Summer Long Dance 2023
A NOT FOR PROFIT FUND-RAISING EVENT
The Summer Long Dance ceremony is a way to join in deep community to dance, sing and pray together for all our relations. It is also a fundraiser for the Pachamama Alliance and other charities.
Our 13th Long Dance is held in a large marquee in a magical valley in South Devon in the Southwest of the UK. The ceremony provides a profoundly healing, catalytic and magical space where each individual is encouraged to find their own unique way of expressing their dreams and love for life through the dance. The Movement Medicine teachings are all represented in the Movement Medicine mandala and the ceremony is grounded in these teachings.
We are delighted that once again this year, we will be joined by Manari Ushigua, Leader and Shaman of the Sapara Peoples of Ecuadorian Amazon.
It’s an opportunity to spend some time remembering that our own personal wellbeing is connected to the wellbeing of the biosphere and all of life, and to dedicate our dance to all our relations, past, present and future. The deeper we dance, the more we directly experience the reality of the interconnected nature of all life. This recognition is not just a blissful experience, it’s a remembering of our responsibility to honour and protect the sanctity of life, each in our own way. During the ceremony, participants fast with simple fasting food in small amounts being made available twice a day for those who need something to keep them going.
This is a give-away ceremony and therefore, participants are required to raise a minimum of £400 for any charity project or projects they wish to dance for. There is no tuition fee and any monies left over at the end of the event will go entirely towards supporting charitable projects.
The Summer Long Dance has so far raised more than £600,000 ($710,000) for a whole host of magnificent projects. Our central project is to support the Pachamama Alliance, an organisation called into being by the indigenous people of the Ecuadorian Amazon to protect the forest and to change the ‘dream of the North.’
For more about Manari and the Pachamama Alliance see the Share the Adventure blog.
We learned a lot in 2022. A LOT! We are super grateful to everyone who was there last year – we know some of you had a hard time having to leave in difficult circumstances and we will be taking steps in 2023 to make better provisions for any emergencies. WE’RE GOING AGAIN IN 2023 AND WE HOPE YOU’LL JOIN US!
In order to participate in the Summer Long Dance, you must have either worked with Ya’Acov and Susannah before or be recommended by someone who is known to them. In all cases, participation is by application only – apply here. Each adult needs to apply separately.
Camping or live-in vehicles only.
COST for individuals:
£699 per adult or £599 early bird if booked by April 18th, 2023
Included in the price is camping on site in your own tent, meals (except during the 72 hours of the ceremony) and hot drinks.
Cost for Families:
£699 per adult or £599 early bird if booked by APRIL 18TH 2023
Cost for children:
Under 3’s are free
Age 4 – 12 £105
Age 13 – 18 £270
Included in the price for children is camping on site in your own tent, meals and hot drinks.
Tent accommodation is available at extra cost. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
THIS IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT EVENT AND SPACES ARE LIMITED.
Click HERE to access the online application form. Each Adult needs to apply separately.