The Values in Which We Believe:
Authenticity — We value the authentic discovery of ourselves and the other. Why do we dance? “There is a dance only you can do, that exists only in you, here and now, always changing, always true. Are you willing to listen with fascination? If you are, it will deliver you unto the self you have always dreamed you could be. This is a promise.” ~ Gabrielle Roth
Respect — Conscious Dance is a deeply personal experience, often practiced in community. As such, at RhythmWave, self-respect is at the heart of authentic, respectful connection to each other. By appreciating our strengths and accepting our own vulnerabilities, we can truly begin to respect and value those of another. By respecting the practice, boundaries, and experience of another, we can truly begin to respect our own.
Inclusion — Anyone and everyone is welcome at RhythmWave. No pre-requisites exist in our community or for any of our public offerings. There is no right or wrong in Conscious Dance, when practiced with awareness and intention, and no limitations based on body type or physical fitness. RhythmWave welcomes and respects the stranger, and those who may be otherwise excluded or marginalized. We dance together, we dance by ourselves… but we never dance alone.
Safety — While Conscious Dance practitioners are ultimately responsible for their own safety, RhythmWave is committed to providing a safe “container” (dance space) in which every participant’s physical, emotional, mental, and expressive safety is valued and respected equally. All participants at RhythmWave should feel safe to engage in their Conscious Dance practice; all participants at RhythmWave should value and respect the safety of all other participants; RhythmWave facilitators not only prioritize, but truly value the safety of their participants.
Expression — Self-expression arises from individuality and uniqueness, offered as gifts to others. RhythmWave values all forms of self-expression through movement, when offered with intention and awareness. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can and does occur through the medium and practice of deeply personal expression.