What is Dru Dance?
Passionate about dance and yoga? Dru Dance is just what you're looking for! Dru Dance is a fusion of yoga and dance moves choreographed to music. It's stress-busting and energetic and focuses on dynamic, flowing movement to create both strength and suppleness.
A regular practice of Dru Dance improves your flexibility, muscle tone and core stability as well as making you more alert, energetic and improving your concentration.
Dru Dance takes many different forms of beautiful flowing yoga movement set to music:
- Dru Yoga Dance Forms (DYDF): strong, dynamic forms choreographed precisely to a specific piece of music.
- Dru Flow (DF): sequences set to music, but the pace can vary as the choreography is not specific to particular lyrics.
- Dru Meditative Sequences (DMS): slower pace, symbolic, contemplative.
- Free Creative Forms (FCF): in the infinite joy of creative movement anyone can create different sequences which as practitioners of Dru Yoga they may call Dru Dance. However, sequences that do not originate from the International School of Dru Yoga may not meet with the creative or energetic flow and standards required by Dru International. Please do check the origin of sequences that you may learn.
Would you like to know a little more about Dru Dance before trying it out? Click here to read more about the principles we've based it on.
DRU DANCE TEACHER TRAINER & DESIGNER, AUSTRALIA
At the end of the workshop we all felt exhilarated, unified in dynamic and creative movement. We just didn't want to stop!
Discover Dru Dance
Feel good fast!
With music from funk to soothing rhythms, Dru Dance workshops and retreats are the ideal way to experience this bright new form of dance that everyone in Dru circles is talking about. It's invigorating, exhilarating, fun and addictive!
In a Dru Dance workshop you'll experience a revitalising time of Dru Dance, including warm-ups and body preps, and an invigorating Dru Dance sequence.
Check out our events webpage for latest workshops and events in Dru Dance.
Ananda-antara Dru Dance demonstration (with Christiane Saar)
Discover the joy and freedom of Dru Dance in this newly created dance by Christiane Saar. This dance was created especially for Dry Yoga Online and combines elements such as heaven & earth stretch, rotated triangle and the runner.
Simple but powerful, phrase one of the Ananda-antara dance helps to balance your energy system and create a sense of expansion - opening the heart and mind.
To learn this dance in full join us at Dru Yoga Online for a 2 month free trial.
Teach Dru Dance
For post grads
Diversify your classes with fun, enlivening and potent Dru Dance sequences. Experience the true power behind the flow of Dru and learn to teach others to do the same.
Learning to teach Dru Dance is a great way to rejuvenate yourself and your teaching, gain deeper understandings of postures and experience the true power behind the flow of Dru. Not to mention it offers your students something new and really fun!
1 x 3-day modules
Visit our event page for the latest information on Dru Dance workshops and teacher training.
Dru Yoga & Meditation Teacher
The dance movements lift my body and mind into a fresh sense of aliveness and personal power, where all of life’s creative possibilities seem more vivid and positive than before.
Would you like to know a more about Dru Dance before trying it out? Here are the principles we've based it on:
POETRY IN MOTION
Dru Yoga Dance makes a statement. It says more than can be communicated in words. The movements are ‘bold’ and ‘tender’, ‘loud’ and ‘quiet’.
The stability gained from strong, balanced core muscles is essential for the safe practice of Dru Yoga Dance. We apply the principles of core stability throughout our practice.
GRAVITY & GRACE / WEIGHT & WEIGHTLESSNESS
We learn to understand the dance between gravity and grace. We recognise that which draws our centre of gravity down to a stable place, an anchored energy and that which elevates us.
In Dru Yoga Dance we feel and experience the powerful effects of gravity. We learn to harness gravity for our own empowerment, discovering a sense of stability and strength. This contrasts with the qualities of lightness, weightlessness, and effortless movement when the body moves easily and without constraint.
STRENGTH & SOFTNESS
We learn to use our body to evoke the specific mood and qualities that the dance is aiming to express. This is achieved both as a strong physical form, with healthy muscle tone that expresses itself through the movements, and as an emotive form of communicating softness, when the movements are soft and tender.
Dru Yoga Dance uses the power of contrast through applying the above principles to create a visually rich experience. It also invites the practitioner into their own experience through evoking the mood and qualities of the dance.
An essential principal of Dru Yoga Dance is the smooth flow of movements from one to another. This is achieved by using ‘transition movements’ which link the main moves of each dance easily and smoothly. The transition moves support the dancer’s experience of flow and create visually pleasing, seamless movement.