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Dancing Toward Belonging | Jake Potter

  • Nest Coworking 829a High St Thornbury (map)
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There are many ways in which we individually attempt to establish a sense of belonging, or work out what it means ‘to belong.’ Dance offers a medium to instil a deeper sense of connection to ourselves and others. It’s often quoted that in Shamanic cultures, dance, song and storytelling are a means to healing and belonging.

Jake Potter is an increasingly recognised and valued Open Floor dance teacher in Melbourne, leading many on their journey with dance. In this service, he is going to share his ‘wild initiation’ around expressive embodied dance as a tool for meeting vulnerable edges and finding a personal sense of belonging. For Jake, “Dance is a way, not the way.” He will share how he finds ongoing faith through his passion and ‘belief in the dance.’ We invite you to consider your personal relationship with dance.


The Weekly Service is a crafted experience of storytelling, reflection, discussion, music and tea, which is designed to help us slow down and reconnect. Each week centres around a different theme and storyteller, curated by a member of the community. This week's service is curated by Louise Arbanas and Sara Aziz.

We are cash-free. Please pay via Eftpos at the door: $20 General Admission I $10 Concession I Members of The Weekly Service come for free. You can become a member at