South Africa Fire Dance

Busisiwe Peace Centre, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
March 21 – 24, 2024

It is with joy and an open heart that we invite you to the Fire Dance at Busisiwe Peace Centre, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The Ancestors have been calling us to remember. We honor our Ancestors as we step into our own healing and invite them to Dance with us! We will be Dancing in the energy of releasing old patterns, rebirth, and remembering who we are.

We Dance for ourselves, for our Ancestors, and for the world. This Dance will ignite the passion and creativity within you to live your life fully as intended by the Ancestors.

If you have never been to a Medicine Dance before, this experience will truly change your life. If you have been to a Dance, you are in for a profound experience. The energy of this Ceremony is amazingly intense as we dance with 5 Fires inside of a Medicine Wheel. Dancers and crew alike will be transformed forever as the spirit of this dance moves through us and fans the fires in our hearts.

This is NOT a traditional Native American Ceremony. This Dance comes from a time before the racial and religious barriers of the world existed. The infinite Circle of the Medicine Wheel predates man and we Dance to expand beyond form, dogma, and criteria. We Dance to bring the wholeness back to the planet.

The Fire Dance is about stepping into life fully and completely. It will burn away the thing inside that blocks you and holds you back. The energy of this Fire Dance is incredibly powerful! We dance with 5 fires within a Medicine Wheel. The Spirit Keepers of the Directions are Dancing too! Spirit is Dancing in the Fire. It is tangible!

If you are called and if you are ready, the Fires are waiting … and will forever be carried in your heart as a Fire Dancer!

Should I Dance or Crew? How do I decide?:

If you come to the Fire Dance you will either, be a dancer or a crew member. Typically, there might be twice as many crew members as dancers, but this can vary from dance to dance.

The dance takes place in an “arbor,” which is a designated large circular space. The dancers will camp in the Arbor from the Friday afternoon and will stay within this area unless they go to the bathroom. Also within this circle are five fires that will burn from Friday to Sunday. The energy builds throughout the weekend. When the drums are playing the Fire Dancers will dance. There is plenty of rest in this dance also. The rest is as important as the dancing as it allows you to ground what you are bringing in. And at night you sleep.

The dancers will fast from food and water from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning. As your sugar and salt levels lower, the fires burn, your body moves in whatever way comes to you, the drums play, and you go on a journey to the deepest and the highest parts of yourself. What you no longer need is burnt away and new awareness comes in.

Some say that we decide to dance before we are born. So, when you hear about the dance you may just know in your heart you are meant to be there. In order to dance you do not need to have any prior training. You can jump straight in. You will be watched over the entire time as there is a whole team of people ready to be there for you.

The “crew” consists of Dance Guardians, Drummers, Fire Keepers, Fire Mothers and Fathers, Wisdom Keepers, Kitchen Crew, and the Chief. And they are all there to create a safe ceremonial place for you to dance. A more detailed explanation of each role will be sent after registration. The “Chief” will work in tune with the dance and listen to guidance when appointing people to a certain position within the crew.

Donations:

Submitting Donations prior to the Ceremony allows the Coordinating Crew to make the necessary purchases and preparations with grace. Please consider making your donations now, via the PayPal link that appears on the next step.

Specific donation amounts:

  • Dancer Donation is on a sliding scale between 4200-5800R / $222-$310
  • Crew donation camping is 1300R / $68.00, (includes meals from Thursday Dinner to Sunday Feast)

OR

  • Crew Donation Lodging 2200R / $120.00 per person/per night for reserving a bed, (includes meals from Thursday Dinner to Sunday Feast) please bring your sleeping bag, pillow, and towel.

This dance is open to everyone of all faiths and beliefs. We welcome all who are called to Dance or to be a part of the crew.  This is a life-changing experience for each and every person who shows up. We take this healing and transformation back out into the world.

 

Upon registration, you will receive further information as it becomes available.