Commotion

Commotion Commotion combines music + dance + drumsticks to create joyful noise and movement. Women raise a creative, colorful ruckus as we let our hair down.
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Tribelation: bringing dancing and drumming to the Central Coast with Bellyfit and COMMOTION!

Operating as usual

11/08/2019
Yes We Can Peace Builders

Thank you Ruth, for inviting us to contribute joyful rhythms to the Day of Peace. It's on our calendar for 2020!

Finally getting to post the video from the Peace Day event held by us at Tidelands park on International Peace Day September 21, 2019.

09/15/2019
Community Drum Circle with Tribe Elation

Bob Naninga was our guest today at the Morro Bay Library drum circle. We learned "passport" which can probably get us into any country on the African continent! Next circle is to celebrate the Day of Peace at Tidelands in Morro Bay next Saturday, September 21 at 11:15. Bring a chair, a snack, and a drum if you have one!

Our drum circle today was 45 strong, this time with lots of littles. And Bruce!!!
08/16/2019

Our drum circle today was 45 strong, this time with lots of littles. And Bruce!!!

07/20/2019
Nebula Music Podcast

I can’t even . . .

Only Rowan Atkinson could capture how fun it is to play drums... without drums

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05/23/2019

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04/18/2019

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01/18/2019

We're busy getting ready for the SLO Women's March! Watch for us at the front line behind Salud!

01/09/2019

Let's walk, chant, drum and maybe even do some fancy footwork at the Women's March January 19!

12/17/2018

SLO Women's March January 19. You with me? I am leading drumming/chanting in the march. Walk, yell, help with rhythms, maybe learn some simple footwork? Let me know!

12/12/2018

Anyone want to put African dance on their 2019 calendar? Starts Jan. 2 at 6:30 at Ignite studio in MB!

It's official!  I'm on the schedule for this drumming class with kids!  I can't wait!
03/29/2018
Beat the Odds

It's official! I'm on the schedule for this drumming class with kids! I can't wait!

Beat the Odds

03/29/2018
Dundun dance flash mob - Melbourne Djembe

Why NOT?!!!!

This is our first attempt at a dundun dance flash mob! Federation square, Melbourne CBD. Thanks to all the students who participated in this. Next year - big...

03/13/2018

What rings your bell? How about yoga? "Gentle is the new advanced," you know.

What rings your bell? How about yoga? "Gentle is the new advanced," you know.
03/13/2018

What rings your bell? How about yoga? "Gentle is the new advanced," you know.

01/10/2018
African Drum and Dance - Orange Co, CA

THIS is what we do at the drum circles I host. Join us this Sunday, January 14 at the 9th Limb Yoga studio in Morro Bay from 2 - 3:00 and bring something that tinks, rings, buzzes, plinks, and donks! I will have extra drums for you if you give me a shout.

Huntington Beach drum circle, 1/15/17

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11/28/2017

Commotion

ECOL 470 (Emeritus College Class) is coming!  It's being offered  FREE through Cuesta on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 -...
11/27/2017
Cuesta College Class Finder - Spring 2018 - ECOL 470 - 33983

ECOL 470 (Emeritus College Class) is coming! It's being offered FREE through Cuesta on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 - 2 pm taught by yours truly. Check it out, register, and come on over to the Morro Bay Community Center. Stretch, move to music, build strength, and have some fun! Begins in January and is open to the able-bodied who want to keep being active at their own pace, within their own abilities. Can't wait!

11/13/2017

OH MY Goodness! This was one of the best drum circles yet--new people bringing grooves, come-agains holding down the fort. I am SO blessed with your participation, folks. We had 17 year olds all the way to 67 year olds this time, but who could tell? That's the beauty of the circle!

Thanks, Bruce, for the link!  Beat the Odds is one of my current passions, and the second and third graders LOVE it!
09/07/2017
Drum Circles as Part of Every Classroom

Thanks, Bruce, for the link! Beat the Odds is one of my current passions, and the second and third graders LOVE it!

Note: The following guest post comes to us courtesy of Dr. Darla Shaw, Professor of Education, Western Connecticut State University. Nothing is older in the culture of any society than drum circles. They were used for communication, for entertainment and as a centerpiece of all activities for the co...

08/17/2017

Attention! Beat the Odds drum classes for kids are filling up our schedules. Talk to your child's teachers and principals to bring these social-emotional skill-building classes to your school. It's fun, we bring the drums, and children learn so many new things, not just rhythm. Call Music Motive or visit http://www.musicmotive.com/music-classes/beat-the-odds.php

08/07/2017

Thank you for visiting this page, liking it, and loving Commotion. I hope to lead classes again some day because it is one of the most creative and fun endeavors ever! Meanwhile, drumming for all every Second Sunday starting in September!

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06/09/2017

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03/20/2017

It's official: Beat the Odds trained and certificated!

Drum circles are coming, folks!  I am setting up some April dates and places!
03/03/2017

Drum circles are coming, folks! I am setting up some April dates and places!

SLO Playshop Jan 2015

12/09/2016
SEIDÄ PASS

It's probably a good thing that we are taking a break right now, otherwise COMMOTION! would be all over this!

