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Events

This page lists upcoming events organized by DCFG, as well as information about past events.

Upcoming Events

    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 20 Oct 2017
    • Broome, Australia

    Rhythm2Recovery offer fun and practical two day workshops for youth workers, counselors, educators, HR professionals and other people working in the personal development field. These trainings extend on the model Simon created with the Holyoake DRUMBEAT program to include over 100 new exercises for groups and individuals, that link rhythmic music, movement and voice to themes of health and wellbeing. R2R also tailor private trainings to meet the needs of specific organisations.
    Simon Faulkner Director
    Phone +61 (0)429 038 380
    Email simon@rhythm2recovery.com
    Facebook facebook.com/rhythm2recovery
    http://www.rhythm2recovery.com/

    Location: Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service
    Broome Community Recovery Centre


    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 20 Oct 2017
    • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Rhythm2Recovery offer fun and practical two day workshops for youth workers, counselors, educators, HR professionals and other people working in the personal development field. These trainings extend on the model Simon created with the Holyoake DRUMBEAT program to include over 100 new exercises for groups and individuals, that link rhythmic music, movement and voice to themes of health and well being. R2R also tailor private trainings to meet the needs of specific organizations.
    Simon Faulkner Director
    Phone +61 (0)429 038 380
    Email simon@rhythm2recovery.com
    Facebook facebook.com/rhythm2recovery
    http://www.rhythm2recovery.com/

    • 20 Oct 2017
    • 22 Oct 2017
    • Palermo, Italy

    The Basic Facilitators’ Playshop is a high-powered, dynamic experience. Participants must commit to the entire weekend and be ready to work hard and learn a lot — while having loads of fun doing so.
    Group instruction and discussions combine with small group activities using movement, voice, musical instruments, and improvisational rhythm games. Critique and feedback are an important part of the learning process.

    Free accommodations for registrants coming from outside Sicily.

    Contact for Registration: Claudia Vitale



    • 20 Oct 2017
    • 5:45 PM
    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Pittsburg, PA

    Drum Circle Leadership is a system created by Jim Donovan M.Ed. designed to show you how to create and lead your own transformational drum circles. This foundation training is for anyone interested in learning Drum Circle Leadership techniques, games and methods in a way that works with your own ability.

    In this 2-day experience, you will receive 13+ hours of hands-on training designed to teach you the skills you need to create and lead meaningful, effective and successful experiences with any group.

    Spectrum Charter School Inc
    4369 Northern Pike
    Monroeville, PA 15146

    For more info click here.

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 27 Oct 2017
    • Darwin, NT, Australia

    Rhythm2Recovery offer fun and practical two day workshops for youth workers, counselors, educators, HR professionals and other people working in the personal development field. These trainings extend on the model Simon created with the Holyoake DRUMBEAT program to include over 100 new exercises for groups and individuals, that link rhythmic music, movement and voice to themes of health and well being. R2R also tailor private trainings to meet the needs of specific organizations.
    Simon Faulkner Director
    Phone +61 (0)429 038 380
    Email simon@rhythm2recovery.com
    Facebook facebook.com/rhythm2recovery
    http://www.rhythm2recovery.com/

    Location:  Uniting Church Hall, 78 Smith St, Darwin

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 29 Oct 2017
    • South Lanarkshire, Scotland

    The Basic Facilitators’ Playshop is a high-powered, dynamic experience. Participants must commit to the entire weekend and be ready to work hard and learn a lot — while having loads of fun doing so.
    Group instruction and discussions combine with small group activities using movement, voice, musical instruments, and improvisational rhythm games. Critique and feedback are an important part of the learning process.

    Contact for Registration: Paul Dear

    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Niles, Ohio

    Great news! on October 28, 2017, Jim Donovan will return to Yoga Room in Niles, OH to offer a very special Fall rejuvenation retreat called "The Wisdom of Rhythm". This brand new experience is for anyone who is interested in exploring the spiritual side drumming and is looking for a profoundly joyful and deep immersive experience. As always with Jim's events, beginners are warmly welcomed and drums are provided. Be sure to register early as seating is limited.

