A few people have asked where they can find my playlists
online, so I thought I'd just share a bit about the music I play in my classes and workshops. I craft all the playlists I use. I passionately love music, and I spend much of my time listening to
music, following artists on youtube, listening to the music used in films and theatre performances, on the radio, in bars and cafes, listening to how my body is moved by the music. I purchase the
tracks (I never download for free - artists should be paid for
their craft), add them to my library, categorise them according to how they move my body and what Rhythm they call in.
For my Monday class, I start to prepare my music on the Tuesday, feeling into what's 'in the field' (what happened in the dance the night before, the season and weather, local, national and world events, anything that we might be dancing with), and I begin to feel into the next class, gathering tracks each day, adding and subtracting tracks, until by Sunday evening I have 2 or 3 playlists that I can use, that I can skip between in the class, depending on what is happening in the room on the Monday night. I always have a plan, and I always drop the plan when I meet the group, allowing us (my dance, your dance, the music) to co-create the path that I guide us along. Please feel free, at the end of the class (or by text/email later in the week), to ask me about tracks that moved you, I am happy to share the music I love - but please don't ask me when I'm teaching - my attention is focused on you, beloved dancers, and not on the name of the track! A great resource for Waves to dance to at home can be found at https://ravenrecording.com. With dancing love, Rose x
'The WEEKLY Monday class at St Hugh's Coach Rd, Baildon, BD17 5HS continues throughout the year. We start at 7pm and finish at 9pm.
Next Sunday Morning Sanctuary 5th May at the Dance Studio Leeds, LS9 7DZ, 10.15am start.