dance•werking connection • collaboration • leadership

The dance•werking program unites movement and networking to build leadership skills. Led by local dance artists and activists, we explore:

  • How our bodies|minds are connected
  • How we lead individually and exist relative to other leaders
  • Creative ways to engage and collaborate

Through movement and facilitated conversation, we understand ourselves better and become stronger, more adaptive leaders. dance•werking is not a dance lesson. No experience required. We simply draw on dance ideas to bring out the wisdom each of us holds in our body and mind.

All movements are modifiable. Most are done individually.

Contact us to learn how the dance•werking program can work for your team, timing and goals.

Together we must move like waves. Have you observed the ocean? The waves are not the same over and over -- each one is unique and responsive.

PH Copeland

PH was born and raised in North Minneapolis. Her professional background involves youth and community organizing surrounding racial equity and other social justice issues.

PH is the equity organizer for the Good Food Access Campaign at the American Heart Association. She believes organizing, advocacy, and storytelling are tools for developing a sustainable life, ending cycles of poverty and forms of oppression, and creating healing spaces for growth.

In her spare time, PH is a contract employee with Minnesota Civic Youth as the Youth on Boards program director. She is also co-facilitator of Hope Community’s Sustainable Progress Through Engaging Active Citizens program.

PH holds a BA in public affairs from Wells College in Aurora, NY.

Ruth Hamberg

Ruth is principal of Squaretree, a marketing and communications firm. Squaretree partners with organizations to expand their reach and build sustainable systems for long-term impact. Services are tailored for nonprofits, small businesses and artists.

Ruth is also the Communications Chair for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Twin Cities and an identity-based leadership facilitator for the Minnesota Rising network.

Previously, Ruth managed stakeholder and digital engagement for Minnesota Compass, a project of Wilder Research; and coordinated corporate/nonprofit connections for Greater Twin Cities United Way. Her experience includes research, marketing and community development in Ecuador, India, Spain and greater Minnesota. She holds a BA in Spanish with focus areas in Management and International Development from the University of Minnesota, Morris. Her favorite ways to move include Pilates and salsa dancing.

For dance•werkers

The goal is not to repeat each other's motion, but to respond in whatever way feels right in your body.

Shall we dance?


Header image from Unsplash. All other images by Ryan Stopera: http://ubuntumediaproductions.com. Quotes from emergent strategy by adrienne maree brown.

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