!

“I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.” <i>~ Emma Goldman</i><p>How often do you try something new just …

Monday Love to Your Gift of Presence Props to Debbie Rosas's Contribution to Your Field

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ~ <i>Woody Allen</i><p>Do you make a habit out of giving the gift of presence? Do you understand what it means to …

Spirituality

Monday Love to Life's Curve Balls and a Twisted Cabaret not to be missed!

How do you react when life throws you a curve ball? I’m sure you’ve had moments when ‘the best laid plans’ went sideways, and you’ve had to suddenly …

Mind

Tuesday Love to your Soul's Calling, and Shout Out to Embodied Activism for Renewal

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. ~ <i>Ralph Waldo Emerson</i><p>Do you ever question your calling? Ask yourself what’s your …

Spirituality

Monday Love to your hat in the ring and join Lucy Wallace for SoulSweat in Hawaii

Have you ever ‘put your hat in the ring’? ‘Rolled the dice’ to see what you could make happen? Set an intention and then followed through with the …

Hawaii

Tuesday Love to your shifting beliefs and shout out to Canada's Movement and Money Maestro

Have you ever had a belief shift? Made a fundamental change in the way you approach something? It seems that in order to function in the world we …

Monday Love to your 'Model' self, and Kudos to Critical Mass - So-Cal's dynamic dance theater

<b>“Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the</b> …

Monday Love to your dream wisdom and kudos to WildCore's high country leader!

“Dream your life — live your dreams!”~ unknown<p>Are you in touch with your dreams? Do you pay much attention to what goes on in your head at night …

Monday Love to who you're becoming and shout out to special population's special teacher!

Have you ever thrown in the towel? Completely given up on something that once meant a lot to you? Just plain called it quits and walked away from a …

Monday Love to your hidden hunch and Write in the Beat with Dance First's most literary leader!

Have you ever had a hunch about something that proved correct? Taken the leap to dive in on a project or a course of action because a little voice …

Tuesday Love to your most valuable asset and props to Open Floor's ambitious ambassador!

“Brevity is the soul of wit” ~ Shakespeare<p>Do you ever question your communication style or wonder if you’re getting your message across? Has anyone …

Meditation

Monday Love to a Soul Journey like none other and the #1 key to your confidence!

“Success is inevitable. As long as you don’t give up and keep doing the personal work on yourself.”<p>Do you ever have occasion to question your …

Spirituality

Monday Love to your New Years dreams and starting your day with dance!

<i>“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”</i><p>Do you ever wonder just where in the heck …

Self-improvement

Monday Loving your years-end voyage and Dancing your Journey to Costa Rica!

How far do you have to zoom out to see the big picture? What does it take for you to really get perspective on life? Does it help to sometimes back …

Spirituality

Monday Love's Solstice Blessings to your Creative Inner Child and early call to Movement Medicine in March!

Do you remember what it’s like to pretend? To willfully suspend disbelief and just completely drop in to another reality? When was the last time you …

Creativity

Monday Love to your Emotional Body Shout Out to Miten's new double LP

Is “emotional intelligence” high on your list of priorities for your family environment or in the space you hold for your conscious movement or dance …

Music

Monday Mourning Love to my Ghost Ship friends plus a safe way to dance at home...

Do you ever find yourself mentally hunkering down after hearing bad news, hoping that no one you know personally was involved? We hear about …

Ghost Ship

Monday Love to our Furry 4-Footed Facilitators, both Canine and Equine

<i>Often, it is the animals that provide a frame for the human condition” ~</i> JoAnna Mendl-Shaw<p>Do you ever let your tendency for kindness get you in over …

Dogs

Monday Love to Mr. Dickens and Rare Re-Set Meditation Opportunity Tomorrow Night!

If life or current events have activated or re-activated deep unhappiness, pain, anxiety, past trauma or future fears, please join us for the Reset …

Meditation

Monday Love to Dance First's Sacred Persian Star and Honoring All Four Agreements after the Election

Have you ever broken one of the <i>“Four Agreements”</i> and then woken up the next day and wondered, “What the heck just happened?” Try as we might to hold …

Spirituality

Monday Love to your most valuable resource One Dance Tribe is calling you to Hawaii!

How does your daily dance with technology feel to you? Are you someone who is effortlessly up to date, using the ever growing constellation of tools …

Spirituality

Monday Love to our Dolphin Movement Mystery School leader and hats off to your Halloween Shadow!

Happy Halloween! May your shadow be kind to you on these days that celebrate the dark side. Have you ever had a holiday that you simply dread? For …

Spirituality

Monday Love to Turning the Wheel and Your Happiness as an Emergent Property

This weeks spotlight shines on a Dance First member who radiates the positivity of a life in service. Alana Shaw is the founder and director of …

Engineering

Monday Love to Visudha do los Santos, 5Rhythm's Shamanic Ambassador Celebrating the new MoveMap!

Do you ever get involved in a project that seems like it’s never going to end? Do you have first-hand experience with seeing ‘the light at the end of …

I'Ve

Monday Love to Dance First's Iranian Innovator Is there really room for more modalities?

Does the world really need another movement modality? Aren’t there enough practices out there to satisfy everyone already? Why would anyone want to …

Spirituality

Monday Love to "An Intimate Dance" and Bravo to the Smuin Ballet!

What was your entry point to the world of ‘conscious dance’? Did you come to it from a more refined professional background? Or were you more like …

Spirituality