Exploring… Community

You are invited to a dance community discussion about what it means to be in community.

One of the challenges of our community is event planning.  We all love to be together for events, however, many times space available dictates the number of people who can be invited.  This can cause negative feelings, on all sides.

We’ll be focusing on the number of people who are in the dance community and how this affects how events are planned.  We are looking for how people feel when they are “included” or “excluded” and how it feels to plan events that have attendee limits.  We would also like to generate ideas and strategies as to how be able to continue having events in such a way that the event planners have less concerns, and how to deal with being both the invited and the uninvited.

There may be no easy solution.  There may always be energy behind this issue.  This discussion is to get the issues and feelings out on the table.  It’s a way for all of us to learn from each other.  Perhaps together we can put forth a new paradigm in how we look at events and ourselves, whether we are the planners, the attendees or the non-attendees.

Everyone is invited.  Come one, come all.  Meet people you’ve been wanting to meet.  Hear what others are saying.

Format:  The format is such that everyone who truly feels called to come forth to speak will have that opportunity.  No panel will be chosen ahead of time.

Date/Time:  Sunday April 11, 2010, 2pm-6pm

Location:  Comedy Underground (109 South Washington Street, Pioneer Square in Seattle)

Suggested Donation:  $3-$5  (to pay for space)

Social time from 2pm – 2:30.  There is a bar and kitchen available.  We are starting at 2:30.  We need to be out of there by 6pm so we are starting promptly to get as much time as possible.

In order to get an idea of the number of people planning to attend, please RSVP at  I hope to see you all there!

-Karin Armbrust