Trance Dance in Austin
Humans have danced their Bodies and Spirits for 40,000 years, individually and in tribal groups. Originally all dance was sacred: direct connection with Spirit in all its manifestations. They danced animals they hunted and that hunted them; the overwhelming powers of the elements; the mysterious circle of earth, sky and moon. Through dance, our ancestors came to know the Great Powers and developed intuitive and instinctive connections that made it possible to survive and thrive.

Spiritual dancing is a cross cultural phenomenon, a testament to its power and authenticity. Cultures from every continent simultaneously embraced unique dance forms based on the animals and elements of nature present within their domain. Their purpose in dancing was to "enter the consciousness" or "become the spirit" of the sun, moon, and various animal and plant life. Through these dance rituals they believed that the spirits within nature could empower them with abilities such as courage and compassion, as well as reveal insights into the future.

Trance Dance draws upon this sacred heritage, and the thread of such intimate knowledge imprinted on our genetics over vast numbers of generations. The rhythm of music has drawn us into Spirit since our childhood. As the body moves, Spirit comes; when Spirit comes, Wisdom and Healing also enter. Behind the bandanna, everything becomes clear.

The Trance Dance Experience
Through a combination of focused intention, breathing, use of the bandanna and movement to rhythmic music, participants can experience a trance state and be transported into an alternate modality of awareness.

The first 30 minutes includes a discussion and orientation to Trance Dance, followed by an extended dance behind the bandanna. Following the dance, the group gathers in the circle for optional sharing and to get "plugged back in" before leaving.

More Information
Gerry Starnes, M.Ed.

Phone: 512-586-2736

Facilitation Training
Wilbert Alix, teacher and mentor in Trance Dance, holds facilitation training programs periodically in a variety of locations worldwide. See the web site for information on the current training schedule.

Trance Dance on YouTube
Wilbert Alix and others talk about the practice and their experience.
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Schedule in Austin
Trance Dance is returning after an 8-month hiatus. Our new home is First Street Studio in Austin. See the new Trance Dance Facebook Page and Schedule for more! Plus, if you are not on the mailing list for related notices and news, you can subscribe here:
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Gerry was trained in Trance Dance facilitation by Wilbert Alix, and has facilitated Trance Dance since 2000 in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Gerry coordinated the longest-running ongoing Trance Dance schedule in the world between 1996 and 2014.

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