Frequently asked questions about Biodanza as a therapeutic dance movement.

Learn more about how Biodanza works, what you should expect from Biodanza sessions, and the benefits of dance for healing.

Biodanza is a therapeutic dance movement. There are 3 parts to a weekly session:

  • Participants can verbally share their previous experiences if they choose, or ask questions. 
  • The facilitator provides a brief introduction to the coming dance session.
  • The main part of the class is non-verbal, and is a series of movements and exercises set to music. It follows a flow from active and rhythmic to slower and more melodic.

There is a theme and purpose to every session and the facilitator proposes movements and exercises linked to specially chosen music during the process . Participants are encouraged to move and dance as they feel, and to express themselves through their own movement.

Many people who do Biodanza are a bit shy at first but the more you do Biodanza, the more your confidence will develop. Biodanza provides an environment that encourages you to find your sense of inner joy, ease and confidence. No matter how shy you feel, you are bound to benefit from the therapeutic dance movement of Biodanza. 

You don’t have to be able to dance or have a certain level of fitness to do Biodanza. Biodanza sessions are suitable for everyone, regardless of age, ability or culture.

You are always encouraged to self-regulate in the sessions and to move as is comfortable for you, in the moment.

It is best to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes that allows you to move freely. We typically dance barefoot but you can wear light dance shoes or sock-like footwear if you like.

We play a wide variety of music encompassing various styles and tracks from all over the world from Contemporary to Rock to Classical, Jazz and Blues to Latin and African grooves.

You don’t need a partner to enjoy Biodanza, as it is always offered in a group setting. A key feature of the Biodanza method is to offer a dynamic, social space for fun and learning and interaction that develops our capacity to appreciate diversity and connect authentically in feedback.

Biodanza is unique in that, progressively, through the combination of the movement, music and interaction with the group, it leads us to an affective integration i.e. one relearns to connect and relate from a place of love and affection. Therapeutic dance movement creates a powerful link with the heart.

Biodanza brings one back to an organic unity – an outer and inner integration – through the resetting of one’s internal workings and a relearning of the original functions of life i.e. re-awakening the instincts. From here, one comes into touch with one’s needs and learns to listen to one’s inner voice!