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Week II - Experienced Workshop in Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement - 28th Annual!

Faculty: Daphne Lowell and Alton Wasson

July 26-31, 2020

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Prerequisite: Week I or the equivalent, including witnessing experience.
Prerequisite for the Peer Group Option: Week II or Year-Long Program I
A 6-day retreat. Expand individual practice. Enhance witnessing. Dialogue about Authentic Movement in a community of peer movers. Daily warm-ups with live music, hour-long round robins, small faculty-led groups or peer groups. Choose between several options: sessions outdoors, work in other media, work with partners, time alone.

This workshop will be a time for retreat and rejuvenation, and for meeting with others who are experienced in Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement. Our goal is to create a community of movers for those who have completed Week I or the equivalent. We will provide support for the practice of moving and witnessing. We assume that participants have experience in witnessing and are able to take responsibility for themselves and their processes while moving for longer periods of time.

Eight-ten additional spaces will be available for people who have previously taken Week II and are interested in exploring being part of a peer group. The peer groups will process the morning session on their own. During the afternoon session, the peer group will have an additional option for a movement session with one of the facilitators. The facilitators will be available during the week to provide support and dialogue about questions that arise within the peer group about structure, dynamics, etc.

Limited to 26 total: Maximum 8-9 in each facilitators' group with an additional 8-10 spaces for those interested in small peer groups.


Guided Movement Meditation with live musical accompaniment. Round Robin movement session. Creative forming. Sharing in small groups. Contemplative Dialogue about the practice.


Choose between several structures for moving, witnessing and sharing, including sessions outdoors, exploring other media, work with partners, or time alone.


Dancing. Live music. Pot-luck. Closing ritual.

Setting – Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

The Hampshire College 800 acre campus features beautiful orchards, woods, meadows and scenic hiking trails in the heart of rural New England, only a few hours away from New York City and Boston.

Two beautiful, clean, air-conditioned, sprung-floored studios provide ample space for the workshops. 

Housing is available on campus in shared apartments. Private, single bedrooms with shared baths and kitchens. Linens (sheets, pillow case, towels, 1 pillow, 1 blanket) are provided by the college. Meals are not included in the cost of housing. A limited supply of cookware and utensils will be available for you to share. 

Directions and Travel Info below (PDF)

What to Bring - Summer at Hampshire Info below (PDF)


Tuition Fees: TBA

Deposit (non-refundable)


Housing Fees: TBA/5 nights (Sunday-Thursday)

Additional nights of housing are available on campus the Saturday before and Friday after (extra night fee TBA).

Financial Aid: We offer partial financial aid towards the tuition fees (not housing) in the form of scholarships and work-study positions. Financial Aid application deadline: TBA. Please contact us with questions. Financial Aid Application (download using link at bottom of page)

**Program fills quickly! Secure your space by registering and sending a deposit. 
Please inquire after the registration deadline about availability of spaces.** 

**Registration open February 1**


Online Payment


For cancellations by DATES TBA, we will refund all but $200 of your payment. 

For cancellations after DATES TBA, we will refund all but $200 of your payment if your space is filled by another participant or in special circumstances.

Susan Goode,
Jul 25, 2019, 10:54 AM
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