The Guelph Groove is pleased to announce it’s sponsorship of REFLECTION, a monthly opportunity to “find yourself in dance” in downtown Kitchener.

Reflection is devoted to dancing as a form of self-expression and inner exploration. The music follows Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhythms dance philosophy. No experience is required; simply focus on the music and respond to the rhythm.

Reflection welcomes people of all abilities, genders, orientations, and religions. Unfortunately, the dance space is not wheelchair accessible.

Click here for a poster with details.

A short documentary about a similar dance group in England can be viewed below.

Location
Church of the Good Shepherd, 116 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON, N2H 2H7 (corner of Queen and Margaret, across from Centre in the Square).

Enter via the purple door toward the back of the church’s parking lot.

Parking
Parking available in the church lot. Spaces are limited on big nights at Centre in the Square.

If you are interested in carpooling; please post your interest in offering or receiving a ride on our Facebook page.

Schedule
The first Saturday of each month (except July and August), including:

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Saturday, June 2, 2018

Program
7:30 Doors Open
7:30 Warm Up
Stretch, dance or chat
7:50 Doors Close
8:00 Opening Circle
Reminder of our guidelines
8:00 Dance
Continuous movement
9:25 Closing Circle
Thanks and announcements

Admissions
Admission to dancers aged 17 years and older.
-General admission: $10/person
-Youth (17-22): $8/person

Admission is on a first-come first-served basis from 7:30 to 7:50pm. A maximum of two admissions may be purchased by a single individual.

Dance Floor Guidelines
• No shoes (dance slippers permitted)
• No talking; turn off cell phones
• No alcohol or recreational drugs
• No perfumes, aftershave or scents
• Permit your fellow dancer to engage in inward-focused exploration if they wish
• Respect others’ dance space and avoid collisions
• No dancing with rigid props or “Contact Dance” when there are more than 15 dancers on the dance floor. We regret having to limit the range of activities; our dance floor is the largest suitable space we have found.

Please bring a water bottle and dress comfortably, in layers.

Music
The music at a Reflection dance follows Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhythms wave pattern of Flow, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness. The music begins slowly, builds in speed and intensity and then eases off and resolves in a meditative conclusion. The music is selected from a variety of different genres and cultures.

Contact Reflection
Questions? Please contact us at [email protected] or visit the Reflection Facebook page.