Training to lead dances

To pursue this path requires great and sustained commitment. It is, in actuality, a form of self-transformation in public. Beyond self-development, the path of dance leading is essentially one of service for the benefit of others. The foundation elements requisite to one’s development on this path are listed here and described in Elements of Mastery:

  • The Dance Lineage
  • Experience, Assimilation, Transmission
  • The Walks
  • Breath
  • Heart
  • Embodiment
  • Rhythm
  • Voice
  • Magnetism and Atmosphere
  • Concentration
  • Meditation
  • Silence
  • Attunement – Tasawwuri, Fana, Effacement
  • Elements
  • Personal Evolution
  • Working with Energy
  • Musicianship
  • Working with Musicians
  • Group Facilitation Skills and Leadership Qualities
  • Knowledge, Experience and Understanding of a Variety of Spiritual Traditions

Training Courses- upcoming:

The next Dance Leader Training in the UK runs over 2 years starting in 2017 and is offered by Jilani Cordelia Prescott and Christina Gulzar Lausevic.  Please click here  for more details and how to enrol.

Past training courses

A series of 2-year training courses with Philip Tansen  O’Donohoe have been run in the past. The most recent course ran from November 2010 to August 2012.

Each course consisted of eight residential training weekends, at Crewe and West Wickham, every 3 months.