Every Woman's Battle Dance Project Nov - Feb

PURE Sarasota Rehearsals

What is PURE?

PURE is collective of dancers and drummers who take music and dance out into the streets for the purposes of sharing dance with the community, healing, and peace. Movements from world traditions including Middle Eastern Egyptian, Turkish, Chinese, Romani (Gypsy), Israeli folk, Flamenco, Indian dance and drumming will be incorporated into the PURE experience.

Dance and ritual create community, drawing people together both emotionally and physically into a shared sense of the divine. As the community participates, no one is a stranger any longer.

Dancers and musicians will be travelling down the sidewalks, through events and festivals and public spaces throughout Sarasota and Bradenton. They'll dance and drum to share their love of dance and music with the public and to pay homage to specific sites.

Kaeshi Chai and Darshan co-founded PURE in 2004. Sarah Locke helped them shape the vision until 2006, after which Kaeshi became PURE's main facilitator. In Sarasota, the local PURE branch is co-facilitated by Misha (dance) and Brian Nell (musicians).

If you are a dancer or musician with at least 6 months of experience we would love to have you join! Rehearsals are held twice monthly and include plenty of time to learn the PURE choreographies and work on new material, as well as plotting upcoming guerilla bellydancing events! Even if you don't dance or play an instrument, we can still use your help. PURE Sarasota needs support volunteers too!

Current Rehearsal Information:

Location:  Carlton Arms (Bradenton) Club House

Dates:  First and Third Thursdays

Times:  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For details on participating with PURE Sarasota, please email Misha (dancers) at or Brian (musicians) at

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