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Dance of Connection

Learn partner dance + more

Explore how partner dance increases your vitality and joy, and improves collaborative communication. Understanding non-verbal communication takes practice. Engage this creative way to play together, while learning to move-in-rhythm with each other. 

These moving conversations are fun and heart opening. All are welcome!

GROUP LESSONS 2024 

Join us for “date nights”:

  • Fridays May 3, 10, 17, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Dancing Prairie, Zimmerman, MN (11122 272nd Ave NW) NOTE: You are invited to stay for an outside fire after the lesson, as weather permits
  • Thursdays (paused), 7:00 – 8:00pm, at Beyond Sport in Princeton  
  • Friday April 26, 6:30 – 7:30pm at PS Dance Studio in Elk River   

Investment = $15/person/class 

PLAYSHOPS 

Move Into Joy is a 2-3 hour experience to playfully embody joy and empower next steps. Request a playshop for your community.

Dancing Through Transitions takes us deeper into the letting go cycle and release stuck emotions.

PRIVATE LESSONS 

Schedule a private lesson for fun, or any transition in life! Transitions include weddings, celebrations of life, empty nesting, career changes, and navigating any of life’s ups and downs. Whatever the transition, there’s a song for it.  

Contact julie@move-as-one.com to schedule  

EXPERIENCE  Let the music in me, light the music in you.” Julie

As a professional ballroom dance instructor and competitor, my experience includes foxtrot, waltz, viennese, tango, quickstep, rumba, chacha, mambo, samba, swing and two-step. 

When I began as an amateur competitor, we received multiple first place awards, and I was asked often to share my love for dance with others and dance at parties (and was paid). This inspired me to teach partner dance. 

In 2004, I opened Slippers, a creative arts center in WI. Slippers was nominated main street business of the year in its first year. After moving back to the Twin Cities in 2008, I continued to teach partner dance through Retro Ballroom in St. Louis Park where I received significant training and experience. Since 2022, we re-located north of Cities to our retreat place – Dancing Prairie – and I am now teaching in Zimmerman, Elk River, and Princeton.

BENEFITS:

There are many jewels to experience in partner dance. You can:

  • Wake up your natural joy
  • Shake off the old and welcome in the new
  • Attune your body and heart to open and flourish 
  • Nourish the “art of connection”  

As you practice moving as one, you relax, and feel beautifully integrated, purposely flowing, and alive with energy and vitality. Let’s move forward on the right foot, together. Truly, it’s therapy for couples.

Plus, Stanford’s 20-year research shows partner dance improves brain function by 76%, by far the highest results. 

For years I wrote a column in the Dancing Times ⏤ Dance Into Your Best Life. These articles further fueled my book, Moved To Create. published in 2013.

 

Professional Dance Teacher

Julie Delene is the founder of Move As One and the author of Moved To Create. She has taught numerous groups, individuals and couples how to use mindful partner dance to increase their personal fulfillment, and move forward with a flourishing future. As a whole-system consultant, Julie empowers people to co-create from the inside-out and reach their highest visions.

Dance of connection

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