At Open Floor International we are guided by these values:
Movement is an antidote for our increasingly solitary, sedentary, digital lives. When we dance freely with mindful guidance and make connections with others, our stress levels drop, our physical and mental health thrives, and we age well.
Moving in rhythm is written into our genes. The simple act of moving to the same musical pulse connects people from different backgrounds, cultures, politics and values. In our increasingly polarized world, dancing can unite us.
When our body moves, everything moves. A gesture can bring a flood of thoughts, feelings and sensations. On the Open Floor we welcome the elation dance can bring. We also value the challenging moments: fatigue, shyness, aches and pains, our fear of the other and self-limiting beliefs. Including it all is how we learn to be true, fluid, whole, and connected.
We value the courage it takes to acknowledge the habits, prejudices, and unconscious biases that keep us separate. The pain of separation and othering lives in the body. Only by unraveling these limits do we become whole and connected. Freedom is available to all when those that have traditionally been privileged move back and listen, and those who have been marginalized feel safe to move forward.
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