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'Circling The Fire'
A barefoot community gathering on the moor
Friday 2 June to Sunday 4 June 2017 at
Gidleigh Village Hall

Facilitated by Hamid Van Koten, and members of the barefoot dance community

Midsummer days............. a time of coming together of tribe. The Fire is lit, the flames rise warm, multi coloured flags blow and crackle softly in the breeze.

“This is a place of gathering, of friendship and acceptance, of celebration and playfulness. A place to distil the wisdom of tribe ….........”

Smiles and scowls, ignorance and wisdom, fear and courageousness, clumsiness, and grace, …welcome all to the fireside…..

Cost: £80 for the whole weekend, £45 for Saturday or Sunday only
This includes all food, camping fees and facilitation
If you need to pay less, please feel free to do so -
you just need to let us know in advance.




Arrive from 4:30pm onwards to pitch your tent and help with setup,

evening meal will be ready for 6pm

8 – 10pm  Arrival ritual and dance facilitated by Claire and Stephen,

music provided by Karen


Saturday 10am - 5.30pm 

A day of dance and movement led by Hamid, 

Saturday 8pm – 10.15pm

Barefoot Dance (Phil and Richard B with the music) -

this is a drop in session, open to all, please make a donation

to our chosen charity


Sunday 10am – 4pm

A day of dance and movement led by Hamid,


You are encouraged to commit to the whole weekend, to grow trust, depth and community. We recognise that some people will be unable to do this,

it is therefore possible to commit to one of the full days

(10-5.30 on Saturday, 10-4 on Sunday),

or to the drop-in session on Saturday evening.

Attendance for part of a day is not possible. 

To book your place please give your name, email address and £40 deposit to Karen by Wednesday the 28th March to secure your place

(final payment to be made by 24th May),

or bring these to a Barefoot Dance Wednesday evening,

or send an email to:


Please note there are a limited number of places (24 to be exact) and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Any questions please contact Karen on 07527 620679 or Stephen on 01626 438 279.

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