    Contact:
    http://www.JimDonovanMusic.com/  

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/JimDonovanMusic/events/

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • Lakeland, FL

    DRUMBEAT - Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes and Thoughts
    An evidence-based social and emotional learning program, incorporating hand-drumming and proven to build resilience and show measurable changes in social behavior.
    Become a DRUMBEAT Facilitator
    The DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training Workshop is for professionals who want to deliver the DRUMBEAT Program. Attendees work in a wide range of fields with youth and adults. The 3 Day Course is run by an accredited Holyoake DRUMBEAT Trainer and is the first step towards becoming an accredited DRUMBEAT Facilitator.

    Click Here for Registration Information

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 3:30 PM
    • Syracuse, NY

    The Wisdom of Rhythm is for anyone who is interested in exploring the spiritual side drumming and is looking for a profoundly joyful and deep immersive experience. As always with Jim's events, beginners are warmly welcomed and drums are provided.


    Contact:
    http://www.JimDonovanMusic.com/   

     Click Here for More Info:  Face Book Page


    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • United Kingdom

    Rhythm2Recovery offer fun and practical two day workshops for youth workers, counselors, educators, HR professionals and other people working in the personal development field. These trainings extend on the model Simon created with the Holyoake DRUMBEAT program to include over 100 new exercises for
    groups and individuals, that link rhythmic music, movement and voice to themes of health and well being. R2R also tailor private trainings to meet the needs of specific organizations.
    Simon Faulkner Director
    Phone +61 (0)429 038 380
    Email simon@rhythm2recovery.com
    Facebook facebook.com/rhythm2recovery
    http://www.rhythm2recovery.com/

    Location:The Grange, Bookham, Surrey, KT23, 4DZ

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 10 Nov 2017
    • Tasmania, Australia

    Rhythm2Recovery offer fun and practical two day workshops for youth workers, counselors, educators, HR professionals and other people working in the personal development field. These trainings extend on the model Simon created with the Holyoake DRUMBEAT program to include over 100 new exercises for
    groups and individuals, that link rhythmic music, movement and voice to themes of health and well being. R2R also tailor private trainings to meet the needs of specific organizations.

    Location: Ravenswood Community Health Centre, Lambert Street, Ravenswood, Launceston

    Simon Faulkner Director
    Phone +61 (0)429 038 380
    Email simon@rhythm2recovery.com
    Facebook facebook.com/rhythm2recovery
    http://www.rhythm2recovery.com/

    • 10 Nov 2017
    • 12 Nov 2017
    • Lakeside Inn, Wakefield, MA

    A women's festival that includes playshops, shows, dances and ceremonies. Click Here for the Website. Contact Shelly Cullen for more information.

    • 16 Nov 2017
    • 17 Nov 2017
    • Perth, Australia

    Rhythm2Recovery offer fun and practical two day workshops for youth workers, counselors, educators, HR professionals and other people working in the personal development field. These trainings extend on the model Simon created with the Holyoake DRUMBEAT program to include over 100 new exercises for groups and individuals, that link rhythmic music, movement and voice to themes of health and wellbeing. R2R also tailor private trainings to meet the needs of specific organisations.
    Simon Faulkner Director
    Phone +61 (0)429 038 380
    Email simon@rhythm2recovery.com
    Facebook facebook.com/rhythm2recovery
    http://www.rhythm2recovery.com/

    • 27 Nov 2017
    • 28 Nov 2017
    • Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Rhythm2Recovery offer fun and practical two day workshops for youth workers, counselors, educators, HR professionals and other people working in the personal development field. These trainings extend on the model Simon created with the Holyoake DRUMBEAT program to include over 100 new exercises for groups and individuals, that link rhythmic music, movement and voice to themes of health and well being. R2R also tailor private trainings to meet the needs of specific organizations.
    Simon Faulkner Director
    Phone +61 (0)429 038 380
    Email simon@rhythm2recovery.com
    Facebook facebook.com/rhythm2recovery
    http://www.rhythm2recovery.com/

    Location: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, 36 Addison St, Kensington, NSW, 2033

    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 03 Dec 2017
    • Waconia, MN

    Group Empowerment Drumming Facilitation Training - Basic Training
    HealthRHYTHMS is a fun, evidence-based whole person strategy which promotes socialization and ensures a healthy non-strenuous workout. On a deeper level is builds bridges while fostering nurturing, support, camaraderie, self-respect and respect for others. It is not really about drumming, but uses the drum as a tool for communication and personal expression. It can be integrated as a therapeutic strategy in group counseling sessions, support groups, rehabilitation centers, schools, hospitals, aging facilities and more. 

