I'm Emily Day, founder and steward of Dancing
In the early 1980’s when "they" were simply
"pieces of fabric" that I used in classes and performances, folks
started asking to buy my “scarves.” Shortly after I heard the name
Dancing Colors during a Fall Equinox Long Dance with our local
ceremonial circle. I realized then that Dancing Colors had a destiny
of their own - beyond sharing them with my friends, colleagues and
Almost 20 years later Dancing Colors are used by
village children in Nicaragua, adults living with HIV in Boston and
Serbs and Croatians healing from war in Bosnia. They fly in all
fifty states and over forty countries thanks to the dedication and
creativity of the artists, educators, therapists, liturgists, health
care professionals and corporate trainers who use them.
As we spin our web we're inviting these
healers, players and paradigm shifters to contribute articles about
their work with the Dancing Color Scarves and different populations
- from Alzheimer's patients to parent/child play groups,
psychotherapy clients to the differently abled.
We'll look forward to hearing from you!
In the meantime we're reprinting two of Emily’s
articles about her early work using Dancing Colors with children,
and creative dance with adults as a tool for global peace.
Click on articles page.