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I-Opener/Dance Spirit Collaboration - Western Mass

"If people stand in a circle long enough

eventually they'll begin to dance" ~ George Carlin

And if we get dancers to circle with other circles then in moments we'll begin to make magic! Join us in April for a **special edition ** I-OPENER/DANCE SPIRIT COLLABORATION to weave together our dance tribes for an epic Sunday morning of bliss at the Montague Retreat Center.

Dance Spirit has been a long-standing weekly morning dance in the Western Mass community featuring local DJ's and artists. It's mission is to be a sacred gathering of inclusive connection to Spirit expressed through inspired eclectic contemporary music and freeform dance and movement held together with loving community. We are honored to co-create with their rich history and dedication to the community to bring this special dance morning to the Valley.

10am Arrival

10:15 Opening circle

10:20 Yoga Warm up

10:40 DJ'd Ecstatic Dance

12:20 Closing circle

You may participate in the dance or just enjoy witnessing. There’s interactive art, space for prayer or meditation, a zone for flow toys, and a kids corner with family actives. All are welcome! We dance barefoot, though non-street shoes may be worn for health reasons.

We consider the dance floor to be a sacred uplifted space and request conversation be taken outside to honor dance and respect those engaged in the dance journey. Please review the safety and respect guidelines posted at the door and any concerns at any time may be addressed with an available Space Holder.

Welcome to a dance of overlapping circles and co-created bliss!!


The Montague Retreat Center is a community hub of artistic expression and community co-creation. Nestled in the hills of Montague, Massachusetts this gorgeous space inspires one to both be at peace and energetically dance! From its settlement in 1798 as a rugged New England farm, to the illustrious Montague Farm commune (1968-2002), to Zen Peacemakers (2002-2011), 177 Ripley Road seems to inspire magic. Its legacy is multifaceted: community building, spirituality, art, environmentalism and activism. Montague Retreat Center's mission is to extend that legacy by making this unique place available to organizations and gatherings inline with these values.

GPS Location:

177 Ripley Road

Montague, MA 01351

Important Note - Don't turn left onto Spaulding Brook Road off North Leverett Road. Instead, continue eastbound on North Leverett Road for 0.1 miles, turn left onto West Chestnut Hill Road and left again onto Ripley Road


Admission: $12 - $20 sliding scale

(students $10 w/ID, kids up to 14 free)

**Some work exchange available, please message Sarah Monette or Marek Tresnak to learn more. Spots fill up quickly!


Yoga Warmup - Chandra Cantor

Music - DJ Luminus

Drummers - Jon & Lisa

Facilitation - Sarah Monette

Space Holder - Tonya Cat

Community Art - Claire Marquee

Altar Creation - Helen Cymbala

Cover art - Susan Wookey

Stay Connected:

Follow our page I-Opener Dance Boston

Join our group I-Opener Boston Community Dance

Weave into the grater collective I-Opener Dance Tribe

Find us on "iopenerboston"

Upcoming Dates:

Apr 8 - I-Opener Dance Boston - Opening (Somerville, MA)

Apr 22 - I-Opener Dance NYC - April Flow (Manhattan, NY)

May 13 - I-Opener Boston

May 20 - I-Opener NYC

Jun 10 - I-Opener Boston

Jun 17 - I-Opener NYC

*** This dance will be featured within a weekend workshop at the Montague Retreat Center around relational dancing and tuning into the language of connection expressed through movement! Be sure to check it out Cocréa Mindful Partner Dance Weekend Immersion - Western Mass and join up with this full weekend of offerings!!

Looking forward to dancing with you!

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