5.12.2016 - SEIDÄ PASS @ Dun Aengus Rattenberg (Tirol - Herz der Alpen / Austria) More "Perchten" Videos: facebook.com/seidaepass 👍

🔥 SEIDÄ PASS - Tankcore from Tirol – Austria 🔥 (German & Spanish description below) Since 1999 we, as one of many traditional “Perchten” groups in our region of Tyrol (Western Austria), chase away the evil “winter ghosts”. We do so every year on the 5th and 6th of December with the so called “Perchtenlauf”. It’s an ancient tradition and has developed over the decades but the ideology remains the same.

The name of this tradition most likely derives from the legend figure “Perchta”. Our group consists of 25 people: One "Hex" (=witch), multiple "Läufer" (=runners) and plenty of "Tamperer" (=drummers) who are smashing on old car gas canisters. As mentioned we keep the tradition but try to mix it with creative new rhythms. A good show while having a lot of fun are the most important elements of our yearly “Hexentanz” (=dancing witch) events, up to 10 shows in 2 days. This Video shows one of them!

Keep on sharing to show the world how we roll in Tirol! :) 🔥

All multimedia content (c) SEIDÄ PASS and its respective authors. Please contact [email protected] for any licensing requests.

🔥🔥 DEUTSCH 🔥🔥
🔥 SEIDÄ PASS - Tankcore aus dem Tiroler Unterland 🔥 Seit 1999 sind wir als eine von zig Perchtengruppen im Tiroler Unterland (Österreich) am 5. und 6. Dezember auf den Straßen von Brixlegg, Kramsach, Rattenberg und Umgebung unterwegs um im Rahmen eines alten Brauchtums - den sogenannten "Perchtenlauf" - die bösen Wintergeister zu vertreiben.

Der Name leitet sich am ehesten von der Sagengestalt "Perchta" ab. Unsere 25-köpfige Gruppe besteht aus einer "Hexe", mehreren "Läufern" in Fellgewändern und einer Vielzahl von "Tamperern", welche auf alten Autokanistern lautstarke Trommelklänge erzeugen. Tradition, kreative Rythmen, Spaß und ein gewisser Showfaktor werden bei unseren "Hexentänzen" jedes Jahr erneut zum Ausdruck gebracht!

Teilt es weiterhin und zeigt der Welt wie’s läuft bei uns in Tirol! :) 🔥

🔥🔥 SPANISH 🔥🔥
🔥 SEIDÄ PASS - Tankcore de Tirol / Austria 🔥
Desde 1999, nosotros como uno de los varios grupos tradicionales "Perchten" de la región de Tyrol (Austria Occidental), ahuyentamos a los malvados "Fantasmas del invierno". Realizamos esto todos los años en los días 5 y 6 de diciembre con el llamado "Perchtenlauf". Es una antigua tradición que ha evolucionadoa través de los años, pero manteniendo la misma ideología.

El nombre de esta tradición deriva de la leyenda llamada "Pertcha". Nuestro grupo esta formado por 25 personas: Un "Hex" (=Brujo), múltiples "Läufer" (=Corredores) y varios "Tamperer" (=Bateristas) que van golpeando viejos tanques de gasolina. Como antes mencionamos tratamos de mantener la tradición, pero tratamos de mezclarla con nuevos ritmos creativos. Un buen show mientras pasamos un momento divertido son los elementos mas importantes de nuestro evento anual "Hexentanz" (=Brujo danzante), realizamos hasta 10 presentaciones en 2 días. Es video muestra una de ellas.

Sigan compartiendo para mostrarle al mundo como nos divertimos en Tirol! :) 🔥

Yup!  I will be teaching Beat the Odds at Monarch Grove Elementary school starting this Friday!  Can't wait!
12/05/2016
Helping kids cope —one drumbeat at a time

Yup! I will be teaching Beat the Odds at Monarch Grove Elementary school starting this Friday! Can't wait!

I am responsible!" Pum pum puh pum pum pum! "I do the right thing!" Puh pum puh pum pum! The lesson that teacher Tina Gilmore chanted to her fifth-grade class — accompanied by the beat of her...

12/01/2016

Commotion! is taking new twists and turns. No classes in December~~so sorry. Really, I am surprised that more of you didn't join in the fun. I am holding on to the great choreography and techniques, so don't be surprised if we raise our "joy sticks" again some day soon. Thanks to those of you who gave it a try and stuck to it!

11/13/2016
TED-Ed

We used drumsticks. Does that count? Hells yes!

A look at the neurological wonders behind playing a musical instrument: http://ow.ly/SDkts

11/09/2016

Uh oh! I found the next GREAT song. You are going to love this French singer and her very danceable, drummable beat! Check out the link in the comment below:

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11/09/2016

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10/17/2016

Three Saturdays ago before I started class, in walked Maria. She did three things that made my heart sing: she showed up; she connected to herself in a new way; she asked for more. The blog from the tribelation website digs a little deeper. Check it out.

10/13/2016

Hey, y'all. I just got a "bee in my bonnet." Bring a broom for the next 3 classes. Oh yeah, baby!

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I know you like rhythm, and dance, so think about this--an African dance class in Morro Bay with LIVE drumming. So fun!