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'When we listen to the body we tune, and when others see us tuning they tune too, like flowers opening to the sunlight.' ~ Inspired by Stephen Nachmanovitch

I lead improvised-dance classes for adults of all ages (and children where specified). Classes are mostly ongoing (committed) groups but see here for occasional drop-ins. Open to all levels of experience.  

She is grateful to lead groups on behalf of community groups, Movement for Life, Totnes Dance Collective, Barefoot Dance Exeter, and also her private practice. 

Friday Movement Lab – ongoing group with Leela

A welcoming committed group series running for over a decade. You’re welcome as you are. No steps to learn.
Autumn term is in process & fully booked. Winter term starts Jan 6th – open for booking on Nov 15th after giving current dancers a chance to renew. You can email me to be on the waiting list.
Fortnightly, 6.30-8.30pm, we gather together community who love to dance, including beginners who feel tempted to step in & try.

Moving with Words

Finding the source of words inside the the body and allowing moving to lead our voice. This session is playful, intimate and allows a revelation of spoken word and story.
11.30am-1.30pm, fortnightly, Dartington Estate, Studio 33, Hex
Contact Leela to book direct – £15 1st session, then join the remaining series as a committed mover.

Family Dance

Hurray, Family Dance is thriving again. All families are welcome – whether new-to-dance or kitchen-dancing-pros.
You can now join us on the 1st Sunday each month in general, all the way until May 2023 (except in January when we dance on the 8th)
Led by Leela & Asher Levin.
An open space to communicate in movement and enjoy our physicality as children so easily do. All ages welcome. We begin with structured movement play and then dance freeform to music.
Read more for booking link.

Mothers & Female carers spring 2022

Our in-person movement group is now registering for or autumn series September 28th onwards.
Wednesday mornings fortnightly at Rattery Hall, through which we build connection in community of women.
Full series £60. concessions & free spaces for those in need thanks to the National Lottery Community fund. Read below for registration link.
All made possible by National Lottery funding.
We will listen & respond to your needs around Covid

Movement for Wellbeing – for Women Online

An established supportive online group to connect with women & be guided in body awareness & freeform playful movement to music.
Women anywhere can now join our south-west based online group.
Current series in process.
Fortnightly Wednesday mornings resume the series from November 9th 2022
‘’So supportive of doing my own practice on a regular basis.’’ 

Totnes Dance Collective

Leela is one of the leaders within Totnes Dance Collective, a Monday night improvised dance space at the Civic Hall with decades of history.
The Collective runs weekly, you can just pay on the door. £12.
Leela usually leads every 6 or so weeks. Please look at the calendar here:

Barefoot Exeter

The peer group, Barefoot Dancers, invites Leela to lead sessions.
Join the newsletter for updates of when Leela will visit.
You can find the group every Wednesday. 7.45-9.45pm. St Matthew’s Church Hall, Clifton Road, Newtown, Exeter EX1 2BS, £6-10. All welcome to this warm open group.

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