In autum 2000 the Circle Dance School ChoRa was founded. The word ChoRa has its roots in the Greek word Choreia and means "dancingplace of encounter". These are mainly circle and group dances. This stile of dancing is becoming more and more popular.It is now possible to learn these dances in a weekend.
Circle and groupdances
Circle and groupdances bring people of all ages together and make for a community feeling.The individual feels him/herself part of the community - an experience which inspires and stays as a lilvely memory.For this reason these dances are ideal for schools, youth work, parish work, leisure, working with adults in smaller or bigger “circles”.
Dance as a cultural inheritance
People have danced since the beginning of times. People in all times have participated in the life of the community: in successful hunting and fishing and in marriages, births and deaths etc. This is the basic of folk dancing. Who doesn`t know the Sirtaki of the Greek' or the Hashual of the Israeli's? In early Christianity too there was a lively dance tradition, which was suppressed in later years and became a language ofgestures as is practiced today in the liturgy.
Many mens and womens, discovered in the 70`s this forgotten tradition and developed the form of “Meditation of the Dance”. – Many dances, both old and new, have been set to classical and modern music and are being danced as circle dance.The range covers simple movment meditation, danced prayer and lively joyous celebration dances.
Who can become a Circle- and Group Dancer?
To be a Groupdancer one must enjoy movement and music. A little dance experience is helpful but need not be a condition. The coure is mainly for the following professions: Youth workers, Parish workers, teachers, gym teachers, therapists, adult education workers and any other worker in a caring profession. Also anyone who enjoys dance movement.