HI, my name is Shira Robbins. I am the creator of LifeDance. I have danced all my life, starting in a ballet class, going into modern and Jazz classes. I did it every day with amazing passion. When I was 18 I went into the Israeli army and neglected the world of dancing. Later studied Medicine got married and had children. Along the years dance for me had become a sweet dream...I needed somethig dramatic to lead me back to that world.
How did it all start?
Five years ago I got a divorce and felt that my world had collapsed. In order to feel happy and alive again I went back to dancing. It saved my life!
It was then that I realized that many women, non professional dancers have so little dance programs, where they can dance for theirselves. So a new idea was born! A dance class for lay women that include technique from 10 different styles around the world, improvisation and free style! All of these combine- physical, emotional and mind aspects from every culture. The class is on going so the women don't feel they fail. the ages of the women that come to dance are 18-99...and they all dance in the same class.
program continued I had realized that something amazing happened! Women from all
over the world, that don't speak the same language, found a common way to communicate in that classroom, through their body,
love and passion. At that point I went back to the academy, this time to train
28th of March!
On the 28th of March we will be celebrating the women's international month.
We will dance on one of the highest roofs of Israel, under the boundless sky! We will have Jewish, Christians and Muslims dancing together, sweating, laughing, and moving together to the same amazing music.
This program is unique. We want every woman to be able to dance. That way they can stay fit, be happy, creative, empowered, feel feminine, be less stressful, feel they can dance in an environment that is non judgmental or criticizing. To give the feeling that dancing is not for dancers only! And yes...it's never to late.
In that classroom we are all one!
What will the money go for?
Your help and support to this project, will enable us to get to many more women, and to train them to be instructors. We will then be able to send these instructors to those women who will benefit the most, like Single mothers, shelters for abused women, low social economic areas, disabled women and more!
Your contribution is the only way our project can be executed, and that means a lot to us!
We appreciate your time and support!