HerMojo: A Benefit Dance For Women

HerMojo - JeanneIt’s baaaacccck! In January of this year, I revived the ever-popular HerMojo benefit dance and women came out in droves that night to dance off 2016 and get their groove on for 2017. Oh, and did I mention the ticket sales from that event enabled us to donate $900 to Planned Parenthood. Um yea. Awesome feeling all around.

Dance is medicine for women, and you and I know it. Turns out it’s also an unbelievably easy way for the women in my extended community to have a huge financial impact for an organization that needs it now more than ever. So I’m doing it again thanks to the fine people at the Mayo Street Arts center here in Portland!

Tickets are now on sale, so rally your friends and get one today so we can strut and swagger ourselves into spring while also generating another chunk of cash for Planned Parenthood.

Friday, April 7th from 8:30-10:30!

Ready to get your groove on and buy a ticket? Advance tickets are on sale now via Brown Paper Tickets for $20 (last-minute Lucy like me? No worries, you can buy them at the door that night, but please bring $20 CASH). 100% of ticket sales will be donated ($5 to Mayo Street Arts + $15 to Planned Parenthood).

Want to know more about HerMojo? Read on! 

There’s something that happens for a woman when she dances. Especially when she’s barefoot and is in a place mentally and physically where she can lose herself in the music.

It has to do with accessing power, of that, I am certain. When a woman dances just for herself she plugs into something mighty powerful and primal. And ancient. Some might say archetypal.

HerMojo is an event to celebrate the power of women’s movement – individually and collectively.

The late Gabrielle Roth, suggested physical movement was the key to unlocking the spirit, and organized her whole life around helping others to “sweat their prayers”. She believed “dance is the fastest and most direct way to truth.”

I wholeheartedly agree.

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And when women dance together? It has the capacity to wake up the world. That was the premise behind Eve Ensler’s brainchild event: One Billion Rising, an event designed to invite women to dance together all across the globe on Valentine’s Day 2013 to create a “feminist tsunami” that would heal our world by awakening and harnessing the power of our collective consciousness through movement.

I so want to be a part of all that. And right now (more than ever…) we could all use some of that, am I right?

HerMojo is a benefit dance for women.

No sticky floors, no creepy on-lookers, no cramped spaces. Just a whole lotta awesome women losing (and finding) themselves as they shake their tail feathers to some hot rockin’ tunes. HerMojo offers women an informal, safe, and sassy opportunity to dance their heart outs with other like-minded women doing the same. No guided instructions or choreography, no planned program, no expectations, and no prior experience necessary. Just a desire to have some fun and cut loose.

And yes, there will be a disco ball.

The benefits are many: you’ll find your mojo (or your swagger or your smile), you’ll meet some like-minded women, and your body will thank you for allowing it to move more freely for a spell.

But the biggest benefit is that 100% of all the ticket sales from this dance will benefit an organization that directly supports women and girls. We will be dancing for more than just ourselves that night.

The next HerMojo will be held on Friday, April 7th.

So when you dance your heart out that night, know that $5 of your ticket will be going directly to the magnificent Mayo Street Art’s center and the remaining $15 of your ticket cost will be donated to the amazing organization that is Planned Parenthood.

So come get your groove on with us in April! Dance off what’s left of this winter, and let’s shimmy and shake our way into this spring — while also raising some money that will support women’s health beyond the scope of our dance floor!

Thank you to all the women who came out and joined me for this benefit dance in the past!
In April 2013, we raised $500 for a local women’s shelter here in Portland
In January 2017, we raised $900 for Planned Parenthood Northern New England.
Let’s do it again in April 2017, shall we?

NOW are you ready to buy a ticket? Advance tickets are on sale now via Brown Paper Tickets for $20 (last-minute Lucy like me? No worries, you can buy them at the door that night, but please bring $20 CASH). 100% of ticket sales will be donated ($5 to Mayo Street Arts + $15 to Planned Parenthood).

Let’s dance our truth out as women. Together.