Dance like no one is watching at Dance Temple

Tired of the late night, crowded bar scene but still like dancing and going out?

Tired of the late night, crowded bar scene but still like dancing and going out?

Well look no further. Local dance teacher and improvisational performer Jade de Trey has created a monthly event called Dance Temple that may suit your dancing needs.

The first ever Dance Temple in Campbell River is Wednesday, July 18 from 7-9 p.m. at the Willow Point Hall, 2165 Old Island Highway.

“It is an evening of dancing to world beat, Latin, fusion, live and electronic music that is intended to guide people to freely dance like no one is watching. There is no leader or teacher; rather the music will be the guide for this dancing journey. Dance Temple is a place to sweat ones prayers, boogie one’s blues away, connect with oneself through dance, and possibly meet some new, consciously minded people. It is a safe, sacred and respectful space; a conscious dance event,” says de Trey.

Dance temple is an alcohol and drug free event. They ask people to refrain from wearing perfumes or scented products. Generally there is minimal talking on the dance floor as it is a sacred space for movement meditation.  People are invited to bring snacks to share if they feel inclined.

“I have been hosting  Dance Temple in Cumberland with a couple other dance teachers.  I decided to branch out to Campbell River and give it a go here,” says de Trey.

The evening will start with ambient and down tempo music for stretching, dance, play and warm up.  Then at 7:30 the group will gather for a brief circle to set the intention and then dance until 9 p.m. or a little later.  People may come at any time and leave when they wish; this is an open evening.  The cost of is $14 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Children are free. For more information visit www.dancewithjade.ca.