Special one-off dates in the A Call To Dance calander
New Year's Eve
Dancing the New Year in in good company, whatever state we find ourselves in, however we feel. So while you'll be very welcome if the Old Year leaves you vibrantly happily dancing your socks off, you'll be equally welcome if your heart is broken or you feel weary or jaded and you dance the New Year in sobbing or sulking or whatever, - it doesn't matter! Let's just be humans, being human, having human experiences, dancing in the company of each other as we say goodbye to one year and step into the next. Living our lives as fully as we can, rather than striving to be happier or better or freer than we actually are at any moment. Including when the clock strikes. All good, all welcome. Pay on the door.
A night when we remember, honour, grieve, celebrate, let go of people and animals in our lives who have died. A night when we might connect with our ancestors or dance with a sense of our own vibrant life, and mortality. It's usually a rich, sometimes playful, sometimes tearful, sometimes passionate night. There is space for anything we feel to be danced with, given some expression and let go, if letting go is what's needed. It's a life affirming, death honouring night. Everyone is welcome, whether you live with loss or not.
Annual Sharing Caberet Open Mic In It Together night for Amnesty International
After the dance we gather together to share a song, poem, joke, story, sketch - anything you want to share in front of and for a group of people who will applaud and encourage you. Or you can get comfy and be an applauder or encourager. It's a chance to celebrate the individual flavours that we bring, whether through offering or receiving. Often when we've moved together on the dance floor it invites openness and good will and makes these nights particularly special. As with the monthly Spudnights, there will be food provided in exchange for donations which we send to Amnesty in a bid to do something positive for the people suffering in camps in North Korea. Click here to read more about the camps in North Korea.