Movement and Dance Connection

Movement and Dance Connection brings awareness to the way we embody life.  It helps us to feel more comfortable in our own skin and to realise our full potential.

Authenticity comes when your body, mind and soul are singing the same song.

Why I work with Movement and Dance  

The way we move and dance together influences the way we live our lives.

Some people love to move and dance, others feel self-conscious and say things like “I can’t dance, I have no rhythm”.  My experience of leading sessions at events – at conferences, at wellbeing days, and during specialised workshops is that people with both views say they felt comfortable, calm, open, and connected with each other.

The Dance Connection system can increase vitality, awaken joy and mindful attention to relating. It supports the development and integration of the whole person. It can help you release tension, shift blocked energy, and develop aspects of yourself that may be latent.

The intention is to open & stimulate pathways to a life well-lived, employing the principles of embodiment, interdependence and interconnection.

It works directly to enhance resilience, wellbeing and empathic connections between people. It supports conscious awareness of the way the body moves; speaks and expresses itself.

You can attend a class or residential retreat for your own personal development; book a facilitator to lead sessions at conferences and in your workplace.

After a session you may find yourself moving with greater ease and flow, feeling energised, confident and creative and responding to situations with more choice in the present time, about how to respond, instead of reacting based on past conditioning – behaviours not serving your wellbeing can transform.

The body holds wisdom

When you tune in to the body compassionately, you can develop congruence and confidence with authentic expression. We explore this with ourselves and in relationship to others.

We engage the body’s innate potential for restoring balance – working with music and movement through activation, expression, and mindful deceleration into stillness and deep rest

Mindful movement and dance modalities influence the way I coach and train with Nonviolent communication too – I understand how embodiment works! 

In the dance, you cannot hide. It helped me to find a very powerful side and my very soft side. Everything is shown up. I liked it very much

Vera, Austria

Who founded Dance Connection?

The system was founded by Julia Brightwell and Tracy Seed during the lockdown – Covid – 19 2020.

Tracy and Julia met many years ago, on a 3-year movement and dance teacher training.  Their collective love of dance spans: disco, raving, jiving, Salsa, a love of traditional ballet, contemporary dance and Tango; Conscious meditative dance practices include 5 rhythms, Biodanza, Dance Medicine and Chakra Dance.

They combined their expertise in the field of human development, human potential, movement mediation, and dance. This influenced the creation of the Dance Connection System.

Train as a facilitator

The Dance Connection Facilitator training is in two parts. The first year offers a personal development programme, the second year offers theory, methodology, applications and practice for facilitators. Julia Brightwell leads the Dance Connection facilitator training school, which is based in Wessex in the UK

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies.

Friedrich Nietzche

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