    Trainer: Frank Thompson
    VIP Gallery
    7985 State Highway 5
    Waconia, MN  55387

    For more information click Here.

    • 04 Dec 2017
    • 05 Dec 2017
    • Port Lincoln, SA, Australia

    Rhythm2Recovery offer fun and practical two day workshops for youth workers, counselors, educators, HR professionals and other people working in the personal development field. These trainings extend on the model Simon created with the Holyoake DRUMBEAT program to include over 100 new exercises for
    groups and individuals, that link rhythmic music, movement and voice to themes of health and well being. R2R also tailor private trainings to meet the needs of specific organizations.
    Simon Faulkner Director
    Phone +61 (0)429 038 380
    Email simon@rhythm2recovery.com
    Facebook facebook.com/rhythm2recovery
    http://www.rhythm2recovery.com/

    • 23 Feb 2018
    • 25 Feb 2018
    • Ocean Creek Resort, 10600 North Kings Why, Myrtle Beach, SC
    Register

    13th Annual
    DRUM CIRCLE FACILITATORS GUILD CONFERENCE 2018

    February 23-25, 2018

    Ocean Creek Resort
    10600 North Kings Hwy
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

    Conference Fee: $375
    DCFG Members: 10% discount
    (Includes meals, hotel rooms are not included)

    REGISTER NOW AND RESERVE YOUR ROOM AT THE RESORT.


    “RHYTHM, RHYME AND REASON”


    It is once again time to gather as a community to drum, learn, educate, and be inspired!  As we come together for our 13th year together, we do so with the focus and theme of “Rhythm, Rhyme and Reason”.  This year’s conference will once again be an amazing experience full of great presentations, learning experiences, open sharing, and as always amazing drum circle facilitators.  


    DCFG Conference 2016 Group


    The 13
    th Annual Drum Circle Facilitators Guild Conference is for anyone and everyone who incorporates rhythm and/or drumming into their work; including settings such as:

    • Schools/Education
    • Non-profits
    • Well elderly/seniors
    • Health/wellness
    • Community events
    • Corporate
    • Workplace training
    • Social services

    ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

    The Drum Circle Facilitator’s Guild (DCFG) Conference will feature a variety of workshops and presentations on a wide range of DCF topics.  There will be an array of activities ranging from formal presentations, open sharing, jump time for facilitation practice, and of course plenty of time to simply drum together.  Conference sessions are designed for participants who have a working knowledge and experience with basic DCF principles and techniques.  Beginning DCFs are of course welcome, however introductory instruction will not be offered.  

    The DCFG Conference is organized by volunteer members of the DCF community and is sponsored by the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (DCFG).

    TRAVEL AND LODGING

    We will be held at Ocean Creek Resort, a beautiful waterfront property in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach is served by several major airlines including: Airtran, Northwest, Delta, US Airways, Continental and United. 

    Transportation to and from the airport will be the responsibility of each attendee. There will be no transportation provided to and from Ocean Creek Resort.

    We have secured very favorable rates at Ocean Creek, and are committed to keeping participant costs low.

    For more information about the resort, go to www.oceancreek.com.

    To make reservations, please contact the reservation department at 1-800-845-0353. Refer to your group name “Drum Circle Facilitators”.

    A one night deposit is required upon booking, the rest can be paid upon arrival. If anyone has any questions or requests, please feel free to contact Tiffany Stefan, the sales coordinator, or Matt Kempe, 843-272-7724 x1092.

    Room rates are good for 3 days pre- and post- for longer stays if desired.


    ROOM RATES

    Lodge Villa Studio features one queen bed and a sleeper sofa. This unit has a maximum occupancy of 2 adults and 2 children and is approximately 400 square feet.

    Rate: $55.00 + tax + fees = $70.56

     Lodge Villa One Bedroom features one queen bed and a sleeper sofa. Enjoy the value of a lodge villa that offers all the comforts of home! This unit has a maximum occupancy of two adults and two children and is approximately 695 square feet

    Rate: $61.00 + tax + fees = $77.28

     Lodge Villa Two Bedroom Two Bath features one queen bed, two twin beds, as well as a sleeper sofa. Enjoy the value of a lodge villa that offers all the comforts of home! This unit has a maximum occupancy of four adults and two children and is approximately 945 square feet.

