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Practice divine dancing this Sunday at PS1’s Dance Church


Public Space One
Public Space One is located in the basement of the Wesley Center. — photo by Kate Conlow

For many, Sunday morning is a sacred time that means heading to church. But some Iowa City residents would rather express their spirits through other means, and starting this Sunday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. in the morning, Public Space One will open its doors for Dance Church, where Iowa City dance lovers can shake off their Sunday morning sleep.

Potential dancers can expect a sweeping set of musical genres to jam to: old soul and blues, funk, new pop, techno and maybe even some classical. Frances Cannon — the event coordinator and self-proclaimed “priestess of Dance Church” — encourages others to try their hand at DJing, and there will be a sound system available for iPod and laptop hook-ups.

Cannon hopes that people will feel free to get their groove on.

“I want dancers to feel able to show their enthusiasm for movin’ and groovin’ without judgement,” Cannon said. “No expectations, no judgements, except good music and free spirited twisting and leaping about like we mean it. I’m hoping that people will take their shoes off and let their hair down a little.”

This is the first Dance Church scheduled, and Cannon would like to see the event catch on.

“I am hoping to make it a regular event,” Cannon said. “I am planning on finding a time and space at night as well. I want a place where the community can expect to find good dancing.”

Cannon predicts the event will be highly casual, and attendees are encouraged to dress as comfortably as they wish considering the early start time.

Dance Church will run from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at PS1 (120 N. Dubuque St.). Afterward, there may an impromptu group lunch depending on how people are feeling. The event is free and open to anyone who wishes to warm their limbs from the cold through the power of dance.


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