Many sacred circle dance groups within a few hours’ drive of Boston are holding dances to celebrate the Winter Solstice this year. All ages and abilities are welcome; all dances are taught; no partner is needed. Find one that fits your schedule and dance to celebrate the longest night and the return of the Sun. Dance to “bring back light and hope,” says dance leader and musician Anja Daniel.
On Sunday, December 12, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, you can dance at Starr King Unitarian Church on Fairgrounds Road in Plymouth NH. Refreshments will be served. Donations are welcome. You may wish to stay afterwards for the following event, line dancing!
On Sunday, December 12, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, the circle in Framingham will dance to both live and recorded music. The group gathers in Scott Hall at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, at 24 Vernon Street in Framingham. A $5 donation is requested. Bring potluck “goodies.” See an article about this circle at foamcage.com/pagan-in-boston/sacred-circle-dance-framingham-sunday-evening.
Also on Sunday, December 12, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Bobbi Bailin will lead a dance circle at Fisher House at 13 Church Street in Woods Hole, Cape Cod. A donation of $10 to $20 is requested. Please tell Ms. Bailin if you are coming by calling her at 508-540-4043 by December 10. See an article about Ms. Bailin at foamcage.com/pagan-in-boston/celebrate-the-equinox-by-sacred-circle-dancing-with-bobbi-bailin.
Also on Sunday, December 12, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, join Anja Daniel and Alexis Major, Fred Ranaudo, Rainbow Robin, and Jim Desmond for a dance “in preparation for the Solstice” at 19 Union Street in Northampton MA. There will be live and recorded music. A donation of $5 to $10 is requested. Read about Anja’s music at foamcage.com/pagan-in-boston/peace-for-the-children-by-anja-daniel-a….
On Friday, December 17, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, a dance group is gathering at the Portsmouth Center for Yoga and the Arts, at 9 Brewery Lane in Portsmouth NH. A $5 donation is requested. Please bring a potluck dessert. See an article about this group at foamcage.com/pagan-in-boston/sacred-circle-dance-portsmouth-nh.
On Saturday, December 18, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Anja Daniel and Debbie McNeil, Jim Desmond, and Jonathan Vacanti will be playing live music and teaching dances at the Sirius Community in Shutesbury MA. A donation of $10 is requested. There will be a mandatory dress code of all-white clothing. See an article about a previous dance at this location at foamcage.com/pagan-in-boston/sacred-circle-dance-with-gwyn-peterdi-n…. Read about Anja’s music at foamcage.com/pagan-in-boston/peace-for-the-children-by-anja-daniel-a….
On Sunday December 26, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, you can dance for the Solstice at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 20 Elm Street in Milford NH. A donation is requested. Please wear white or light-colored clothing. Read about this group at foamcage.com/pagan-in-boston/sacred-circle-dance-milford-nh. UPDATE: THIS DANCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SUNDAY JANUARY 2, SAME TIME AND PLACE.
Read more about sacred circle dance at foamcage.com/pagan-in-boston/sacred-circle-dance-what-is-it.