    Rate: $72.00 + tax + fees = $89.60

     Tower Oceanfront Two Bedroom Condo - features one queen bed, two twin beds, Full Kitchen w/microwave and coffee maker, washer & Dryer. Private oceanfront balcony off of Master bedroom and living area.  This unit has a maximum occupancy of four adults and two children and is approximately 1,250 square feet. 

     Rate: $103.00 + tax + fees = $124.32

    There is an $8.00 resort fee per evening and 11% sales tax.

    FEES & REGISTRATION

    Conference Fee: $375 (includes six meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch)

    Current DCFG Members: 10% discount (members need to log in to register and get the discount)

    Send your check (preferred) to DCFG, PO Box 222, Fulton, MD 20759.




    CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS

    We are currently looking for individuals that would like to share their expertise and experiences as DCFs to serve as session leaders and presenters.  This year, we will be emphasizing how we as facilitators take action with our DCF principles, methods, and business considerations, to truly be leaders that help us move drum circle facilitation into the future, rooted in the theme of “Rhythm, Rhyme and Reason”.  

    Given our theme, we are looking for sessions that truly take the community beyond “Show us what you do”, that push the envelope of our learning, and that help us grow, develop, and build the future of drum circle facilitation.  

    The application period is open for workshop session proposals covering the following general subject areas:

    A. DCF Business Development (building market presence, client base, equipment & logistics, start-up funding, etc.)

    B. Program Design & Activities for Specific Populations (children, special needs, workplace training, health & wellness, etc.)

    C. DCF Techniques and Strategies (activities, games, resources)

    D. DCF Mastery (personal presence, intention, self-development, inter-disciplinary resources, peer feedback, etc.)

    E. Other 

    If you are interested in proposing a session, please download and complete the session proposal form. 

    Download Session Proposal Form

    The deadline for completed session proposal forms is December 15, 2017 to:

    Jamie Artman

    • 25 Feb 2018
    • 02 Mar 2018
    • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    Village Music Circles ™ Week-Long Intensive Drum Circle Facilitation Training provides beginning and advanced Facilitators the skills needed to lead Rhythm-Based events for groups of all sizes and backgrounds. This week-long experience will immediately connect facilitators to a supportive international community while providing extensive opportunities to learn and develop facilitation skills in a safe environment. Participants of all levels will receive peer, mentor and advanced Facilitator support. This week goes beyond the weekend training with the presentation of more techniques, developing style, increasing depth, and extensive practical experience.
    Discounts available for Early Registration (by JAN 15), DCFG Members, or those attending the DCFG Conference 2018, immediately prior to the Intensive Training.

    Contact: VMC Office
    Phone/FAX: 831-458-1946
    email: outreach@drumcircle.com
    http://villagemusiccircles.com/calendar/usa-canada-trainings/

    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 05 Aug 2018
    • North Shore Oahu, Hawaii

    The Mentor Experience is for advanced Facilitators ready to learn by leading. This 10-day leadership training is designed to strengthen Leadership and Facilitation skills by mentoring others through the week-long training process.

    Must be a graduate of VMC 6-day Facilitators Intensive Training in order to attend the Mentor Experience.

    Contact: VMC Office
    Phone/FAX: 831-458-1946
    email: outreach@drumcircle.com
    http://villagemusiccircles.com/calendar/usa-canada-trainings/

    • 30 Jul 2018
    • 05 Aug 2018
    • North Shore Oahu, Hawaii

    Village Music Circles ™ Week-Long Intensive Drum Circle Facilitation Training provides beginning and advanced Facilitators the skills needed to lead Rhythm-Based events for groups of all sizes and backgrounds. This week-long experience will immediately connect facilitators to a supportive international community while providing extensive opportunities to learn and develop facilitation skills in a safe environment. Participants of all levels will receive peer, mentor and advanced Facilitator support. This week goes beyond the weekend training with the presentation of more techniques, developing style, increasing depth, and extensive practical experience.

    Contact: VMC Office
    Phone/FAX: 831-458-1946
    email: outreach@drumcircle.com
    http://villagemusiccircles.com/calendar/usa-canada-trainings/

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